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The Lechweg Trail / Self-Guided

9 days | From £999 | Self-Guided for 2 or more people

The Tiroler Lech Nature Park was established to protect one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe. The trail offers an extraordinary walking experience for those seeking adventure in Central Europe. The turquoise river has shaped the landscape and cultivated the area's flora and fauna for centuries, making it one of the most species rich habitats in Central Europe.


9 days | From £999 | Self-Guided for 2 or more people

Following the Lechweg river from Lechall in Fussen to its spring in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, The Lechweg Trail leads past the royal castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Germany, onto one of the largest colonies of alpine ibex in Europe and past a waterfall which magically springs anew after running dry every year. You will encounter the longest-span swing bridge in Austria and hike in the Salzkammergut. The trail connects three regions and two countries with their traditions and histories.

  • Walk amongst stunning alpine scenery
  • Austria's Lake District - Salzkammergut
  • Hike in a World Heritage area
Day 1. Travel to Fussen
Make your own way to the charming town of Fussen for the start of your tour. Time permitting, we recommend a visit to the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle.
Day 2. Fussen to Pflach
Your first stop is the Lechfall waterfall. After a short hike up you will reach the picturesque Schwansee and on to th Alpsee. From here you can see the Neuschwanstein Castle and follow the trail across the fomer border into Austria.
Day 3. From Pflach to Stanzach
Take the local bus to the village of Wangle and continue your trek along the wild and stunning river Lech. Whilst in town, you will have the opportunity to visit the four fortress of Ehrenberg and pass a small lake before you reach Stanzach.
Day 4. Stanzach to Elbigenalp
Following the river towards Vorderhornbach, you will have the option to sumnit the beautiful Baichlstein. The trail leads past waterfalls and takes you to Elbigenalp, your final destination for today.
Day 5. From Elbigenalp to Holzgau
Today the trail takes you along a panoramic trail above the valley before arriving in Holzgau.
Day 6. Holzgau to Lechleiten
Follow the river to Steeg where you can visit a dairy farm. After this, the walk leads you along another panoramic trail high above the valley before descending to Lechleiten, your stop for the night.
Day 7. Steeg
The trail takes you further into the mountains until you reach a traditional village with old architecture and viws of the surrounding mountains.
Day 8. Hike to The origin of the Lech
Today you will reach the origin of the river Lech.
Day 9. Departure
Depart for Lech am Arlberg
  • Trip Grade: B/C - moderate/ demanding
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Trip Code: TALT
  • Max Altitude: 1790m
  • Accommodation: Hotel x 8
  • Meals: breakfasts x 8, dinner x 6
  • Departs: June to September
  • Overseas Joining Point: Fussen, Germany

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