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The Tiroler Lech Nature Park was established to protect one of the last remaining wild river landscapes in Europe, and the Lechweg Trail offers an extraordinary walking experience for those seeking adventure in Central Europe.

  • Walk amongst stunning alpine scenery
  • Hike in a World Heritage area
  • Explore Salzkammergut, Austria’s Lake District

The turquoise Lechweg 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.

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 enjoy hikes in the Salzkammergut. The trail connects three regions and two countries with their traditions and histories.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Travel to Füssen

    Fly to Innsbruck or Munich and make your way by train to the charming town of Füssen for the start of your tour. Time permitting, we recommend a visit to the nearby Neuschwanstein Castle.

  2. 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 the Alpsee. From here you can see the Neuschwanstein Castle and follow the trail across the fomer border into Austria.

  3. Day 3: 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 fortresses of Ehrenberg and pass a small lake before you reach Stanzach.

  4. Day 4: Stanzach to Elbigenalp

    Following the river towards Vorderhornbach, you will have the option to summit the beautiful Baichlstein. The trail leads past waterfalls and takes you to Elbigenalp, your final destination for today.

  5. Day 5: Elbigenalp to Holzgau

    Today the trail takes you along a panoramic trail above the valley before arriving in Holzgau.

  6. 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.

  7. Day 7: Steeg

    The trail takes you further into the mountains until you reach a traditional village with old architecture and views of the surrounding mountains.

  8. Day 8: Hike to the origin of the Lech

    Today you can reach the origin of the river Lech, in and around the Formarinsee. 

  9. Day 9: Fly back to the UK

    Depart Lech am Arlberg and make your way by train to Innsbruck for your flight back to the UK.

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2019 From 1 Jun to 30 Sep £949 Book or Enquire

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