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Published on 14.08.2019

The Lech - from the source to the falls

The Lech is one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe. You can hike along the 125-kilometer-long hiking trail and explore the unique natural setting!

The Lech is one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe. You can hike along the 125-kilometer-long hiking trail and explore the unique natural setting!

Lechweg without borders

The Lech snakes from Vorarlberg to Tyrol, all the way to Germany. It knows no borders. The Lechweg follows suit: it is exactly 125 kilometers from the source at the Formarinsee in Lech in Vorarlberg, right to the Lechfall waterfall in Füssen im Allgäu, Germany. The Lechweg trail connects three regions and two countries. From the Arlberg region via the Tyrolean nature park region of Lechtal-Reutte to southern Allgäu. The region, people, and history are still heavily influenced by the Lech to this day.

 

Lechweg - one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe

Along the 125 kilometers of the official long-distance hiking route, the turquoise-colored river will reveal its secrets to you, show you the flora and fauna it has fostered, but also the incomparable wildlife. From the largest ibex colony in Europe, right down to small, rare bird species and wild orchids: there is a lot to discover!

Lech and Warth

Local and hiking buses can take you to the Formarinsee, close to the source of the Lech. Now, just lace up your hiking boots and get going! The Lechweg starts at an altitude of 1,793 meters and will take you back to Lech am Arlberg. Above the small mountain village, the Lechweg will take you on further towards Warth/Lechleiten. The official long-distance hiking route is particularly captivating there because it leads you through a ravine landscape that has been carved out by the Lech, and you can see and hear the sheer power of the turquoise waters.

Are you now curious about where the Lechweg will take you?

More information about the Lechweg is available on the Lechweg website. The team at the Sporthotel Steffisalp**** would be happy to give you more information about the special Lechweg package.

 

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