The “Lechweg” – Hiking besides the Lech river

The Lechweg leads along one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe: the Lech. The path is 125km long – it connects 5 regions and 2 countries, leads from the Arlberg region in Austria via Tyrol to the southern Allgäu in Germany.

From the source at Formarinsee at 1,793 meters above sea level to Füssen in the Allgäu, where the Lech flows into the Forggensee shortly after the Lechfall. Depending on your fitness level, you can choose from three different routes, with these hikes lasting between 7 and 10 days.

In the meantime you will pass beautiful views and natural sites – next to the wild, turquoise river you will discover the fauna and flora that it has shaped. For example, the largest ibex colony in Europe, but also many small, rare breeding bird species and wild orchids. There are also some lakes, old town centers, museums, mountains and castles along the Lechweg – here are a few highlights:

  • Formarinsee
  • Karhorn
  • Körbersee
  • Holzgau suspension bridge
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Treetop Walk Füssen
  • Lechfall
  • and much more …

Should the shoe pinch – or if you want to treat yourself to a break, the entire Lechweg is also connected to the public transport network.

All information about the routes, sections and waypoints of this certified long-distance hiking trail can be found via this brochure on the Lechweg website. If you have any further questions, we at Hotel Steffisalp will be happy to assist you and will be happy to provide you with information about our special Lechweg packages (1 or 3 nights).