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.