The Lechweg is an easy long distance hiking trail that leads hikers through one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe – and to the Lech itself. Its source gives its name to a whole mountain range – the Lechquellengebirge, a group of mountains in the northern Limestone Alps in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
Its colours and shapes are mystical and varied. Now, for the first time, a long distance hiking trail all along the Lech river is opening up this alpine area for relaxed hiking and new stories are being written about the area.
The Lechweg is the first cross-border long distance hiking trail that has been certified in accordance with the European Ramblers' Association's system of quality criteria. Around 125 kilometres in length, it takes you from the Formarinsee lake near the source of the Lech River in the Lechtal-Reutte Nature Park region and continues to the Lechfall waterfall at Füssen im Allgäu. On its way, it passes through three regions in two countries, linking together their traditions and history. On their tour, hikers will traverse the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Austria. En route they will encounter Europe's largest herd of ibex, hiking past the scenic Lech valley and Allgäu Alps through water meadows and forests, past delightful waterfalls and royal castles.
You can find more details on the single trails and other information on our Online hiking map!