Tours

From Lech to the Formarinlake

The long-distance hiking trail describes the route from the source of the river Lech to the fall in Füssen. It is definitely worthwhile to hike the first stage in a different direction. This leads from the centre of Lech to Lechquelle on the Formarinlake. The most beautiful place in Austria 2015 is therefore the goal of this hike.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14,1 km
Duration
04:00h
Ascent
516m
Descent
88m
The hiking trail leads you from Lech to the wooden footbridges directly at the confluence of Formarinbach and Spullerbach, the place where the river Lech was born as a brook. At the end of this wonderful hike, the Formarin lake with its bright blue is waiting for the hikers as a rewarding day destination. The blue local bus Lech leads from there back to the hiking village.

Details

Difficulty moderate
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point 1870 m
Lowest point 1439 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

From Lech to the Formarinlake
Safety information

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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in the hiking village of Lech. From there it goes directly to the already mighty mountain stream into the district Zug. Further and further into the valley, the "Leading Quality Trail of Europe" certified long distance hiking trail Lechweg leads to Älpele, a small alpine pasture with refreshment facilities. This is followed by the most beautiful part of the Lechweg: The wooden footbridges directly at the confluence of Formarinbach and Spullerbach, the place where the river Lech was born as a brook. The Lechweg continues along stones and buzzels past cascades and bubbling springs over lush green mountain meadows to its beginning, marked by a bronze Capricorn statue. At the end of this wonderful hike, the Formarin lake with its bright blue is waiting for the hikers as a rewarding day destination. The blue local bus Lech leads from there back to the hiking village.

Public transport

By train to Langen am Arlberg station or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (No. 91 +92) run regularly to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Bus timetable

Getting there

From Germany: Take the A96 motorway to Bregenz from there on the A14 motorway to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Switzerland: Via the A13 motorway and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing on the A14 motorway to Bludenz. Continue on the S16 until exit Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Austria: Via the Inntalautobahn A12 and then via the S16 to the exit St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlberg Pass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlbergpass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198, drive through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Parking

You can either park your vehicle directly at your host or park it in the underground garage in Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the centre of town opposite Raiffeisenbank Lech. Opening hours 07:00 - 20:00 o' clock.

Equipment

Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), rain protection, Lech Card and bus timetable.