The summer of Lech Zürs am Arlberg
Clear mountain air and lush green alpine meadows. Proud, wind-swept peaks that make everything in the valley seem small and weightless. Crystal clear water from mountain streams and cows grazing with pleasure on herbs from the alpine pastures. This is the mountain summer in Lech am Arlberg. It has much more to offer than just perfect ski slopes and deep-snow runs. Lech in summer is so diverse and offers plenty of opportunities for each and every one of you. We have put together 10 must do’s for you, which should not be missed in your Lech mountain summer holiday with more time and more space.
1st stage of the Lechweg
Those of you who visit Lech in summer should definitely walk the first stage of the Lechweg. The hike starts at the Formarinsee in the Zugertal. The lake is embedded in an imposing mountain landscape and the striking summit of the Rote Wand, 2,704m, the second highest mountain in the Lechquellengebirge. From there the Lechweg leads past one of the largest ibex colonies and one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe. A wonderful hike, along the Lech river, where the healing effect of the mountains and nature can be clearly felt.
The name says it all. Locals show you the Lech feeling, according to the motto: More space, more time. No matter if it’s yoga with Marilena, Pilates with Uli, Bike & Hike with Vinzent, feel Lech with Veronika, sunrise hike with Martin, taste Lech with Thorsten or a sound walk with the team of the Lech Museum. This is the place to get to know Lech am Arlberg in a new way.
Golf at an altitude of 1.500 meters
The golf course in Zug is picturesquely embedded in the Zug Valley and opens up new perspectives on the surrounding mountains and nature at every tee. At 1,500 metres, you can hit the ball over the Lech on the 9-hole golf course with a view of the imposing summit of the Rote Wand. The perfect place to stop for a bite to eat after golf is the restaurant Holz 7 right next to the golf course.
Forest Swimming Pool Lech
In the summer of 2020, the Forest Swimming Pool Lech has appeared in new splendor after renovation work and redesigns. You should not miss a visit to the Forest Swimming Pool Lech in any case. Bathing fun is guaranteed for both children and adults. The classic swimming pool fries and ice cream can be enjoyed at the associated Marend Kiosk.
The Green Ring
The Green Ring is a three-day stage hike, during which you can walk through a lovingly created world of legends. It starts at the panorama mountain Rüfikopf and follows the tracks of the legendary ski circuit “Der Weiße Ring” around the beautiful mountain landscape of Lech Zürs. Whether you want to hike the whole tour or just one stage, it pays off and rewards you with a breathtaking natural landscape and impressive mountain scenery. A hike you should not miss out on!
Bike Tour into the Zugertal
For the cyclists among you, there are also some tour possibilities. A bicycle tour into the beautiful Zugertal is highly recommended. There are two possibilities here. You can either go to the Formarinsee or the Spullersee. No matter which tour you choose, you will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery, fantastic scenery and many moments of happiness. With your bike on the way to the Zug Valley, you can experience and enjoy the surrounding nature even more intensively. You can also combine this with Bike & Hike and take a short hiking tour at the lakes.
Lech Zürs not only has breathtaking nature but also the highest density of award-winning restaurants in the world. This is one of the reasons why many foodies & gourmets come to the Arlberg. No matter whether in the huts in the Arlberg region or in the restaurants in the village, the focus is mainly on regional and seasonal cuisine. Therefore you should not miss a gourmet experience with your loved ones. Culinary delights at the highest level are waiting for you.
The Tannberg & the highest situated Walser settlement "Bürstegg"
The Tannberg is a place with a great history. Since the immigration of Wallisen from the Swiss canton of Wallis, the Tannberg has connected the three settlements of Lech, Warth and Schröcken. The settlement “Bürstegg” is the highest Walser settlement with its location at an altitude of 1,719 m. So if you are on the way on this plateau, you will follow the footprints of the Walser and walk through centuries of history.
Culture should not be missed in your Lech mountain summer holiday. From history and tradition to modern art, everything is included. From the Huber-Hus, which was built in 1590 and is considered the oldest object on the Tannberg with the exhibition “The Sound of Lech”. Via the allmeinde commongrounds, a cultural area and at the same time transdisciplinary think tank in Lech. All the way to the Skyspace-Lech, a light space in which the meeting of the heavens can be experienced with a new perspective, designed by the world-famous US-American artist James Turrell.
Your perfect Lech mountain summer holiday should definitely include a sunrise hike. For skilled mountaineers, a summit tour to the Mohnenfluh, 2,542m is suitable. You will experience the first light of dawn at the top of the mountain with an intense play of colours, surrounded by an impressive mountain scenery. You should not forget a small snack and a warm drink. Because there is no better way to start the day than with plenty of fresh air and a delicious mountain breakfast.