Hiking in Lech am Arlberg

An art-filled and healthy hiking holiday in Austria

Hike in the majestic mountain realm and take a deep breath in the pure mountain air. With every metre altitude gained the unspoilt natural surroundings become more beautiful. Alpine pastures in bloom, the lush mountain meadows, so typical of Lech and rushing wild rivers line your path.

There are over 350 kilometres of signposted hiking trails and running routes of varying lengthsand difficulty levels available foryour hikes in Lech. Enjoy the aroma of the woodlands and be amazed by the clear mountain lakes in the midst of the fantastic natural surroundings of the Austrian mountains.

The Lechweg Trail

Flower-filled meadow with an Alpine lodge and people picnicking
Stop-off in the hotel's Göldenboldenalpe inn

The Lechweg Trail provides a unique experience in nature, an encounter with the people who shape this landscape and discovering legendary tales. On some 125 kilometres, the River Lech accompanies hikers from its source close to the Formarinsee in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, right to the Lechfall in Füssen in the Allgäu region. Walk a section on the loveliest long-distance hiking trail in Europe!

Themed trails around Lech

Themed trails provide an opportunity to tailor your hiking holiday to suit your specific requirements. Lech Zürs tourist office provides an interesting hiking programme to suit all ages from Monday to Friday. At the start of the week you get to choose between a historic circuit of the village, a challenging mountain hike, or climbing for children on the Rüfikopf, which keeps kids happy.

There is also a healing herb hike in the weekly programme, during which you find out about the variety of herbs in the mountains. On a geological and botanic hike you get to know the plants and the geological wonders of the Vorarlberg region better, while things get romantic during the dusk hike from Rüfikopf to Zürs.

The Green Ring. Legendary stage hike

[[L:]] On this unique circuit hiking trail in Lech am Arlberg you get to experience local legends in an imaginative manner. The full circuit can be completed in three days. On the way you can not only look forward to the beauty of the variety-packed natural surroundings, you also get to find out about what is behind these legends, the local place names and what makes the area special in terms of its geography, in a way which is artistic and fun. The Green Ring is a great tip for anyone who wants to combine hiking and culture. The Green Ring is also an outdoor exhibit. Installationsalong the route encourage you to encounter the area in an imaginative manner.

An active altitude holiday with health benefits

Quite by the by, hiking in Lech has demonstrable health benefits. AMAS 2000 (an Austria study on altitude) discovered that a hiking holiday in a location which is between 1400 and 2000 metres altitudehasa positiveeffect on your circulatory system, sleep and weight.

Discover flora and fauna while hiking in Lech

Mountain lake with hikers
Family hike in Lech am Arlberg

Anyone who looks a little bit more closely will, with a bit of luck,see the chamois and ibexmaking daredevil leaps through the steep cliff faces, and marmots too. Cows graze peacefully in the lush pastures in the hiking area in Lech and the surrounding areas. There are also wonderful plants for you to see during your hike in Vorarlberg. Rare orchids grow in this area too.

Alpine lodges and inns invite you to take a break from hikes in Lech

Hiking in the mountains is wonderful, yet you should not forget to factor in a leisurely rest. The traditional inns and Alpine lodges provide a place for you to relax well, while enjoying home-made produce from the region, like a hearty bread-based meal.

Hiking holidays in Lech am Arlberg

The hiking area around Lech is very well connected thanks to the cable cars, chairliftsand hiking bus. This enables you to get to the starting point of a hike conveniently, and you can get back to the 5-star Hotel Krone Lech from many towns without a car. With the Lech Card, which is available to purchase for a fee, use of the hiking bus and the cable cars is included, and includes other services, like guided hikes and entrance fees.

Mountain adventure in the area around Lech

In the hiking map for the Lech am Arlberg region you will find more than 140 toursand different themed hikes in the mountains in Lech. Look for a perfect hiking trail for your holiday in Lech. Highlights include the Lechweg trail, the Green Ring, Skyspace Lech and a hike to natural gems like Formarinsee and Körbersee, which have named as being among the loveliest places in Austria.

Look forward to hikes in Lech and send a no-obligation holiday enquiry for your accommodation in the Romantic Hotel Krone in Lech.