Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
The trails are largely in good condition, and are a mix of narrow mountain paths, forest tracks and some small sections of road walking. About 1.5km after leaving Warth, there is a small section of path crossing a rockfall, take care here. Please be alert to passing cars when crossing the road near Prenten (just after crossing the Lech) and in Steeg.
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Points of Interest
Lechtaler Naturkaeseri Sojer Dairy in Steeg
This is a must-do stop on the route today! The dairy in Steeg is the only one of its kind in the Lech Valley remaining. Established in 1903 by local farmers, from 1934 onwards, it was run cooperatively until it was leased in 1955 privately. Today there are 10 mountain farmers supplying fresh milk each day, all from cows fed with alpine meadow grass and hay. The homemade cheese and yoghurt are specialties. The ice-cream here is fabulous!
Schaubrauerei Brewery in Holzgau
This small brew-pub in Holzgau offers guided tours and explanations of the brewing methods as well as tasting sessions. Enjoy a cool Stricker beer at the end of your walk in the Tyrolean atmosphere.
Holzgau is in the upper Lech valley at 1103m above sea level. The village is renowned for its numerous magnificently painted houses which give the village special charm. There are banks, cafes, restaurants and sports shops should you need to purchase anything for the rest of the walk.
Food and Drink
There are no places to buy food and drink on the route today until you reach Steeg after around 12kms walking, so it is a good idea to stock up on food and drinks before you leave Warth. There is a small supermarket in Warth close to the central square. When you reach Steeg, we strongly suggest you visit the Lechtaler Naturkaeseri Sojer dairy for an ice cream or to sample their delicious cheese. There is also a small supermarket in Steeg, but it is usually closed from 12 to 2.30pm each day, likely to coincide with your arrival time, so we advise buying all you need for the day in Warth.
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WGLRT