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Alternative Walk 4: Warth- Lech

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  • Seebachsee, Warth
    / Seebachsee, Warth
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • / Warth am Arlberg
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  • / Bodenalpe
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Hike on the Lechweg (Lech River Trail) along the Lechschlucht gorge from Warth to Lech am Arlberg.
Distance 10.7 km
2:20 h
369 m
431 m
1,539 m
1,312 m
This beautiful hike from Warth to Lech follows the alpine river above the narrow Lechschlucht (gorge) up to the sophisticated Lech am Arlberg winter sports centre, and is one of the most beautiful parts of the Lechweg.

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About half-way there you can take a short detour for refreshments to the Bodenalpe, or buy local picnic products to take away from the Warther cheese dairy.
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Sarah Stone
Update: March 14, 2019
Highest point
1,539 m
Lowest point
1,312 m

Safety information

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. 

Always allow enough time for your hiking tour. The specified walking times only refer to actual time spent walking. Breaks for photos and a rest need to be added to the specified times.

Make sure you find out about current weather conditions and keep an eye on weather changes. Thunderstorms can gather very quickly in the Alps.

Do not leave the designated hiking trails!


Bus Stop, Tourist Info Office, Warth (1488m) (1,488 m)
47.257990, 10.183230
47°15'28.8"N 10°10'59.6"E
32T 589521 5234513


Rüfiplatz Lech am Arlberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Always follow the clearly visible marked Lechweg route which is a curved L.

From the bus stop, HEAD LEFT past the Tourist Office and cheese dairy.

Behind the cheese dairy, the Lechweg bends to the LEFT and leads you past a small natural lake, after which it starts to gradually slope.

Now stay on the Lehweg route, which will lead you above Lech and along the most beautiful panoramic views. You will go below and through the Rüfikopfbahn and finally TURN RIGHT slightly downhill to the village with Rüfikopfplatz in front of the same mountain railway and the bus stops.


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Public transport

By bus No. 4286 from Holzgau to Warth

Continue from Lech by bus 91/92 to the train station Langen or St. Anton am Arlberg. From the train station Langen or St. Anton by train to the station Landeck-Zams.

From Landeck-Zams train station, it’s about 1km to Zams town centre. With the railway station behind you, TURN RIGHT and follow the main road, it’s around a 20 min. walk.

There is also a local bus service, No 1, which takes around 4 mins. Unfortunately, the timetable doesn’t always match train arrival times.


47.257990, 10.183230
47°15'28.8"N 10°10'59.6"E
32T 589521 5234513
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres per person) and to protect yourself against the sun.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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10.7 km
2:20 h
369 m
431 m
Highest point
1,539 m
Lowest point
1,312 m


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