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Alternative Walk 4: Warth- Lech

Hiking trail · Bregenzerwald
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  • Seebachsee, Warth
    / Seebachsee, Warth
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Warth am Arlberg
    / Warth am Arlberg
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Bodenalpe
    / Bodenalpe
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
Map /  Alternative Walk 4: Warth- Lech
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Hike on the Lechweg (Lech River Trail) along the Lechschlucht gorge from Warth to Lech am Arlberg.

moderate
10.7 km
2:20 h
369 m
431 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.

Author’s recommendation

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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Sarah Stone
Updated: March 14, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1539 m
Lowest point
1312 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!

Equipment

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.

Start

Bus Stop, Tourist Info Office, Warth (1488m) (1488 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.257990, 10.183230
UTM
32T 589521 5234513

Destination

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.

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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
369 m
Descent
431 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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