Beautiful alternative hike on the Lechweg (Lech River Trail) from Elbigenalp to Holzgau.
This route section of the Lechweg with a variety of lovely views will take you from the main town of Lech Elbigenalp across the Benglerwald, the Schigge plateau and over the exciting Holzgauer suspension bridge (alternatively over the Höhenbach valley) to the pretty village of Holzgau.
Stop of at the traditional Lechtaler Hexenkessel hut at the Jöchlspitze-Bahn valley station for a nice refreshing drink!
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 happen very quickly in the Alps.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails!
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.
Refreshments can be picked up at Gasthof Baeren. Lechtaler Hexenhessel or Café Uta along the way, however opening times may vary. You should always carry enough food and water to see you through the day!
If you are staying in Madau, please bear in mind that you will need to be in Holzgau at 16:15 in order to be able to use the Madau taxi.