Summer in the mountains
In Warth, during the summer months the meadows on the slopes of Bildegg all the way down to the Lech bloom with countless varieties of herbs and flowers. This includes some endemic species of orchids such as spotted finger orchid and burnt orchid. Children run around in the meadows and everything smells of hay.
WarthCard. mobile on the mountain.
All visitors staying in Warth can use the free card upon arrival and for the entire duration of their stay. It is valid between mid-June and early October. Further details can be found here.
With the Murmele hiking pass, your children are guaranteed to want to go on the next hike. Whoever collects all the stamps gets a surprise!
Lech Card –
Don’t think, just do
The Lech Card is a special visitor card for holidaymakers visiting the villages of Lech and Warth. Once you’ve purchased your card from just 28€, you can enjoy the following highlights using your visitor card free of charge: selected summer mountain railways in the region, the local bus in Lech, guided themed hikes and E-bike tours around the Arlberg region, a Skyspace Lech tour, breakfast at the Kaltenberghütte, one hour Bowling session in Lech or entry to the Zugertal. You can find an overview of the prices and all offers at mylechcard.at
In mid-June Christoph drives our cows up to the Kuchelalpe.
There they graze all summer on the high pastures and produce fresh top quality hay milk on a daily basis. The bulk is delivered to the “Käserebellen”.
It’s always a special experience, especially for children, to be part of the Almauf- or -Abtrieb (driving of the cattle out to pasture) and to try the warm milk directly from the stable. Farming at your fingertips.
On the top of the Lechtal and Allgäu Alps
Although the peaks of the Lechtal and Allgäu Alps are mostly under 3000 metres in height, they are in no way inferior to the mountains in the neighbouring valleys in terms of their beauty and the challenges they offer. Indeed, being less famous seems to serve them well and sometimes means that their ascent can be a wonderfully lonely adventure.
The perfect mountain school for your summer adventure.
Among the many activities on offer, Marcel Fetz and his team guide paragliding tandem flights, mountain hikes and mountain bike tours. They also rent out E-bikes for children and adults – including a delivery and collection service.
Biberkopf – “Beaver-head”
Our favourite mountain. You can often get a glimpse of the beaver head’ teeth from our house. The well-signposted path leads from the car park in Lechleiten past the Hundskopfhütte (1,800m) onto a green grassy plain between Hundskopf and Biberkopf. From there it is another 1.5-2 hours’ trek over rocky terrain including a few paths wqhich are secured with wire ropes up to the summit. From there you’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking view of countless Lechtal and nearby Allgäu mountains such as the Geißhorn and the Hochvogel.
One of the most popular and easiest tours in summer. Thanks to the Warth Card, the Steffisalp Express cable car takes you up to almost 1,900 meters for free. Over the saddle of the Wartherhorn, the chair lift climbs up to the 2,416 metre-high summit.
Parseierspitze – The Queen
At 3036 metres, the Parseierspitze is the highest mountain in the northern Limestone Alps and therefore the only three-thousander in this range. It can be approached on the normal climbing route both from Grins in the Stanzertal via the Augsburger Hütte, and via the Spiehlerweg from Memminger Hütte.
Standing at 2895 metres high, the Holzgauer Wetterspitze is one of the uppermost peaks in the Lechtal Alps.
The classic mountain tour starts out from Stockach and leads over Sulzalm to the managed Frederic-Simms-Hütte (2002m). This is managed by the Stuttgart section of the German Alpine Association and was awarded the environmental seal of approval following its renovation in 2002. If you want to stay overnight here, you should book in advance.
From there the path leads over the Fallenbacher ridge to the summit. Some of the more exposed spots have been given a UIAA level II difficulty rating, but they are all secured with wire ropes. The entire tour is very demanding, with a combined ascent of 1800 metres which takes around 7-8 hours to complete.
Arlberg Pass – unnecessarily repeated
Arlberg isn’t actually the name of a mountain but instead describes the area around the Arlpass. The name probably comes from the first Walsers who settled here in the 14th century. Arl means mountain pine and marks the mountain pine forest that once covered the mountain slopes close to the pass. Climbing mountains didn’t become a common activity until the 18th century, so the expressions people used to describe it were more like “going to the mountain” or “going over the mountain”, and “going over the pass” was much more widely used, i.e. to pass through the easiest route between two mountains to get to the next valley. The later name Arlbergpass is therefore a linguistic duplication that has survived to this day.
The name doesn’t, as some might suspect, come from the canoe, so when starting out you can save yourself from posing the question “Where’s the boat?”. Canyoning derives its name from the canyon or the gorge through which you are then guided, kitted out with your neoprene, helmet, harness and ropes. Depending on the terrain, water depth and your own skills, the canyoner can jump, slide, climb or abseil to overcome obstacles, so there’s a lot of adrenaline involved. “Simply awesome!” is the expression that spontaneously springs to mind for most participants after their first time. Alongside all the action, be sure to allow yourself some time to take in the breath-taking scenery of the valleys.
The tours are as varied in difficulty as the gorges around Warth are.
Jürgen Strolz and his canyoning team are based in Schröcken and have had plenty of experience of working with children. They guarantee an adventure for the entire family. Children must be over 7 years’ old.
The river Lech is one of the last wild European alpine rivers and just as wild is taking a trip out on the river in a rubber dinghy.
What are they? These are six different highlines each secured between a height of 20 and 90 metres. With the impressive mountains surrounding Schröcken providing the perfect backdrop, you can simply let go; secured with a chest strap and latched in via a loose pulley, you literally fly over gorges and trees into the valley.
The perfect place for beginners and a relaxed day’s climbing with kids. The south-facing climbing park has got over 30 different routes (levels of difficulty: 4b – 7c) and a via ferrata for beginners.
There’s a barbecue area with benches, tables and a tripod with a grill right next to the climbing wall.