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:

Marble pass
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.

Warth is our home

We all know each other here.
We love going hiking or skiing and we’ve definitely
got some tips for your next tour.

Herbs

Workshops & Hikes

You can learn everything about the region’s flora and what you can do with it both in workshops and on the herb hikes run by Veronika from Lech. Herbs are collected, pressed, anointed, smoked and of course, cooked.

Mountaineering

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.

Touren

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.

Karhorn
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.

Holzgauer Wetterspitze
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.

Historical Arlberg

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.

Element water

Water-Canyoning
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.

Our Canyoning-Tip
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.

Water-Rafting
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.

Geocaching

treasure hunt with an outdoor factor
The tours in Warth, Schröcken and Lech cover historical topics including sport, geology and culture. You can find all the key information about geocaching itself, the tour stamp passes and the coveted “Tannberg Geocoin” on the website.

Via ferrata

You can explore numerous via ferratas (wire rope paths) around the Arlberg region. You’ll find wire rope paths of all levels of difficulty ranging from challenging routes such as the Arlberg via ferrata on the Weißschrofenspitze, to easy practice routes such as the Spiderman route in the Schrofenwies climbing park in Lechleiten.

Mountain biking

Lechweg – Warth stopover

Stage description Warth

The Lechweg Path follows the Lech from its source at Formarinsee to the Lech waterfalls in Füssen. The river and the landscape it forms and surrounds are the focus of this 125-kilometre long-distance hiking trail which winds its way through Vorarlberg and Tyrol.

Bildegg is situated directly on the Lechweg Path itself and is the perfect place to stopover. Enjoy a sauna in your apartment before heading down into the Lech Valley and on towards Steeg the following day.

Experience the breath of the mountains

Carmen Drexel lets you take a deep breath. She is a breath coach and teaches a wide variety of breath and meditation techniques in her one-hour courses. More information regarding pricing and the current schedule can be found here:

flying fox

Flying foxes?
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.

climbing park

Schrofenwies

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.

Archery

dummy shooting in Höhi

From mid-June to October, Andreas Strolz offers beginner and advanced archery courses in Warth. The participants shoot arrows at thirty 3D animal dummies in the “Höhi” forest at the foot of Mittagsspitze. The archer guide personally provides rental equipment along with expert guidance.

Adventure Park

Schröcken

The adventure park in Schröcken is a high rope course with over 40 rope parkour courses, zip lines, flying foxes and via ferratas. Great fun for the whole family.