Hiking & biking
in a nature paradise
The tweeting of birds, rustling of the wind in the trees, rippling of mountain streams and crunching of stones under your shoes or bike tyres – that’s what hiking and cycling sounds like in Tyrol’s Lechtal. Enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and draw new strength from it.
Be captivated by the mountains and enjoy breathtaking panoramas while you explore the surroundings on foot or by mountain bike.
Treat yourself to a break and experience the indescribable atmosphere of a stop at one of the idyllic, rustic huts you pass on the trails.
Do you have any questions or need any tips? We will be happy to help you! Our employees at Hotel Neue Post are always available for questions and information.
Lechtal without hiking? Not possible! Hiking without mountain huts and alpine farms? Also not possible! During the long and usually tiring climb you’re already looking forward to the feeling of finally arriving up at your destination. Leaning back, resting and enjoying the peace and quiet and view at last.
There’s nowhere better to do this than on the terrace of a mountain hut while enjoying a traditional snack and refreshing drink. More than 50 mountain huts and alpine farms await you in Lechtal where you can stop after your hike and enjoy the cosy atmosphere.
The entire Eagle Walk runs from East to West through the whole of Tyrol in 33 stages. The walk’s route is similar to the outline of an eagle gliding through the air with its widely spread wings. The “Lechtal” section consists of 8 stages and is challenging. More than 100 kilometres with roughly 7,500 metres elevation gain have to be conquered here.
The Lechtal Alps have preserved their original, earthy character and impress with stunning and unique scenery.
You can find 600 named peaks here, all of which are unique and imposing. However, it’s only the Parseierspitze that makes the 3,000 mark with its 3,026 metres.
The Eagle Walk’s 8 stages lead from Ehrwald via Lorea Hütte, Anhalter Hütte, Hanauer Hütte, Württemberger Haus, Memminger Hütte and Ansbacher Hütte to Kaiserjochhaus. The last stage on the North Tyrolean Eagle Walk then starts from here. It leads to St. Christoph am Arlberg.
The Lechtal’s high-altitude trail is distinguished by it scenic beauty and mountain climbing challenges. The long-distance trail follows the main ridge of the Lechtal Alps for roughly 100 kilometres at an altitude between 2,000 and 2,500 metres.
13 alpine association mountain huts on the high-altitude trail offer refuge, accommodation, catering, peace and quiet and of course company.
The high alpine climb is divided into 18 stages and requires peak fitness, sound experience of high mountains, sure-footedness, no fear of heights and climbing skills. Proficient and adept mountain climbers can manage the climb in 10 to 15 days. A rope, ice axe and crampons are necessary on some stages depending on the time of year and snow conditions.
Stage by stage across the Alps on the E5 long-distance trail as far as Merano. The original route leads directly through Holzgau. Start the first stage here and follow the trail through Lechtal up to the Memminger Hütte. The long-distance hiking trail offers pure culture: first of all in the high alpine mountains with imposing three thousand metre peaks, then in the sunny southern fields where the palm trees are already growing. It’s a long way to there though: more than 10,000 metres elevation gain over 180 kilometres through the Allgäu, Lechtal and Ötztal Alps.
The long-distance hiking trail has nothing to do with leisurely strolling from mountain pasture to pasture. The route from Germany across Austria to Italy is intended for proficient mountain climbers. Without breaks you’re on the move here between five and nine hours on sometimes difficult mountain trails every day. Even when your legs get heavy at some point: the panorama on each stage is a priceless miracle cure for pain!
Sporty or leisurely, fast or slow, uphill or downhill - the Lechtal nature park region is ideal for exploring on two wheels. Visit the region’s alpine farms and mountain huts or follow the Lech towards Danau through small communities. There are more than enough opportunities for all mountain bikers here!
27 routes along approx. 150 kilometres are just waiting to be ridden. Tastes are very different and that’s why there is something for everyone on the cycle routes: impressive panoramic trails, challenging mountain routes and idyllic alpine pasture tours await you!
If we’re going to enjoy nature, then let’s do it properly! And with all our senses. You experience the untouched and unspoilt side of the Lechtal on the Lech cycle path. Cycle along the crystal clear Lech and enjoy the easy and yet variety-packed route. You can discover quite a few bright blossoming flower and herb meadows along the path.
The cycle path leads from Steeg to Forchar and is easy to manage and perfect for families with its 300 metres elevation gain.
We have a very special tip for gourmets and connoisseurs: the Lechtal cheese cycle tour. The cycle path starts in Steeg and leads past the Sojer natural cheese dairy and several nature park hosts. Part of the cycle path joins the Lech cycle path so you can enjoy both paths at the same time. You soon arrive in Holzgau where the next nature park host awaits you, the Hotel Neue Post. The cycle path continues through Elbigenalp via Stanzach onto Forchach to the suspension bridge and its nature park hosts.