Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Friday, August 24, 2018
he Lechweg follows the River Lech for almost 78 miles, from its spring near the Formarinsee lake in Austria to the Lechfall waterfall in Fuessen in Germany. Our route includes days in the high mountains which rise above the valley and also some days in the valley wending our way through some pretty villages on good paths and tracks. The villages in the Lechtal Valley are famous throughout Tirol for their elaborate frescos painted on the facades of farmhouses. Dating back to the 18th century, they show scenes from everyday life in the farming community or stories from the Bible. Holzgau has a particularly large number of these paintings. The Lechweg crosses over the longest-span swing bridge in Austria and leading up to the royal castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. 12 nights guided trip with baggage transfers between hotels. 9 hiking days and 2 days off. There are 4 1/2 to 7 hours hiking per day, not counting breaks. The hikes range in length from 8 to 15 1/2 miles. The highest altitude is 8300 feet. The greatest total daily ascent is 2300 feet, and the greatest total daily descent is 3700 feet. 1500 feet altitude gain and 2300 feet loss is a typical daily average. Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels, 11 nights bed, breakfast & dinner and one night bed & breakfast.