Holidays in one of Europe’s last wild river landscapes! With its wide bed and large banks formed of sand and gravel, the mighty Lech is a constant companion during holidays in the Lechtal region.
With its wide river bed, large areas of gravel and sand, and alluvial forest lining its bank, the Lech is one of the few untamed rivers in Europe. It flows through the rustic Lechtal Valley, one of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in the Alps, and is home to an exceptionally diverse range of flora and fauna. It is bordered by the craggy peaks of the Allgäu Alps and the Lechtal Alps and is home to a total of 1,160 flowering plants, making it a haven for hikers and nature lovers.
Farmhouse frescoes depicting life in a bygone age
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. Hikers will find many trails to explore in the Lechtal region, including the "Sense Trail" through the Hölltalschlucht canyon as well as other paths leading to the Modertalbach waterfall. For ambitious walkers there is the 125km long Lech River Trail. Outdoor enthusiasts visiting in winter will find many showshoe hiking trails such as the one via the Gibler Alm to the Bernhardseckhütte. The region has several small family-friendly ski resorts as well as a network of cross-country skiing trails. The best way to experience the Lech river and its wild tributaries is on a wildwater rafting or canyoning adventure.