Mountains are calling!

Hiking & mountaineering
in Lech am Arlberg

Indoor pool & sauna area in the Hotel Gotthard
Indoor pool & sauna area in the Hotel Gotthard

Experience nature up close on a hiking holiday

More than 350 km of hiking trails guide through an idyllic nature scenery with blossoming meadows, aromatic woods, gurgling wild brooks and crystal clear mountain lakes. With a bit of luck you’ll spot chamois and ibex during your hiking tour jumping from steep rocks. Or a cute marmot whistling by the wayside. Happy cows peacefully graze on the lushly green meadows and rustic mountain huts invite to take a break and enjoy delicious, homemade products.

Experience unforgettable hiking holidays in Lech am Arlberg and let yourself be enchanted by the idyllic nature of the Alps. The silence, peacefulness and seclusion. The freshness and the sun.

Hiking at the Arlberg in harmony with nature

Hiking tips

A family-friendly circular trail starting in the village center in front of the post office. The route stretches along the golf course, across the meadows southeast at the foot of the Rüfikopf. The landscape is fascinating, and the view of Lech is particularly impressive. That’s probably why it’s one of the most popular paths for a short walk.

Starting from the bus stop, you walk along the Fuhrweg slightly sloping until you reach the Formarinsee and northwest bypass until you reach the Freiburger Hütte. Here you can fortify yourself and after a relaxing rest walk back along the same footpath above the eastern shore to the bus stop.

From the center of the village to the Anger district, hike along a goods road to the stable on the hill at the edge of the forest. Straight ahead slightly uphill through the forest to the Walkerbach stream. After the footbridge, follow the path to the right until you reach the Täli alpine hut. From there straight on to the end of the valley (waterfall). Same way back.

From Rüfiplatz, take the mountain railroad to the Rüfikopf. At the mountain station, follow the signposted trail to the Monzabonjoch and on through the Ochsengümple onto a ridge. From here you walk along the ridge to the summit.

Surefootedness and a head for heights are recommended for this hike.

The hike is not recommended in wet conditions, as it can be slippery and dangerous on the stone slabs, scree and meadow crest.

In winter, the Rüfikopf is an Eldorado for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether skiers, snowboarders or winter walkers or for a culinary stop, the Rüfikopf is the hub for sports enthusiasts.

You start directly in Lech at the hiking starting point in front of the post office and take the hiking bus to Oberlech. Alternatively, you can also take the Oberlech mountain railroad uphill and then hike to the Schlössle. You hike uphill to the viewpoint Tanegg, past the Grubenalpe until you reach the Kriegeralpe via a gravelled alpine path. After a short stretch uphill, past the stone wall “Chluppa” and the reservoir, the trail goes downhill via the Zugertobel to the valley station of the Steinmähder lift. The path leads you back to the Zug toll station. In Zug you can enjoy a cozy culinary stop at an inn.

Hiking offers

Well-being package

Feel Good Days

3 nights
from 423,90
6+1 Autumn package

Autumn Package 6 +1

7 nights
from € 1.005,-
Lech Card package for 3 nights

Lech Card Package

13.06. – 06.10.2024
3 nights
from € 504,20
Package "Arlberg hiking package"

Arlberg Hiking Package

13.06. - 24.08.2024
7 nights
from € 1051,80
Package "Arlberg Hiking Short Package"

Arlberg Hiking Short Package

13.06. – 06.10.2024
4 nights
from € 617,60

Hiking guide team
Quality and safety in the mountains

Our hiking guide from our hiking hotel in Lech guides you to the most beautiful places amidst the mountain scenery of Lech, sometimes also to the Tyrolean valley Lechtal or to the pendant bridge in Holzgau turning your hiking tours into unforgettable adventures. He shows you the most magnificent places and mountain huts of the region.

We are glad to organise a professional mountain guide who guides fit alpinists free from giddiness to the most gorgeous via ferrata and summits of the region.

On Sunday our hiking hotel in Lech also organises a guided herb tour with our qualified herb pedagogue Veronika Walch. Under the professional guidance of her you also produce various ointments, creams, tablet salts and much more in her new herb studio.

Go on exciting guided hikes with your hiking hotel in Lech

Hiking holiday in Lech

“You can only give other people an understanding of something, if you’ve seen it with your proper eyes”

Hiking guide directly at the Hotel Gotthard

As a certified hiking hotel, we have thought of everything for your hiking holiday!

High-quality hikes
certified and tested

A “little more” in the mountains with a special hiking quality

We are a certified hiking hotel of the Austrian hiking villages. Thanks to our high-quality hiking service you can start your hiking holidays in Lech at ease – we touched all the bases:

  • only certified and authorised hiking guides
  • rental of hiking rucksack and poles
  • hiking map & tour tips at the reception
  • tour tips and advise at the reception
  • guided hiking tours daily for free
  • hiking place at the hotel
  • drying room for wet clothes and shoes

The Lech Card
THE leisure time ticket for your summer holidays

The Lech Summer Card – which includes the open mountain railways and several other benefits and services – costs as follows:

  • Free journeys with all open summer cable cars
  • Free journeys with the Ortsbus Lech bus service
  • Entry to the Zugertal valley
  • Children’s adventure programme from 03/07 to 08/09/2023
  • Family programme: Saturday and Sunday from 03/07 to 08/09/2023
  • Guided themed hikes (14/06 to 03/10/2023)
  • Guided e-bike tour
  • Entrance to the new forest swimming pool
  • LechErLeben programme
  • NEW: Swim training for children
  • Stuben E-Trial Park
  • Mountain breakfast at the Kaltenbergerhütte
  • Admission to the Lech Museum Huber Hus
  • Golf academy Lech: A day fairy with driving range, putting green and Chipping and Pitching area.
  • Use of the library
  • 1 hour of bowling per Lech Card at the sport.park.lech (poor weather offer, subject to availability)
  • Skyspace-Lech guided tour
  • Discounts from Lech Card Partners


Prices 2023
1-2 days€ 33,00
3-4 days€ 52,00
5-7 days€ 65,00
8-14 days€ 94,00
15-21 days€ 117,00

Children: born 2009 or later will receive a free Lech Card. 

Seniors: seniors (born 1953 or earlier) receive the Lech Card with 30% discount.

Guests with disabilities: upon presentation of a disabled person’s ID card (from 50% degree of disability), guests receive the Lech Card free of charge. For the accompaniment the regular regulations of an adult Lech Card apply.