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Summary

Route

Holzgau – Hoehenbachtal – Schigge – Stockach – Bach

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Length

9.5 km; demanding mountain path Bergweg

Elevation in metres

↑ 719 m; ↓ 762 m

Duration

4 hours

Attractions

Hoehenbachschlucht (gorge) – hanging footbridge– Simms Waterfall – Joechelspitzbahn (lift)/Mountain Hay Museum – Modertal Waterfall

Dining/Break

Spar Markt (Holzgau) grocery opem MON/TUE/THUR/FRI 8-12 and 15-18, WED/SAT 8-12

Gasthof Baeren (Holzgau) open at 12.00, closed early October to Christmas

Café Uta (Holzgau) open end of May to mid October, closed Wednesday

Lechtaler Hexenkessel (base station Joechlspitzbahn-Lift) open daily 11-19, closed Wednesdays in the low season

Information

Tourismusbuero Lechtal
Telephone +43 5634 5315

info(at)lechtal.at

Stage 5 »Holzgau-Bach«

The trail from Holzgau to Bach leads over 9.5 km along a demanding mountain path. For those who are not dizzy, the Lechweg takes you over the longest and probably most spectacular suspension footbridges in Austria.

 

200.5 metres long and 110 metres high it crosses the Hoehenbachschlucht (gorge). For those who get dizzy, you can also walk into the Hoehenbachtal valley path, past the Simms Waterfall to the rest station Café Uta. From there the trail leads up to the "Schigge".

 

For part of the way you walk on wooden planks across the landscape jewel Schigge, in direction Bach. Shortly before the Bengler Wald (wood), the trail heads to the base station of the cable railway Joechelspitzbahn. Taking the ride up, at the peak station of the Joechelspitze you find the Lechtal Bergheumuseum (mountain hay museum). It documents the very laborious work, and desolate conditions under which the Tyrolean mountain farmers had to once survive.

 

Make your way from the Bengler Wood to a short detour towards "Seesumpf" to the mythical Modertal Waterfall. At Seesumpf on the right-hand side, the path again leads into the wood. After a short while, you arrive at a small chapel. From there the path leads down to the village of Bach.

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