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Formarinsee – Steinbock (Ibex)-Monument – Zug –
Lech am Arlberg

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14 km; easy mountain path

Elevation in metres

↑ 212 m; ↓ 638 m


5 hours


Formarinsee – Alpe Formarin – Steinbock (Ibex)-Monument –
Lecher Pflanzgarden  – Zug – Waldschwimmbad – Kneippanlage


Freiburger Huette open 15. June to 02. October

Aelpele open daily 11:00 to 18:00, closed Monday

Zuger Alpe (next to Aelpele) open daily, home-made products

Fischteich Zug  10:00 bis 21.00, Moday 10:00 to 18:00 Uhr

Rudalpe daily 11:00 to 21:00, closed Monday


Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH
Telephone +43 5583 2161-0


Stage 1 »Formarinsee - Lech«

Walk from the Formarinsee to Lech. The "Wanderbus" takesyou from the Post Office station in Lech to the bus stop "Formarinsee", the last station. The Lechweg starts here at 1,793 metres above sea level. For the 14 km leg you need about 5 hours for the esy mountain path.


A first short detour on the Güterweg to the Formarinsee is well worth it: a beautiful panorama opens up with a view over the lake. After a u-turn you head back to the bus stop. Take the short way along the street to the Alpe Formarin. There a meadow path forks to the right and leads you past the Steinbock (Ibex)-Monument, which reminds us of the resettlement of these animals into the wild in 1958. One of the largest ibex colonies in Europe lives here.


In the spring after the snowmelts you can, in the Lech source area, see a few springs emerge right next to the trail. After about an hour's march across mountain pastures and past weathered limestone boulders, the Formarinbach (stream) escorts you. Pretty soon it joins the waters of the Spulllerbach to form into the young Lech River. Farther down valley the Lechweg passes the Gasthof Aelpele, until you reach the locality of Zug. At the fishpond, fresh fish are caught and grilled. Now follow the Lech riverbank path to Lech am Arlberg crossing the Tannberg parcel.

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