Fantastic views, rustic huts and exhilarating summits: welcome to the Lechtal Mountain Trail. Taking you along the incredible main ridge of the Lechtal Alps, this route is not for the faint-hearted. But, your adventure rewards with panoramic trails along narrow ridges over 6,500 feet (2,000) meters interspersed by gentle alpine pastures.
We have put together the eleven main stages for you in this Collection. You can choose between different route options to suit adapt the hike to your own level. Not including the ascent and descent route, there are nine many stages plus nine route variations between the Stuttgarter and Anhalter Hut. You can find more information about this, here: tirol.at/reisefuehrer/sport/wandern/wandertouren/a-lechtaler-hoehenweg
The mountain trail starts in the tranquil village Steeg in the Lechtal. The first stage takes you to the Lechtal Mountain Trail’s official start point at the Stuttgarter Hut, marking the first of a total of ten breathtaking overnight stops at lofty heights.
High in the sky, the trail leads from the Stuttgarter Hut to the most impressive peaks of the Lechtal Alps – the 2,635 meter-high Großbergspitze. Here, you can enjoy an incredible 360-degree panorama before returning back to earth via gentle meadows and rippling streams in the idyllic Parseier Valley. Along the way, you can cool off in picturesque mountain lakes such as the Steinsee, a deep blue lake reflecting the dramatic mountain scenery.
As the route is a high-alpine trail, you should have alpine experience, a strong fitness level and excellent surefootedness to take on this adventure. The Roßkarscharte, which requires ropes, and the south-eastern crossing of the Vorderseespritze are especially challenging. You should also pay close attention to the snow conditions as you may encounter large snow fields at high altitudes, even in summer. Along the route, you can relax and warm up at the cozy alpine huts. Like the other Great Walks, the Lechtaler Mountain Trail allows you to dive into deserted mountain landscapes and leave everyday life behind you.
The Lechtal High Trail is one of the six most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in Tyrol, the so-called ‘Great Walks’. All routes promise you three things: escape from your everyday, beautiful alpine landscapes and real adventure. As well as the Lechtal Mountain Trail, the Tyrolean hiking trail elites include the Berlin High Trail, Eagle Walk, the Stubai High Trail and the Inntal High Trail.
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On this stage, wonderful views of the surrounding peaks and two shimmering blue lakes await you: from the Kaiserjochhaus, the Höhenweg leads you north and south of the main ridge. At the beginning you hike relaxed over grassy slopes between semolina and Malatschkopf. The underground soon changes and the Lechtaler Höhenweg meanders over stony rubble fields where surefootedness is required.
The stage begins with a leisurely hike through colorful flower meadows to the Lower Seewisee. The mighty peaks are reflected in its clear water. You follow the Sewiseebach upstream and come to the Middle Seewisee. The narrow, secured climb leads you up to the 2,599-meter-high Seescharte. The Lechtaler Höhenweg winds its way across rugged rock faces across the Großbergscharte to the Großbergkopf.
This stage begins with the demanding ascent to the building yoke. In countless hairpin bends you overcome the vertical meters and can take a look at the varnishes, a refreshing mountain lake above the Württemberger Haus. From the building yoke you can already see your destination at the Steinseehütte in the distance. On the south side of the main ridge you walk alternately over scree fields and easier meadow paths.
After a restful night at the Steinseehütte, the path first leads you across pastures to the Steinsee. The idyllic water is perfect for cooling off in the morning. In summer, cows and haflingers graze on the lakeside, making this scenery even more kitsch. Then it goes with caution in a zigzag over scree slopes to the rope-insured Western Dremelscharte. Here you have the opportunity to climb the 2,733 meter high Dremelspitze.
After a hearty breakfast you set off for the last official stage of the Lechtaler Höhenweg: from the Muttekopfhütte, the path goes up the steep slope to the Guggersattel. You hike through the Scharnitzkar to the saddle of the same name at an altitude of 2,441 meters. Take care of the loose rock under your feet and find out about any snow fields that remain here for a long time.