Lechtal Cycle Path Stage 1

Starting point: Reutte
Length: approx. 24km
Riding time: 1h 45min
Difficulty: intermediate
Rest stops: Lechaschau, Höfen, Weißenbach, Vorderhornbach


  • Reutte-Lechaschau (1km)
  • Höfen (3km)
  • Weissenbach (15km)
  • Jh. Feldele (8km)
  • Vorderhornbach (7km)


From the Reutte train station past the the bus stop, along the Bahnhofstraße to the tourist information office and through the short-term parking zone. After the Sparkasse you turn right into the Schmiedgasse and the Untersteig road to Lechaschau. After the bridge across the Lech, the “Höfen” signpost leads to the start of the Lechtal cycle path with brief information. In the foothills of the Tannheimer Berge settlement roads lead to the sports ground of Höfen. Watch out for the signposts for “Weißenbach”. From the airfield a separate cycling path next to the federal road and at times along the banks of the Lech river, leads through a sunny pine forest into the narrower actual Lechtal valley. In Weißenach the signpost “Vorderhornbach” shows the way.

After the remote Weißbachsee lake you underpass the Johannes bridge. Along a forestry road somewhat above the Lech river you pass the Steinhütte, cross a pasture and ride through the spruce forest towards the Hornbachkette mountain range. At the Forchach suspension bridge with its waterfall  the wide Errachau floodplain with its ecologically important habitats commences: meadow and tamarisk bushes and lime swamps. Away from the river and across meagre meadows – almost like in paradise – and past the Feldete hunting lodge to your right. A little bit later in a dense young forest across the Schwarzwasserbach bridge. Back at the Lech river, where the road crosses to Vorderhornbach, the Namlos valley commences. Along a farm road to Vorderhornbach, at the junction to the Hornbachtal.