Lechtal Cycle Path Stage 3

Starting point: Häselgehr, church (1,006m)
Length: approx. 12km
Riding time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: easy, 90m of altitude gain
Rest stops: in Elbigenalp and Bach


  • Häselgehr - Schönau (3km)
  • Grießau (1km)
  • Elbigenalp (4km)
  • Grünau (3km)
  • Bach (1km)


From the church in Häselgehr a signpost with brief information on the Lechtal cycle path leads to the route towards Elbigenalp. The zigzag course through the village is well signposted. The country lanes lead through meadows and in the foot of the steep grass flank of the Pfeilerspitze summit to the rock pyramid of the Ruitelspitze summit to Schönau. Briefly on a cycle lane, carefully cross the federal road and follow a separate cycle path through the forest and across the Lech bridge to Grießau. 

On a small municipal road across meadows and after another bridge across the river to the church of Elbigenalp. Uphill through the sightly village with displayed wood carved goods at the foot of the majestic Rotwand flank. Down into the valley through the hamlet of Untergiblen and past the birth house of the Geierwally. 

At the fountain you follow the signposts for “Grießau” along a country lane. At the Lech river you turn into the asphalt-covered side road, ride through the floodplain forest and the cross the river once more. On a lane through a meadow without traffic to Grünau, the edgy Feuerspitze summit in view, then to Bach, where the Alperschonbach brook flows into the river.

Directly along the Lechtal cycle path in Grünau is a small Kneipp facility at the romantic “Ausrutscher” log house. Hikers and cyclists can cool off their legs and tread through the water in the specifically installed pond with fresh spring water. You can also enjoy a snack and refreshments.

Tour extension:
In Elbigenalp MTB-tours into the Bernhardstal valley or past the Kasermandl guesthouse to the material ropeway of the Hermann-von-Barth-Hütte. In Bach on the Lechtal cycle path to Steeg or MTB-tour past Madau into the Parseiertal valley. For getting back there are alternative country lanes in the valley.