The Lechtal valley stretches from Lech am Arlberg to Füssen, with a unique wild river landscape in between.
The Lechtal is located in the west of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and stretches over a length of approximately 60 km. The alpine location and the fantastically beautiful landscapes are unique characteristics of the Lechtal and can rarely be found anywhere else. The last European wild river rises near the famous winter sports resort Lech am Arlberg and also bears the name Lech. The river that gives the Lechtal its name runs through many parts of its natural course and has unique and very densely overgrown floodplain areas. With its extensive gravel banks, the river is home to a large number of rare plants and animals.
Due to the alpine location of the Lechtal, it has long been an Eldorado for mountaineers. In summer as well as in winter there are countless possibilities to enjoy the unmistakable nature and the fresh air. For some time now, the Lechtal in Tyrol has been a "Natura 2000 area" and also a nature park to protect and preserve this unique habitat for future generations.
The Lechtal is populated on the Tyrolean side from Steeg, as the valley floor widens. Between the border and Steeg the Lechtal is uninhabited and there are several gorges in between. The valley floor of the Lechtal is mostly flat and only rarely forested and the transition to the valley slopes usually follows abruptly.
Several side valleys, some of which are inhabited, flow into the Lechtal. The best known are - the Kaisertal near Steeg, the Madautal near Bach, the Gramaisertal near Häselgehr and the Bschlabertal near Elmen. The villages in the side valleys are mostly mountain villages at higher altitudes, but nowadays they are easily accessible, as the roads are quite well developed. The most famous villages in the side valleys are Kaisers, Gramais, Madau, Hinterhornbach, Bschlabs and Boden. A connecting road leads through the Bschlabertal valley over the 1894 m high Hahntennjoch into the upper Inn valley. Due to the danger of avalanches, however, the 30 km long route is only passable in the summer months. The Hahntennjoch is particularly popular with motorcyclists.