As I got a good deal of response to the photos I took following this path in September 2009 - it was a lot more than I had ever expected! - I thought I might join these in an album here on SP. The walk we took here - it was during a family holiday week I spent in Lech am Arlberg - is of a very pleasant and leisurely nature, very easy - there's a broad path all along the way and it's well-signposted - and with great views to the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps as well as the gorge-like section of the Lech valley between Warth and Lech. The hamlet of Bürstegg which was built by the Walser
and inhabited all year around - there was even a school for the children at the time when up to 10 families lived up there - is in a particularly beautiful and well-preserved spot, and this place of both natural beauty and ethnological and historical interest is something the people in Lech are very proud of.
A beautifully situated alpine pond just above Steffisalpe View to Biberkopf and Rappenspitze from the Steffisalpe-Bürstegg path Above the deeply cut valley connecting Warth with Lech
The starting point is Steffisalpe
, which is 6 km north of Lech am Arlberg
. Take the chair-lift up to Steffisalpe and then the path following the signs indicating Bürstegg and Lech. After a slight rise up to about 1900 meters, the path gently descends towards Bürstegg (1750 meters). One is always high up above the Lech river. Duration Steffisalpe-Bürstegg: 1,5 hours, to Lech it's about another hour and a half from Bürstegg. There are very good bus connections between Warth and Lech - in summer they commute every half hour or even twenty minutes - and one can also go straight down from Bürstegg to a bus-stop on the road about 2,5 km short of Lech in less than half an hour.
View from Steffisalpe down the tyrolean Lechtal valley