Local guide Christian Fritz knows Lech am Arlberg like the back of his hand. There is hardly a trail in the region that he hasn't hiked or biked. He runs the Alpinschule Widderstein and will be happy to take you on a guided bike ride or hike into the mountains. He also offers a number of other alpine sports such as canyoning, rafting and wild swimming. Ask a member of staff at reception for more details of the activities on offer from our partner.
Summer holidays in Lech am Arlberg
Basecamp in the mountains
The Hotel Schranz enjoys a wonderful location in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Guests staying with us can look forward to quick and easy access to the mountain, lakes, rivers and meadows that make this region so special. The day begins with early-morning birdsong and the sight of the mountains bathed in hues of pink and red as the sun emerges from behind the mountains. After a healthy and hearty breakfast it is time to get out and explore. From our hotel at 1,500 metres above sea level it is just a short walk to the nearby hiking and biking trails leading up into the mountains. And at the end of a long day full of action and adventure, what better way to relax those tired muscles than with a visit to the hotel spa and a nice glass of wine and good conversation in the hotel bar afterwards.
Experienced local guides
Outdoor adventures for kids & parents
Arlberg Alpin is our outdoor partner in Lech am Arlberg. As part of the Lech Card it offers a special childcare service in July and August where experienced guides invite youngsters to learn about the mountains. There are also activities at weekends for all the family including activities such as walks to local gorges and wildwater hydrospeed.
Golf course in Zug
The Lech-Zürs region is home to Austria's highest golf course. Perched at 1,500 metres above sea level, is is located in the Zugertal Valley and comprises nine beautiful holes – with a few tricky ones where golfers will need concentration and a steady hand. The terrain is undulating and includes sections close to the Lech river.
Canyoning in the Lechtal Valley
Canyoning is a mountain sport where participants swim, jump and slide their way through the mountains equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and other safety gear if necessary. In Lech there is a canyoning spot suitable for families with natural rock slides, rushing waterfalls and deep plunge pools filled with turquoise-green spring water.
Rock climbing in Lech
Rock climbing is a great way to test your strength and nerve. On the Rüfikopf mountain above Lech there is a rock climbing area where families can learn all about the right climbing technique and safety procedures before putting them into practice in a secure environment.
A holiday full of activities
The Lech Card is the best way to make the most of your time in the region. It gives holders free access to all the cable cars operating in summer as well as free or discounted admission to a range of activities in the Lech-Zürs region, including the open-air forest swimming pool. The Lech Card is available free of charge to children under the age of 14.