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Natura 2000 Gebiet Tiroler Lech
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B Dirt track
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R48 Wolfratshauser Hütte » Weißenbach am Lech
  |   7h00   |   27.4 km   |   716 m   |   1583 m

Away from the hectic bustle around the Fernpass, this stage leads to the remote and peaceful Berwanger Tal valley. The descent from the Wolfratshauser Hütte refuge is followed by a leisurely hike with changes in altitude hardly worth mentioning until reaching Weißenbach am Lech.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Wolfratshauser Hütte
1761 m
| D  3.9 km / 1h10
1987 m
| C  2.2 km / 0h45
Bichlbächler Alm
1577 m
| BC  1.9 km / 0h35
1275 m
| B  1.5 km / 0h20
1179 m
| B  4.2 km / 1h05
1315 m
| B  3.5 km / 0h50
1273 m
| B  3.8 km / 0h50
1059 m
| B  4.2 km / 0h55
876 m
| B  2.2 km / 0h30
Weißenbach am Lech
883 m
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  • WK 352 Ehrwald, Lermoos, Reutte, Tannheimer Tal ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 Nr. 115, 116 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 4, Füssen - Außerfern ~ Kompass (1:50.000)

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  • Thorsten - 2022-09-13
    In Weißenbach we can recommend the guest house Greif, which is owned by a very nice elderly woman. Breakfast before 7 o'clock was fine with her, so we could start early on a day with bad wheather forecast.

    On the route to Forchach we recommend not staying on the bicicle road. Instead, right after the Lechsteg (near the public swimming pool), take the small footpath to the left, which is very quiet and right by the Lech, and passes some interesting private leisure huts that are open to the public!
  • Bergserker - 2022-07-15
    Road between Rinnen and Weißbach is officially closed due to a landslide at Rotlechstausee. No problems for hiker's however as of July 15th.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-03
    Lundi 25 juin 2018
    Etant partis de Berwand, nous arrivons avant midi à Weißenbach. Un petit tour à l'office du tourisme (fermé l'après-midi), et hop, le Gästehaus Wachter (+ 43 5678 5295), moins cher que l'hôtel Goldenes Lamm, où nous avons toutefois dîné.
    Nous en profitons l'après-midi pour visiter l'ancienne mine de fer près de la Gaichtkapelle.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Monday, June 25, 2018 Having left Berwand, we arrive at Weißenbach before noon. A short tour at the tourist office (closed in the afternoon), and hop, the Gästehaus Wachter (+43 5678 5295), cheaper than the Goldenes Lamm, where we had dinner. We take the afternoon to visit the old iron mine near the Gaichtkapelle.
  • Martin - 2018-08-15
    Da wir die Via Alpina in Richtung Triest laufen, haben wir die Etappe in Berwang halbiert.
    Im "Haus Daheim" wurden wir herzlich empfangen und hatten ein tolles Zimmer und ein sehr gutes Frühstück.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    As we walk along Via Alpina towards Trieste, we halved the stage in Berwang. In the "house home" we were warmly welcomed and had a great room and a very good breakfast.
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    Belle montée au Sommerbergjöchle, mais avec les orages précédents et le passage des troupeaux le chemin jusqu'à Bichlbächle était difficilement pratiquable et très glissant. Picnic tardif à Berwang.
    Ensuite la piste est très monotone et surtout longue jusqu'à Weissenbach.
    Nous dormirons à l'hotel pension Kreuzeck (très bien là aussi, avec de grandes chambres).
    Ce sera notre dernière étape car le mauvais temps s'est définitivement installé et nous sommes obligés d'annuler no 4 dernières étapes... A suivre donc
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Nice climb to Sommerbergjöchle, but with previous thunderstorms and the passage of herds the way to Bichlbächle was hardly practicable and very slippery. Late Picnic in Berwang. Then the track is very monotonous and especially long until Weissenbach. We will sleep at the Pension Kreuzeck hotel (very good there too, with large rooms). This will be our last stop because the bad weather has definitely settled and we are obliged to cancel the last 4 steps ... To follow then
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    I only found a small grocery store in Berwang, but in Biberwier (previous stage) is a good supermarket.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    Gasthof Lamm was full, but the staff was willing to phone around and found a room at Haus Olga Wachter, Zittenhof 4. 500m west of the center. €30 B&B, very pleasant.
  • berta - 2014-08-02
    in berwang wurden wir von maria, der besitzerin des gästehauses baumgärtner (liegt am ortsanfang, direkt an der via alpina) wärmstens beherbergt. wunderbare zimmer, gute matratzen und hervorragendes frühstück
    Automatic translation [Google]
    in berwang we were greeted by Maria, the owner of the guest house tree gardener (located at the beginning location, just off the via alpina) houses warmly. wonderful room, good mattress and excellent breakfast
  • Michael - 2013-08-21
    I stayed in the Gasthof Kreuz in Rieden which has superb food and very helpful owners/staff
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-29
    A Weissenbach, l'hôtel Lamm était complet mais le patron m'a envoyée chez Judith : très bon accueil et prix raisonnable. Auparavant, je m'étais cassée les dents sur une adresse de B&B périmée depuis plus d'un an !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Weissenbach, the Lamm hotel was full but the boss sent me to Judith very welcome and reasonable prices. Previously, I had broken my teeth on a B & B address expired for more than one year
  • Alpinisten - 2012-09-24
    Weißenbach ist leider ein eher tristes Dorf. Eine sehr gute Alternative zum Hotel Lamm ist eine der wenigen verbliebenen Privatunterkünfte: Judith Eberhard, Föhrenweg 10, +43(0)56785329. Die Touri-Info schließt bereits um 12 Uhr, so daß man keine Chance auf Zimmervermittlung hat, wenn man tatsächlich von der Wolfratshauser Hütte aus gelaufen ist.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Weissbach is, unfortunately, a rather dreary town. A very good alternative to the Hotel Lamm is one of the few remaining private accommodation: Judith Eberhard, Föhrenweg 10, 43 (0) 56,785,329th The tourist information office closes at 12 clock, so that you have no chance in room booking, if you are actually run by the Wolfratshauser hut.
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    23/6/11 From Lermoos we hiked to Berwang via the Sommerbergjoch Pass through lots of mud and cows. In Berwang, the Baumgartner Haus was a pleasant B&B (very good breakfast). Dinner at Die Warmflasche Restaurant was spectacular! Highly recommended! 24/6/11 We continued on to Weissenbach over easy bike trails. In Weissenbach we found good lodging at the Gasthof Goldenes Lamm Hotel--the hotel was full but the owner let us stay in a guest home (Oma's room) Forcach had no lodging available.
Last update : 2019-12-16