Summer in the Lech Valley
The Hotel Vera Monti is ideal for a wonderful holiday in the nature.
Located at the foot of the Lechtaler and Allgäuer Alps directly on the Lechweg, our nature-loving hiking hotel was built directly on the edge of the forest, surrounded by wide meadows, a rivulet and the Höhenbach. Everything is only a few steps away from the front door. Here you can enjoy the sound of the water in peace and quiet, let your soul dangle and perhaps even watch wild animals grazing.
The landscape of the Tyrolean nature park Lechtal is simply breathtaking in summer!
Whether you want to spend your summer holiday in Holzgau in Tyrol alone, as a couple, with friends or family, the extensive range of sports and leisure activities leaves nothing to be desired. Take excursions into nature, whether paragliding or guided medicinal herb hikes, climb rough rock faces or let yourself drift on white water. There are almost no limits to the possibilities.
The world looks different from above! In the hiking area Lechtal you can expect a lot of hiking trails. From a leisurely stroll to challenging hikes such as the long-distance hiking trail E5 - the region has something to offer everyone when it comes to hiking. The possibilities to explore the fantastic landscape of the nature park region Lechtal are almost inexhaustible. Countless kilometres of hiking trails and routes of all levels of difficulty lead through the mountain world. Lechtal is a true stronghold for all hiking enthusiasts. For more comfortable metres in altitude, 6 mountain railways are available in summer.
Try something new!
The various theme walks let you experience nature in a completely new way:
- Legends and stories from the Lech Valley - exciting myths from the past!
- At the border - explore the border between Bavaria and Austria.
- Medicinal herb hike - health from nature.
- Torch-lit hike - atmospheric walk by the light of a fire
- Alpine hike through the rocks - the hike through the darkness...
- Kneipp hike - activate your senses!
During your holiday in Holzgau, a variety of guided day and half-day tours through the mountain world of the Lech Valley await you, which are organised by the tourism association.
- All hikes are also suitable for children and those who are less fit, because the main focus is on experiencing nature.
- On a leisurely hike you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about our region.
- Please bring: appropriate clothing, hiking boots, rucksack, rain gear, possibly hiking poles, snacks and drinks.
Hiking in Tyrol has its own name: Adlerweg. The Adlerweg is a long-distance hiking trail that not only traverses the whole country, but also tells the charming story of an area with many nooks and crannies:
The "Lechtal" section of the Adlerweg is challenging:
- On eight challenging stages, more than 100 kilometres of track with about 7,500 metres of altitude difference have to be mastered.
- The Lechtal Alps are of a particularly rugged nature and have retained their original character through a measured restraint in their development.
The Lechtal hiking pass allows the traditional hiking needles to live on. Get one at the Elbigenalp or Holzgau information office. Stamp your destinations as you wish when hiking in the mountains and you will be rewarded with a hiking pin.
From the source to the fall: On the Lechweg you will accompany one of the last wild rivers in Europe from its source near Lake Formarin to the Allgäu, crossing the Lech Valley and the Reutte Nature Park region. Even though 125 kilometres is not a walk, the long distance trail is a relatively easy path to follow because it runs almost continuously downhill. Past ibex colonies, through the botanically unique Lechtal alpine meadows and over the spectacular 200-metre-long suspension bridge near Holzgau, the 15 sections of the trail finally lead to the little town of Füssen - depending on your physical condition and stamina, there are three suggested tours that last between 6 and 8 days. The European Hiking Association has subjected the transnational Lechweg to a strict quality test and certified the long distance trail as the first "Le Quality Trail". The Lechweg is therefore a model for long-distance hiking trails throughout Europe.
Long distance hiking trail "E5"
The most important European long-distance hiking trail in the Lech Valley is probably the "E5", which begins at Lake Constance, crosses the Lech Valley at Holzgau and ends in Venice.
13 huts, 100 kilometres, 10 days - at an altitude between 2000 and 2500 metres, the Lechtaler Höhenweg follows the main ridge of the Lechtal Alps.
Long distance hiking trail "E4"
Very popular is also the "E4" which runs in a west/east direction. This long-distance hiking trail is identical with the Lechtaler Höhenweg in the area of the Lechtal.
Heilbronn high trail
In the meantime the Heilbronner Höhenweg is over 100 years old, its popularity is
but unbroken. On the one hand there are three of the most beautiful Allgäuer huts along the way in addition to Rappenseehütte, Waltenberger Haus and Kemptner Hütte, and on the other hand the landscape experiences are simply unique.
This starts from the Hermann von Barth hut and leads at about 2000 m to the Kaufbeurer house in Hinterhornbach. The Enzensbergerweg is an absolute walking tip among hiking enthusiasts.
The "Grenzgänger" is a tour lasting several days in the middle of the Allgäuer Alps. The heart of the tour is the constant crossing of the Austrian and German border between Tannheimer Tal, Hintersteiner Tal and Lechtal.
The nature park region Lechtal is rich in places worth seeing and destinations for excursions. Here we have selected the highlights for you up to a distance of about 70 km (approx. 60 minutes drive) from our hotel:
HOLZGAU SUSPENSION BRIDGE
The suspension bridge in Holzgau can be seen directly from our Hotel Vera Monti. Whether over the 105-metre-high suspension bridge, or down through and past the Simms Waterfall and the adventure via ferrata, you can reach the nearby Cafe Uta Alm or the Roßgumpenalm.
Approx. 20-60 MIN. ON FOOT | Approx. 1,5 - 4 KM
At the Wunderkammer in Elbigenalp you can marvel at the culture and history of the Lechtal people. There you can gain an insight into the historical development of the Lechtal Nature Park region through a comprehensive collection of art and curiosities. The visitor is immersed in the living and working world of days gone by, which for a long time shaped the people of the province of Tyrol.
Approx. 10 MIN. | Approx. 9 KM
Lechtal natural cheese dairy
40 farmers deliver silo-free fresh milk twice a day in autumn, winter and spring. Cheese is still produced there a lot by hand and according to old methods. A cheese dairy between the Lechtal and Allgäu Alps at 1123 m above sea level.
Approx. 7 MIN. | Approx. 5 KM
Summer toboggan run Wally Blitz
25 curves and 900 metres long - a special highlight in summer is the toboggan run in Elbigenalp.
Approx. 10 MIN. | Approx. 9 KM
Klimmbrücke Nature Park House
The nature park house with its unique location on a bridge over the Lech near Elmen immediately catches the eye when driving through the Lech valley. Get an overview of the wide open spaces of the Tyrolean Lech Nature Park from the headquarters of the Nature Park Administration.
Approx. 20 MIN. | Approx. 20 KM
A very popular destination for families and our little guests. Excellent is the adventure pool with water slide and restaurant on rainy days.
Approx. 7 MIN. | Approx. 5 KM
The distillery Lechtaler Haussegen in Elbigenalp is a true schnapps experience, the new show and experience distillery, visitors learn the art of distilling schnapps with all their senses. A hit for all those who would like to learn interesting things like curiosities about brandies, liqueurs & co. or test their "schnapps knowledge". The distillery can be explored either alone, with friends or on a guided tour including tasting.
Approx. 10 MIN. | Approx. 9 KM
Ruin Ehrenberg with Highline 179
Ehrenberg Castle, built in 1296, offers everything you would expect from a medieval castle, fortified walls, high towers and a lot of history. The Gothic castle complex accommodated emperors and kings, princes and tsars, and history was truly written here.
Approx. 45 MIN. | Approx. 45 KM
Excursions in Tyrol
Under the direction of André Heller, original creations by renowned international artists, the multifaceted play of crystalline colours and forms as well as the special world of scents and sounds merge into a kaleidoscope for all senses.
Approx. 2 HRS. | Approx. 125 KM
In its heyday around 1500, Schwaz was the largest mining metropolis in the world known at the time. Around 85 % of the silver produced worldwide came from Schwaz. The largest silver mine of the Middle Ages is open for you to visit daily.
Approx. 2 HRS. | Approx. 135 KM
Excursion destinations in Bavaria
King Ludwig II of Bavaria saw in the French "Sun King" Ludwig XIV the ideal embodiment of absolute royalty. With Herrenchiemsee Palace he realized his long-planned project to create a "new Versailles".
Approx. 55 MIN. | Approx. 60 KM
The visitor experiences a truly royal ambience - in the face of the fairytale castle Neuschwanstein. A world of water, warmth and well-being.
Approx. 1 HR. | Approx. 60 KM
The majestic dome of the Ettal Basilica can be found in front of the cliffs of the Alps, which jut out of the mountain forest. Guided tours of the Ettal monastery diesel distillery, brewery tours and views behind the monastery walls.
Approx. 1 HR. 20 MIN. | Approx. 80 KM
Excursions in Vorarlberg
The enjoyment of art, hospitality, joie de vivre and the unique symbiosis of lake and mountain united. A wide range of art with a charming flair makes the Lake Constance area a very popular destination for excursions.
Approx. 1 HR. 30 MIN. | Approx. 85 KM