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768 Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

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The big star of this hike is the diverse landscape around Arosa. From the highest point, the «Hauptichopf» peak, you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Schanfigg and Rhine Valleys near Chur. Due to its convenient location, the trail is accessible from spring onwards and a popular early-season route.
moderate
14 km
4:45 h
529 m
529 m
The Arosa train station is used as the starting point for this four-hour hike. The trailhead is found at the valley station of the Arosa – Weisshorn cable car. The first section goes over the «Scheitenböden» to the middle station of the Weisshorn cable car. After just 1.5 km you reach the timberline, and the Alpine panorama opens right out. The path leads across the rolling countryside with great views to the highest point of the tour, the «Hauptichopf».

After a further interesting journey along the «Scheidegg» with superb views, walk down to the «Ochsenalp» inn. After refreshments in the cosy alpine refuge, you reach the «Prätschalp» via the «Rot Tritt» section. Continue between the upper and lower Prätsch lakes, above the golf course, past the Maran dairy farm, to the final highlight of the round trip, the «Eichhörnliweg», and back to the railway station.

The «Eichhörnliweg» section is particularly popular with families. Along the way, you will come across some well-maintained fireplaces offering a welcoming respite.

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Author
Antonella Klee
Updated: May 18, 2017

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2137 m
Lowest point
1737 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant Isblaatere
Ochsenalp hut
Fireplace Rot Tritt
Playground middlestation Cable car Arosa - Weisshorn
Playground Squirrel Trail
View point Rot Tritt
Gourmet Restaurant Kachelofa-Stübli
Brüggerstuba at the middle station

Safety information

Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Tips, hints and links

Arosa Tourismus
Sport- und Kongresszentrum
Postfach 90
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 70 20
arosa@arosa.ch
www.arosa.ch

Start

Railway station Arosa (1737 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.783458, 9.679550
UTM
32T 551871 5181325

Destination

Railway station Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Arosa railway station - middle station Weisshornbahn - Hauptichopf - Scheidegg - Ochsenalp - Prätschalp - lakes Prätsch - Eichhörnliweg - Arosa railway station

Note

Wildlife refuge Waldungen linke Talseite: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
529 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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