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Long distance hiking trail recommended route Stage 2

Schanfigger Höhenweg, 2nd route, Tschiertschen - Arosa

Long distance hiking trail · Arosa
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Mountain hike with panoramic views: The second section of the Schanfigger Höhenweg begins with a steep ascent from Tschiertschen and leads on wide alpine paths via Ochsenalp to Arosa. 
moderate
Distance 14.6 km
5:00 h
800 m
400 m
2,100 m
1,310 m

The picturesque village of Tschiertschen was voted the most beautiful mountain village in Graubünden. From there, the trail continues over the Löser towards Ochsenalp. On the way you will meet numerous hikers and bikers. The Ochsenalp is about halfway along the trail and is a good place to stop for a rest. Alternatively, there is a fireplace at Rot Tritt or at Ober Prätschsee. After the Ochsenalp, the route via the Scheidegg instead of the Rot Tritt is a good choice. From Prätschli the local bus goes to Arosa railway station. If you want to walk to the centre, you can take the forest path over the Scheitenböden to the station. Once in Arosa, overnight guests benefit from the Arosa all-inclusive card.

 

Author’s recommendation

Above Prätschli you have the option of making a detour via the Arlenwald. The Arosa Bärenland is located at the middle station - this diversions is worthwhile. 

 

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Arosa Tourismus
Update: March 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
1,310 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.83%Dirt road 19.67%Forested/wild trail 66.10%Path 0.75%Road 3.63%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Dirt road
2.9 km
Forested/wild trail
9.6 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Ochsenalp hut
Bergbeizli Ochsenalp Arosa
Prätschalp
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant "isblaatere"

Safety information

This section is not dangerous and is very well frequented, not only by hikers but also by mountain bikers. As the road is wide, you hardly ever get in each other's way.

Tips and hints

Once the ascent from Tschiertschen to the gate at the beginning of the Ochsenalp has been completed, the (high) trail is cut and pleasant to hike. In total, there are 650 metres of ascent and 250 metres of descent over a distance of 14 km. Expect about 4:15 hours of pure hiking time.

Fireplace: Rot Tritt, upper Prätschsee lake

Refreshments en route: Ochsenalp, Prätschlistall

Overnight accommodation: Various accommodations in Arosa

 

Start

Tschiertschen (1,347 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'765'405E 1'187'437N
DD
46.817526, 9.606305
DMS
46°49'03.1"N 9°36'22.7"E
UTM
32T 546251 5185065
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Destination

Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Tschiertschen - Clüs - Löser - Ochsenalp - Rot Tritt - Prätschalp - Prätschli - Arosa

Note

Wildlife refuge Weisshorn-Urdental: December 20 - April 15
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Chur and then by post bus to Tschiertschen. 

Timetable 

Getting there

By car via the motorway or main road to the Graubünden capital Chur. Tschiertschen can be reached by car from Chur within 20 minutes. Use the route planner to find the easiest, most comfortable and fastest way to Tschiertschen.  However, we recommend that you park your car in Chur and continue your journey to Tschiertschen by post bus

Parking

Various car parks in Chur.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'765'405E 1'187'437N
DD
46.817526, 9.606305
DMS
46°49'03.1"N 9°36'22.7"E
UTM
32T 546251 5185065
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Good shoes, rain jacket, walking sticks if necessary, enough to drink, snack to eat. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
800 m
Descent
400 m
Highest point
2,100 m
Lowest point
1,310 m
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