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Mountain Hike

Arosa - Welschtobel - Ramoz hut - Erzhorn saddle - Älplisee lake - Arosa

Mountain Hike • Graubuenden
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  • Älplisee
    / Älplisee
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Das Strandbad Untersee
    / Das Strandbad Untersee
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Die eindrückliche Landschaft zwischen Schiesshorn und Schafrugg
    / Die eindrückliche Landschaft zwischen Schiesshorn und Schafrugg
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Das Flussbett in der Isel
    / Das Flussbett in der Isel
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Wanderweg im Iselgebiet
    / Wanderweg im Iselgebiet
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Die Alteinwasserfälle aus der ferne
    / Die Alteinwasserfälle aus der ferne
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Saftige Wiesen entlang der Plessur
    / Saftige Wiesen entlang der Plessur
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
Map / Arosa - Welschtobel - Ramoz hut - Erzhorn saddle - Älplisee lake - Arosa
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A challenging hike through the wild Welschtobel, all the way up to the Erzhorn saddle and via the romantic Älplisee lake back to Arosa.

difficult
18.2 km
8:02 h
1134 m
1134 m

The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa and leads to the Isel, across the river and deeper into the wild valley. The hills on both sides are steep and one might also observe chamois, deer and ibexes. Once at the Ramoz hut (a non-attended SAC hut) it might be wise to enjoy a break before the path ascents to the Erzhorn saddle.  As of here surefootedness and head for heights is required. Also the ascent demands high concentration. As soon as the tricky passage is over the path continues downhill to the Älplisee lake. Your feet will love the cool down in the icy water. During the summer you might even enjoy a swim. After the Älplisee lake the trail leads to the Schwellisee lake and finally arrives back to Arosa.

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difficult
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Altitude
2743 m
1617 m
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Rest Stop

Lido Untersee Lake
Restaurant Alpenblick

Safety information

The trail across the Erzhorn saddle is an Alpine hiking trail and marked with white/blue sign posts and requires surefootedness.

Tips, hints and links

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Strandbad Untersee Arosa (1692 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.778826 N 9.683773 E
UTM
32T 552198 5180813

Destination

Strandbad Untersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa and leads to the Isel, across the river and deeper into the wild valley. The hills on both sides are steep and one might also observe chamois, deer and ibexes. Once at the Ramoz hut (a non-attended SAC hut) it might be wise to enjoy a break before the path ascents to the Erzhorn saddle.  As of here surefootedness and head for heights is required. Also the ascent demands high concentration. As soon as the tricky passage is over the path continues downhill to the Älplisee lake. Your feet will love the cool down in the icy water. During the summer you might even enjoy a swim. After the Älplisee lake the trail leads to the Schwellisee lake and finally arrives back to Arosa.

 

Public transport

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The Untersee lake is accessible by foot or the local bus.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts to Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn left and follow the street downhill.

Parking

There is only a limited amount of parking spots at the Untersee lake. It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl, it is located a few hundret metres from the train station Arosa. 

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
8:02 h
Ascent
1134 m
Descent
1134 m
Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Geological highlights Summit tour exposed

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