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Heidi & Gigi summer hiking trail

Mountain Hike · Arosa Lenzerheide
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  • Heidi & Gigi
    Heidi & Gigi
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The Heidi & Gigi Trail connects the two destinations of Arosa and Lenzerheide. Hikers will find an exciting and challenging mountain tour here, which can be shortened as required by using the mountain railways. 
difficult
Distance 18.9 km
7:10 h
1,138 m
1,558 m
2,856 m
1,487 m

The Heidi & Gigi trail can be started in Arosa as well as Lenzerheide. At the latest since the inauguration of the aerial tramway Urdenbahn, "LenzerHeidi" and "Gigi of Arosa" go hand-in-hand. And every now and then they also visit each other by foot and enjoy the beautiful view from the peaks and have a drink or two at the various restaurants along the way. Follow the connecting trail and fall in love the unique panorama of Heidi and Gigi.

 

Author’s recommendation

During a visit to the Hörnlihütte, you can indulge in culinary delights or enjoy the mountain panorama on one of the cosy deckchairs. 
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,856 m
Lowest point
1,487 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 15.20%Dirt road 37.73%Forested/wild trail 8.72%Path 28.51%Road 0.15%Lift/cableway 9.66%
Asphalt
2.9 km
Dirt road
7.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
Path
5.4 km
Road
0 km
Lift/cableway
1.8 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Burestübli
Prätschli-Stall
Brüggerstuba at the middle station
Carmenna Hut
Hörnli mountain station
Panoramic Restaurant Rothorn Summit
Mountain Restaurant Scharmoin
ZBar

Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information

In winter, the section from Hörnli to Urdenfürggli and Urdenfürggli to Rothorn is not possible on foot. (Click here for the route in winter).

Tips and hints

Mountain railway operating times and tickets: www.arosalenzerheide.swiss/en

Hörnli hut: www.hörnliarosa.ch

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please take heed of the following wishes and suggestions:  

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash  
  • Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again  
  • You will often see game on your hikes. Enjoy the sight of these animals in their familiar surroundings but do not disturb them 
  • Do not remove trail markings 
  • Do not use closed paths (live status)  
  • Do not leave the officially marked hiking trails  

Start

Prätschli Arosa (1,905 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'770'746E 1'184'607N
DD
46.790733, 9.675202
DMS
46°47'26.6"N 9°40'30.7"E
UTM
32T 551532 5182130
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Destination

Lenzerheide

Turn-by-turn directions

Prätschli Arosa - Arlenwaldweg - Mittelstation - Speichersee - AlpArosa - Ascent to the Hörnli - Urdenfürggli - Gredigs Fürggli - Parpaner Rothorn - Scharmoin - Lenzerheide

Possible shortcuts with the mountain railway:

  •  Take the Arosa-Weisshorn cable car to the middle station and start the hike there.
  • Take the Hönrnli-Express to the Hörnli and start the hike there.
  • Take the Urden cable car from Arosa (Hörnli) to Lenzerheide and save the section through the Urden valley.
  • Take the cable car from Parpaner Rothorn to Scharmoin or directly to Lenzerheide.

 

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From the train station Arosa take the local bus to Prätschli. After the hike, take the bus in Lenzerheide to Chur from where you hop on the train back up to Arosa.

 

 

 

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. Turn right at the entrance of the village and follow the street to Prätschli.

Parking

At the entrance to the village there are large signs indicating the various parking options. At the Prätschli, there is a limited amount of parking possibilities available. An other possibility is to park the car at the Ochensbühl Parking and take the bus to Prätschli. 

You can find more information under Arosa Parking: www.arosa-parking.com

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'770'746E 1'184'607N
DD
46.790733, 9.675202
DMS
46°47'26.6"N 9°40'30.7"E
UTM
32T 551532 5182130
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and something to drink are recommended. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.9 km
Duration
7:10 h
Ascent
1,138 m
Descent
1,558 m
Highest point
2,856 m
Lowest point
1,487 m
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