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632 Schwellisee

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    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
  • / Schwellisee Panoramaweg
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
  • / Schwellisee Panoramaweg
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
  • / Schwellisee
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Tourismus
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Fantastic circular tour in Arosa. Taking in four mountain lakes, this tour offers a lot of nature experiences for all. And the single track on the panorama path above Lake Schwelli is a delight to ride along.
moderate
Distance 19.1 km
2:20 h
600 m
600 m

The tour starts in Arosa and proceeds via the Scheitenböden to the Prätschli. From there a leisurely ride along the Arlenwaldweg with a fabulous view towards Medergen takes you to the middle station. At sunset this is a particularly impressive, not-to-be-missed experience. The route continues to ascend consistently until there is a brief descent after passing under the Carmenna chairlift. Taking a break to enjoy some refreshments and the view on the terrace at the Restaurant Alpenblick is highly recommended.

From the restaurant there is a challenging single track above Lake Schwelli to Arve. From there you can enjoy the descent to Bärenbad before putting your skills to the test again on single tracks right through the middle of the forest.

Just before you reach the Alteiner Waterfalls the route takes you right through the middle of the wild and natural Isla to the reservoir and the final ascent to Arosa.

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Author
Antonella Klee
Update: November 12, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,072 m
Lowest point
1,606 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Attention: Snowfields are possible on high sections until the summer months.

Tips and hints

Arosa Tourismus

Poststrasse7050

ArosaTel. +41 (0)81 378 70 20

arosa@arosa.chwww.arosa.ch

Start

Arosa (1,738 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'102E 1'183'772N
DD
46.783134, 9.679554
DMS
46°46'59.3"N 9°40'46.4"E
UTM
32T 551872 5181289
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Destination

Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

After reaching Lake Schwelli, riders have several opportunities to break off the tour and ride back to Arosa.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'102E 1'183'772N
DD
46.783134, 9.679554
DMS
46°46'59.3"N 9°40'46.4"E
UTM
32T 551872 5181289
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.0
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Daniel Berweger
July 30, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? July 28, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.1 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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