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Enduro: Arosa - Medergen - Arosa

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  • Aussicht Walserdorf Medergen
    Aussicht Walserdorf Medergen
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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A diverse tour with a visit of the old Wals colony and a cool but challenging single trail back to Arosa.
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Distance 19.6 km
3:01 h
773 m
773 m
2,042 m
1,402 m
A perfect tour for a half-day trip. A rapid descent to Litzirüti, then turn right at Sonnenrüti and follow the road to Medergen, a small and cosy mountain village with a fantastic view across the Grisons mountains. The small restaurant is a great spot for a short break. The following descent to the reservoir lake is technically demanding. Less advanced bikers are better off returning on the same trail as before. The track leads across roots and big stones with some steep passages to the Isel and then back to Arosa.

Author’s recommendation

Bike stop at the Restaurant Alpenrösli in Medergen.
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Andrea Mende
Update: June 25, 2020
Difficulty
S4 difficult
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Highest point
2,042 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant Alpenrose

Start

Obersee Arosa (1,735 m)
Coordinates:
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2'771'393E 1'183'871N
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46.783943, 9.683395
DMS
46°47'02.2"N 9°41'00.2"E
UTM
32T 552164 5181381
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Destination

Obersee Arosa

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A perfect tour for a half-day trip. A rapid descent to Litzirüti, then turn right at Sonnenrüti and follow the road to Medergen, a small and cosy mountain village with a fantastic view across the Grisons mountains. The small restaurant is a great spot for a short break. The following descent to the reservoir lake is technically demanding. Less advanced bikers are better off returning on the same trail as before. The track leads across roots and big stones with some steep passages to the Isel and then back to Arosa.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Slowly, a bit like a tramway, the Arosa-train cruises through Chur, passing the city walls, the Malteser tower and the Obertor (gate), the landmark of Grisons capital. But soon the stroll on tracks across the city ends. At the city boarder the tramway changes into a mountain railway and climbs through the wild Schanfigg valley all the way up to the well-known holiday destination Arosa. On only 26km of length the trains ascents over one thousand altitude metres.

 

Getting there

As of Chur it takes about 40 minutes to climb the curvy street all the way up to Arosa. The Schanfigg road leads across the valley and during the 30km ascent and 360 turns it overcomes 1,320 metres of altitude.

Parking

The car park Ochsenbühl is located right next to the starting point. The parking fee totals CHF 6.00 for a whole day.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'393E 1'183'871N
DD
46.783943, 9.683395
DMS
46°47'02.2"N 9°41'00.2"E
UTM
32T 552164 5181381
w3w 
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Doris Kleiber
August 02, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 01, 2019
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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
19.6 km
Duration
3:01 h
Ascent
773 m
Descent
773 m
Highest point
2,042 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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