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Maran-Prätschalp-Scheidegg-Fuchs-Hauptichopf-Maran Round Tour

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Through the forest, over dreamy clearings, past the lower Prätschsee, up to the alp and in an arc via Fuchs and Maraner Hauptji back to Maran: the snowshoe walkers have a breathtaking view over the Schanfigg and the mountain landscape of Arosa.
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
3:21 h
421 m
421 m
2,238 m
1,861 m

Leaving the hectic pace behind and experiencing the untouched winter landscape above Arosa - the Füchsli Snow Shoe Trail is perfect for this. It first leads through the forest along the cross-country ski trails and then beyond the forest line. Again and again on the way a unique view opens up over the elongated Schanfigg valley and the mountain landscape of Arosa. On the cosy Prätschalp, one of the first fixed points of the tour, about a third of the tour has been completed: in the warm season around 100 cows are summered here by farmers from Chur. In winter, the Prätschalp offers a break and refreshment.

The snowshoe walker feels like on the "roof of the world" on the next part of the hike, which leads over the Scheidegg via Rot Tritt.

The last part of the trail invites you to enjoy it again: gently downhill it leads you back to Maran, where the free local bus picks you up again.

Tip: Why not do the snowshoe hike on a clear full moon night? When the moon turns the snow under your feet into a sparkling carpet, this is an indescribable experience.

 

Author’s recommendation

During the popular moonlight hikes the starry sky can be admired once without disturbing city lights.
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Update: January 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,238 m
Lowest point
1,861 m
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Rest stops

Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant "isblaatere"
Prätschalp

Safety information

 A snowshoe tour leads into insecure terrain. Tours are not signposted or prepared. The Arosa Tourism Office cannot be held liable. Please inform yourself about the current snow and avalanche condition before every tour.

www.slf.ch/lawinenbulletin

We recommend conducting the first tours with a guide.

Tips and hints

Guides

Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser

geeser-arosa.ch

T +41 81 377 22 15 / M +41 79 445 53 13

 

Swiss Ski- and Snowboardschool

sssa.ch, fun@sssa.ch

T +41 81 378 75 00

Start

Maran (1,861 m)
Coordinates:
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2'771'216E 1'184'854N
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46.792828, 9.681444
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46°47'34.2"N 9°40'53.2"E
UTM
32T 552007 5182367
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Destination

Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

Maran - Prätschalp - Scheidegg - Fuchs - Hauptichopf - Maran

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Chur, the Rhaetian Railway runs to Arosa and back every hour. From Arosa railway station, the local bus runs in the direction of Prätschli to the Maran stop.

Getting there

From Chur, follow the signs to Arosa. At the entrance to the village, at the level of the petrol station, turn right and follow the road to the U-turn in front of the Golf- und Sporthotel Maran.

Parking

As there is only a limited number of parking spaces available at Maran, it is recommended that you park your car in the Ochsenbühl multi-storey car park (directly after the sports and congress centre on the right) and take the free local bus to Maran.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'216E 1'184'854N
DD
46.792828, 9.681444
DMS
46°47'34.2"N 9°40'53.2"E
UTM
32T 552007 5182367
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Equipment

 Euqipment rental

 Carmenna Sport T +41 81 377 12 05

 Sprecher Sport T +41 81 377 12 07

 Cross-Country and Snowshoe Centre Geeser T +41 81 377 22 15

 Schmid Sport AG T +41 81 377 25 95

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
3:21 h
Ascent
421 m
Descent
421 m
Highest point
2,238 m
Lowest point
1,861 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Clear area

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