4 Lake Hike to the Untersee, Stausee, Grüenseeli and Alteinsee
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Kinder am StauseePhoto: Arosa Tourismus, Arosa Lenzerheide
This part of the "10-Lakes-Fun" leads past four of Arosa's lakes. The entire trail leads over hill and dale and is therefore a little challenging.
From Untersee you set off in the direction of the Isel. There you will also reach the reservoir. If you follow the path, you will then reach the Grüenseeli. On the way back you pass the Alteinsee lake and can marvel at the impressive Altein waterfalls. The circular hike leads you back to the starting point at Untersee. At the outflow of each lake you will find a board that provides information about the lake.
The Untersee is located at 1,691 meters above sea level and is directly connected to the Obersee via the Mittelbach. It is the natural bathing lake of Arosa and has a depth of 17 meters.
The Stausee, sometimes called Iselsee, is located at 1,606 m.a.s.l., just below the village of Arosa.
The Grüenseeli is situated at 1'811 m.a.s.l. surrounded by an idyllic little forest. From the outflow of the Stausee up the road, followed by a narrow hiking trail, the Grüenseeli is reached in about 45 minutes.
The Alteinsee is situated at 2'251 m.a.s.l. on Altein Tiefenberg, an alpine plateau in the Strelakette, south of the Arosa reservoir. Situated between the Alteiner Riegel and the Alteiner Fürggli, an incomparable view of numerous mountains presents itself from the lake.
Rest stopsRestruant Strandbad Arosa
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.
Tips and hints
More Information about the hike can be found on the websiet: 10-Lake-Hike
Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting.
- Please keep your dogs on a leash
- Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again
- You will often see game on your walks. Enjoy the sight of these animals and respect their familiar surroundings.
- Leave trail markings where they are
- Do not use closed paths (live report)
- Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails
The Rhaetian Railway runs every hour from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction). From the Arosa train station you can walk to the starting point of the hike which is around 15 minutes. Another option is to take the free local bus to the station "Arosa, Untersee".
By roadFrom Chur along the winding Arosastrasse to the end of the valley to Arosa. At the petrol station at the entrance to the village, turn left towards Untersee.
At the entrance to the village you will find a parking information board. At the Untersee there is car park with limited parking. Alternatively, you can use the Ochsenbühl multi-storey car park.
Further info at: www.arosa-parking.ch
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EquipmentSturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and something to drink/eat are recommended.
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