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Actionbound: Walser hike Langwies - Fondei

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On this themed trail, yougo on a hike back in time with the Walsers. The Actionbound, which you can easily install as a free app on your mobile phone (german only), accompanies you on this interactive summer hike. 

moderate
Distance 6.6 km
2:30 h
635 m
57 m
1,960 m
1,372 m

How it works:

  1. Download the free "Actionbound" (german only)
  2. Search in the app for "Walserwanderung" or scan the QR code in the media gallery 
  3. Off you go! The app accompanies you on the hike and tells you exciting facts about the culture of the Walser people.

The Fondei is a high valley in the farthest reaches of the Schanfigg at 1700 to 2000 metres above sea level. Today, the untouched nature and traditional Walser houses in this idyllic side valley are impressive. But who were the Walsers and what is the history behind the Walser Trail?

Around 1300, the first Walsers found their way to the Fondei. On this themed trail you go on a journey through time and experience the history of the Walsers in an interactive way. With riddles, texts, voice recordings and impressive pictures, you will learn via the app what all happened on this path many many years ago and what story the postman has to tell you.

Don't forget to enjoy nature alongside the exciting informations on the app. The trail is very scenic and promises unique flora and fauna.

 

Author’s recommendation

Watch out - in the Fondei, with a bit of luck, you may also see ibexes! 

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Arosa Tourismus
Update: June 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,960 m
Lowest point
1,372 m
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Rest stops

Ski- und Berghaus Casanna

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.  

Tips and hints

  • 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  

Please inform yourself about the open hiking trails and facilities at: arosalenzerheide.swiss/en/Arosa/Summer/Hiking/Hiking-map

Start

Langwies (1,377 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'501E 1'187'989N
DD
46.820428, 9.712546
DMS
46°49'13.5"N 9°42'45.2"E
UTM
32T 554352 5185455
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Destination

Strassberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Langwies - Langwieser Viadukt - Kulturhuus Schanfigg - church - following the Fondei River - Fire pit (Large fountain to the right of the hiking trail) - old Fondeier Post - Village Blackten - Village Strassberg

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Rhaetian Railway to Langwies station. The Rhaetian Railway runs every hour from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction).  You can find the exact start of the hike and directions via the "Actionbound" app.

Getting there

Langwies is easily accessible via the winding Arosa road from Arosa or from Chur with a normal car. 

Parking

Limited parking is available in Langwies. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'501E 1'187'989N
DD
46.820428, 9.712546
DMS
46°49'13.5"N 9°42'45.2"E
UTM
32T 554352 5185455
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Equipment

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


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
635 m
Descent
57 m
Highest point
1,960 m
Lowest point
1,372 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Scenic Insider tip Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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