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Flower Walks

Theme trail · Arosa Lenzerheide
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  • Weisshorn Nebelmeer
    Weisshorn Nebelmeer
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Over 900 different flowering plants grow in a very small space between Arosa village and the Weisshorn. 
moderate
Distance 7.5 km
2:17 h
0 m
903 m
2,641 m
1,738 m
Arosa offers you a colourful excursion into the fascinating world of flowers from the Weisshorn to Arosa. Over 100 different flowering plants grow between Arosa village and the Weisshorn. One reason for this is that lime-rich and lime-poor soil meet here. The panorama on the Weisshorn, the starting point of the foray, is also record-breaking: more than 400 mountain peaks can be seen from here.

Author’s recommendation

The theme trail booklet is available from Arosa Tourism. In it you will find the QR code for the Flower Walk app to get more information.
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 03, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,641 m
Lowest point
1,738 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.20%Dirt road 9.39%Forested/wild trail 30.16%Path 54.29%Road 1.93%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
4.1 km
Road
0.1 km
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Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please follow the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information.

Tips and hints

Themed hiking routes in Arosa

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 (winter sports report)
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Start

Weisshorn Arosa (2,641 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'767'986E 1'184'386N
DD
46.789448, 9.638985
DMS
46°47'22.0"N 9°38'20.3"E
UTM
32T 548769 5181964
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Destination

Train station Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

The beginning of the hike is characterised by high alpine habitats, the plants are accordingly small. This also includes species restricted to small areas of Switzerland, such as the Triglav pippa or the glacier carnation - both with beautiful flowers. After two kilometres, you move from calcareous to acidic rock, which is reflected in a changed range of species. From here onwards, the meadows alternate with colourful mountain pastures. At the middle station of the cable car is the Arosa Bear Sanctuary, where bears from poor husbandry are allowed to spend their twilight years in an animal-friendly environment. A few hundred metres further on, small lime-rich fens with marsh trident and crownwort await you before the hiking trail leads to Arosa lined with lush subalpine high shrubberies.

Note

Wildlife refuge Weisshorn-Urdental: December 20 - April 15
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Train RhB from Chur to Arosa.

Getting there

From Chur along the winding Arosastrasse to the end of the valley to Arosa.

Parking

The Oberseeparkplatz is located near the train station. More information can be found here.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'767'986E 1'184'386N
DD
46.789448, 9.638985
DMS
46°47'22.0"N 9°38'20.3"E
UTM
32T 548769 5181964
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Equipment

Good shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:17 h
Descent
903 m
Highest point
2,641 m
Lowest point
1,738 m
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