Routes and Tours
How far will your hiking boots take you?
It's one thing to be enthralled by our incomparable alpine panorama. Actually experiencing it for yourself is quite another. We have over 200 kilometres of carefully maintained paths for walking, rambling and hiking in the mountains. Here are a few highlights.
Langwieser Aussicht (Langwies Panorama)
Walk from the Obersee to Seebodenplatz, and from there follow Maranerstrasse as far as the bend in the road above the Chalet Alpenfrieden. Turn east and go through the Höhrainwald and Schafwald over the Seebachtobel bridge. Approx. 500 metres after the bridge, the path towards the Langwies viewpoint branches off to the right. This offers a lovely view over Langwies with its famous viaduct, the Mattjisch Horn and the neighbouring Sapün and Fondei valleys. You can then follow the same route back.
Walking time: 2 hours.
Start off in a westerly direction and go over the bridge at Büdemji. Now walk along the left bank of the Plessur to the next bridge. Then go uphill by the Imkerhus to the Schwellisee path. The path is then almost flat until the Schwellisee lake. Return by the Schwellisee lake path to Innerarosa.
Walking time: 1.25 hours.
Prätschil/LAW middle station/(Carmennahütte)/Alpenblick/Innerarosa
From Hotel Prätschli proceed in a northerly direction for about 450 metres. Turn left at the Rot Tritt path/Arlenwaldstrasse junction. Walk through the lovely pine forest to the LAW middle station. From there, it is more or less flat until the Carmennahütte. Alternatively, turn left towards Alpenblick shortly after passing under the Carmenna chairlift. Back to Innerarosa.
Walking time: 1.5 hours (not counting a stop at the Carmennahütte!).
From the Obersee Lake left across the stairs in direction to Maran. Take the path to the „Obere Prätschsee“ lake, and continue via alpine pastures to the viewpoint “Rot Tritt”. Now walk towards the west across the “Wolfsboden” and finally arrive at the Ochsenalp. Take the path via the “Scheidegg” to get back to the “Obere Prätschsee” lake and eventually to Maran.
Walking time: 2 hours.
Schwellisee Lake - Älplisee Lake
From the Hörnli –Express bottom station, at first the path goes parallel to the gondola before it turns left to the “Schwelisee” lake. Then the trail gets quite steep, passing the naturally protected Swiss stone pine and then rises through the “Chlus”, a slightly exposed passage, which is secured with steel cables. Once the little obstacle is overcome, a fantastic view over the “Älplisee” lake awaits you. Continue towards the “Schafälpli” until the next crossing, where you turn right, cross alpine pastures to the mountain restaurant “Alpenblick” and then eventually get back to Innerarosa.
Walking time. 2.5 hours.
From the Weisshorn middle station northward through the fragrant “Arlenwald” forest. After the forest, at the crossing to the “Prätschsee” lakes stay right and walk southward in direction to Prätschli. Then, return again through the forest to the village centre.
Walking time: 1 hour.
Arosa - Medergen - Langwies
From the “Untersee” lake to the reservoir lake, then rise 400 meters; pass the “Naturfreundehaus” cabin to the Walser colony Medergen on 2000 metres above sea level. The village with its typical wooden cabins does not have running water nor electricity; however, the restaurant Alpenrose still offers savoury delicacies to all hikers. Then, continue to the “Seejiboden” where you have a fantastic view on the “Sapün” valley and the “Chüpfenflue”. At the crossing turn left towards the “Heimeli-Sapün” restaurant in the next Walser colony. From there, walk via the forest path (or the more beautiful summer path) to Langwies. In Langwies, take the train back to Arosa.
Walking time. 5 hours.
Hiking Trail Index (in German)
The Arosa Hiking Map (1:25 000) can be purchased at the Arosa Tourism Office for CHF 20.00.