The slightly hilly and sunny trail is located on the Maran golf course. From the open, treeless terrain you enjoy a beautiful view of the Arosa mountains.
Distance 1.9 km
Highest point1,852 m
Lowest point1,827 m
Alp Maran is located on a high plateau above the Obersee lake, nestled between Weisshorn, Prätsch and Litzirüti. The centre of the settlement, which once consisted of a few individual farms, is the golf hotel with its 18-hole golf course. This is one of the highest golf courses in Europe. In winter, cross-country skiers do their rounds here. Gliding over the open, gently undulating golf course, the cross-country skiers enjoy a beautiful view of the Arosa mountains and the Schanfigg valley with its original Walser villages. The training on Maran begins with two short descents, before the course climbs moderately and continues practically flat. In the last third, you pass the well-known alpine garden Maran, which is now under a blanket of snow. Afterwards, there is the opportunity to stop for a break - or a sunbath. The Maran training trail is completely sunny from January until April.
On every round, you pass the ETH Zurich's high-alpine research institute. In the summer months there are enormously instructive guided tours. You won't believe how many plants grow and thrive at 1,900 metres above sea level. Come by in summer too!
Dogs and pedestrians are not allowed on the tracks.
Tips and hints
The changing rooms, shower and bathrooms (women and men) at the Restaurant Golfhuus are closed in the evening.
Cross-Country Skiing Pass (Loipenpass) By buying the Arosa Cross-Country Skiing Pass you are supporting the laborious maintenance of the tracks. At the same time you benefit from the following services:
Free us of all cross-country skiing tracks in Arosa!
Free use of the shuttle bus
Usage of the changing rooms and bathrooms in Maran and Isel
The cross-country skiing passes point of sales are as follows:
Arosa Tourism Office, Sports and Conference Centre Arosa
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Arosa, point of sales chair lift Tschuggen Ost
Carmenna Sport, next to the pharmacy
Restaurant Golfhuus, Maran and Golf and Sports Hotel Hof Maran
Cross-Country and Snowshoe Hiking Centre Geeser, Wätterluggastrasse
Circular track on open, slightly hilly terrain: two short descents - moderate ascent - flat section in between - past the Maran Alpine Garden - back to the starting point.
all notes on protected areas
The Rhaetian Railway runs from Chur to Arosa and back every hour. The local bus waits for you at Arosa station and takes you in the direction of Prätschli to the cross-country skiing stop. (Bus schedule)
Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn right and continue until you reach the cross-country skiing tracks (right-hand side).
There are around 20 parking spots at the Golf Club House (strating point for all tracks). It is recommended to park the car at the car park Ochsenbühl and the local bus to the tracks. All information about parking in Arosa can be found here: www.arosa-parking.com