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Heidi and Gigi summer hiking trail

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  • Heidi & Gigi
    / Heidi & Gigi
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Burestübli
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Bergrestaurant Scharmoin Lenzerheide
  • / Bergrestaurant Scharmoin Lenzerheide Sommer
  • / zBar Sommer Ferienregion Lenzerheide
  • / Heidi & Gigi Weg Arosa Lenzerheide
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
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Exciting and challenging tour which connects the two destinations of Arosa and Lenzerheide. The tour can be shortened by using cable cars.
difficult
19.1 km
7:12 h
1153 m
1558 m

The Heidi & Gigi trail can be started in Arosa as well as Lenzerheide. At the latest since the inauguration of the aerial tramway Urdenbahn, LenzerHeidi and Gigi of Arosa go hand-in-hand. And every now and then they also visit each other by foot and enjoy the beautiful view from the peaks and have a drink or two at the various restaurants along the way. Follow the connecting trail and fall in love the unique panorama of Heidi and Gigi.

 

Author’s recommendation

Ein Besuch in der Hörnlihütte lohnt sich auch im Sommer.

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2856 m
Lowest point
1487 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Mountain Restaurant Scharmoin
Hörnli mountain station
Carmenna Hut
Brüggerstuba at the middle station
Restaurant Prätschli-Stall (Prätschli Stable)
Restaurant Burestübli
ZBar

Tips, hints and links

During the winter season the sections between Hörnli to Urdenfürggli and Urdenfürggli to Scharmoin are not possible to do by foot. You need to take the Urdenbahn aerial tramway and the chair lifts Urdenfürggli and Motta to continue the hike.

Start

Arosa (1891 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.789346, 9.674412
DMS
46°47'21.6"N 9°40'27.9"E
UTM
32T 551473 5181976
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Destination

Lenzerheide

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Arosa: Starting point of the hike is the car park Prätschli. The ascent to the Hörnli peak is constantly uphill. There is the option of taking the Cable car Hörnli-Express to the Hörnli peak. From the peak you have again the option to either take the Urdenbahn aerial tramway to the Urdenfürggli or walk the trail by foot. The ascent on the Lenzerheide side is quite steep and requires sturdy shoes. Afterwards, the trail leads upwards again onto Mt. Parpaner Rothorn. At the restaurant Scharmoin you may take a break before the hike continues. Take a ride in the Cable car Rothorn 2 to Schrmoin and enjoy this sun spoiled terrace before heading all the way down to Lenzerheide by foot. This last part can again be completed by cable car.

Start in Lenzerheide: Take Cable car Rothon 1 and 2 to Mt. Parpaner Rothorn. Start from there your hike over the galeries to Urdenfürggli. The trail to the Cable car station Urdenbahn is rather steep and demanding. Take the Aerial Tramway Urdenbahn or cross the valley by foot. Take a break at the Hörnlihut or along the way at the Carmennahut or restaurant Brüggerstuba and treat yourself to some energizing snack.

Note

Wildlife refuge Got Scharmoin: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From the train station Arosa take the local bus to Prätschli.

Take the bus in Lenzerheide to Chur from where you hop on the train back up to Arosa.

 

 

 

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. Turn right at the entrance of the village and follow the street.

Parking

Da beim Prätschli nur eine beschränkte Anzahl Parkplätze zur Verfügung steht, wird empfohlen im Parkhaus Ochsenbühl zu parken.

Coordinates

DD
46.789346, 9.674412
DMS
46°47'21.6"N 9°40'27.9"E
UTM
32T 551473 5181976
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.1 km
Duration
7:12h
Ascent
1153 m
Descent
1558 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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