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Tschiertschen - Arosa

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  • Tschiertschen
    / Tschiertschen
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Ochsenalp
    Photo: Nicole Hemmi, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Aussicht vom Rot Tritt
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Zwischenhalt beim Rot Tritt
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Prätschalp im Sommer
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • /
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Aussicht von der Feuerstelle Maraner Hüschi
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
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    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Openair-Kino in der isblaatere
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Südostschweiz
  • / Die Rhätische Bahn im Bahnhof Arosa
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
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Semi-difficult hike from the authentic Wals village Tschiertschen via the Ochsenalp to Arosa. The view from the Ochsenalp across the Schanfigg valley is simply amazing.
moderate
Distance 14.3 km
4:32 h
695 m
302 m
Starting point of the hike is the authentic Wals village Tschiertschen with its picturesque house and unique village centre. The trail leads uphill - sometimes a bit more and sometimes a bit less - but always accompanied by the sound of cow bells. Once you pass the tree line the path becomes a bit flatter and finally arrives at the Ochsenalp. The restaurant at Ochsenalp offers traditional delicacies. Afterwards you have the choice between two beautiful trails back to Arosa. Either you enjoy the hike along blueberry and juniper berry bushes via the Scheidegg passing the Scheidegg lake and arriving at Prätschli. Or you prefer the path through the larch forest and via the Wolfsboden that leads to the Roten Tritt where a stunning view with a nice bbq area invites to linger. From the Roten Tritt the trail continues along the Prätschsee lake down to Prätschli.
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Author
Andrea Mende
Updated: June 10, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,009 m
Lowest point
1,345 m
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant Isblaatere
Ochsenalp hut

Tips and hints

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Tschiertschen (1,344 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'765'431E 1'187'464N
DD
46.817757, 9.606644
DMS
46°49'03.9"N 9°36'23.9"E
UTM
32T 546277 5185091
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Destination

Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point of the hike is the authentic Wals village Tschiertschen with its picturesque house and unique village centre. The trail leads uphill - sometimes a bit more and sometimes a bit less - but always accompanied by the sound of cow bells. Once you pass the tree line the path becomes a bit flatter and finally arrives at the Ochsenalp. The restaurant at Ochsenalp offers traditional delicacies. Afterwards you have the choice between two beautiful trails back to Arosa. Either you enjoy the hike along blueberry and juniper berry bushes via the Scheidegg passing the Scheidegg lake and arriving at Prätschli. Or you prefer the path through the larch forest and via the Wolfsboden that leads to the Roten Tritt where a stunning view with a nice bbq area invites to linger. From the Roten Tritt the trail continues along the Prätschsee lake down to Prätschli.

Note

Wildlife refuge Waldungen linke Talseite: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Rhaetian Railway from Arosa to Chur and then take the bus to Tschiertschen.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur follow the sign posts to Lenzerheide and turn left at te Araschgerrank. Then keep going across the Passugg to Tschiertschen.

Parking

Parking spots in Tschiertschen are well signposted.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'765'431E 1'187'464N
DD
46.817757, 9.606644
DMS
46°49'03.9"N 9°36'23.9"E
UTM
32T 546277 5185091
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
4:32 h
Ascent
695 m
Descent
302 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Point to Point Family friendly

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