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Tschiertschen - Arosa

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  • Tschiertschen
    / Tschiertschen
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Ochsenalp
    Photo: Nicole Hemmi, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Aussicht vom Rot Tritt
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Zwischenhalt beim Rot Tritt
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Prätschalp im Sommer
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • /
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Aussicht von der Feuerstelle Hinter Maranerhüschi
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • /
    Photo: Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Openair-Kino in der isblaatere
    Photo: Südostschweiz
  • / Die Rhätische Bahn im Bahnhof Arosa
    Photo: 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
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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2009 m
Lowest point
1345 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Prätschalp
Cheese Making Factory Maran
Restaurant Isblaatere
Ochsenalp hut

Tips, hints and links

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Tschiertschen (1344 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.817757, 9.606644
UTM
32T 546277 5185091

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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
4:32h
Ascent
695 m
Descent
302 m
Public transport friendly Round trip Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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