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Untersee lake - small / big Altein Waterfall - Isel - Untersee lake

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Map / Untersee lake - small / big Altein Waterfall - Isel - Untersee lake
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Semi-difficult hike to the roaring Altein waterfalls.. Experience Arosa's mountain nature close up.

easy
6 km
1:50 h
172 m
194 m

The hike starts at the ARA Arosa and leads along the Welschtobel river to a small wooden bridge that brings you to the left side of the valley. Follow the sign post small / big Altein waterfall. The left trail is a bit rocky but not very steep and leads to the small waterfall. The right trail across the bridge is a bit steeper and leads to the big waterfall. To return follow the same way back until you reach the wooden bridge. Do not cross it again but continue on the same side of the valley through the Isel forest. Cross the suspension bridge further along to return back to Arosa. The themed route "Nature.Protection.Humans" is also located at the Isel.

Author’s recommendation

The themed route "Nature.Protection.Humans" is also located at the Isel.

 

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1746 m
Lowest point
1617 m
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Rest Stop

Lido Untersee Lake

Safety information

The trail to the small Altein waterfall is easier. To reach the big Altein waterfall surefootedness is required.

Tips, hints and links

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Untersee Arosa (1692 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.778929, 9.683771
UTM
32T 552198 5180824

Destination

Untersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the ARA Arosa and leads along the Welschtobel river to a small wooden bridge that brings you to the left side of the valley. Follow the sign post small / big Altein waterfall. The left trail is a bit rocky but not very steep and leads to the small waterfall. The right trail across the bridge is a bit steeper and leads to the big waterfall. To return follow the same way back until you reach the wooden bridge. Do not cross it again but continue on the same side of the valley through the Isel forest. Cross the suspension bridge further along to return back to Arosa. The themed route "Nature.Protection.Humans" is also located at the Isel.

 

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The Untersee lake is accessible by the Rhaetian Railway and then the local bus.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. At the village entrance, opposite the petrol station, turn left and follow the street all the way to the Untersee lake.

Parking

The number of parking spots at the Untersee lake is limited. It is therefore recommended to park the car at the car park Ochsenbühl and either walk by foot or take the local bus to the Untersee lake.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
172 m
Descent
194 m
Public transport friendly Loop Multi-stage tour Scenic Family friendly

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