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Wals hike Medergen - Dorfji Sapün

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  • Medergen
    / Medergen
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  • / Medergen
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Das Strandbad Untersee
    Photo: Nina Mattli, Arosa Lenzerheide
  • / Das malerische Restaurant Alpenrose
    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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Semi-difficult hike from Arosa through the larch wood passing the Wals colonies Medergen and Sapün to Langwies. This hike provides a fantastic panorama across the Schanfigg valley all the way to Chur and even to the Glarner Tödi.
moderate
Distance 15 km
4:54 h
532 m
908 m
This hike leads through larch wood, across Alpine meadows and picturesque Wals villages. Take a break and visit the restaurant Alpenrose in Medergen. After the descent Chüpfertälli it is worth taking a small detour to the mountain restaurant Heimeli. If you wish to stay longer you may also stay overnight in one of the cosy bedrooms. Before heading back down to Langwies it is highly recommended to take a stroll through the Dörfji Sapün.
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Andrea Mende
Updated: May 29, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
1,318 m
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Rest Stop

Lido Untersee Lake
Restaurant Alpenrose
Berggasthaus Heimeli

Tips and hints

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Arosa (1,693 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'434E 1'183'318N
DD
46.778958, 9.683728
DMS
46°46'44.2"N 9°41'01.4"E
UTM
32T 552194 5180828
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Destination

Langwies

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike leads through larch wood, across Alpine meadows and picturesque Wals villages. Take a break and visit the restaurant Alpenrose in Medergen. After the descent Chüpfertälli it is worth taking a small detour to the mountain restaurant Heimeli. If you wish to stay longer you may also stay overnight in one of the cosy bedrooms. Before heading back down to Langwies it is highly recommended to take a stroll through the Dörfji Sapün.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The Untersee lake is accessible by foot or the local bus.

As of Langwies you may take the Rhaetian Railway back up to Arosa.

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 down to the Untersee lake.

 

Parking

There is only a limited amount of parking spots at the Untersee lake. It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl, it is located a few hundred metres from the train station Arosa. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'434E 1'183'318N
DD
46.778958, 9.683728
DMS
46°46'44.2"N 9°41'01.4"E
UTM
32T 552194 5180828
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:54 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
908 m
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