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Wals hike Medergen - Dorfji Sapün

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  • Medergen
    / Medergen
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  • Medergen
    / Medergen
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  • Das Strandbad Untersee
    / Das Strandbad Untersee
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  • Das malerische Restaurant Alpenrose
    / Das malerische Restaurant Alpenrose
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
Map / Wals hike Medergen - Dorfji Sapün
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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
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.

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2084 m
Lowest point
1318 m
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Rest Stop

Lido Untersee Lake
Restaurant Alpenrose

Tips, hints and links

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Start

Arosa (1693 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.778958, 9.683728
UTM
32T 552194 5180828

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.

 

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. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:54 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
908 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value

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