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685 Schwellisee-Route

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Map / 685 Schwellisee-Route
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Comfortable ascend by cable car Hörnli. Dive in the magnificent mountain world and the intact na-ture of Arosa. Clear blue lakes reflect the glance of the mountains.
moderate
14.2 km
6:12 h
337 m
1381 m

The beautiful hiking trail Innerarosa – Älplisee – Schwellisee – In-nerarosa starts with a comfortable ascend by cable car to the Hörnli. During the ascend you can watch the marmots. From Hörnli take the hiking trail in direction of Älplisee through the peak of the rocks of Arosa.
When you passed the rocks, you reach the clear mountain lake Älplisee. The trail goes on through the Chlus – an exposed pass, secured by a steel cable – to a lonely Swiss stone pine, which is protected.
There you already can catch a glimpse of the pearl of the Arosa mountain lakes, the Schwellissee. On a downward way you reach the Schwellissee. In a hot summer you can cool down by a swim in the lake. Follow the way back to In-nerarosa. 

 

Author’s recommendation

Board and lodging at the Hörnlihütte.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2853 m
Lowest point
1793 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

Attention: There can be snow on the higher reaches of the trail, even in summertime.

Tips, hints and links

Arosa Tourismus
Poststrasse
7050 Arosa
+41 (0)81 378 70 20 
+41 (0)81 378 70 21
arosa@arosa.ch
www.arosa.ch

Start

Arosa (Hörnli) (2837 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.742499, 9.597684
UTM
32T 545657 5176723

Destination

Innerarosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Go from Innerarosa by the cable car Hörnliexpress up to the Hörnli. Then follow the signpost “Älplisee”. From Älplisee follow the signpost “Schwellisee”. To return back to Arosa follow the signpost “Innerarosa”.

Note

Wildlife refuge Tschuggawald: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Operating time Hörnliexpress: End of June until Middle of October.

Arrival and departure from and to the station by the Arosa Bus.

 

Getting there

Von Basel und Zürich - Chur-Süd (Ausfahrt Nr. 17) - Arosa oder Lenzerheide.
Von Milano - Lugano - San-Bernadino-Tunnel - Thusis - Chur (Ausfahrt Arosa oder Lenzerheide) - Arosa oder Lenzerheide.

Lenzerheide: Im Dorf steht Ihnen der kostenlose Sportbus zur Verfügung.
Arosa: An-/Abreise vom und zum Bahnhof mit dem Arosa Bus.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
6:12 h
Ascent
337 m
Descent
1381 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Botanical highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent Summit route

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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