This round tour combines the terms «wa-ter» and «mountain» and offers countless beautiful views on Arosa and its surround-ing. The trail passes the Altein waterfalls and the Altein lake before making a loop around the Schiesshorn mountain, includ-ing the possibility to climb to the peak.
Distance 11.9 km
The circumnavigation of one of Arosa’s most beautiful backyard mo untain offers a challenge and pleasure at the same time. The starting point is at the Arosa Sewage Plant (Abwasserreinigungsanlage - ARA) which can be reached by going down the valley, passing the Untersee lake. Once you have passed the first natural beauty, the Altein waterfalls, your physical condition will be tested at the relatively steep climb to the Altein lake. The Altein lake, located at the plateau of the Strela mountain range, offers an ideal resting place with views on the Schiesshorn mountain. When reaching the Scheisshorn Furgga further up, the peak appears to be within grasp. The return trail descends along the Furggatobel and across open meadows down to the valley, until it disappears in a fairytale-like forest. The starting point can be reached by continuing downwards and traversing the Isel, a clearing with bbq stations.
Update: January 09, 2020
Safety informationAchtung: Ab Schiesshorn Furgga ist der Aufstieg zum Schiesshorngipfel nicht markiert. Trittsicherheit und Schwindelfreiheit sind hier besonders gefragt.
Tips and hintsArosa Tourismus
Sport- und Kongresszentrum Arosa
+41 (0)81 378 70 20
ParkingCar parking available at the Arosa Sewage Plant (Abwasserreinigungsanlage - ARA), which serves as the starting and end point of this tour.
32T 551918 5181219
EquipmentParkmöglichkeit bei der Abwasserreini-gungsanlage Arosa (ARA), welches Start- und Endpunkt der Tour ist.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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