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Arosa - Ramoz hut - Lake Älplisee - Arosa

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A challenging hike through the wild Welschtobel, all the way up to the Erzhorn saddle and via the romantic Älplisee lake back to Arosa.
difficult
Distance 18.2 km
8:02 h
1,134 m
1,134 m
2,743 m
1,617 m
The hike starts at the Untersee lake Arosa and leads to the Isel, across the river and deeper into the wild valley (Welschtobel). The hills on both sides are steep and one might also observe chamois, deer and ibexes. Once at the Ramoz hut (a non-attended SAC hut) it might be wise to enjoy a break before the path ascents to the Erzhorn saddle.  As of here surefootedness and head for heights is required. Also the ascent demands high concentration. As soon as the tricky passage is over the path continues downhill to the Älplisee lake. Your feet will love the cool down in the icy water. During the summer you might even enjoy a swim. After the Älplisee lake the trail leads to the Schwellisee lake and finally arrives back to Arosa.

Author’s recommendation

An overnight stay in the Ramozhütte is an unforgettable experience. (Self-catering hut, reservation required)
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,743 m
Lowest point
1,617 m
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Track types

Asphalt 14.11%Dirt road 14.76%Forested/wild trail 4.39%Path 66.72%
Asphalt
2.6 km
Dirt road
2.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
12.1 km
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Rest stops

Lido Untersee Lake
Restaurant Strandbad
Restaurant Alpenblick

Safety information

The trail across the Erzhorn saddle is an Alpine hiking trail and marked with white/blue sign posts and requires surefootedness and no fear of heights. Please follow the rules and signposting. You will find more helpful tips under Hiking Info.

Tips and hints

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information.

This hike is only possible during the summer season.

Please find more information about the Ramoz Hut and the reservation here.

Start

Strandbad (Lido) Untersee Arosa (1,692 m)
Coordinates:
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2'771'438E 1'183'303N
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46.778826, 9.683773
DMS
46°46'43.8"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552198 5180813
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Destination

Strandbad (Lido) Untersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Strandbad Untersee Arosa - Isel - following the river - Ramoz Hut - Erzohrnsattel - Älplisee lake - Schwellisee lake - Strandbad Untersee Arosa

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. From the train station Arosa, the Untersee lake (starting point of the hike) is accessible by foot or by the free local bus.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts and the winding road to Arosa. At the village entrance, after the petrol station, turn left and follow the street downhill.

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 hundret metres from the train station Arosa. 

Please find more information about the parking options in Arosa here: www.arosa-parking.com

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'438E 1'183'303N
DD
46.778826, 9.683773
DMS
46°46'43.8"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552198 5180813
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Weatherproof clothing, sturdy shoes, walking sticks and sufficient water are recommended. It is also recommended to take food in your backpack, as there are no restaurants along the way.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
8:02 h
Ascent
1,134 m
Descent
1,134 m
Highest point
2,743 m
Lowest point
1,617 m
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