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Arosa - Hörnli - Urdensee lake - Löser - Ochsenalp - Arosa

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  • Abfahrt Hörnli-Urdensee
    / Abfahrt Hörnli-Urdensee
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  • / Aussicht Rot Tritt
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  • / Ochsenalp
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  • / Prätschalp - Arosa
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This challenging tour leads through a breath-taking landscape with beautiful and crispy single trails.
difficult
27.4 km
4:13 h
1,109 m
1,098 m
This tour starts by bike at the Obersee lake and continues towards Maran-Prätschli and then via the Weisshorn middle station to the Carmenna hut. After a short ascent you reach the Hörnli and the Hörnli hut, a restaurant that is also open during the summer season. It presents a perfect spot for a quick break. Afterwards a single trail with a short bike-carrying passage leads to the beautiful Urdensee lake. As of here the road conditions becomes better again and just before Tschiertschen it brings you back to the road that leads to Arosa via the Ochsenalp. After the Ochsenalp it is worth taking a detour via the Prätschalp with the last single trail loaded with roots. Guaranteed fun!

Author’s recommendation

A stop at the Ochsenalp is a must!
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,510 m
Lowest point
1,680 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hörnli-Hütte
Prätschalp
Carmenna Hut
Brüggerstuba at the middle station
Ochsenalp hut

Safety information

Includes some crispy single trails. Advanced bikers will love it!

Start

Obersee Arosa (1,734 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.783585, 9.682856
DMS
46°47'00.9"N 9°40'58.3"E
UTM
32T 552123 5181341
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Destination

Obersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

This tour starts by bike at the Obersee lake and continues towards Maran-Prätschli and then via the Weisshorn middle station to the Carmenna hut. After a short ascent you reach the Hörnli and the Hörnli hut, a restaurant that is also open during the summer season. It presents a perfect spot for a quick break. Afterwards a single trail with a short bike-carrying passage leads to the beautiful Urdensee lake. As of here the road conditions becomes better again and just before Tschiertschen it brings you back to the road that leads to Arosa via the Ochsenalp. After the Ochsenalp it is worth taking a detour via the Prätschalp with the last single trail loaded with roots. Guaranteed fun!

 

Note

Wildlife refuge Waldungen linke Talseite: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Slowly, a bit like a tramway, the Arosa-train cruises through Chur, passing the city walls, the Malteser tower and the Obertor (gate), the landmark of Grisons capital. But soon the stroll on tracks across the city ends. At the city boarder the tramway changes into a mountain railway and climbs through the wild Schanfigg valley all the way up to the well-known holiday destination Arosa. On only 26km of length the trains ascents over one thousand altitude metres.

 

Getting there

As of Chur it takes about 40 minutes to climb the curvy street all the way up to Arosa. The Schanfigg road leads across the valley and during the 30km ascent and 360 turns it overcomes 1,320 metres of altitude.

 

Parking

The car park Ochsenbühl is located right next to the starting point. The parking fee totals CHF 6.00 for a whole day.

 

Coordinates

DD
46.783585, 9.682856
DMS
46°47'00.9"N 9°40'58.3"E
UTM
32T 552123 5181341
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Allmountain, endurobike

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Difficulty
S3 difficult
Distance
27.4 km
Duration
4:13h
Ascent
1,109 m
Descent
1,098 m
Loop Scenic Single trail/Free ride

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