This hike leads gently downhill from Arosa via Litzirüti through the forest to Langwies. On the way, a look at the legendary Langwies viaduct is not to be missed.
Distance 7.6 km
Highest point1,739 m
Lowest point1,261 m
The tour starts at the Arosa railway station and first takes you on an asphalt road to Untersee. There the well-prepared winter hiking trail starts, winding through the snow-covered forest, along the Plessur river and the railway line of the Rhaetian Railway to Litzirüti. Can you catch a glimpse of the red RHB train on the way? The trail continues through the Schanfigg valley to the Litzirüti train station, where you can also enjoy a culinary treat. Shortly after Litzirüti, the trail leads down to the wildly romantic banks of the Plessur, from where you can admire the Langwies viaduct from an impressive perspective. Follow the signs to Langwies, from where hourly trains run back to Arosa or to Chur.
Enjoy a culinary stopover in Litzirüti and don't forget to snap a photo of the Langwies viaduct.
Update: December 22, 2021
Best time of year
The winter hiking trail crosses the railway line of the Rhaetian Railway, caution is advised.
The trail is used by sledgers and pedestrians, please be considerate.
Tips and hints
Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting.
Please keep your dogs on a leash
Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again
You will often see game on your walks. Enjoy the sight of these animals and respect their familiar surroundings.
Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails
Arosa (Train Station) (1,738 m)
32T 551868 5181290
Langwies (Train Station)
Arosa - Untersee - Litzirüti - Langwies
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The Rhaetian Railway runs every hour from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction). The hike starts directly at the train station in Arosa. Once you've finished the hike, take a train from Langwies back to Arosa or to Chur.
From Chur along the winding Arosastrasse to the end of the valley to Arosa. Continue in direction "Bahnhof" or leave your car at one of the parkings in Arosa and continue by bus/foot.
In Langwies the hike ends directly at the railway station, from where you can take the hourly train back to Arosa or to Chur.
At the entrance to the village there is a large signs indicating the various parking options. We recommend the Obersee car park.