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Arosa - Litzirüti - Langwies

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  • Arosa-Litzirüti-Langwies
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    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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    Photo: Andrea Mende, Arosa Lenzerheide
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Relaxed hike through the wintery forest to the viaduct
easy
Distance 7.6 km
2:06 h
55 m
477 m
The trail passes along the tracks through the forest from Arosa down the Schanfigg valley towards Litzirüti. Shortly after Litzirüti the path descents to the shore of the Plessur river from where you have an incredible view on the viaduct.

Author’s recommendation

Geniessen Sie in Litzirüti einen kulinarischen Stopp.
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Author
Andrea Mende
Update: February 02, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,738 m
Lowest point
1,261 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

The return journey by the Rhaetian Railway is not free of charge.

Start

Arosa (1,738 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'099E 1'183'773N
DD
46.783138, 9.679509
DMS
46°46'59.3"N 9°40'46.2"E
UTM
32T 551868 5181289
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Destination

Langwies

Turn-by-turn directions

Arosa - Litzirüti - Langwies

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

ride with the Rhaetian Railway from Chur to Arosa and get back from Langwies with the same one.

Getting there

Follow the signalisation from Chur direction Arosa.

Parking

Park your car in the parking lot Ochsenbühl, which is situated right next to the sports- and conference centre Arosa.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'099E 1'183'773N
DD
46.783138, 9.679509
DMS
46°46'59.3"N 9°40'46.2"E
UTM
32T 551868 5181289
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:06 h
Ascent
55 m
Descent
477 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Family-friendly Way cleared Groomed snow
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