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Langwies - Sapün - Heimeli

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  • Langwies
    Langwies
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From Langwies through the Sapün valley up to Heimeli and back to the valley by toboggan.
moderate
Distance 5.2 km
1:55 h
500 m
0 m
1,816 m
1,316 m

From Langwies, the path leads up through the wild and romantic valley, through deep gorges, over high bridges, past large icicles and a wild stream. As soon as the trail leaves the forest, you walk through a beautiful valley towards the Dörfji "Sapün": an old, beautiful Walser village. It is worth stopping for a moment to admire the beautiful houses. After the village, the trail continues through the valley, passing small hamlets. At the end, it becomes a little more strenuous and steep, but after a short while you reach the Heimeli mountain inn.

 

Author’s recommendation

After the almost two-hour ascent, enjoy the culinary delights in the cosy parlour of the beautiful Walserhaus "Heimeli". Afterwards, you are invigorated for a speedy toboggan ride back down into the valley. The sledges are provided by the Heimeli mountain inn. 
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: January 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,816 m
Lowest point
1,316 m
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Heimeli

Safety information

The Berggasthaus Heimeli endeavours to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. Daily updated information on the open winter hiking trails can be found on the winter sports report of Arosa Lenzerheide.

Tips and hints

OUR WISHES FOR HIKERS

  • Dogs belong 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 in their familiar surroundings.
  • Leave trail markingsDo not use closed paths
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Winter sports report Arosa and surroundings

Heimeli mountain lodge

Start

Langwies (1,316 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'086E 1'187'894N
DD
46.819679, 9.707075
DMS
46°49'10.8"N 9°42'25.5"E
UTM
32T 553936 5185368
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Destination

Langwies

Turn-by-turn directions

Langwies - Sapün - Heimeli

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Arosa or Chur to the Langwies stop, then about 20 minutes' walk to the Langwies depot from where the trail branches off to Sapün.

Getting there

It takes around 40 minutes to reach the Walser village of Langwies from Chur via the winding Schanfiggerstrasse, in the direction of Arosa. 

Parking

The public parking spaces in Langwies are signposted. Shortly after the village centre there is a free car park above the sawmill. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'086E 1'187'894N
DD
46.819679, 9.707075
DMS
46°49'10.8"N 9°42'25.5"E
UTM
32T 553936 5185368
w3w 
///hurricane.brew.crowds
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Dress for unexpected changes in weather
  • Footwear with good tread, winter walking sticks an advantage
  • Protection against the cold: jumper, hat, gloves, windbreaker
  • Sun hat, sun cream, UV protection, sunglasses

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
500 m
Highest point
1,816 m
Lowest point
1,316 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Out and back Refreshment stops available Way cleared Family-friendly Insider tip Dog-friendly
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1600 m 1800 m
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