Themed Hiking Routes

Unforgettable moments in the Arosa mountains

There is a lot to discover along the themed hiking routes in and around Arosa. Combine hiking and learning in a playful way while feeding the animals and exploring the local flora and fauna.
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Squirrel Trail

Along this popular walking trail kids can feed the cute animals by hand and find out interesting information about squirrels and their daily life.

more about the Squirrel Trail
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Bear Sanctuary adventure trail

Welcome to the adventure trail. You can't miss our stars of the trail - they belong to the big bear family. Set off and discover the six big bears, find out where they live and how big they can get. Once you have found all the bears and measured them, you will find out which is the biggest. Present the complete stamp flyer at the guest information desk of Arosa Tourism (sports and congress centre in the village) and receive a bear surprise.

The stamp flyers are available at the guest information desk of Arosa Tourism or in the Arosa Bear Sanctuary. The route leads from the Bear Sanctuary to the Tschuggenhütte, past the "Bergkirchli" and to the Kulmwiese.

Arosa Bear Sanctuary
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Lucky Stone Trail

This trail provides you hands-on opportunities to explore habitats with their geological features and adaptable flora. Especially children learn in a playful way and enjoy the corresponding quiz.

to the quiz book of the Lucky Stone Trail

Minor treasure hunt

Around the Arosa Bear Sanctuary, at the middle station of the cable car Arosa-Weisshorn, squirrels have hidden. Who will find them? Starting in summer 2019, young and old can go on a treasure hunt for the squirrels carved out of wood and win great prizes. Those who find all the squirrels and mark them on the treasure map will receive a free Minörli (chocolate) as a reward from the restaurant Brüggerstuba. The hiking day in Arosa or the visit to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary can now be continued strengthened. There, bears can be observed in the spacious, natural outdoor enclosure.

Arosa Bear Sanctuary
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Trail of the Planets

Go on an adventure across our solar system and travel from the sun to planet Pluto. The Trail of the Planets uncovers the secrets of space and demonstrates the impressive size of our solar system on a scale of 1:2.8 billion. 

take a hike through our solar system on the Trail of the Planets
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Isel Nature Trail

Would you like to learn more about the exciting history of Arosa’s water and electricity supply? Or do you feel like exploring the local botanical and geological diversity of Arosa on your own? In that case, we recommend that you follow the Isel Nature Trail to the Altein waterfalls and return along the reservoir lake. The trail is accessible even in bad and wet weather conditions.

start your discovery tour along the Isel Nature Trail
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Hikes of Legends

An enchanted castle and all its inhabitants are destroyed by lightning and thunder. Every night, tormented screams can be heard across the Urdenalp. And two lovers freeze to death at the Gottlob-Stone at the Carmennapass. You can purchase a special legends-hiking map with a collection of all the local legends at the Arosa Tourist Office for CHF 7.00.

to the map of the hikes of legends
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10-Lake Fun

Discover ten mountain lakes in Arosa and let yourself be enchanted by their mysterious and relaxing depths. The diverse hiking trails, passing across the vast area in and around Arosa, can easily be completed over several days.
Make sure you do not forget to write down the number of each lake, so you can win a little souvenir.

To the 10-Lake-Fun
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Flower Walks App

Botanical treasure hunt in Arosa with the app «Flower Walks»

Arosa is a partner of the app «Flower Walks» and provides you with a colorful excursion through the fascinating world of flowers. Over 900 plants grow between the Arosa Weisshorn and the village. Discover them by downloading the app and following the planned route with all its information. Let the flower journey begin!

to the route
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Geocaching, the exciting treasure hunt, has arrived in Arosa. With the free geocaching app, on which the coordinates of the treasures are communicated, more than 50 treasures can be searched for and hopefully found in Arosa. In addition to the caches scattered all over Arosa, the best is now coming: Some caches have been designed as circular routes so that the treasures can be discovered on foot or, in summer, by bike, with children or as an individual. The "Aroser Alpen Trail" with a total of 20 caches and the "Aroser Talblick Trail" with a total of 14 caches are happy to be visited by our guests.

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Start your holiday with a fantastic hike to Arosa. Colourful birds, nimble squirrels, magnificent trees and bushes. Breathe in the fresh mountain air even before you reach your destination. From the small, manageable railway station in Litzirüti you walk leisurely to the magnificent forest where the gravel road begins. The easy hiking trail from Litzirüti to Arosa winds its way through the dense fir forest. The path offers beautiful views of the majestic Schiesshorn, the gigantic Tijerfluh and other imposing mountains in the region. As far as Arosa it is an easy and romantic hike. Clear lakes and the wild rushing Plessur accompany you on the way from Litzirüti to Arosa. Peace and harmony - the world is still in harmony here and nature is almost untouched.

More information
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Trail of the Wals People

The Trail of the Wals People is a project by the Wals Association of Grisons and grants the opportunity to experience the culture of the local Wals people. Explore exciting historical trails that combine impressive natural and cultural landscapes with regional history and specialties in the most beautiful regions of Switzerland.

Walk on the path of history along the Trail of the Wals People

The Schanfigg Alpine Trail

The Schanfigg Alpine Trail can be accomplished in six one-day stages and leads along marked hiking routes above the timber line all around the Schanfigg valley. Walking through fragrant Alpine meadows, across small creeks, passing loving, crooked, tanned houses means relaxation for body and soul. And the impressive mountain scenery is the best reward for accomplishing the trail by foot. On the Peister Alp you meet grazing cows which take a bemused look at the passers-by. Charming cabins and traditional guesthouses along the hiking route invite hikers to linger and spend the night.

Stages:  1  -  2  -  3  -  4  -  5  -  6

Strap up your hiking boots
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Maran Garden

Discover the diversity of the local Grisons flora during a guided visit through the Maran Garden. The tours take place every Tuesday at 2.30 pm during the summer months.

Meeting point is at the bus stop Maran. The guided tour is free of charge and registration is not required.

discover the local Grisons flora at the Maran Garden
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Ricola Experience Trail

Have you ever asked yourself: Who invented Ricola and how do the herbs actually get into the candies? The Ricola Experience Trail will tell you and take you on an exciting journey through the world of Ricola. Along the 10 experience stations you will learn many interesting facts about the ever-popular Ricola products, what makes them so special and, of course, everything you need to know about the natural Swiss mountain herbs. Smell, see, taste and, above all, marvel at the big and small secrets of the traditional Swiss company on this interactive trail together with the whole family.

The approx. one-hour easy walk starts either at the Golf- und Sporthotel Hof Maran or at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary- always with the most beautiful views of the Arosa mountain scenery.

To the Ricola experience trail

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