Bear Mountains Arosa
Experience perfect bike holidays in the heart of Grisons
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The trails and hiking paths in Graubünden have always been a meeting place and different sport types are available. A trail network of approximately 17,000 kilometres in a fantastic landscape is available in Grisons for your sports activities, be it hiking, trail running, Nordic walking, or mountain biking. The signposted trail network comprises approximately 11,000 kilometres, part of which is designated as mountain bike trails.
Mountain biking is also generally permitted on trails, provided that in individual cases an explicit prohibition is not indicated. In view of the increasing number of users and new user groups, we in the Grisons are of the opinion that this situation can be managed only through understanding and tolerance between the users.
Have you had a very unpleasant experience with reckless mountain users? Report it to our information offices. This helps us to identify the guilty parties or to identify particularly critical mountain stretches.
- Be considerate when crossing and overtaking hikers.
- Close gates and fences after passage.
- Protect what you yourself enjoy: intact nature, animals, plants and your good image.
- Do not brake with locked wheels.
- Do not leave any waste behind.
- Equip yourself well.
- Take responsibility.
- Plan your tour.
- Write down the emergency number 144
Dealing with animals & suckler cows in the Arosa-Schanfigg region
If you encounter animals on your bike tour, it is important to know how you behave. This is especially important with suckler cows and guard dogs to keep the animals undisturbed. Cow mothers protect their calves - so keep your distance.
On the following Alps, in and around Arosa, suckler cows spend the summer with their calves:
- Arosa Alp Urden (hiking trail Hörnli - Urdensee - Tschiertschen)
- Langwies Alp Medergen, Alp Tschuggen, Alp Haupt (Sapün), Alp Reckholdern (Fondei), Alp Blackten (Fondei)
In order to avoid unnecessary accidents, certain rules of conduct must be observed when crossing alpine pastures with suckler cows. The following measures are taken by alpine dairymen: Bikers are warned of danger with the familiar green warning signs. The warning signs are placed along the official hiking trails. Rules of conduct: Keep away from cattle - never touch calves - keep dogs on a leash and let go in an emergency. Please also note that suckler cows can be found in the Alps until the end of September. The keeping of suckler cows is a beautiful and species-appropriate form of keeping, in which social contacts between the animals are possible again.
You can find more information on suckler cow culture, warning signs and guard dogs in the following PDF: