Schanfigger Höhenweg (Schanfigger high trail)
Six stages, almost 74 kilometres and around 3,500 metres in altitude: One of the most impressive stage hikes through Schanfigg. The individual stages are characterised by mountain lakes and old Walser settlements. In short, an impressive cultural hike through unique Alpine flora and mountain landscapes.
The Schanfigg region is characterised by the two important towns of Chur and Arosa at the entrance and end of the valley. In between there are small and medium-sized villages that have retained their original character despite the tourist development in Arosa.
5 tips on the Schanfigger Höhenweg:
1. Tschiertschen: This picturesque village was voted the most beautiful mountain village in Graubünden.
2. Arosa: There is much to discover here; the Arosa Bärenland, the Eichhörnliweg (squirrel trail) or loosen up tired hiking legs in the cool waters of the Untersee lido.
3. Sapün and Heimeli mountain inn: The side valley of Sapün is one of the scenic highlights of this long-distance hike. With a bit of luck, you can observe wild animals from the terrace of the mountain inn.
4. Lake Grüensee in Fondei: Lake Grüensee on the Durannapass is too beautiful to simply walk past. Treat yourself to a break.
5. Hochwang: The section between Fondei and Hochwang is perfect as a photo subject: moorland landscapes, flower meadows, sun-baked wooden stables.
The individual Schanfigger stages are between three and six hours long. Since some of the stage locations are served by public transport, there are various options for getting on and off. This allows flexible tour planning to suit your own needs and ambitions.
Route 1: Chur - Tschiertschen
Route 2: Tschiertschen - Arosa
Route 3: Arosa - Sapün
Route 4: Sapün - Fondei
Route 5: Fondei - Hochwang
Route 6: Hochwang - Chur