768 Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour
768 Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

Hiking

Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

Arosa, Bahnhof–Arosa, Bahnhof

Photo gallery

WL_768_arosaochsneralp_1_M.jpg
Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

Arosa-Ochsenalp Rundtour

The big star of this hike is the diverse landscape around Arosa. From the highest point, the «Hauptichopf» peak, you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Schanfigg and Rhine Valleys near Chur. Due to its convenient location, the trail is accessible from spring onwards and a popular early-season route.
The Arosa train station is used as the starting point for this four-hour hike. The trailhead is marked at the valley station of the Arosa – Weisshorn cable car. The first section goes over the «Scheitenböden» to the middle station of the Weisshorn cable car. After just 1.5 km you reach the timberline, and the Alpine panorama opens right out. The path leads across the rolling countryside with great views to the highest point of the tour, the «Hauptichopf».

After a further interesting journey along the «Scheidegg» with superb views, walk down to the «Ochsenalp» inn. After refreshments in the cosy alpine refuge, you reach the «Prätschalp» via the «Rot Tritt» section. Continue between the upper and lower Prätsch lakes, above the golf course, past the Maran dairy farm, to the final highlight of the round trip, the «Eichhörnliweg», and back to the railway station.

The «Eichhörnliweg» section is particularly popular with families. Along the way, you will come across some well-maintained fireplaces offering a welcoming respite.
The big star of this hike is the diverse landscape around Arosa. From the highest point, the «Hauptichopf» peak, you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Schanfigg and Rhine Valleys near Chur. Due to its convenient location, the trail is accessible from spring onwards and a popular early-season route.
The Arosa train station is used as the starting point for this four-hour hike. The trailhead is marked at the valley station of the Arosa – Weisshorn cable car. The first section goes over the «Scheitenböden» to the middle station of the Weisshorn cable car. After just 1.5 km you reach the timberline, and the Alpine panorama opens right out. The path leads across the rolling countryside with great views to the highest point of the tour, the «Hauptichopf».

After a further interesting journey along the «Scheidegg» with superb views, walk down to the «Ochsenalp» inn. After refreshments in the cosy alpine refuge, you reach the «Prätschalp» via the «Rot Tritt» section. Continue between the upper and lower Prätsch lakes, above the golf course, past the Maran dairy farm, to the final highlight of the round trip, the «Eichhörnliweg», and back to the railway station.

The «Eichhörnliweg» section is particularly popular with families. Along the way, you will come across some well-maintained fireplaces offering a welcoming respite.
15 km | 1 Stage
640 m | 640 m
4 h 25 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arosa
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Season
Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arosa
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Arosa Tourismus
Arosastrasse 27
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 70 20
arosa@arosa.swiss
www.arosa.ch

Services

Places of interest

Pumptrack Arosa
Pumptrack Arosa
Arosa Untersee
Arosa Untersee
Skill Center Arosa
Skill Center Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
Weisshorn Arosa
Show all

Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization