783 Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg, © Arosa Tourismus
783 Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg, © Arosa Tourismus

Hiking

Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg

Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg

Arosa, Prätschli–Arosa, Bahnhof

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Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg

Prätschli-Eichhörnliweg

The route offers a wonderful panoramic view of the opposite side of the valley from Schanfigg and leads back to Arosa via the forest of the squirrel trail. The fluffy little animals are easy to attract, observe and feed with a few nuts and a little patience.
From Arosa railway station, the bus takes you to Prätschli terminus. From there, the first part of the route, which is positioned above the tree line, leads to Maran with an impressive mountain panorama view. If the first part of the path is too steep and stony for you, you can follow the Prätschliweg (starts to the left of the Prätschli-Stall restaurant) and you will rejoin the original route before Maran.


From Maran on, the path leads into the forest and soon the first squirrels will greet you. These cute little animals and also the birds are quite trusting. They like to be watched and to get fed with some nuts directly from your hand. The route winds along a little streamlet into the valley. There are resting places everywhere in the forest and two cozy barbecue areas invite you to linger.


On the way back to the village, a beautiful view of the Obersee opens up and perhaps the Weisshorn cable car will hover silently above us. A footpath passes the first houses to go back to the station.
The route offers a wonderful panoramic view of the opposite side of the valley from Schanfigg and leads back to Arosa via the forest of the squirrel trail. The fluffy little animals are easy to attract, observe and feed with a few nuts and a little patience.
From Arosa railway station, the bus takes you to Prätschli terminus. From there, the first part of the route, which is positioned above the tree line, leads to Maran with an impressive mountain panorama view. If the first part of the path is too steep and stony for you, you can follow the Prätschliweg (starts to the left of the Prätschli-Stall restaurant) and you will rejoin the original route before Maran.


From Maran on, the path leads into the forest and soon the first squirrels will greet you. These cute little animals and also the birds are quite trusting. They like to be watched and to get fed with some nuts directly from your hand. The route winds along a little streamlet into the valley. There are resting places everywhere in the forest and two cozy barbecue areas invite you to linger.


On the way back to the village, a beautiful view of the Obersee opens up and perhaps the Weisshorn cable car will hover silently above us. A footpath passes the first houses to go back to the station.
4 km | 1 Stage
50 m | 220 m
1 h 05 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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Information for blind and visually impaired people
Blind and visually impaired people can walk the obstacle-free routes thanks to voice guidance. Voice guidance is integrated in the MyWay Pro app. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, the Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and SwitzerlandMobility. Voice guidance is offered only in the MyWay Pro app for iOS.

Arrival | return travel

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

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Information for wheelchair users
The obstacle-free routes enable us to offer a leisure activity to people who depend on paths without substantial natural or physical obstacles. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, SwitzerlandMobility, the Swiss Hiking Federation, and the Swiss Cantons.

The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap-reisen.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Barrier-free arrival / public transport
The journey to Arosa is via Chur with the Rhaetian Railway. Advance notification is required (24h) on tel. 0800 007 102, from abroad: +41 (0)51 225 78 44.. From the train station the bus with a folding ramp goes to Arosa, Prätschli.
Arosa Verkehrsbetriebe AVB
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 67 57
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
A large car park with two marked parking spaces for wheelchair users is located at the Arosa train station.

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Wheelchair-accessible public WC at Arosa railway station
Wheelchair-accessible public WC at Arosa railway station
The railway station in Arosa has a wheelchair accessible public toilet at the rear of the station building (platform 1). WC info: door width 91cm; movement area (DxB) 120x190cm; seat height 49cm; hand grips left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 106cm; washbasin underside clearance 72cm.
km0 – km1.3
km0 – km1.3
From the Arosa, Prätschli bus stop, the entry of the trail starts for the first 500m with a uphill gradient of around 6% on tarmac. Several drainage channels and benches follow at the side of the route. At the highest point, the ground surface changes to gravel and a downhill gradient of just under 20% follows for 300m and for a short stretch also a little just over 20% downhill gradient. This section of the path is occasionally parted by two pasture fences, which can be opened easily. From km0.8 the route becomes flatter and follows along the golf course with a beautiful panoramic view and with a downhill gradient of just under 10%. At the Sennerei Maran, the ground surface changes to tarmac.
Alternate
The steep descent can be avoided by turning straight to the right at the entry of the path into the Prätschliweg (gravel). The route includes 3 drainage channels and a downhill gradient of around 3%. After about 400m, you will return into the original path.
Hotel Hof Maran Arosa
Hotel Hof Maran Arosa
Directly next to the route at km1.3 is the hotel Hof Maran located, which has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. Access to the house is on the left-hand side of the building via a stair lift to the basement. Ask for the key for the stair lift at the reception, tel. 081 378 51 51. Access in the building via lift: Door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 130x100cm. The toilet is located on the ground floor.
WC info: door width 91cm; movement area (DxB) 180x140cm; seat height 50cm; hand grips, right movable, left fixed; access right; mirror height 104cm; washbasin underside clearance 73cm.
Hotel Hof Maran Arosa Golf- und Sporthotel
Maranerstr. 66
7050 Arosa
Tel. +41 (0)81 378 51 51
hotel@hofmaran.ch
www.hofmaran.ch
km1.3 – km3.1
km1.3 – km3.1
Passing the Hof Maran hotel, you turn into the Eichhörnliweg. After 100m, the ground surface changes to gravel and another 100m later to a solid forest path. The first 700m of the route slopes downwards by around 8% and numerous drainage channels past two fireplaces in the direction of Arosa. Numerous benches line the path. The next 900m are mostly level.
km3.1 – km3.7
km3.1 – km3.7
The way back to the train station is via an tarmac footpath and a short section over gravel with several drainage channels and a downhill gradient of around 12%. A short tarmac ramp with a downhill gradient of over 20% leads to the sidewalk. Follow the sidewalk to the train station.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arosa
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return travel / public transport
The return journey is made from Arosa, train station to Chur. Advance notification is required (24h) on tel. 0800 007 102.
Rhätische Bahn AG
Railservice
Bahnhofstrasse 25
7001 Chur
Tel. +41 (0)81 288 65 65
railservice@rhb.ch
www.rhb.ch

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

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Arosa Untersee
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization