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Mountainbiking

Arosa - Medergen - Arosa

Mountainbiking • Graubuenden
  • Aussicht Walserdorf Medergen
    / Aussicht Walserdorf Medergen
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Singletrail
    / Singletrail
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
  • Alpenrose Medergen
    / Alpenrose Medergen
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus
Map / Arosa - Medergen - Arosa
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A diverse tour with a visit of the old Wals colony and a cool but challenging single trail back to Arosa.

moderate
19.6 km
3:01 h
773 m
772 m
all details

A perfect tour for a half-day trip. A rapid descent to Litzirüti, then turn right at Sonnenrüti and follow the road to Medergen, a small and cosy mountain village with a fantastic view across the Grisons mountains. The small restaurant is a great spot for a short break. The following descent to the reservoir lake is technically demanding. Less advanced bikers are better off returning on the same trail as before. The track leads across roots and big stones with some steep passages to the Isel and then back to Arosa.

Author's recommendation

Bike stop at the Restaurant Alpenrösli in Medergen.

Difficulty moderate
Technique S2,
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2042 m
1402 m
Best time of year
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Round tour Round tour
With refreshment stops With refreshment stops
Public transport friendly
Nice views
Single trail/Free ride


Equipment

Allmountain, Enduro

Start

Obersee Arosa (1735 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.783943 N 9.683395 E
UTM 32T 552164 5181381

Destination

Obersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

A perfect tour for a half-day trip. A rapid descent to Litzirüti, then turn right at Sonnenrüti and follow the road to Medergen, a small and cosy mountain village with a fantastic view across the Grisons mountains. The small restaurant is a great spot for a short break. The following descent to the reservoir lake is technically demanding. Less advanced bikers are better off returning on the same trail as before. The track leads across roots and big stones with some steep passages to the Isel and then back to Arosa.

 

Public transport:

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

Slowly, a bit like a tramway, the Arosa-train cruises through Chur, passing the city walls, the Malteser tower and the Obertor (gate), the landmark of Grisons capital. But soon the stroll on tracks across the city ends. At the city boarder the tramway changes into a mountain railway and climbs through the wild Schanfigg valley all the way up to the well-known holiday destination Arosa. On only 26km of length the trains ascents over one thousand altitude metres.

 

Getting there:

As of Chur it takes about 40 minutes to climb the curvy street all the way up to Arosa. The Schanfigg road leads across the valley and during the 30km ascent and 360 turns it overcomes 1,320 metres of altitude.

Parking:

The car park Ochsenbühl is located right next to the starting point. The parking fee totals CHF 6.00 for a whole day.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty S2 moderate
Distance 19.6 km
Duration 3:01 h
Ascent 773 m
Descent 772 m

Qualities

Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops

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