Monday, 29 August 2016

Hiking from Arosa to Tschiertschen

Two weeks ago we finally did a hike I'd been wanting to do for a long time. Every time we stayed in Tschiertschen, either in the summer or in the winter, I thought about walking there from Arosa. This year we actually got around to it.

We had to leave Zürich early with the 7:13am tram because to get to Arosa it takes time. After the train to Chur we went on the smaller train to Arosa and already it felt like such a different world. We passed our later goal Tschiertschen on the other side of the valley and then we dove into the needle trees around Arosa.

Shortly after 10 we were ready to hike. At first we had to walk up for a little while. Then there were two different possibilites, one over a little pass the other one around. The adults and Yannick went for the steeper one, the girls decided to take it slowly. We all met again at Ochsenalp where we had a lovely lunch.

We could already see Tschiertschen but it still took a while to get there because we had to cross a valley which meant to go all the way back and then forward again. It was also quite hot by this time so we were very happy to finally reach the village.

We had a well deserved ice cream break at Restaurant Edelweiss and then we took the postauto back to Chur. It was weird not to stop at Hotel Gürgaletsch, but I know we will be back soon, definitely in the winter but maybe even earlier.


  1. Breathtaking, just breathtaking! Switzerland, my dream country, someday I will visit you :) Hiking is my favorite thing in the world!!! Especially in the landscape like this one!

    1. When you come to Switzerland we have to go hiking together!!!