Schanfigger Höhenweg (Schanfigger high trail)

73.7 km
25:15 h
3551 mhd
3551 mhd
Medergen mit Aussicht nach Arosa

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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.

Technique 4/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2627 m
Lowest Point  585 m
Best Season
Railway station Chur
Railway station Chur
46.852962, 9.529585



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


Enjoy the tour as a multi-day stage hike. Let yourself be spoilt in the rustic "Bergbeizli" or enjoy a picnic in the middle of unique Alpine flora.

Overnight accommodation: in each case at the Etappe location.

Tschiertschen, Arosa, Berggasthaus Heimeli, Berggasthaus Strassberg or Casanna, Hochwanghütte, Chur.


  • Constantly monitor the weather development
  • Make sure you have suitable and complete equipment
  • Inform third parties about your tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination
  • Observe the principle "if in doubt, turn back".
  • Enjoy hiking with a smile on your face


Clothing suitable for the weather, walking sticks and good walking shoes. Enough to drink and a small pharmacy. 


Bahnhof Chur - Tschiertschen - Arosa - Sapün (Heimeli) - Strassberg - Hochwang - Maladers - Chur


Public Transport

By train to the Alpine town of Chur.

Here more info about the timetable.

Of course, the trail can be started at any point along the Höhenweg.

Anreise Information

By car via the motorway or main road to the Graubünden capital Chur.

Of course, the trail can be started at any point along the Höhenweg.


Various parking options in Chur.

Of course, the trail can be started at any point along the Höhenweg.

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