Chur Tourism - The Swiss Alpine City, Graubünden

Snowshoe round tour Brambrüesch - Pradaschier

This tour over the Dreibündenstein connects the regions Chur and Lenzerheide for snowshoe hikers. Great views and an optional downhill experience at the end make it an insider tip. The attractive round trip ticket includes all trips with the mountain railways as well as the return trip by bus or train.

Route

From Brambrüesch you first walk over picturesque Alps and marvel at the panorama with the mountains around Arosa, Schanfigg and Lenzerheide. Through the forest the trail continues to the clearing at Spundis, where the view to the other side comes to the fore. The Tödi sits enthroned on the horizon, while the Calanda massif and Ringelspitz dominate the scenery on the way up. Soon the next destination is approaching: the Hühnerköpfe at the Furggabüel chairlift. Unterneath the lift we head for the summit destination. The historical Dreibündenstein, border point of the former three Rhaetian states, stands at the centre of the trail. A 360° panorama is the order of the day: Heinzenberg, Safiental, Vorderrhein- and Hinterrheintal, Vorab, Falknis, the Rätikon massif and the mountain ranges of Arosa, Lenzerheide and Davos. At the highest point (Furggabüel, 2174 m) there is a panorama board, which gives information about names and heights of the surrounding peaks as well as about the highly visible mountain ranges of the Tectonic Arena Sardona (UNESCO World Heritage).

The descent leads relatively flat over the plateau to the winter sports area Pradaschier. From there it continues near the slopes to the top station of the chair lift, where the mountain restaurant Pradaschier is also located. Down to Churwalden, you can then float comfortably with the chairlift - or, optionally, rapidly with the longest toboggan run in Switzerland. The return journey from Churwalden to Chur is finally by post bus.

This tour is signposted in both directions with the inscription GR2.

Tour data

1: without use of the chairlift Hühnerköpfe-Furggabüel 
2: with use of the chairlift

  • Length: 8 km (1) / 7 km (2)
  • Altitude meters/ascent: 660 m (1) / 440 m (2)
  • Max. height: 2174 m
  • Grade: difficult (1) / medium (2)
  • Round trip: Chur - Brambrüesch - Dreibündenstein - Pradaschier - Churwalden - Chur 
    (also possible in reverse direction)
  • Detailed tour data (GPS) with overview map

Round trip offer

  • incl. cable car Chur - Känzeli - Brambrüesch

  • incl. chair lift Hühnerköpfe - Furggabüel

  • incl. chairlift Pradaschier - Churwalden
    (optional for an extra charge: toboggan run descent)

  • incl. return journey Churwalden - Chur by post bus

  • Note: Also possible in the opposite direction

Tariffs

  Individuals Groups (10+)
Adults CHF 45.40 CHF 35.70
w. Half-Fare travelcard CHF 25.70 CHF 22.45
w. GA travelcard CHF 22.00 CHF 19.50
Children (6-15) CHF 21.70 CHF 19.35

The round trip tickets are available at the following cableways:

The round trip is possible in both directions (Brambrüesch-Pradaschier / Pradaschier-Brambrüesch). The tickets include the return journey to the starting point where the tickets were purchased.

It is also possible to buy the round trip ticket at the valley station in Churwalden and then first take the post bus to Chur, take the cableways to Brambrüesch and then hike and finally take the chairlift from Pradaschier back to Churwalden.

Flexible rental system

In Brambrüesch as well as in Churwalden a flexible rental of snowshoes and crossblades is possible (rent at the starting point / return at the destination). More information here

Downhill fun

The toboggan run in Pradaschier and the sledge run in Brambrüesch complete the snowshoe experience and ensure a lot of downhill fun at the end of the tour. More information here

 

Culinary Tour: Dreibündenstein snowshoe pleasure
This package offer includes a snowshoe round trip ticket Dreibündenstein as well as a lunch bag with regional products from Graubünden for a culinary stop-over at the high plateau.
Book now from CHF 79.-

Dreibündenstein Snowshoe Arena

The Dreibündenstein Snowshoe Arena is located in the heart of the Chur, Viamala and Lenzerheide regions. It connects the three winter sports areas Brambrüesch, Feldis and Pradaschier for snowshoe hikers. Well-signposted snowshoe routes lead from the three stations to the Dreibündenstein plateau, opening up great possibilities for varied snowshoe tours.

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