Available: June-mid October and mid December-March
Swiss Travel Pass: FREE from Chur or Lenzerheide to Churwalden then 18 Sfr
Half Fare Card: 26-30 Sfr from Chur or Lenzerheide
The Pradaschier mountain is easily reached from Chur and Lenzerheide and offers an alpine day out in lovely scenery. The top station is 1,740m, offering great views all around. At Pradaschier you can enjoy walking trails and a cosy meal in the restaurant. If you are after a more thrilling day out, choose from the longest summer toboggan run in Switzerland, or the rope park and zip line.
Pradschier forms part of the Dreibündenstein hiking area includes along with Brambrüesch and Feldis. There is a 50km network of hiking trails, one of the most popular walking areas in the Graubünden region. Throughout the walking area are picnic and barbecue spots, as well as plenty of alpine flora to enjoy in the summer. Nordic walking is also popular.
The Pradaschier Mountain Restaurant is located at the top chairlift station. As well as a children's playground, there is a panoramic sun terrace where it is a delight to sit and take in the view. Specialities include pork cordon bleu made with Graubünden cheese and delicious pastries. There is also a restaurant at the valley station, the Portal.
The longest toboggan run in Switzerland! The course is open in the summer and the winter seasons and takes you through 31
curves as you twist and
turn down into the valley. A ride along the 3,060m of rails lasts 7-10 minutes, reaching speeds of
up to 40 km/h. Lean into the
curves, feel a sense of weightlessness and enjoy the clean alpine air and
the magnificent view.
Open weather permitting 9.30am-4pm during the opening seasons of the chair lift. Three rides - 28 Sfr per adult/14 Sfr per child (8-12 years).
The alpine rope park is laid out in such a way
that even children as young as 10 (with chaperone) can test their agility. There are three courses amongst the trees, with various levels of difficulty, but none of which require any previous experience to enjoy - full instruction is given by the rope park staff.
There is also a zip line, allowing you to soar like an eagle over 150m of mountain
A real thrill! A 2 hour visit costs 30 Sfr per adult/17 Sfr per child (10-12 years).
It is a 20 minute bus journey from either Chur or Lenzerheide to the centre of Churwalden. From here you can walk the couple of minutes to the cable car station and ascend the mountain on the chairlift.
If staying in Arosa, you could take the 1 hour Arosa Line train down to Chur and then the bus to Churwalden.