Day 2 to 7
During our time in Arosa, our walks will start from the village of Arosa and others will require us to take a cable car, train or the occasional local bus. Our walks are flexible to allow for group ability and weather conditions, and may include one or more of the following examples:
No trip to Arosa is complete without a visit to the top of the Arosa Weisshorn, and we start the day by taking the cable car up to this dramatic 2653m peak. The walk takes us steeply down to the Carmanna Pass, before crossing the lower slopes of the Plattenhorn to the Hörnlihutte, for morning coffee. Crossing beneath the Parpaner Weisshorn, the path takes us to Urdenfürggli and Gredigs Fürggli passes, before walking back down to the hotel, via the dramatic mountain lake, Älplisee, and Inner Arosa village.
11 miles (18km) , 610m ascent, 1435m descent, 5 hours.
We take the train a short distance down the Schanfigg Valley to the small village of Peist. From here we climb through woodland to the Fatschel chairlift which whisks us up to the Schanfigg Höhenweg and our onwards route through alpine meadows to the ridge at Faninpass (2206m), where we can enjoy a dramatic picnic lunch, with views down into the next valley. Walking along the ridge, we ascend to the Mattjisch Horn (2461m), before dropping steeply down to Pirigen and afternoon tea at a lovely little Hütte. Lastly, we drop all the way down to Langwies, for the train back to Arosa, crossing the vertiginous Langwieser Viaduct.
12.4 miles (20km), 950m ascent / 1100m descent. 6 hours.
The Ramozhütte is a remote hostel operated by the Swiss Alpine Club, located high in the remote and dramtic Welschtobel Valley. This walk takes us along this most beautiful valley for a picnic lunch at the Ramozhutte, before returning to Arosa along the same route. 11.8 miles (19km), 875m ascent & descent, 5 hours.
Arosa's Untersee lake marks the start of this walk, as we climb steadily up the far slopes of the Schanfigg Valley to the delightful alpine village of Medergen at 2000m, we can stop for coffee at a the Alpenrose, a beautiful mountain ‘Hütte' overlooking the valley. We then climb up a long line of steps (not for those with vertigo) below the Mederger Flue, for a dramatic picnic lunch. Passing behind the Chüpfenflue and Strela mountains, with magnificent views down to Davos, before we reach the Strelapass. From here it's a steep descent down to Chüpfen, and then easier down to Langwies, way down in the valley, to catch the train back to Arosa, crossing the vertiginous Langwieser Viaduct.
15 miles (24km), 1045m ascent / 1465m descent, 6 hours.
The Arosa Card is included and will be provided on the first day of your holiday. It gives you free travel on local transport and reductions on many local attractions. See more details at the following website: www.arosa.ch/en/summer/all-inclusive.