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:
We let the cable car take the strain, as we take the fast route to the Weisshorn Middle Station. We cross the lower slopes of the Weisshorn to our highpoint of 2100m before an easy descent via the Scheidegg tarn to the mountain café at Ochsenalp. From here we head east past the Rot Tritt and continue to a spectacular viewpoint on the Langwieser Aussicht. We return to Arosa along the upper reaches of the Schanfigg valley. 8 miles (12½km), 465m ascent / 742m descent, 4 ½ 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 cross the lower slopes of the Mederger Flue, Chüpfenflue and Strela mountains, to reach the village of Chüpfen. Just below is the Strelapass and a good place to stop for lunch. From here, it's an easy descent down to Langwies, way down in the valley, to catch the train back to Arosa, where we will cross the spectacular Langwieser Viaduct. 9½ miles (15km ), 632m ascent / 1052m descent, 5 ½ hours.
The Altein waterfall is tantalizingly visible way across the valley from the hotel, and this morning is our chance to cross the Hinterland woods, and climbnup to this beautiful waterfall. We take the gondola way up to Hörnli (at 2511m), for lunch at the Hörnlihutte, before walking back down the mountain into Arosa, via the Schwellisee mountain lake or taking the gondola back down if you prefer. 4.9miles (7.9km), 518m ascent / 469m descent, 3 hours with an optional 4.4 miles (7.1km), 131m ascent / 788m descent, 2 ½ hours in the afternoon.
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 Hörnlihütte for lunch. As on day 4 we walk down to Arosa, but this time visiting another mountain lake, the higher and more dramatic Älplisee. 7½ miles (12km), 366m ascent / 1129m descent, 4 hours.
One free day will be organised during the week, you can use your Arosa Card on any of the local cable cars. Alternatively take the very scenic modern railway line down to Chur.
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.