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ALPINE AROSA

from £1345
Arosa has all the ingredients for the perfect Alpine holiday. Transport is excellent, including several cable cars, allowing us to explore the peaks and mountain ridges
  • Product Code 19330
  • Holiday Type Flora & Walking, No Single Room Supplement, Hutting And High Level
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 6, Grade 7
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Arosa has all the ingredients for the perfect Alpine holiday and you can experience it all with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Many of our clients have fond memories of when we holidayed here over twenty years ago and little has changed since. The village itself lies between 1700m and 1800m, so many walks start with a short ascent through trees, but beyond that the landscape opens into alpine meadows with peaks in every direction. Higher up you enter the realm of the ibex, and certainly for the higher grade options this is a peak-baggers dream. The Aroser Rothorn is a challenging walk reaching nearly 3000m, but there are lesser peaks such as the Schiesshorn, Weisshorn, Tiejer Flue and Matlishorn.

The attraction of the area extends beyond these peaks to the remote valleys and ridges and the pretty villages such as Tschiertchen, visited on a couple of the walks. The beautiful grassy ridge above Langwies is a joy and the remote walk passing the tiny collection of barns at Alp Farur is varied and both wild and charming. In all there are over 120 miles of trails to explore in the area.

Transport is excellent. Arosa is at the end of the spectacular train line, opening up walks between the village and Chur on the valley floor. There are several cable cars from the village centre whisking you to well over 2000m. There’s a path from the village frequented by black squirrels, lots of marmots and a cornucopia of flowers, especially in June.

Our departure on the 19th June will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flora.

Why not combine our Alpine Arosa holiday with our Klosters holiday? Please see our Switzerland's Grisons Alps' holiday for more details.


Holiday Highlights

  • Walk above the treeline and experience breathtaking views.
  • A fantastic mix of walks from the doorstep combined with easy transport links.
  • Explore a remote and undiscovered area of Switzerland.
  • 120 miles of trails to explore.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
      Airport transfers by train c.3hrs
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Arosa Card, with free travel and free or reduced entry to some local attractions
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 6/FL

  1. Day 1

    We fly from London Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham to Zurich Airport and travel the very scenic journey via Chur to Arosa by train.

  2. 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.

  3. Day 8

    We travel by train back to Zurich Airport for our return flight back to the UK.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by train c.3hrs
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

 

 

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Streiff, Arosa

We stay at the three star superior Hotel Streiff, located in Arosa Village, an alpine resort in the canton of Graubünden, and at the head of the Schanfigg Valley. Arosa is at a height of 1775m. The hotel is a short walk from the train station and less than a mile from the centre of the village. The hotel has a cosy, welcoming ambience, and the facilities include a wellness area with a sauna, steam bath and relaxation area, a sun terrace and a restaurant and bar.

Rooms are equipped with Austrian style beds (some of which can be separated into two singles on request), an en suite with either a bath or shower, a TV (with BBC World and other English language news channels are available), a safe, and complimentary wifi avaliable throughout.

Breakfasts and dinners are included and will be taken at the hotel. Dinner is a three course menu, and they can cater well for vegetarians and other dietary needs. Lunches are not included and typically can be taken at mountain restaurants or as picnics, often in scenic locations.  





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