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ALPINE AROSA

from £1399
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. With abundant orchids and many other flower varieties, this is a flower lovers dream. 

The attraction of the area extends beyond these peaks to the remote valleys and ridges and the pretty villages such Tschiertchen, Maran and Medergen, a tiny collection of chalets and barns perched high above the Schanfigg Valley. The beautiful grassy ridge and flower meadows above Langwies are a joy and a remote walk. In all there are over 120 miles of trails to explore in the area.

Transport is excellent. Arosa is at the end of a dramatic and spectacular train line, opening up walks from traditional alpine villages between Arosa and Chur on the valley floor. There are cable cars from the village 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.

Many clients opt to combine our Alpine Arosa holiday with our Klosters holiday? Please see our Switzerland's Grisons Alps' holiday for more details.


Holiday Highlights

  • Arosa lies between 1700-1800m, a perfect location for high grade alpine walking. 
  • Explore the Schiesshorn, Weisshorn, Tiejer Flue and Matlishorn. 
  • Walk above the treeline and experience breathtaking views. 
  • Allow the cable cars to whisk you to well over 2000m. 
  • Enjoy 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 local rail, bus and cable car 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
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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 programme, 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.



    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

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.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

 

 

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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 The Excelsior

Arosa is a picturesque alpine resort village located at the head of the Schanfigg alley at a height of 1775m. Arosa is surrounded by lakes, valleys and mountains. Obersee Lake is dotted with boats and has a seasonal water display with fountains, lights and music whereas Unterese Lake's sandy beach is perfect for relaxing. The village has many facilities including a tourist office, supermarket, pharmacy, post office with ATM and bakeries. 

We stay at the four star superior Hotel The Excelsior, 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. This modern alpine hotel was renovated in 2012 and has a unique Mediterranean decor. The hotel has spectacular views of the stunning Arosa mountains and facilities include a restaurant and bar, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and wellness area. Rooms are equipped with Austrian style beds, an en suite with either a bath or a shower, a flat screen TV, safe, minibar, telephone, free WIFI, hair-dryer, bathrobe and slippers. 

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. The menu usually includes Swiss specialities in addition to an international cuisine Lunches are not included and typically can be taken at mountain restaurants or as picnics, often in scenic locations.