This holiday is a combination of our one week holiday in Alpine Arosa and our one week holiday in Klosters.
Two weeks in Switzerland - you won't want to leave!
Arosa has all the ingredients for the perfect Alpine holiday. 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. The beautiful grassy ridge above Langwies is a joy and the remote walk passing the tiny collection of barns at Alp Farur is both wild and charming. Arosa is at the end of the spectacular train line, opening up walks between the village and Chur on the valley floor. Several cable cars from the village centre can whisk you to well over 2000m.
The Swiss village of Klosters is an idyllic Graubünden village, tucked away at the confluence of four valleys where much of the old world charm of an Alpine Switzerland remains. A patchwork of picturesque flower-filled meadows cover the lower slopes and the sound of cowbells often accompanies you on your walks. Higher up we may see Marmots and maybe even the Chamois or Ibex which find their summer home amidst the high peaks. The hiking opportunities here are magnificent and extensive, with routes progressing through meadowland, forest and alongside fast flowing glacial rivers up to exposed high level terrain. The well marked tracks are generally good underfoot, but at higher levels as we snake up and around the jagged peaks there are some tougher ascents and descents. Some of the hikes we'll enjoy include a ridge walk to the Weissfluh, a walk along a wonderful ‘Panoramaweg’, and a walk starting with a gondola ride up the Rinerhorn, so the hiking is spectacular from the outset. The hike descends to the village of Monstein, where you might like to relax with a local craft beer.
Transport is excellent in both Arosa and Klosters. We are close to dramatic and spectacular train lines, opening up the number of walks from traditional alpine villages. There are cable cars from the villages whisking you to well over 2000m, to mountain peaks and ridges. The Arosa card and Klosters Davos card are included in the cost of the holiday and provides free travel on local transport and reductions on many attractions.
There are paths from the villages frequented by black squirrels, lots of marmots and a cornucopia of flowers. We follow high alpine meadow trails decorated with a rainbow of colourful flowers, hiking is spectacular from the outset. Our departure on the 16th June 2021 will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flora.