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Klosters

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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 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 the circuit around the Gotschnagrat mountain (a favourite of our clients), or along the high alpine meadows to the south-west of Davos, teaming with beautiful flowers at this time of year; so the hiking is spectacular from the outset.

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


Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the dramatic alpine mountain scenery and patchwork of picturesque flower-filled meadows. 
  • Ascend the Rätschenhorn (2703m), via the Saaser Calanda col, which offers fabulous views. 
  • Enjoy easy access to over 400 miles of hiking trails.
  • Walk along the wonderful ‘Panoramaweg’.
  • Visit picturesque traditional Swiss villages to relax and enjoy traditional beers.
  • Experience the ridge walk to the Weissfluh (2843m).
  • Spot marmots, chamois or ibex amongst the high peaks. 
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 Heathrow to Zurich (British Airways)
      Airport transfers by train
      Half board en suite accommodation
      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.

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 to Klosters by train.

  2. Day 2

    Ascending gently from the picturesque alpine village of Monbiel takes us into the high meadows (and flowers) of the Sardasca valley, which has different habitat & scenery from the Landquart valley with a  range of wild flowers from 1300m to 1700m.  17km (10.5 miles), ascent 420m / descent 420m, 5 hours.

  3. Day 3

    After a stunning train ride to nearby Davos, we ascend gently through woodland to Schatzalp, a 19th century art nouveau hotel with its historic alpine garden.  This is followed by a scenic walk just above the tree line with plenty of wild flowers & fine views over the Davos valley. We will also find many reminders of Davos’ heyday as Europe’s capital for Tuberculosis treatment.   The end of the walk finds us in the tiny settlement of Frauenkirch, from where either a bus or train whisks us back to Davos for the regular trains to Klosters. 14.5km (9 miles), ascent 545m / descent 600m, 6 hours.

  4. Day 4

    A ride above the trees in the Madrisa gondola takes us high into the mountains, before a dramatic climb through fascinating limestone rock formations to an easily rounded summit guarded by fearsome cliffs. Here, we find breath-taking views, great flowers, and a truly awe-inspiring spot for a picnic lunch.  Returning to the gondola after lunch, we can enjoy a post-walk afternoon drink at a mountain restaurant.  9km (5.6 miles), ascent 730m / descent 730m, 5 hours.

  5. Day 5

    Day 5 is a free day, and there are plenty of interesting and exciting attractions and places to visit:

    • Hire one of the hotel’s fleet of electric bikes, and speed effortlessly up to the Berghaus Vereina mountain restaurant at 1943m
    • Browsing in Davos’ chic shopping area, before taking a cable car up to one of the many peaks overlooking the town.
    • Take the train down to Chur, Switzerland’s oldest city

     

  6. Day 6

    After we once again take the Madrisa gondola, today’s walk is a high-level walk to an alpine medicinal herb garden, then up beside a rushing stream to circle back over the open mountainside with glorious views  for a picnic lunch. After lunch, we descend through woods through the Schlappin valley to the meadows directly above the hotel. The quality of the paths makes the apparently large amount of descent surprisingly easy.  16km (10 miles), ascent 300m / descent 1030m, 4 hours.

  7. Day 7

    Today we walk the Gotschnagrat circuit; a magnificent high-level walk, on good paths throughout. We walk under, around and over the rocky spires of Gotschnagrat and Casanna. The varied habitats allow for a wide range of flowers, especially orchids, and of course at all times, splendid views. Return is via the same cable car.  17km (10.5 miles), ascent 420m / descent 420m, 5 hours..

  8. Day 8

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

Travel Details

  • Return flights 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 Sport

Klosters is an unspoilt mountain resort with a romantic village atmosphere. It is a popular resort in both winter and summer. In winter it is a haven for winter sports such as skiing, winter walking, snowboarding and snowshoeing. In summer Klosters attracts nature lovers with its herb gardens, alpine adventure parks and 700km of hiking trails! Klosters has many services including bakeries, post office, pharmacy, bank, station, cafe's, small supermarkets and a tourist office; all of which are a short walking distance from our hotel. 

We spend 7 nights in the comfortable family run Hotel Sport. The hotel has an ideally located between the villages of Klosters Dorf and Klosters Platz - a short walk or bus ride will bring you to either one. The hotel is surrounded by mountains, forests and rivers, making for a perfect picturesque stay! There are a number of facilities such as the bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, bowling alley mini golf, tennis and table tennis courts. There is free WIFI available throughout the hotel.

Rooms are equipped with Austrian style beds (some of which can be separated into two singles on request) and an ensuite with either a bath or shower. All rooms include a fridge, hairdryer, radio, satellite TV, phone and safe.