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:
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
Carmänna Pass, before crossing the lower slopes of the Plattenhorn to the
Hörnlihutte, for morning coffee. Crossing beneath the Parpaner Weisshorn, the
path takes us to Urdenfürggli and Gredigs Fürggli passes, before walking back
down to the hotel, via the dramatic mountain lake, Älplisee, and Inner Arosa
village. 11 miles (18km) , 610m ascent, 1435m descent, 5 hours.
We take the train a short distance
down the Schanfigg Valley to the small village of Peist. From here we climb
through woodland to the Fatschel chairlift which whisks us up to the Schanfigg
Höhenweg and our onwards route through alpine meadows to the ridge at Faninpass
(2206m), where we can enjoy a dramatic picnic lunch, with views down into the
next valley. Walking along the ridge, we ascend to the Mattjisch Horn (2461m),
before dropping steeply down to Pirigen and afternoon tea at a lovely little Hütte.
Lastly, we drop all the way down to Langwies, for the train back to Arosa,
crossing the vertiginous Langwieser Viaduct. 12.4 miles (20km), 950m ascent / 1100m
descent. 6 hours.
This walk is another great day for
peak baggers. It starts with a gondola ride to the Hörnlihutte, before retracing
our route to Gredigs Fürggli. This time, however, we climb up to the beautiful
restaurant and sun terrace at the top of the Paparner Rothorn (2865m), with its
stunning views in all directions. After lunch, we cross to the Ost Gipfel of
the Parpaner Rothorn for dramatic views of its sister, the Aroser Rothorn,
before returning to Urdenfürggli, and our paqth back to Hörnli and the gondola
back to Arosa. 7.4 miles (12km), 750m ascent & descent, 5½ 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
climb up a long line of steps (not for those with vertigo) below the Mederger
Flue, for a dramatic picnic lunch. Passing behind the Chüpfenflue and Strela
mountains, with magnificent views down to Davos, before we reach the
Strelapass. From here it's a steep descent down to Chüpfen, and then easier
down to Langwies, way down in the valley, to catch the train back to Arosa,
crossing the vertiginous Langwieser Viaduct. 15 miles (24km), 1045m ascent /
1465m descent, 6 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.
Day 9 to 14
During our time in Klosters, our walks will start from the village of Klosters 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:
Gotschnagrat Circuit. This magnificent high level walk on the Gotschnagrat Circuit takes us on a hike under, around and over the rocky spires of Gotschnagrat and Casanna. The varied habitats passed allow for a wide range of flowers, especially orchids and of course splendid views at all times. 8.7 miles (14km), 680m ascent/ descent, 4 hours 50 mins.
Saaser Calanda. A definite day not to be missed is the interesting ascent through a collection of fascinating limestone rock formations to an easily rounded summit guarded by fearsome cliffs at the Saaser Calanda. We start with a ride on the Madrisa cabe car to Massplatte. Then meander through past the Geisshorn and Bockhorn before reaching Saaser Calanda for fantastic views. 5.6 miles (9km), 730m ascent/descent, 4 hours 40 mins.
The Ducantal. We will explore a cinder track up a valley near Sertig Sand, past a hidden waterfall tucked away from the main paths. We will ascent up through the trees to the Ducantal narrow valley where we can view rock strata’s different from any other walk in this area. We will enjoy the views up the valley before pressing on to a gathering of small huts at Fanexmeder and Oberalp. Our path will take us down to Monstein and through the picturesque local village for a final descent. 7.2 miles (11.6km), 821m ascent / 954m descent, 5 ½ hours.
Ridge Walk to the Weissfluhjoch. A superb ridge walk at the top of the grade because of some slight technical areas. We take the cable car to the top station of Gotschnagrat and start our ascent to the Parsennfurgga col where we can enjoy the views and a rest in a café. We then ascend along a steep zig zag path and encounter narrow pathways with fixed wires to assist. We will continue the short but steep descent to the top of the hill to view the Parsennfurgga below. We then catch a mountain train for a short distance before continuing on foot down to Davos. 12km / 8 miles 720m ascent, 990m descent, 5 hours.
One free day will be organised during the week, you can use your Davos Klosters Inclusive Card on any of the local mountain lifts. The Davos Klosters Inclusive 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.davos.ch/en/summer/activities/davos-klosters-inclusive