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Switzerland's Grisons Alps'

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Why not extend your time in the Swiss Alps by combining Alpine Arosa with Klosters, with magnificent hiking opportunities
  • Product Code 19340
  • Holiday Type Flora & Walking, Hutting And High Level, Back To Back Holiday
  • 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 14 Nights

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.

Our departure on the 17th June will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flora.

This two week holiday combines our one week Alpine Arosa holiday with our one week Klosters holiday. A fantastic way to see two Alpine resorts in one go!


Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Switzerland along the well-marked tracks, meadowland, forests and alongside fast flowing glacial rivers. 
  • View outstanding alpine scenery enjoyed from two Swiss centres. 
  • Take a gondola ride up the Rinerhorn before staring a spectacular high level walk. 
  • Take challenging mountain walks through beautiful alpine valleys and mountains. 
  • Explore further by making use of the very efficient Swiss transport including rail and gondolas. 
  • Enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine at our comfortable alpine hotels. 
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
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Arosa Card and Davos Klosters 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
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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.  

 


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.