Hiking holidays in Arosa

The hills are alive in the Swiss Alps!

Summer is the best time of year to get out and explore the mountains on foot. The Arosa Lenzerheide region in the Swiss canton of Grisons is home to a network of walking and hiking trails suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Arosa is a great basecamp for exploring the valleys and mountains for which Switzerland is so famous. Options range from educational walks such as the themed Fairytale Trail to easy strolls through lush mountain pastures, around glistening lakes and all the way up to soaring summits over 2,900 metres above sea level.

The Grisons region offers everything hikers could ever dream of – and more!

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"Outdooractive" hiking app

The "Outdooractive" hiking app contains all walking and hiking trails in the canton of Grisons plus a large collection of topographical maps. These can be downloaded and used offline. The app also has mountain bike maps, snowshoe walks, cross-country skiing trails and more. A really useful holiday tool!

Cable cars

High in the sky

The cable cars in the region take skiers and snowboarders to the best slopes in winter, while in summer they give visitors access to the numerous hiking trails and mountain huts around Arosa.

Summer opening hours

  • Weisshornbahn Arosa: daily 15 June until 20 October 2019
  • Hörnli-Express Arosa: daily 29 June until 20 October 2019
  • Urdenbahn Arosa-Lenzerheide: daily 6 July until 18 August 2019
  • and 5 until 20 October 2019
  • Weekend service: 28/29 September 2019

Walks & hikes

Each to their own

  • From the easy "Eichhörnliweg" for families to the intermediate  "Wetterwichtweg Heidbüel" and the challenging "Walserweg Arosa-Davos", there is something for everyone when it comes to hiking in the Arosa Lenzerheide region. There are more than 400 benches dotted around the area to sit down and enjoy the view.
  • 200 kilometres of walking and hiking trails
  • Trails for all fitness levels
  • Fabulous views: on clear days it is possible to see more than 1,000 mountains from the top of the Arosa Weisshorn, from the Swiss Valais to the Austrian Tyrol
     

Viewing points

Spectacular panoramas

To be honest, there is nowhere in Arosa Lenzerheide where the view isn't spectacular. However, there are a few spots where visitors can enjoy a truly majestic perspctive:

  • Top of the Arosa Weisshorn at 2,653 metres above sea level with views of more than 400 mountains in Switzerland and beyond plus views of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland.
  • Top of the Hörnli with views of some of the highest peaks in the region such as the Erzhorn and the Parpaner Weisshorn (almost 3,000 metres).
  • "Langwieser Aussicht" as part of the "Ochsenalp Runde" walk has great views of Schanfigg.
     

Themed trails

 

Arosa and the surrounding area are home to numerous themed trails. Children love the chance to feed animals and learn more about the local flora and fauna as they make their way through the landscape. Speak to a member of staff at the Waldhotel Arosa for details.

Here are some of the best themed trails in the region: 

  • Squirrel Trail
  • Treasure hunt, Arosa Bärenland
  • Glücksstein Trail
  • Bärenland Adventure Trail
  • Planet Trail
  • Fairytale Trail
  • 10 Lakes Trail
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    Guest card for hikers

Arosa Card

Guests staying at the Waldhotel Arosa receive the Arosa Card free of charge. It gives holders free use of the local cable cars and buses, free admission to many attractions and lots more deals and discounts on highlights in the region. Speak to a member of staff at reception to get your own personal Arosa Card.

Arosa Card Benefits

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Mountains huts in Grisons

No hiking holiday in Switzerland would be complete without a stop at one of the region's traditional huts. Located high in the mountains, they serve traditional food and drink and often have large terraces offering majestic views of the surrounding landscape.
 

Traditional huts

Out and about in the mountains of Grisons

Ready, steady - hike!

We will be happy to give you tips on the best walks and hikes in the region. Speak to a member of staff for more details.

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