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Summer tips

Top activities in the Swiss Alps

Most people who plan on spending their summer holidays in the Swiss Alps already have a few ideas about what they would like to get up to. While some enjoy hiking, others like nothing more than exploring the region on two wheels. But why not use the opportunity to try something new? How about hiring an e-bike for a little added battery boost? Or go trailrunning on the many paths near the hotel?

Golf, swimming and horseriding are just some of the many more options availalbe on holiday in Arosa Lenzerheide!


Already known as a paradise for walking and hiking, the region of Arosa Lenzerheide is becoming more and more popular among trailrunners. There is nothing quite like heading out onto the trails and breathing in the fresh alpine air as you make your way through the stunningly beautiful mountains. The soft natural terrain is much better for joints and muscles than hard asphalt. A great way to get fit and enjoy the landscape!

The Helsana Trails are a series of routes in Arosa which have been used for trailrunning events in the past. Alternatively, you can "create" your own trail by stitching together some of the many walking routes in the region.

Flora and fauna in Arosa

Educational themed trails for all the family

Every day is a school day in Arosa. The good thing is that the themed trails in the region are designed in such a way that learning about the local flora and fauna is fun. From feeding animals to identifying plants, guessing rocks to searching for treasure, there is so much to look forward to for all ages. There is even a Fairytale Trail all about the myths and legends of Arosa.

The "Eichhörnliweg" and "Heidi und Gigi Weg" are two of the most popular trails with families, who can also enjoy fabulous views, tasty BBQs and fun play areas.

Themed trail

Mountain moments

Sunrise or sunset, there are few better views

A definite point on your to-do list for Arosa Lenzerheide should be a visit to the Arosa Weisshorn or Parpaner Rothorn mountain. From the summit you can see more than 1000 mountains stretching from the Swiss Valais to the Austrian Tyrol.

Sunrise and sunset are two magical experiences from the top of the mountain. Check out the webcams in the region to make sure the weather is fine before setting off early or late to enjoy truly special moments in the mountains.

Webcams in Arosa

Lakes & outdoor pools

Take the plunge in the Swiss Alps!

On hot days there is no better way to cool off than with a visit to the Strandbad Untersee, probably the highest outdoor pool anywhere in Europe. As well as truly majestic panoramic views it has a sand beach, solar-heated children's pool, two diving towers, parasols, deckchairs, rowing boats, a play area and a beach volleyball court plus facilities for table tennis, boccia and more.

In Arosa itself there is the Obersee lake – surrounded by the peaks of the Schafrügg, Erzhorn and Rothorn giving way to thick forests and lush meadows. There is a walking path around the lake.


Spectacular setting for a round of golf

Arosa is home to one of the highest golf courses in Europe The 18-hole course (par 65) at the Golf Club Arosa is characterised by smooth greens and fairways. It also has a restaurant, shop, covered driving range and putting & chipping areas.

Experienced players are welcome to book a tee time and enjoy a fine round of golf in a truly breathtaking setting. Dogs are also allowed.



A special experience in the Swiss Alps

What could be more special than riding through the mountains on horseback? Horseriding is available for children and adults. Two of the most popular rides are along the banks of the Plessur river to the Strandbad Untersee swimming area and up to the mountain hut at Prätschalp serving food and drink.

Speak to a member of staff at the Waldhotel Arosa for more details on local riding centres.

Beautiful Arosa!

Did you know that Arosa is one of the most environmentally friendly resorts in the Alps? It is among the Alpine Pearls, an association of villages in the alpine region which promote green holidays. Arosa has a large network of charging points for electric cars as well as free public transport for guests who choose to leave their car at home.

The choice is yours

Hiking, biking, horseriding, trailrunning? There is so much to do here in Arosa!

Speak to a member of staff at the hotel for advice on what to try next.

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