Arosa – close to heaven
Right at the top of the romantic Schanfigg valley, at an altitude of 1800 meters, nestles the traditional Grisons holiday resort of Arosa. Its guests love the impressive world of summits – a natural paradise for mountain sports and activities.
Due to its location in the open valley, Arosa is extremely sunny and sheltered from strong winds. The air is especially pure as there is no transit traffic. This is why Arosa has been a well-known spa resort in the alpine climate since the early 19th century! You can reach Arosa via the Rhaetian Railway from Chur or by car along numerous winding roads and through quite a few tunnels.
In the winter months, winter sports fans enjoy over 225 kms of secure ski runs in one of Switzerland’s most extensive ski areas between Arosa and Lenzerheide. 2 snow parks and a fun slope await you. Toboggan runs, cross-country trails, curling and ice stick shooting as well as trails for winter hiking and snowshoeing complete the offer.
Arosa’s hiking paths alone provide over 200 kms of very varied walking and hiking trails. Warmly recommended is the 15 km-long ‘10 Lakes’ walk, or the Schanfigg ridgeway for a walking tour from Chur to Arosa and back, with cosy huts, authentic meadow landscapes and breath-taking mountain views. Bikers will also love the many trails, the bike park and skills centre as well as bike schools and biking events in the Grisons MTB Mecca.
There are just the right adventures for all the family: a visit to the fire brigade, feeding the squirrels or finding the right balance at the rope park! Children from 4 years-old will have a really cool programme with the Arosa bear team, and the little mascots «Jöri» or «Beni». Arosa is one of the Swiss holiday resorts which has been awarded the «Families Welcome» seal of approval.