The tradition-rich Grisons holiday resort of Arosa is located at the end of the romantic Schanfigg Valley at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level. With its impressive range of mountain peaks all around, Arosa Lenzerheide is just as attractive for extended hiking tours in summer as it is in winter, offering a great variety of snow sport activities.
Because of its location at the bottom of a wide valley, Arosa is very sunny and to a great extent sheltered from strong winds. As there is no transit traffic, the air is particularly pure which is why Arosa has been a famous Alpine health resort since 1877. Arosa is accessible by Rhaetian Railways from Chur or by car across over 365 serpentines and through several tunnels, past the smaller holiday resort of Langwies.
The Arosa All-inclusive Card, which is free for any overnight stay (apartment, hotel or camp site), entitles Arosa guests to a wide variety of free offers! This card includes the usage of the aerial tramways to Hörnli and Weisshorn, access to the rope park, entrance to the local history museum, pedalo rentals and much more.
The modern Urden cable car can now also be used by pedestrians who will be able to enjoy a total of 140 km of well-maintained hiking and walking trails. Two snow parks and a fun slope await the freestylers for some fantastic jibbing. Those who love snowshoe hiking, (night) sledding, cross-country skiing, curling and Bavarian curling will also find everything their hearts desire in Arosa Lenzerheide.
Arosa alone boasts more than 200 km of different hiking and walking trails. A hiking tour to be especially recommended is the 10 lakes hike, a tour of 15 km leading from one crystal-clear mountain lake to the next. Then there’s the Schanfigg circuit from Chur to Arosa and back with its many traditional cozy mountain cabins, nicely cultivated stretches of land and alpine pastures.
For mountainbike enthusiasts, a multitude of trails are available in Arosa as well as in Lenzerheide, where there is the additional possibility to use the bike park and the skill center as well as a bike school. Many biking events are organized for visitors to watch or participate in.
In summer the «Arosa Bear Gang» strives to present an exciting children’s program. Some of the hotels in Arosa, labeled «Partner Hotel of the Arosa Bear Gang», are dedicated entirely to the requirements of families. In winter, the «ski school included» offer makes learning how to ski free of charge for children and youths up to 17 years of age. The offer is valid when staying at least 2 nights at one of the participating hotels or holiday apartments.
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New Bike Skill Center and Flowtrail "Hörnli Trail"
The new Skill Center at the Hörnli-Express valley station offers children in particular a suitable platform to prepare for the bike experiences in Arosa. With four different practice trails and a conveyor belt, beginners have a perfect infrastructure at their disposal. The Skill Center is designed in line with the Arosa Bike School's training concept, which combines bike technology with playful elements with the Bear Bike Band. The new Hörnli Trail is unique in the Alps. The length of 6.8 km and the topographical conditions at Hörnli are unique and predestined for a flow trail that can be used by practically all levels of ability, including families. The Moutainbikepiste is closed for hikers and can only be ridden by bikers.