Arosa is an attractive village and one of the highest resorts in Switzerland, situated at 1,800m. It is reached by a truly scenic train journey - the Arosa Line - which offers beautiful views as it travels up from Chur and across the famous Langwieser Viaduct. In the resort, the Poststrasse with its variety of shops and restaurants snakes up from Lake Obersee to Innerarosa, where you will find the 15th century chapel is well worth a visit. At the Untersee lido, you can experience swimming in a pure mountain lake or you may like to take a leisurely walk along some of the area's trails - there are over 200km of these paths meandering through the stunning alpine landscape of high Alps, lush green meadows and crystal clear mountain lakes. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Arosa All-Inclusive Card during the summer months, allowing you to fully explore the local mountains.
Lenzerheide is a neighbouring alpine resort, which lies on the other side of the mountains and has close links with Arosa. During mid summer you can travel across the peaks via a series of linked cable cars and enjoy a day out in the sunny area around Lake Heid.
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Where to stay
Choose from our handpicked Arosa hotels
What to see and do
Enjoy the views from the Weisshorn at 2,653m. You can either walk to the summit along marked hiking trails or take the gondola cable car and enjoy views over 400 mountain peaks. There's even a delightful new bear sanctuary up on the mountain! Visit the Hörnli at 2,511m from Innerarosa for wonderful views over the Urdental Valley and a chance to relax and enjoy refreshments or lunch at the mountain restaurant. The Hörnli – Urdenbahn cable car links Arosa and Lenzerheide in the winter and mid July-mid August for a summer's day out.
Take the scenic Arosa Line back to Chur for lunch in Switzerland's oldest town. There is plenty of history to take in as you wander through the narrow streets and pretty squares.
Your journeys into the mountains are free during the summer months, thanks to the Arosa All-Inclusive Card. Please click here for our summary of the best the region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day trip on the Bernina Express scenic rail journey. You'll travel on the World Heritage line across the Alps and even have time for a quick lunch in Italy! See more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Luggage free walking holiday
Spectacular views on this independent walking holiday, crossing the Strela Pass and the Urdenfürggli. You'll stay in Klosters, Arosa and Lenzerheide and your luggage will be transported ahead for you. More details...
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
You'll also be issued with the Arosa All-Inclusive Card during the summer months, with free mountain travel in the area. If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to guide you on the Pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from Arosa
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
The journey to Arosa involves a scenic journey in itself - the Arosa Line. You can also travel to nearby Chur to join the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. Alternatively, you can board the Bernina Express through to Lugano. The Bernina Express is also available as a highly recommended day trip to the Italian town of Tirano.
If you prefer to be based solely in Arosa, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.