Holidays To Arosa - Graubünden

High alpine resort reached by a stunning train journey

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 try the good choice of watersports, a round of golf or the rope park. You can always take a leisurely walk along some of the area's trails - there are over 300km 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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What to see and do from Arosa

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. In total, there are over 300km of signposted walking trails in the region, including a number of themed trails. 

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 from Arosa

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.

Explore the Graubünden 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

How to get to Arosa

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Arosa holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Chur > Arosa with a transfer time of around 2 hours 55 minutes. 

Fly to Geneva

Not recommended due to a minimum transfer time of 5 and a half hours.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Chur > Arosa with a transfer time of around 3 hours 40 minutes. 


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Arosa All Inclusive Card

Free and unlimited travel during the summer on cable cars and mountain railways, plus entry to many local attractions. The Card is issued by the hotel on your arrival and is valid for the duration of your stay. More details...

Planning your holiday 2024

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  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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