Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
Okey, so you love to swim in crystal-clear water, explore high peaks, taste great food and wine, have walks on the routes surrounded by nature. Then take an offer for walking in Davos.
Start your treek from the tranquil village of Durrboden, framed by the mighty snow-capped Scalettahorn (3086m) and Schwartzhorn (3146m), on a rocky trail that winds through scarlet daphne to charming Teufi by the river. Conquer Jakobshorn Mountain and enjoy breathtaking views over Davos shadowed by the snowy Graubunden peaks. Walk at the Alpinium with larch roofed mountain chalets and high meadows dotted with Alpine cows grazing. Taste a glass of fresh milk on HauderAlp and enjoy panoramas over snow capped Bodmen Alp. Descend to delightful Monstein with its two gasthaus and medieval brewery.End your walking holiday week on Panoramaweg. With Lake Davos shimmering below, you ascend to the tinkle of cowbells to tiny Lake Schoansee. Soon, Klosters frames the horizon as you climb to Gotschnagrat for the most panoramic view yet!
This single centre walking holiday is based at the delightful Hotel Meierhof. There’s an indoor swimming pool and wellness area with saunas, steam bath, whirlpool, and mini gym. The hotel enjoys a long standing reputation for its cuisine and extensive wine selection, and a complimentary wine tasting is included at the start of your week. When you’re not walking, your centrally located hotel is ideally situated to enjoy Davos’ geranium-decked streets and tempting pavement cafés. There’s sailing and windsurfing on Lake Davos and a varied programme of musical events throughout the summer.
The departures proceed from 9 Jun ’13 to 15 Sep ’13 on Sundays.
Sunday – Arrive in Davos
Monday – Dischma Valley 7km/4mi/2hr or 13km/8mi/3.5hr
Tuesday – Clavadeler Alp 8km/5mi/2hr or 15km/10mi/4.5hr
Wednesday – The Serene Sertig Valley 7km/4mi/2.5hr or 17km/11mi/4.5hr
Thursday – Classic Alps Walk 11km/7mi/3hr or 18km/11mi/5.5hr
Friday – Walser Villages Walk 10km/6mi/3hr or 18km/11mi/5hr
Saturday – Grand Panoramic Trail 8km/5mi/2hr or 19km/12mi/6hr
Sunday – Return home
*Elegant 4-star hotel with indoor swimming, sauna and whirlpool; atmospheric restaurant, extensive wines
*Paradise for walkers of all abilities: over 430km of trails and footpaths
*Snow-capped peaks, flower-filled meadows; swimming, sailing and surfing on Lake Davos
*Free local transport: cable cars, funiculars, buses and glacier railway
*No single supplement, any date
Walking across Europe for many can seem like quite a daunting experience, however this holiday involves the beautiful views, glorious Swiss scenery but with a fraction of the usual walking holiday length, is most definitely for the beginner and possibly if added on to another walking holiday could make for a perfect ‘free day’.
This is an easy walk that allows the walker to take in the Swiss country without the thought of having to walk those dreaded mile-on-mile per day routes, if you are a beginner who is not necessarily used to this type of vacation.
• Length 3.0 km / 1.9 miles
• Ascent 420 metres / 1386 feet
• Descent nominal or unknown
• Time 1.50 hours
• Grade easy/moderate