Arosa tourist information & hotel reservations.
We warmly welcome you to visit Arosa and wish you a wonderful vacation.
Arosa is located only 30 kilometers east of Chur and is among the highest alpine resorts. It is situated 1 800 meters above the sea level above the Schanfigg Valley. Arosa is yet another popular resort in the Grisons (as well as Davos and St. Moritz) and it mainly consists of one main street, called Poststrasse with many shops and hotels. Some places in the resorts are from the 14th century, but as a whole is has quite a modern appearance. Another good thing is that Arosa is not only for the wealthy people like Saint Moritz and you can go to a dinner even with a ski jacket. The resort also attracts mostly families as there are many children facilities like kindergartens for example.
Of course skiing is the most popular sport in Arosa, but it offers other winter sports as well as summer activities. One can, for example, ride on a horse-drawn sleigh on the Arlenwald road. Also available are tobogganing, tennis, bowling and golf (the last three can be played throughout the whole year indoors). There are also very well-kept hiking trails (over 60 kilometers as a whole), maintained even in winter. From June till October you can also take a guided walk in the area. The interesting places in the village itself include a chapel from the 15th century, a museum and a cheese maker.
As far as skiing is concerned, Arosa has a total of 64 kilometers of ski tracks – some of the most perfect in the Grisons. There is also one of the finest ski schools in the country – the Swiss Ski School with over 100 instructors.
In Arosa one can also practice horseback riding. The stables are located at Fuhrhalterei, Wierhof and are open all year round. You can also lend a horse from the Ritsch family and it will surely take you on a picturesque ride in the area. Don’t forget to call them in advance to make the arrangement. Their stables are located near the centre, next to a campground.
By train you can easily reach Arosa from Chur and the trip takes about an hour. From Zurich you can reach it in about three hours. By plane you should travel to Zurich – it is the closest airport to Arosa. By car you should drive slowly from Chur to Arosa – although the distance is short, the road is very steep and curvy. If the road is icy you’d better take the gauge railway.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!