Summer holidays in Davos Switzerland 2017 & 2018. Summer holidays in Davos Switzerland 2017 & 2018. Summer holidays in Davos Switzerland 2017 & 2018.
Highlights: • • Petting zoos & campfire spots for families • Adventure Park Färich • Surf, sail & pedalo on the lake and lido
One of the most beautiful hiking paths is the Jakobsweg Graubunden; take stage 8 through the thick covering of summer flowers in the ‘maiensass’ (meadows) of the Dischma Valley. Keep going onto stage 9 for an even better look at the Jakobshorn and a rocky descent to the village of Langwies and the traditional Walser hamlet: Dörfji. If you want to push yourself, you might like the Mittelbünden-Panoramaweg, a narrow 22km track that starts at a lovely little tavern and climbs high up above Davos. There are plenty of easier walks amongst the 700km of marked trails in the region – we love the Thomas Mann Way (named after the famed German novelist who wrote ‘The Magic Mountain’ after his visit to the city).
Davos is renowned in the bike community for ‘The Bahnentour’ – a massive 10,000m of vertical downhill track. The ascent requires five cable cars and even accomplished riders will struggle to get it done in a day. Definitely worth a shot for the story in the bar afterwards! The Adventure Park Davos Färich has tables, pump track, jumps and north shore so it’s a good spot to warm up at; you’ll find it at the entrance to the Flüelatal valley. In total there are 17 runs to choose from in the combined Davos/Kloster region. If you’re starting out in Davos try the Riverhorn/Sertig, a tough 34km ride up from the city onto, around, then back down the mountain – it sorts a great day’s riding.
The panoramic alpine roads around Davos are a firm favourite on the cycling scene, having hosted the final stage of the Tour de Suisse no fewer than 11 times. The iconic Albula pass is within easy reach by following the valley southwards and links back to Davos via a similar classic, Flüela, for a 120km epic ride. Challenging hill ascents can be found on the routes towards Tiejer Flue, whilst there’s a lovely selection of gentler tours around the lake and in the resort’s quiet side valleys.
If you’re taking things easy with an E-Bike, you can rent your wheels from Bikeshop Corona and there are a number of charging points around the Davos-Klosters area.
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