Summer holidays to Klosters, Switzerland for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Klosters, Switzerland for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO® Summer holidays to Klosters, Switzerland for summer 2019 & 2020 with SNO®
Highlights: • 700km marked footpaths • Paddle at the lido • Great for tennis
With 700km of marked footpaths over stunning sylvan slopes, walking here is a fantastic experience. Themed walks in the Klosters area are good fun - both the Experience and Forest & Mountain walks take you around the best of the natural landscape. So does the Glacier Nature Trail, which is dotted with boards supplying tonnes of info about how massive packs of ice formed the spectacular scenery. On top of all this there are some great places to grab a bite high up on the mountain – we love the Berghaus Alte Schwendi.
Explore the tranquil beauty of the Graubünden mountain range by beginning your hiking with the Schlappinerjoch, a trail following the historic abandoned routes of the mountain pack trains. You start with the cable car up to Madrisa before a steady walk to Älpli and then a real climb up Gargellen to Schlappiner Joch, the peak of the climb at 2200m. It’s all downhill from there: take Schlappin back down to complete the 12km walk and 540m descent. For some more alpine elevation, follow the route from Massplatten to Rätschenflue – the lunar landscape is topped off with stunning views of the Schesaplana and Madrisahorn.
Klosters is as much a mountain biking resort as it is a skiing one; the trails are well-thought-out and extensive, perfect for high-speed Alpine exploration. The whole biking area is shared with Davos and there’s a fantastic range of marked runs – which are primarily singletrack – from high mountain goat tracks to technical, steep and rocky descents. The man-made Gotschna Freeride Park is designed to bring together loads of riders’ favourite biking features – waves, berms and jumps – for a high-octane experience. You can’t bike in the area without taking a day or two to tackle the Bahnentour, a massive route that drops 10,000m from start to finish.
The Davos-Klosters tourist board have implemented a ‘share the trails’ code which opens up more than 1,300km of routes to cyclists and hikers alike. Some aren’t entirely appropriate for road-bikes and it’s often better to stick to the paved roads. The pretty village is still a great base for a cycling holiday – it’s really easy to get onto the trails nearer to Davos, like the Fluela and Albula passes but there’s brilliant cycling around Klosters as well. We love the 49km trip to Sargans between the Ratikon and Silvretta along the Prattigau valley. Christian Menn’s colossal Sunniberg Bridge is impressive but it pales in comparison to the awe-inspiring mountains.
To roam the region on 2 wheels with less of the legwork, opt for an Electric bike – hire is available from shops like Bertram’s and Bardill Sport and you’ll find charging points around the region.
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