Turquoise-blue mountain lakes, rugged rock faces, romantic alpine landscapes and fantastic views – in Davos Klosters the alpine landscape awaits you in its purest form. Over 430 miles (about 700 kilometers) of hiking trails meander through the Swiss Alps and show you this dreamlike piece of earth from its most beautiful side. In this collection we present seven particularly high-contrast tours through the region – from the tight summit ascent to a relaxed hike for the whole family.
Walk in the footsteps of the poet Thomas Mann, who was inspired in Davos for his important novel „The Magic Mountain“. Marvel at the colorful colors of the Jöriseen and the impressive Silvretta glacier. Let the fresh mountain air blow around your nose at the numerous viewpoints. And enjoy the regional cuisine in the cozy mountain huts and restaurants. But all seven hikes have one thing in common: they let you forget everyday stress and show you how incredibly beautiful nature is in the mountains.
If you are planning several hiking days in the region, the best thing to do is to camp in Davos or Klosters. From here you can either start the respective hikes by car or public transport. And at the end of an eventful day of hiking, there is nothing better than refreshing yourself in Lake Davos or the Swimming pool of Klosters.
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On this 13 kilometer long hike you become a border crosser: on the Schlappiner Joch you hike to the Swiss-Austrian border. Säumer once used this path, today it offers you fantastic views of the impressive alpine landscape.The hike starts from Klosters Dorf. You can cover the first meters of altitude with the Madrisa cable car to the Madrisa mountain station. Madrisa-Land, the first alpine adventure park, is located on the Sonnenberg in Klosters. A lot of fun for the little hikers. We continue to the Saaser Alp and to the Zügenhüttli. There you can treat yourself to a promising break and snack on a portion of mountain cheese.On the high trail it continues over the Älpli to the Schlappiner Joch. Many goods such as wine from the Veltlin and cattle were once transported annually on the mule track. However, you can enjoy the fantastic view without any worries. From the yoke, a steep descent leads south to Schlappin. There you can stop at the Berghaus Gemsli or the Berghaus Erika and enjoy the homemade specialties. There is also a nice barbecue area right on the lake in Schlappin.Via the Alpstrasse or the footpath on the left side of the valley, you hike along the banks of the rushing torrent back to Klosters Dorf.
Turquoise blue lakes and barren mountain landscapes - an unforgettable landscape awaits you on this ten kilometer hike. It starts at the post bus stop "Wägerhus". From Davos you can take bus 331 to the starting point.Right from the start, the path climbs steeply over pastures and scree up the slope to the winter gap. From here you can enjoy a unique view of the Jöriseen and the Jörigletscher. The peaks of the Silvretta massif and Piz Linard rise behind it. Time for a breather.The path continues along the edge of the glacier and between the light green Jöriseen. It is simply amazing how the blue water of the lakes visually stands out from the barren rocky landscape. So don't forget your camera. You hike a bit up to Jöriflüelafurgga and from there downhill to Wägerhus, your starting point.There are no rest stops on this hike. So pack some provisions and enough water. A picnic with this wonderful view is hard to top anyway.
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Are you looking for a challenging hike a little off the beaten path? Then this 20 kilometer tour to the Tällispitz is just right for you. The circular hike takes you from Alp Garfiun up to the 2,843 meter high mountain, which offers you a breathtaking view of the Silvretta Glacier.The hike begins at Alp Garfiun above Klosters and starts towards Alp Sardasca. How about a quick stop at the syrup bar? You continue hiking along the glacier educational trail through the apron of the Silvretta glacier. 15 topic boards along the way explain more about local conditions, the context of global warming and the role of people in this.You will soon have reached the Silvretta hut. Here you can fortify yourself with regional dishes from the wood stove while marveling at the magnificent panorama of the Prättigau. A well-marked path leads past the hut to the Tällispitz. The higher you climb, the more difficult the route becomes, since the terrain is partially blocked with larger blocks. However, the wonderful panorama from the summit of the Tällispitz will make you forget your troubles immediately: A fantastic view of the glacier and the surrounding mountain landscape extends in front of you.The way back takes you a bit down the well-known path and then over the Galtürtälli back to Alp Sardasca or alternatively further to Alp Garfiun.If you want to save yourself a piece of the way, you can also take the Alpine taxi to Alp Sardasca. You should reserve this in advance on +41 76 438 69 45 (also possible via WhatsApp).
This 22 kilometer long hike trumps with a great view of a great mountain panorama and a great view of the Davos landscape. In addition, a varied alpine flora awaits you as a cherry on the icing.It starts at the Höhenweg station, which you can easily reach from Davos with the Parsennbahn. Then the path leads you down to the Büschalp and back slightly uphill to the Schatzalp, where you can admire over 1,300 plant species from all over the world in the Alpinum Schatzalp. The Berghotel also offers coffee and cake for a little break in between.We continue uphill to the Podestatenalp and past various small alps and Walserhöfe. Faster than you might like, the path leads you back down to Glaris, the destination of your hike today. You will then come back to Davos by bus.
Village idyll, blooming mountain meadows and a rushing waterfall - a lot of variety awaits you on this almost twelve kilometer hike. The tour starts at the post office in Monstein. You can easily reach the typical Walser village of Davos by bus.On the Alpweg behind Monstein you hike to Oberalp and on to Fanezmeder. Under the small steep step in front of the Fanezmedern you cross the Oberalpbach. Partly pathless it continues through gradually rising, flower-filled mountain meadows into the hollow of the Bärentällis.You will soon have reached Fanezfurgga. It lies between the Dolomite ridge Strel and the Chrachenhorn. At 2,580 meters you absolutely deserve a break to enjoy the rough alpine landscape.The path leads you down over the first small stream, further through the Ducantal and to the waterfall. After a short climb you continue on a steep path down to the end moraine of the former Chüealp glacier and on to Sertig Sand, your destination. Here you can look forward to a hearty meal in the Berggasthof Walserhuus at the end of the magnificent hike.
“Happiness comes to those who expect it. Only they have to keep the doors open. ”The German writer Thomas Mann already knew that. Almost three kilometers of hiking happiness await you on this round trip, you just have to put on your hiking shoes. It starts at the Waldhotel in Davos.In memory of the important literary figure Thomas Mann, a path named after him was realized. The path connects the main locations of his novel "The Magic Mountain". With the amendment, Davos has secured a place in world literature, which has also contributed to the high profile of the spa and holiday resort. Even today, many people interested in culture come to Davos to follow the trail of the literary figure.Along the way up to the Schatzalp you will find ten panels that, as "literary stations", show the references to Thomas Mann's work in Davos. For example, you pass the “favorite place of Hans Castorps”, the hero of the novel, and end at Thomas-Mann-Platz on the Schatzalp, which was created behind the Alpinum Schatzalp botanical garden. At the end you can have a good time with coffee and cake on the alp and maybe browse through a Thomas Mann novel.
On this ten kilometer long hike, breathtaking rocky landscapes, a rushing mountain river and old bridges and tunnels await you. There is something for everyone on the hike through the Zügenschlucht.You start at the valley station of the Rinerhorn Bahn in Davos Glaris. You keep to the right and continue walking over the road bridge. The path takes you up a bit and then runs above the road. You will soon reach the Davos Monstein station. Alternatively, you can only start the hike here, because now the most beautiful part of the route begins.Next to the Schmelzboden restaurant, the path leads you into the Zügenschlucht. Here you will also find the Graubünden Mining Museum, where you can find out everything you need to know about the various rocks and mining history before you hike through the gorge.The carriages used to run here on their way to Davos, information boards tell you more about this time. Today a flat gravel path leads through tunnels, over bridges and over the crystal-clear mountain river Landwasser. Every half hour you can also watch the Rhaetian Railway as it winds through the rocky valley.From the Wiesen station, your destination, you can then take the train back to your starting point. If you still have time before departure, you can treat yourself to a piece of cake at the end of the hike.