Things to do
A world famous ski and summer resort, it can be reached from Zurich within 2 hours by car or 2 ½ hours by train. It is justifiably a world famous ski resort, part of the Klosters/Davos ski complex. It provides 310km of pistes reached by over 40 cable cars, chairlifts and T bars across five mountains, making it one of the largest ski areas in Europe. Home to world skiing championships and Royals who chose to ski here.
Shops and Museums
But also perfect for non-skiers in winter with specially prepared winter forest walks, museums and, wonderful cafes, restaurants and shopping.
Walking and local farming
In summer the cable cars operate to provide access to mountain walks and rambles through grassy meadows to stunning peaks. Traditional cowbells can be heard across the meadows. Locally made Alpine cheese and butter are available, as is wine from the vineyards just down the valley.
Nature reserves provide protection for chamois and ibex whilst the huge pine forests have protected the red squirrel from the more common grey squirrel that has taken over so much of Europe. Mountain bikes can be hired.
Fun for all the family
There are zoos for the children and wine-tasting in the highest vineyards in Europe for mums and dads. The lake at Davos, just 10mins away provides some of the highest sailing in Europe. Tennis, pony trekking, swimming (both outdoors and in) and a trip on the world famous Heidiland and Glacier Express Railways are all on offer. In summer and winter there are spas and thermal pools available as well as a large swimming complex for kids.
Klosters and Chur
What makes Klosters and its surrounding area so special is that it is a conservation area. The villages of the whole region are full of traditional Swiss wooden chalets and have not been allowed to sprawl. There are no massive concrete developments as found in many other resorts. Klosters still only has around 30 shops. The meadows are open to everyone. A day trip to the wealthy eighteenth century capital of Chur is worth the effort. Visit St Moritz for the day. Zurich, just a couple of hours away, is a delightfully gentle city with fascinating architecture and legendary shopping.
Self-Guided Walking Itinerary
Six days worth of walking ideas to help you plan your week.Find out more
Sightseeing and Activities Itinerary
Four days of adventure for non-walkers, and those who don't even want to participate in all the other outdoor sports, there is still plenty to do and see.Find out more