Walking in Davos

From $1406 per person

****# Based on 26 customer reviews
  • Elegant 4-star hotel with indoor swimming, sauna and whirlpool; atmospheric restaurant; extensive wine list, wine tasting included
  • 700km of trails and footpaths; lots of flexibility - 1-boot and 2-boot walking options every day
  • Snow-capped peaks and flower-filled meadows
  • Free local transport in Davos Klosters: cable cars, funiculars, buses and glacier railway

What's included?

  • Please call for departure dates
  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts, picnic lunches and evening meals included
  • Managed locally by hotelier
  • Sustainability rating: 84%
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • 10% early booking discount (book by end April 2016)
  • Davos Klosters card included
  • No single supplements on any dates

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Walking in Davos

The bustling city of Davos is located in the east of Switzerland on the Landwasser river, a short distance from Klosters. Not only is it one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts, at 1560m it's also the highest in the continent, surrounded by unforgettable idyllic mountain pastures and wildly romantic valleys.

The walking options are endless with over 700km of trails on your doorstep - the suggested itinerary opposite shows both your 1-boot options (shorter distances) and 2-boot options (longer distances). Your week of walking takes place against an awe inspiring Alpine backdrop. You'll walk along mountain paths and forest trails, through verdant meadows where cows graze and fragrant pine forest, taking in some beautiful flora - rare Alpine blooms, angelica, irises and edelweiss to name just a few. You'll experience breathtaking views over the glistening waters of Lake Davos from viewpoints such as Mount Jakobshorn and Panoramaweg, with sparkling mountain streams, cascading waterfalls and crashing rivers lining your routes. To gain altitude, take advantage of the excellent local transport system - all Headwater guests receive a Davos Klosters Card for unlimited travel on cable cars, gondolas, funiculars, the local railway and bus routes as well as discounts on other activities. You can also explore neighbouring Davos Platz and Klosters (the local bus stops right outside the hotel).

Your base for the week is the C19 Hotel Meierhof; Headwater customers stay in the spacious comfort rooms, which are normally south facing with balcony. There are fantastic facilities: indoor swimming pool, wellness area and mini gym. The hotel also enjoys an excellent reputation for its cuisine and extensive wine selection; wine tasting is included!

This holiday offers a mix of 1-boot and 2-boot choices following stony mountain paths and forest trails. Walking boots are essential. The 1-boot walks using bus and cable car, are outlined on the walking graph above. NB: Some ski lifts/cable cars do not operate in early/late season when alternative walks will be proposed.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Davos

Arrive at your 4-star hotel in Davos.

Day 2 - Classic Alps Walk 11km/7mi/3hr or 18km/11.5mi/5.5hr

Today's route begins at the Alpinium Schatzalp (entry included), home to hundreds of rare Alpine blooms. Your walk then winds past larch roofed mountain chalets and high meadows dotted with cows grazing, to reach Stafelalp with views over the Mittaghorn and Jakobshorn, it's a great picnic spot. Homewards: you descend through a narrow valley, alive to the crashing River Chummer, to Glaris, returning to Hotel Meierhof by bus (included).

Day 3 - Clavadeler Alp 8km/5mi/2hr or 15km/9.5mi/4.5hr

A wooded track, bright with angelica and mountain scabious, leads to Mount Jakobshorn - enjoy breathtaking views over Davos shadowed by the snowy Graubunden peaks. Then, with Lake Davos' shimmering blue waters below, you reach a perfect picnic spot, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink at Jakobshorn Gasthaus, before descending to Clavadel to join the riverside trail back to Davos.

Day 4 - The Serene Sertig Valley 7km/4.5mi/2.5hr or 17km/11mi/4.5hr

From Mount Rinerhorn cable car, you descend in and out of pine forest to pretty Sertig hamlet, lost in a sea of meadows dotted with perennial cornflower. It's then on to the dramatic waterfall under Gross Alp - a clash of jagged limestone peaks and white water cascades. Finally a wooded path follows the meandering River Sertig to Frauenkirch where it's a short bus ride (included) to Davos.

Day 5 - Free Day

If you feel like a change of scenery, then why not visit pretty Klosters? You take the train (25 mins, included) to the opposite side of the valley - a real contrast to neighbouring Davos - before returning to your hotel to spend a few hours relaxing in the hotel's wellness area before dinner.

Day 6 - Walser Villages 10km/6.5mi/3hr or 18km/11.5mi/5hr

A mountain path lined with irises and yellow vetchling leads over sparkling mountain streams to Hauder Alp where the cheery farmer sells you fresh milk by the glass! Onwards with panoramas over snow capped Bodmen Alp, you descend to delightful Monstein with its two gasthaus and mediaeval brewery. After lunch, you dip into oak forest, with lapwings flitting through the dappled shade, to descend to Jenisberg for an exciting mountain railway ride (30 mins) back to Davos.

Day 7 - The Grand Panoramic Walk 8km/5mi/2hr or 20km/12.5mi/6hr

What better way to end the week than with the aptly named Panoramaweg? With Lake Davos shimmering below, you ascend to the tinkle of cowbells to tiny Lake Schoansee. Soon, Klosters frames the horizon as you climb to Gotschnagrat for the most panoramic lunch yet! Returning, you pick your way through edelweiss and gentian and may spot marmots playing on limestone boulders as you descend to Davos for your final dinner.

Day 8 - Leave Davos

For a longer tour, why not consider combining this with our

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Hotel Meierhof, Davos Dorf   (4 Star)

Hotel Meierhof, Davos Dorf

The Hotel Meierhof is situated in the heart of Davos Dorf. It's a traditional hotel dating back to 1850, which has been lovingly restored and has all of the modern comforts that you'd expect from an excellent 4 star hotel.

There are 75 rooms and Headwater guests stay in the more spacious comfort rooms, which are normally south facing with balcony.

All of the rooms are well equipped with both bath and shower, satellite television, minibar, radio, direct dial telephone with internet connection, safe and hairdryer.

Further details on the hotel website, and independent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Local facilities:

  • Mastercard accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdryer
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Nearby facilities:

  • Shops
  • Banking / cheques cashed

Travel options

Transfers included from Davos Dorf train station at 16:56, and back to Davos Dorf train station at 09:45.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange connecting flights.

Customer reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus, of course, an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted straight to our website - totally unedited. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.

From our postbag

In addition to comments received on our post-holiday questionnaires, we've also been sent the following comments from our satisfied customers.

Dr Baynton travelled to Davos in 2009

This is our third holiday with Headwater and we continue to be very happy with the holidays you provide. The hotels are always of a high standard and we appreciate all the preparation you do on our behalf in terms of providing hiking notes and maps, making all the travel arrangements - especially when we have been so busy at work! A fantastic hotel where Headwater guests are made very welcome. The owner of the hotel went out of his way to welcome us. This included an introductory meeting and a wine tasting session. The food was amazing - a different menu every evening, lots of variation and great service. The afternoon tea and homemade cake was a lovely treat after a days hiking.

Mr & Mrs Clare travelled to Davos in 2008

Last week we had our first Headwater holiday, staying in Davos, Switzerland, for independent walking and we are writing to say how much we enjoyed it.

The travel arrangements were excellent, all the connections happened according to plan and the itinerary was clearly summarised for easy reference during the journeys to and from home. It was nice to be collected from the train station by the hotel and delivered back there at the end of the week.

We also liked your detailed, accurate guides to walks in the area and we followed one of your routes everyday. We were aware that some other walking guests in the hotel on other holiday packages were not so lucky: they had much less information about the areas walks.

The Meierhof Hotel gave us probably the best hotel experience we have ever had. From the proprietor, Riet Frey, down through all staff echelons, we received nothing but excellent, caring service. The meals were something to look forward to everyday.

So, thank you for organising such a wonderful weeks experience. We will definitely be looking at what you can offer for our future holidays.

Mrs C McCarthy travelled to Davos in 2006

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Davos – it really is the most beautiful area. The Hotel Meirhof is very comfortable and well located. Riet Frey is a superb host, as well as being thoroughly professional, and really made us feel welcome. He gave a most informative and useful talk on the Davos area at the beginning of the holiday and also invited us to join him in his wine cellar on another evening for a special tasting, which was wonderful.

We met several other Headwater couples, all of whom were very friendly and all seemed delighted with the hotel and surrounding area too. Some were on return visits and were keen to share their knowledge and experience with us. I hope we will have the opportunity to go back to Davos as I feel that we barely scratched the surface of the walking that is available in the area.

Departure dates & prices

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May 2016 departuresTour only 
May 29$1406
June 2016 departuresTour only 
Jun 5$1406
Jun 12$1406
Jun 19$1476
Jun 26$1476
July 2016 departuresTour only 
Jul 3$1697
Jul 10$1697
Jul 17$1697
Jul 24$1697
Jul 31$1697
August 2016 departuresTour only 
Aug 7$1697
Aug 14$1610
Aug 21$1610
Aug 28$1545
September 2016 departuresTour only 
Sep 4$1545
Sep 11$1545
Sep 18$1545
Sep 25$1545

Holiday details

Holiday type

Self-guided walking, single centre. Managed locally by hotelier.


Please call for departure dates, for 8 days (7 nights). We are able to offer non standard departures for this holiday. Please call for details.


All buffet breakfasts, picnic lunches and evening meals included.

Other details

Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information. Please call us for single room supplements, room upgrade options and child prices.

Starting your tour

Transfers included from Davos Dorf train station at 16:56, and back to Davos Dorf train station at 09:45.

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