Lying in the South Eastern corner of Switzerland, the small town of Davos is situated in the Central Alps, known for their unrivalled scenic grandeur. A line of jagged snowy peaks including the mighty Weisfluhgipfel (2663m) and Tinzenhorn (3172m) form the backdrop to the Prattigau (meaning valley, this is one of the highest in Europe) that surrounds Davos and its neighbour Klosters. Perhaps better known for its chic ski resorts, this valley in summer is a delightfully peaceful base for a walking holiday. Its origins can be traced back to the Walsers, a mountain tribe that lived in Switzerland in 8C AD and settled in high villages connected by panoramic mountain paths. Today these ancient routes make up the 420km walking trails that earn Davos its deserved reputation as a paradise for walkers of all abilities.
Here you can choose between gentle riverside paths that wind through flower filled meadows or more challenging mountain routes that discover dramatic waterfalls and craggy limestone peaks, snow capped even in summer. Highlights include exploring the Alpinium Botanical Gardens - rare sulphur anemones and lady's slipper thrive here - and spotting marmots playing on limestone boulders on the descent to Lake Davos. You can also taste freshly made cheese in Clavadel and walk along the aptly named Panoramaweg for balcony views over the entire valley.