If you're into the outdoors and mountain resorts, Arosa is like a dream come true. Framed by the peaks of Weisshorn, Hörnli and moraine-streaked Schiesshorn, it is a superb Alpine all-rounder: perfect for downhill and cross-country skiers in winter, hikers and downhill bikers in summer, and families year-round with heaps of activities to amuse kids. It's also possible to ski and hike over to the neighbouring resort of Lenzerheide, over the mountains to the west.
Getting there is plenty of fun too. Although only 30km southeast of Chur, the journey is nothing short of spectacular. The road zigzags up from Chur in a series of 365 hairpin bends so challenging that Arosa cannot be reached by postal buses. Alternatively, the one-hour scenic train ride from Chur will keep you on the edge of your seat.