You have chosen one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Switzerland. If you are staying formore than a few days, you might wonder what you should be spending your time on. Luckily, Switzerland has a lot more to offer than just the major cities.
Getting around in Switzerland
Switzerland has a very good public transportation system, and you can experience all ofSwitzerland by train and bus. If you book your tickets in advance on the SBB app, you will beable to buy very cheap tickets. It is also possible to rent a car in many places in Zürich if youhave a bigger budget. Now the question is: Where should you go?
If you are into hiking, biking or winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, then thecanton of Graubünden (Grisons) is a very good option. Many of the popular places inGraubünden are within one to one and a half hours driving distance from Zürich.
Flims, Laax and Falera
A bit further away from Chur (capitol of Graubünden), you will find a very popular area calledFlims, Laax and Falera. If you are a ski enthusiast, you have definitely heard about the skiresort connecting the 3 villages. In the winter, it is marketed as LAAX and in the summer it ismarketed as Flims.
There are many things to do in this area, both in summer and winter. The best location to bein, no matter what time of the year, is Flims. This is because Flims has the most summeractivities and is connected to both Laax and Falera with the cable cars. To have the absolutebest stay, choose a ski hotel in Flims, Laax and Falera which is as close to the cable cars as possible.
Choosing a hotel close to the cable cars will make it super easy for you to go hiking andmountain biking in the summer. In the winter, you will only need to walk a few meters whenyou want to go skiing. If you have ever been on a ski holiday, you will know that the last thingyou want to do is dragging yourself, your skiis and family to the cable cars in the morningand back in the evening when you are tired.
Alternatives to the ski resort mentioned above are the following: Davos, St. Moritz, Zermatt,Arosa, Lenzerheide, etc.