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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in High Forests, Switzerland your home away from home

For a wonderful vacation with lots to do any time of the year look no further than the High Forests area, which really fits the bill. This mountainous region in the eastern side of Switzerland provides great winter and summer activities for holidaymakers. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, chalets, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to High Forests, Switzerland

The main attraction of this part of Switzerland is probably the winter snow with numerous ski resorts located in the area. The resorts here offer different pistes with something for people of all skill levels. As well as skiing there are snowboarding and sledging runs as well as some glorious winter hikes. This is an idyllic area for hiking with numerous themed walks in the beautiful mountains and pine forests amongst the scenic highlights. There is a network of marked routes in the region for mountain bikers. The lake offers opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing. Other summer activities available in the region include golf with many courses in the area, as well as tennis. Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are located in the region offering local fare as well as international dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the supermarkets and local grocery stores. Souvenirs, arts and crafts can be found in a variety of small shops in the area along with sport stores for ski and hiking equipment.

Places to visit on holiday to High Forests, Switzerland

There are a number of interesting towns to visit in this region with historic buildings and churches. The Chapels Trail offers holidaymakers with a pleasant walk and the chance to see 12 pretty chapels. Areas of natural beauty here include the Rhine Gorge near Ilanz and Greina plateau. Visitors can take excursions to the Valser valley with its relaxing thermal baths, the holiday region of Flims, the monastery at Disentis or the town of Chur, which are all within easy reach. Museums in this region include the Rhaetian Museum and in Davos there is the Toy Museum.

Weather in High Forests, Switzerland

The warmest months of the year are July and August with average maximums of 27 degrees centigrade. The average low in the coldest month, January is -2 degrees centigrade. The wettest month of the year is usually May with an average of 13 wet days, while January only sees an average of 6 rainy days. However, the area gets snow in winter, especially in the mountains.

Travel to High Forests, Switzerland

Zurich Airport (ZRH) is the nearest international airport and is approximately two hours and 15 minutes drive from Obersaxen in the High Forests. Flights arrive here from numerous cities worldwide including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, Toronto, Vienna and Washington. Car rental firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt.

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  • 2 bathrooms
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Recent Reviews

Amazing place!

5 of 5
We were 6 adults staying 6 nights and we couldn't be more impressed. The house was very easy to find. The apartment itself was impeccably clean, there was everything you'd need, plenty of space inside and out and it was quiet, we couldn't hear any outside noises. We loved all the traditional decorations too. Lea and Arno are brilliant hosts, very friendly and it was easy to communicate. We would recommend everyone to stay in this wonderful place and we'd definitely stay there again when we're on holiday in Switzerland.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016