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Lenzerheide / Valbella

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The two linked resorts of Lenzerheide and Valbella (just 30 minutes from Chur) are the ideal places for some chill-out time or the challenge of hiking and biking. These linked resorts bombard you with their beauty. The crystal clear Heidsee invites you for swimming, sailing and surfing. The Heidsee lake is a dream for anyone seeking action or wanting to relax. The lido, with its many attractions, is on the left shore of the lake, whilst the right shore is a nature reserve. There is a woodland wonderland, as well as plenty of soaring peaks. The Parpaner Rothorn (2,865 m) is the highest point reached by cable car. You’ll find several walking trails starting from the summit. The Lenzerheide valley is also a challenging paragliding and hang-gliding area (but only recommended for experienced pilots!). And once in this region you should not miss the world’s longest toboggan run (see TIP below).

How to get to Valbella: Hourly buses from Chur (takes 33 minutes). Bus between Valbella and Lenzerheide takes only 4 minutes.

Tourist offices: at Voa principala 68 in Lenzerheide (081 385 11 20) www.lenzerheide.com

Budget accommodation:
Valbella Youth Hostel, Voa Sartons 41, Valbella (081 384 12 08)

Once in Lenzerheide / Valbella you should not miss the world’s longest toboggan run at the Alp Pradaschier (an aerial cable car from Churwalden brings you up there in 7 minutes, buses between Valbella and Churwalden take only 9 minutes). The bob run winds round 31 bends, descending 480 m over 3,100 m down into the valley. Starting at the midway station (mountain restaurant), the run takes between seven and ten minutes down to the valley station in Churwalden. The bob run is open in both summer and winter, and lighting means it can even be done at night.