<p>The stunning resort of Davos comes into its own during the summer months with an array of activities to enjoy.</p>
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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Davos in Summer

The stunning resort of Davos comes into its own during the summer months with an array of activities to enjoy.

Published at: 4 Sep 2020
Last updated at: 22 Feb 2023

Famous for its first-class skiing and for hosting the World Economic Forum, the stunning resort of Davos comes into its own during the summer months. With clear blue skies and high temperatures during the summer, this stylish metropolitan city has some incredible outdoor activities, including hiking and golf, as well as extensive mountain bike trails.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan
Mountain biking trail in Davos in summerPhoto: DDO/Martin Bissig

1. Mountain Biking

One of the most attractive mountain biking resorts in Grisons, Davos combined with the neighbouring resort of Klosters has 700 km of marked mountain bike trails for guests to uncover. For the adrenaline seekers of the group, the Gotschna free-ride piste offers 6 km of excitement with over 200 banked curves, jumps and 50 banked bends. At a length of 5,780m, this free-ride bike piste is sure to provide an exciting day out for experienced riders.

Those less advanced, can still enjoy everything the mountains have to offer with an E-bike day out. Turning tiring uphill climbs into relaxed ascents, the E-bike allows cyclists of varying fitness levels to ride together and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery in a less exhausting way.

Hiking trail in Davos in summerPhoto: DDO/Stefan Schlumpf

2. Hiking

With 700 km of hiking trails through the forests, valleys and high peaks of Davos, hiking in this beautiful resort has something for every fitness level. From tranquil mountain lakes to breathtaking waterfall trails, guests can also enjoy high alpine mountain tours, as well as glacier walks. To get the most out of your experience, why not hire a knowledgeable mountain guide to help you explore and learn about the breathtaking scenery of this high-altitude resort. Organised by Berfuhrer Davos-Klosters, visitors can also enjoy organised Via Ferrata tours and climbing expeditions.

Playing golf in Davos in summerPhoto: DDO/Christian Egelmair

3. Golf

Home to two courses with 27 holes to conquer, golfers can also play on nine other Graubünden golf courses in the nearby area. A traditional sport in Davos, the first golf course was created in 1927 at the spa gardens. With high points and natural mountain landscape, the 19 hole golf course of Davos is in the heart of this beautiful resort, while the 9-hole golf course in Klosters boasts expansive greens and stunning mountain landscape.

For golfers visiting Davos, the Davos Klosters golf card lets you profit from reduced green fees on the golf courses, with the ability to choose from 10x9 holes or 5x18 holes on the courses in Davos and Klosters.

Water sports on Lake DavosPhoto: DDO/Marcel Giger

4. Lake Davos

Cool off in Lake Davos this summer with an extensive array of sport and leisure activities to choose from. With 3.8 km of banks and reaching temperatures of 20°C, Lake Davos is the perfect place to unwind in the summer sun.

From wakeboarding to wind-surfing for the more adrenaline-seeking, Lake Davos also offers the more relaxed water sports of sailing and pedalos for a gentle trip around the lake. Those looking simply to relax in the summer sun can unwind on the lido or enjoy a drink in the delightful indoor restaurant.

Adventure Park in DavosPhoto: DDO/Stefan Schlumpf

5. Davos Adventure Park

A high-wire adventure park for all ages, the Davos Adventure Park offers five courses varying in difficulty, including a children’s course for an exciting and adventurous experience. For the higher climbing courses, children need to be at least seven years old and 1.30 metres tall. The lower, customised children's course is open for children aged between four and eight years.

The Adventure Park is also home to a Bike Park with tableline, dirtline and pumptrack for all levels. Admission to the Bike Park is free of charge and bikes are available to hire from the Park Office. Featuring two children’s playgrounds as well as a public barbecue area and the Restaurant Chalet Velo, the Davos Adventure Park is the perfect family day out.