Arolla is located some 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Bern, the country's capital, and about 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Lucerne.
Southern Switzerland is crisscrossed with cultural and natural attractions, from perennial tourist favourites to lesser known gems. While you are in the Southern Switzerland area, make the effort to get to Anniviers. It is 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Arolla and is home to the Grimentz Ski Resort and Chandolin Ski Resort. If you are up for more, make your way over to Bagnes and enjoy the Verbier Ski Resort and Mount Fort. Bagnes is approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Arolla.
While you are staying in Arolla, why not spend a few hours exploring Zermatt. Approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the east, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find Matterhorn, Sunnegga Ski Resort and Schwarzsee. Klein Matterhorn, Breithorn and Dufourspitze are also good to visit.
Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to enjoy at Southern Switzerland's churches and other places of worship.
If you are looking for an escape from seeing the sights, why not try a local watersport? Canoeing and rafting are both available here. Those adventurous souls searching for action should test their limits by signing up for a mountain biking or mountain climbing adventure.
When it is time to leave Southern Switzerland, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with photos and memories that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.