Adrenaline Fuelled Alps
In true James Bond style, the experience begins as guests are whisked from Gstaad train station to the hotel in one of Roger Moore’s old Bentley’s, which now sits in the fleet of Le Grand Bellevue’s classic cars. The first morning will see guests take part in a mountaintop meditation to mentally prepare for an exhilarating tandem paraglide to soar through the skies and absorb the beauty of the Saanen mountain range. Subsequent days will see guests bravely hike the frozen Glacier 3000 trail with the support of specialist guides and ride the Alpine Coaster at the top, the world’s highest toboggan run which offers a thrilling decent. Guests can end the trip at speed by learning the skill of downhill Grass Skiing, or flying above the mountain passes by helicopter before landing on a sunlit peak for a private yoga class. Exhilarating trail running routes can also be provided upon request from the hotel’s concierge.
Adventurous days will be complemented by spoiling nights at Le Grand Bellevue where Michelin-starred Executive Chef Marcus G. Lindner will prepare hearty dinners at LEONARD’s to satisfy the hungriest of appetites using locally sourced Alpine ingredients. Should guests crave cheese fondue or rich raclette in the charming Swiss surroundings, Le Petit Chalet is nestled in the grounds and is a treasured hideaway after an active day. To refuel mountainside, the hotel can also prepare gourmet picnics for guests to pack up and take along on their adventure.
A team of proficient therapists at Le Grand Spa will ease aching muscles and knotted limbs with an invigorating deep tissue Sports Massage to help prevent any injuries or strains. The 3,000 square metre Le Grand Spa is one of the largest in the region, and offers 17 unique wellness experiences, including a new Hay Sauna, Ice Fountain and Infrared Sauna, plus Himalayan Salt Grotto, Finnish Sauna and Laconium. The exclusive Swiss partner of organic British brand Bamford and Swiss made Cellcosmet, Le Grand Spa offers a wide variety of pampering treatments using the finest natural ingredients.
To book: The Adrenaline Fuelled Alps Experience at Le Grand Bellevue (www.bellevue-gstaad.ch) starts from £3,000 per person, including three nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, guided meditation & paraglide, glacier 300 hike & alpine coaster, grass skiing, transfers to/from the activities and a 50 minute Sports Massage at Le Grand Spa.