Gstaad’s chicest boutique bolthole, Le Grand Bellevue, will introduce an exclusive new wild wellness experience this summer.
Set to launch in June 2018, the four-night programme will see guests further their fitness as they swim, cycle and run through a series of mountain pursuits, before indulging in balancing wellness experiences, including mountainside massages and a spectacular heli-yoga trip.
The programme kicks off with a bracing wild swimming session in one of Gstaad’s picturesque mountain lakes, while subsequent days will see guests mountain-biking along the region’s extensive network of vertiginous cycle trails, and trail running through the verdant hills of the Bernese Oberland, all accompanied by Le Grand Bellevue’s knowledgeable local guides.
Fitness-focused challenges will be interspersed with al-fresco indulgence: athletic pursuits will be followed by secluded mountainside massages to ease aching muscles, and Le Grand Bellevue’s Michelin-starred chef, Urs Gschwend, will lead guests in foraging for nourishing Alpine ingredients such as wild strawberries, porcini mushrooms and edible flowers, followed by a healthy cooking class.
Ending the trip on a high, guests will enjoy a unique heli-yoga trip, soaring above the mountain passes aboard a private helicopter before unwinding with a tranquil mountain-top yoga session.
The new programme will build upon Le Grand Bellevue’s extensive, recently revamped wellness offering.
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, Le Grand Spa offers a wide variety of pampering treatments using the finest natural ingredients, as well as high-tech facial and body treatments from Cellcosmet.
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