Early tourists first came to Switzerland in the late 1800’s for health purposes, as the Alps were viewed as a beneficial destination with fresh air and altitude for city-dwellers to escape pollution and respiratory ailments. Nowadays, Swiss 5* hotels have built on this tradition of well-being, and are among the best spas in the world. Combining a spa and health retreat in the Alps with a hiking, skiing or yoga trip is truly a healing experience. Relax at our hand-picked spas and resorts, and enjoy a total cleanse for your mind and body.
Thermes Vals in Graubünden is located in a beautiful, remote valley and offers a wellness temple that draws both architecture and thermal waters enthusiasts from all over the world. Its architect, Peter Zumthor designed the baths from local Valser quartzite, and was awarded the Pritzker Prize for architecture for this masterpiece.
St. Moritz is one of Switzerland’s premiere spa destinations, to no surprise given the concentration of 5* hotels. Badrutt’s Palace has completely remodeled the Palace Wellness into a true oasis, inspired by the natural beauty of the Engadin Alps. Also in the Graubunden region, Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina opens up new dimensions of relaxation and wellness, at once restful and stimulating, detoxifying and regenerating.
Near by, Arosa resort is blessed with an exceptional setting, where Hotel Tschuggen’s spa has been built and designed by the renowned Architect Mario Botta. Built into the mountainside with impressive glass towers drawing light in, the 5000m² spa and wellness facility spread over four floors, with a pool, an array of saunas and steam baths, treatment rooms, lounge and fire place, fitness area and Medical Wellness. The Alpina Gstaad’s Six Senses Spa is a true sanctuary of peace and well-being, inspired by Asian traditions.
In Italy’s Valle d’Aosta region, the rustic village of Cogne offers a peaceful atmosphere for a spa retreat. Nestled at the foot of Gran Paradiso National Park, the Hotel Bellevue 4* is one of our favorite places in the Italian Alps, where time seems to stand still. Their spa has been awarded the Best Spa in Europe in 2013.
A stay at La Réserve Hotel & Spa just outside Geneva is a great way to recover from jetlag on the way in or a wonderful way to end a trip in the Alps before flying home. 2,000m2 dedicated to personal enrichment, an indoor pool and outdoor pool surrounded by lush greenery, absolute serenity in a place sheltered from the outside world.
And at each of these hotels, partnerships with Switzerland’s leading cosmetic and skin care companies ensure the world’s finest anti-aging and beauty treatments. Please ask us for more information for specific treatments or medical procedures available.
Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.
Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need.
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