Epic Europe



Perched on the side of the mountain in the secret Swiss Val d’Anniviers, the beautifully restored Belle Époque Hotel Bella Tola welcomes guests to take a step back in time, while enjoying 21st century comforts. The hotel dates from 1883; and the original decoration has been preserved, reflecting elegant, late 19th century "art de vivre".


Here in St-Luc, in the centre of the Valais region, hoteliers Anne-Françoise and Claude Fuchs have created a unique mountain hideaway, filled with the romance of the pioneering years of alpine tourism, gourmet restaurant and unique spa. The hotel is like a living museum; instead of a lobby you find a large living room with fireplace and walls covered in pictures and paintings. Step-by-step, the couple have renovated the entire property, staying as faithful as possible to the original décor and was awarded "historic hotel of the year 2001".


The hotel has 30 rooms + 2 apartments; each room is wonderfully different, and have either wood paneling or hand-painted wallpaper, and antique furniture and period touches in the bathrooms create a perfect nostalgic atmosphere.


SPA & WELLNESS: Spa “l’Eau des Cimes”, as the natural elements water, fire, ice and stone come together, stress evaporates in the peaceful atmosphere of the spa. Wellness area including indoor pool, sauna, hammam, massage & beauty treatments.


FOOD & DRINK: “Chez Ida” Local ingredients prepared in a refined French style, special wild game menus during the hunting and harvest season. Restaurant Le Tzambron, serves local Valais specialties; raclette, fondue, rösti, with an extensive list of wine from the Swiss Rhone Valley.




  • Luxury hotel and spa in the quiet Val d’Anniviers
  • Impeccably restored to its original Belle Epoque grandeur
  • Swiss Historic “Hotel of the Year” 2001
  • Alpine wellness area combines historic elements of the hotel with modern spa features
  • Service: family owned and operated by the passionate duo of Anne-Françoise and Claude Fuchs, every evening the Fuchs go from table to table addressing each guest by name and in their own language.
Hotel Bella Tola 4*


Destination: val-d-anniviers
Experience options in: Val-D-Anniviers


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. 

  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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