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Indulge in luxury Alpine wellness breaks this summer

4th July 2016 Print

Long before the fashionable ski seasons, many would visit the mountains during the summer months to breath in the fresh clean air which has long been considered a great health benefit.  Nature's alpine playground offers an array of healthy activities from bike trails and canyoning to hiking and combined with deluxe properties offering excellent spa facilities, carefully crafted nourishing cuisine* and concierge services to organise any activity, visitors can enjoy a complete wellness Alpine break this summer with The Oxford Ski Company.   

Chamonix in France offers some of the best outdoor activities for the more adventurous including climbing, abseiling down waterfalls, white water rafting, paragliding or the thrills of the bike or Via-Ferrata trails along the mountainside. Those who aren't as active can still enjoy the leisurely walks, adventure parks, golf courses and sightseeing in the region, along with savouring the region's finest restaurants.

Amazon Creek is one of the most luxurious chalets in the Mont Blanc Valley area.  Nestled in the woodland next to a mountain stream, this deluxe property enjoys stunning views of the Aiguille du Midi and combines luxury with nature's tranquillity.  Its five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, comfortably sleeps up to ten guests who can enjoy the excellent facilities which include a fully equipped luxury spa with Hammam steam room, sauna and sunken Jacuzzi.  After enjoying the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, guests can settle into the cinema room, or enjoy a relaxing glass of wine from the superbly stocked wine cellar in the garden.

A week's stay starts from £700 per person and includes daily breakfast delivery, welcome hamper including cheeses, charcuterie and a bottle of champagne on arrival and in resort concierge services. Return flights with EasyJet from London to Geneva for the week are available from £108 per person.

La Porte du Soleil which encompasses Morzine and Les Gets provides a backdrop of natural scenery for a myriad of activities from swimming, mini golf, tennis, walking or some of the best mountain biking tracks in Europe.  For more leisurely activities visitors can enjoy horse riding, yoga breaks or soak up the history in the local museums. 

Chalet Twenty26 provides a luxury mountain home combining modern boutique design with traditional alpine style.  Comfortably hosting up to 12 guests, visitors can enjoy the spa suite with steam room, 'wet area' and treatment and relaxation room before unwinding in the expansive living areas, or playing in the games room.

Rates start from £56/€75 per person per night (based on two sharing) for a minimum three night stay.  The price includes breakfast, daily housekeeping and concierge service.  Return London flights to Geneva with EasyJet for three days starts from £84 per person

Zermatt – if you still need your ski fix over the summer months, this resort's high altitudes is the place to visit!  Other activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking are also possible or enjoy the natural properties from the mountain lakes and wellness centres and facilities.  The picturesque car free resort allows for gentle strolling for those who wish to soak up the atmosphere of this popular destination with its gastronomic adventures, bars and nightlife or its more relaxed picnic sites or games and sports in the centre. Take in some of the amazing views of the Matterhorn with a heli-flight around this spectacular mountain range. 

The Backstage Loft is a cutting edge chalet by highly acclaimed Swiss designer Heinz Julen, providing one of the most memorable properties from which to experience this excellent resort.  Sleeping 10 people with its five en-suite luxurious bedrooms, enjoy the comforts of this property's facilities including impressive outdoor/indoor hot tub, Hammam, steam room and sauna. 

Seven night's accommodation starts from £1,339/CHF1,950 per person and includes daily continental breakfast, daily housekeeping and concierge service.  Return flights with EasyJet from London to Geneva for the week are available from £108 per person.

As the snow melts in the cosmopolitan resort of Verbier, it reveals over 500km of sign-posted hiking trails which can be accessed by lifts throughout the summer.  One of the world's largest biking resorts, Verbier also has over 800km of mountain-biking trails and a bike park which offers over an additional 500km of cross country tracks. The region is also home to a professional golf course, climbing routes and the protected landscapes of the second largest natural reserve in Switzerland, Haut Val de Bagnes.  Don't forget that amidst all that sport and activity to soak in the sights and sounds of the resort's festivals including the highly revered Classical Musical Festival which takes place over the summer.

Available through our partners, Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats in Verbier are offering new transformative fitness programmes including personalised programme of high altitude hikes, trail running and yoga whilst balanced with healthy and nourishing menus by the chalet's talented chefs.  In addition, in-chalet spa treatments including pampering facials, massage and in-chalet blow drys are available. 

No. 5, Apt 5 is a flexible three bedroom apartment available on a catered, self-catered or accommodation only basis close to the hustle and bustle of the resort centre Medran lift.   Finished to the highest standards, the property shares a spa facility featuring a Hammam and sauna – ideal to relax those muscles after an active day out.   

Seven night's accommodation starts from £841/CHF1,225 per person on a self-catered basis which includes daily housekeeping and concierge service.  Return flights with EasyJet from London to Geneva for the week are available from £108 per person.

For more information on booking your healthy mountain summer escape, visit

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