Stretching across Europe, with its highest peak Mont Blanc reaching up to 15,776 ft, this extensive mountain range encompasses the distinct landscapes, architecture, culture and cuisine of each country it ambles into, not to mention each mountain town’s festivals and events. Palatial hotels, cozy villas and lavish lodges are dotted throughout these mountains, enticing people throughout the summer months with curated retreats spanning wellness, gastronomy and outdoor pursuits. Here are some of our favorites.
Wellness and Sporting Events at Ultima Gstaad
This summer, after reopening for the season on June 29th, the five-star boutique hotel Ultima Gstaad will be hosting a series of brand new summer packages, including three wellness and detox programs. If you only have a weekend, the Two-Day Booster is ideal, combining a stay in one of the hotel’s signature suites with spa treatments at Ultima Spa by La Prairie and radio frequency treatment, along with advice from a personal trainer and nutritionist. The full detox program then runs over four nights, encompassing two detox treatments, one Cryolipolysis treatment and a non-invasive body contouring treatment, as well as daily fitness and yoga instruction. The most extensive program though is the Ultima Retreat. On this program you’ll spend seven nights in a signature suite while benefiting from two spa treatments, a personalized menu, a full week of Cryolipolysis and the choice between a DNA check-up and detox supplements. Coincide your stay with one of Gstaad’s summer sporting events, such as the Swiss Open Gstaad tennis tournament from 21st to 29th July, and the Hublot Polo Gold Cup from the 16th to 19th August.