Katie Cadar of TravelStore has created an itinerary that includes stays at the best of Switzerland’s spas and wellness centers. The country’s healing traditions date back millennia, to thermal springs that have drawn visitors since the days of the Roman Empire. Switzerland’s wellness centers also incorporate the latest scientific advances. At the end of her trip, you’ll not only fly home with memories of stunning alpine lakes and hikes through mountain valleys, but rejuvenated and recharged.
La Réserve Genève
Arrive in Geneva and transfer to La Réserve Genève for five nights. On the shores of Lake Geneva in a 10-acre park just three miles from the city center, La Réserve Genève is a 5-star luxury property and a perfect start to your spa sojourn. The Nescens Better-Aging Package is a comprehensive four-day program designed to recharge and reset guests.
Serenity in Switzerland
After breakfast at La Reserve, a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Lugano and then a private transfer to the Chedi Andermatt. Here, Asian serenity is given an alpine twist. Take advantage of the location for a day of hiking, cycling or (if you are visiting in winter) cross-country skiing. Leave time before dinner for a Balinese or Himalayan Hot Stone massage at the spa.
Today is a day for yoga and meditation with a personal instructor. Both the yoga and Pilates studios at the Chedi Health Club have been designed around holistic wellness. In addition, the club offers the latest Technogym equipment and free waiting while spa guests can pick between hydrotherapy pools, a Finnish sauna and hammam, multiple steam rooms and a freezing plunge pool. It’s a self-contained oasis and you’ll only need to go outside to admire the natural beauty that surrounds the resort.