Journey of Renewal: Switzerland

Avid of adventure, beautiful scenery, fun and being pampered? Then look no further. Our Switzerland bound journey of renewal is the perfect combination of all these, and more.

Art In Voyage

7 Nights

1 Home Base

1 Destination

From USD 5,399 per person

Get your inner bliss back and reclaim your sparkle! Re-energize your body and mind with Franck’s morning meditations and breathing sessions, while strengthening and focusing with our fitness director Evan.

Alpine bliss awaits you upon your arrival at Pierre Avoi, a stunning chalet  located above the picturesque mountain town of Verbier, with tastefully decorated ensuite bedrooms, sauna and a massage room. Enjoy organic smoothies, brunches and three-course dinners prepared by your private retreat chef – sourced locally whenever possible.

Do as much..or as little as you would like. Daily experiences in and around the Swiss Alps await during this journey of renewal.

Journeys

Land dates, room options and rates

10 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
  • Deluxe ensuite rooms $5399
  • Master suite $5699

Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travellers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $2499.


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Your Journey Directors

Evan Scheepers Evan Scheepers
Franck Jeuffroy Franck Jeuffroy
Mikael Audebert Mikael Audebert

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Peaceful and mind-blowing setting

A mere two hours from Geneva lies the town of Verbier and its surrounding mountains and lakes. Be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Alps and local villages, with peace and quiet for miles around. Get re-acquainted with what is surely much needed serenity and tranquility.

Flexible, balanced and diverse itinerary

Our day-to-day program is complete, yet flexible. Do as much, or as little as you would like. Join us on one or two tours while skipping others, or attend them all. Our hosts are here to customize your journey based on your interests and preferences to ensure the perfect outcome.

Cared for by a fun and knowledgeable team

Cared for by certified yoga and fitness hosts, and thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of local masseurs & guides, we will create memorable and enhanced experiences throughout. Take advantage of the small size of our group to receive one-on-one sessions and advice.

Pampered throughout

An active-focused journey can still be one where comfort, luxury and pampering go hand-in-hand with outdoor & heart-racing activities. Discover the live execution of the famous motto "after effort comes comfort" through our in-villa massages, luxurious accommodations and amenities, as well as the care of professional in-house staff.

ITINERARY

All activities are optional in attendance

Day 1: Welcome to Switzerland

After a private transfer from the airport, settle at the property where a light lunch has been prepared. This afternoon, get acquainted with your environment and meet our team one-on-one to discuss your goals on this journey. Your first massage then awaits. Tonight, our chef has prepared the perfect welcome dinner, featuring local specialties.

Day 2: Lac de Vaux hike

After our first morning yoga and fitness session (and a healthy yet fun breakfast), we depart for an easy and breathtaking hike at the Lac de Vaux. A picnic is included before heading back to the property. There, a massage awaits before a 3-course dinner prepared by our chef.

Day 3: White water rafting in Gstaad

After an early morning yoga session (optional in attendance, as always), we depart for Gstaad where a local guide awaits to take us on a fun rafting journey through the beautiful gorges of Vanel and Gérignoz to Château-d'Oex. A barbecue lunch, riverside, is included. Upon returning at our Chalet, Evan holds a late afternoon fitness group session. Our dinner tonight is served by our local chef.

Day 4: Cheese & chocolate day

After a morning yoga and fitness session (optional in attendance as always) and a morning at leisure, we take on the culinary traditions of Switzerland, namely cheese and chocolate. Led by a local foodie, we discover the medieval town of Gruyere where we learn the art of making traditional cheese fondue, which we enjoy before the visit of a chocolate factory for a tasting. On our way back, we stop by a local winery to wash all this down. Tonight, our dinner is light and carefully prepared by our chef.

Day 5: Biking trails of Verbier

Our morning starts with our usual yoga and fitness sessions. We then meet our mountain biking guide and enjoy a 3-hour tour (intermediate) in the mountains surrounding Verbier. A picnic break is included, and stunning views guaranteed. After getting back to the property, a much-deserved massage awaits, followed by dinner carefully prepared by our local chef.

Day 6: Matterhorn Glacier Hiking

An early yoga session will be organized on this intense day. We then depart for the Zermatt area which we discover after a short train ride up to the village. There we meet our guide for a picnic lunch followed by a hike of the Matterhorn glacier. Since the ice age (around 1850), the Theodul and the Furgg Glaciers have receded more than 3 km. The trail leads across gravel and rocks past a number of small lakes. After effort comes comfort: time at leisure to discover Zermatt and dinner (included). We then head back (late) to the property.

Day 7: Day at leisure

On this last full day, after our yoga session, the morning is at leisure. After lunch served at the chalet, afternoon activities may be organized for our guests avid of more adventure and action: Zip lining, paragliding or more biking/hiking are a few of the activities available around. Late afternoon, for guests interested, we head to Champex-lac, a short drive from the chalet, for paddle boarding. Tonight, our farewell dinner is carefully prepared by our chef , at the chalet, and served with local wines.

Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Your journey of renewal does not have to end today. It it does, a private transfer back to the airport will be organized. If extending, why not discover the Dolomite or pay a visit to lake Lucerne or the beautiful town of Bern? Missing some of your shopping activities? Milan or Zurich are great destinations for that. Wherever it may be, allow us to work on a fun extension for you.

OUR HOME BASE

Chalet Pierre Avoi

Chalet Pierre Avoi is a beautiful wooden chalet, the kind you see on postcards of Switzerland. It’s situated in the upper part of Verbier, giving far-reaching views over the town, the snow-covered fields and out over the valley beyond, offering a private and secluded feel. Inside you will be greeted by a light and airy open-plan living and dining area, complete with stunning double height ceiling, huge picture windows and a wonderful open fireplace.

Chalet Pierre Avoi has some striking artworks and stylish décor adding a touch of contemporary style to this luxury chalet.
Outside there is a large south-west facing decked sun terrace and hot tub – the perfect place to take in the sun-set and those jaw-dropping views across to the Combins and Mont Blanc Massif. To relax you’ll be able to follow your soak in the hot tub with a spell in the sauna or massage in Pierre Avoi’s own treatment room.

THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES

7 Nights

7 nights in a beautiful Swiss chalet, in an ensuite deluxe room

21 Meals

7 traditional breakfasts & Juices 7 lunches 6 dinners carefully prepared by our Chef 1 dinner in town

7 +Activities

Daily yoga (except on traveling days) Daily one on one (or small group) fitness with unlimited additional private sessions (except on traveling days) Two guided hiking excursion One guided biking excursion One paddle boarding session Three in-villa massages Cheese, wine and chocolate tastings

As well as...

Services of certified yoga and fitness instructors Access to bikes at the property Round trip private transfers (To/from Geneva airport or train station) Open bar at the property (non-premium)

GOOD TO KNOW

Space is limited to 8 with a maximum capacity of 10 guests All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight to and from Switzerland may be arranged through us. Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ) Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey. Discover the Dolomites, Mont-Blanc or lake Como or the towns and villages of Switzerland with a self drive extension.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury C onditions Exclusive Experiences

FINEPRINT

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit* of $2000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $2499.

Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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