A Summer Affair in The Alps

Credit: A DNA Affair

Flying over the Alps is forever an awe-inspiring experience.

At ConnectJets, we endeavour to innovate and reinvent the private jet travel experience for our clients. We are delighted to have partnered with a DNA Affair, who offer a bespoke concierge and travel service throughout The Alps in both Summer and Winter seasons.

As the plane pulls in over the alpine village of Gstaad, the mountains envelop you in a warm embrace. The town is as welcoming with its small winding main street wrapped in the beauty of exclusive retailers. Presiding over this elite enclave is the Gstaad Palace Hotel. With Switzerland’s long tradition of thermal wellness, a visit to the exclusive Spa is a perfect welcome for your summer sojourn.

For the explorer addicted to the finest, step away from the village and pass a splendid evening or 2 in the Walig Hut. All the beauty of traditional Switzerland located in alpine pastures at 1800 meters above sea level, all the luxury, and service of a 5-star hotel. A local mountain guide will share the beauty of the surrounding meadows and mountains. Time is forgotten.

However not for long, as a guided visit to a watchmaker’s atelier brings us back to modern life. Learn about the craftsmanship and the history of your favourite watch; or even create your own unique timepiece: anything is possible.

A Swiss summer offers so many possibilities, from Gstaad today, shall we take the Golden Pass train down to Montreux or drive the wonderfully winding roads to St. Moritz?

With palm trees and exotic flowers lining the lake, Montreux embodies the Swiss Riviera. In June and July, you can fill your senses with sounds of music, from Jamiroqui and Massive Attack to Paolo Conte and Zucchero all headlining this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival. Afterward, return to the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace for a little rest and recreation. A relaxing massage followed by a dip in the hotel’s pool, beside Lake Geneva, is always a treat or head to the surprisingly warm open waters for a different view from your SUP.

A short jet or helicopter ride away, located on a stunning lake in Engadine, St. Moritz is the epitome of traditional travel. Choose your suite at the exclusive Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains with another superb Spa; however, you mustn’t miss high tea at Badrutt’s Palace, the iconic hotel overlooking the St Moritzersee.

After an afternoon walking the Morteratsch Glacier, a slice of Engadine’s most famous dish – engadiner nusstorte – a delicious walnut tart, is the ideal recovery.
To maximise your outdoor excitement, sail the lake; or a little more adrenaline-inducing, the Corviglia flow trail is a must for every mountain biker.

For the calming balance after all this mountainous activity, hop over to join us in Verbier, taking in a classical music concert at the Verbier Festival. Stay in the luxury of the #1 Ski Hotel Award-winning W Hotel, or your private chalet with pool and Michelin starred chef.

A DnA Affair creates bespoke packages for your Swiss summer and winter escapes in conjunction with ConnectJets.