Motorists, start your engines. This summer, there’s an opportunity to indulge in a spectacular nine-day “supercar escape” in the Alps (from SFr15,000, about £11,775) designed by luxury-travel expert Leo Trippi – an adventure that winds 1,000km through Verbier, Gstaad, Geneva, Megève, Courmayeur, Lake Como, St Moritz and Arosa before culminating in Zurich. Journeys can be tailored by the number of days and the type of car, but each one includes Michelin-starred meals and sumptuous hotel stays, as well as cultural pitstops such as the Verbier Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Guests will traverse the “Big Three” passes, sweeping through stunning Alpine vistas in, say, a Ferrari 488 GTB, a Lamborghini Huracán Spyder or a Maserati GranCabrio MC – or, for the ultimate thrillseekers, a truly exceptional rare Porsche 918 Spyder (about £39,250 per person) can be arranged.
Leo Trippi has curated this exhilarating experience to highlight villages such as Haute-Savoie’s Megève. Guests will nest at the design-centric Alpaga hotel on the outskirts of town, where hiking and biking are just steps away, and have the chance to enjoy the 26th Megève Jazz Contest from 12 to 14 July. From here, the cars will continue to Courmayeur, in the scenic Aosta Valley at the foot of Mont Blanc. A two-night stay at Le Massif hotel means recharging in the majestic spa before heading on to Lake Como. There, guests will be welcomed at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, with its stunning views of Bellagio and the Grigna mountains beyond.
After a slice of la dolce vita, it’s on to ever-glamorous St Moritz, where the historic Badrutt’s Palace provides the perfect mix of sport and nature – as well as 10 excellent restaurants to dazzle the palate. (For guests visiting from August 23 to 25, the Passione Engadina – a classic-car meeting extraordinaire – will be in full swing, with this year’s edition focused on the Lamborghini marque.) Up next, the ski town of Arosa and a brief stay at the ultra-chic Valsana hotel before the final leg to Zurich.