June 21, 2020

Eco-luxury in Switzerland


Eco-luxury in Switzerland

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Mountains, clear waters and fresh air are always a great cocktail for an amazing adventure. This inspired us to start this new series we’d like to call Journeys all over the world, already dreaming of driving them in the Lightyear One. Switzerland is our first of many Journeys in which we hope to inspire you to go free.

Lightyear One journeys to the Hotel Whitepod, in Switzerland

Hotel Whitepod

Stay — Hotel Whitepod

“Driving towards a distant endpoint encourages a continuous change in mental state.”

The best place to sleep in the middle of nature. This campsite doesn’t only provide you the eco-luxury you deserve. Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and great outdoor experience. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. Ingredients are purchased locally. The staff lives nearby and simply walks to work. The perfect place to switch off your phone and find some peace and quiet.

Eat — Le Berceau des Sens & Belvoirpark

Lightyear One journeys to Le Berceau des Sens, in Switzerland
Restaurant Le Berceau des Sens

When in Lausanne, stop at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Berceau des Sens, which belongs to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. A remarkable achievement, it’s the only culinary and hotel school restaurant that received such a prestigious award.

In Zurich the restaurant Belvoirpark, which belongs to the Hotelfachschule Zürich, has an outstanding value-for-money offer. Both places confirm the excellent level of professional hospitality education in Switzerland, fueling top-level Swiss gastronomy by providing a new generation of well-trained and motivated talent. Indulge in all the great things that Swiss cuisine has to offer.

Lightyear One journeys to Pilatus Luzern, in Switzerland

Pilatus Luzern

Do — Pilatus Luzern

Make sure to take the gondola to the top, as it provides magnificent views and amazing nature as far as the eye can reach. Once at the top of this 2.132 meter mountain the possibilities are endless. There is something for everyone, if you’re looking for some adventure and thrill make sure to sign up for paragliding down the skirts of the mountain. If you’re with the family the cruise is a great place to get some time off on the water and witness the mountain from her best side.

Lightyear One journeys to Biosphäre Entlebuch, in Switzerland

Hidden gem — Biosphäre Entlebuch

This trip takes you straight through the UNESCO protected area also known as the wild west of Luzern.

Over an area of 400 square kilometres a mystical world unfolds with its promise of peace, inspiration and relaxation - unspoilt moorlands, idyllic Alpine pastures and the majestically towering Schrattenfluh make for experiences of a very special kind. We challenge you to stop and jump in one of the surprisingly cold mountain streams in this area as a quick energizer.. Share your picture on social media with the #LYjourney to win an epic Lightyear sweater.

Listen — Swiss Journey playlist

We know how important it is to have some solid music playing in the car during this epic Journey. That’s why all of our Journeys come with a dedicated playlist to tune into while driving. Of course you can also tune into our Podcast for a more serious note.

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From Geneva to Zurich (403km) At the start of this year we were in Davos for the World Economic Forum. Driving down in an electric car made us realise what beauty Switzerland beholds.

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