Gstaad your motors: exploring the Swiss Alps by classic motorbike

Spending a late summer’s day whizzing around the lush green mountainsides of the Swiss Alps, wind in your hair, sun on your back and a pampering spa treatment awaiting your return? Even for motor biking novices (raise your hand!), this sounds like a pretty decent day out. Add a black tie gala dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, and you’re approaching perfection.

Agree? Then read on…


If you fancy living the Easy Rider dream this September (or indeed just want to whizz around the mountains singing along to The Sound of Music – we won’t tell!) then motor on down to Le Grand Bellevue this September for a weekend like no other.

From 23 – 26 September, Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad is hosting its inaugural Classic Motorbike Rally, combining leathers and luxury for a seriously unforgettable weekend. Guests will spend their days exploring the verdant hills of the Bernese Oberland, before returning to the hotel for spoiling spa treatments, gourmet meals and sumptuous accommodation at the trendiest place to stay in town.

From movie nights accompanied by delectable burgers and free-flowing bubbly, to croquet at dusk and gourmet picnics on the mountainside, this is set to be a divinely decadent weekend. Whether you’re a hard-core Harley-lover or just shedding your stabilisers, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by the Bellevue’s band of merry bikers, led by the hotel’s dynamic young owner, Daniel Koetser.

Credit - Josie Fear

Credit – Josie Fear

Three-night Classic Motorbike Rally at Le Grand Bellevue from CHF 1,550 per biker and CHF 650 per passenger. Includes accommodation in a deluxe chic room on a double-occupancy basis, all meals, spa treatments and unlimited use of Le Grand Spa’s facilities including indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Harley Davidson hire is available for 600 – 900 CHF. Places are limited.

 To book, call +41 33 748 00 00 or email: