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In the Alps with "away from it all"

Bespoke Summer Holidays


You wish to spend a truly unique time in the mountains? "away from it all" will make it happen: We offer tailor-made luxury vacation experiences in the enchanting landscape between the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Exquisite hotels and exciting activities like gourmet hiking tours, a hot-air balloon ride or a panoramic helicopter flight to the peak of the Mont Blanc are awaiting you - design your own bespoke summer holidays in the Alps right now!


Whether you are looking for an active or a more relaxing vacation, "away from it all" will make your stay in the mountains truly unforgettable. We offer no off-the-shelf tour packages - "away from it all" lets you design your trip to the Alps with your own itinerary! Let your spirits flow or indulge in physical activity and adventure - the stunning Alpine scenery of the "Twin Peaks" region between the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc is perfectly suited for both!


Design Bespoke Summer Holidays All by Yourself!


Statistically, there is no other area in the Alps that has more sunshine hours to offer than the "Twins Peaks" region between the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc. Add fresh mountain air, crystal-clear lakes and pristine snow-covered summits and you end up looking at an amazing alpine holiday destination. When booking with "away from it all," you can design every component of your bespoke summer holidays in the "Twin Pearks" region according to your personal preferences.


Our wide array of lodgings encompasses several luxurious four- or five-star choices: Choose between amazing hotels und luxury lodges offering a high degree of comfort and privacy. Beyond that, numerous impressive active, culinary and cultural experiences will make your journey most enjoyable and unforgettable: "We create memories!"


If you are photo-savvy, you may want a professional local photographer to join you on a photo tour, helping you discover the most beautiful scenic points in the area. Or you can ride a hot-air balloon alongside many of the Alps' most majestic peaks and valleys. If you fancy something more challenging and physically demanding, our programs have you covered, as well: Try paragliding, of course always in the presence of a professional pilot. Things will get even wilder if you opt for a rafting or canyoning tour. The mountain rivers and narrow valleys of the Alps offer a range of thrilling tours and breathtaking experiences from May until the end of September.


Further event ideas for your bespoke summer holidays:


  • guided mountain tours
  • gourmet and wine-tasting tours
  • mountainbiking
  • visiting a cowbell manufactory
  • a night at a castle
  • a glamping night out
  • and many more!

Make your choice now and plan your very own luxurious vacation! Design every part of your exclusive journey to the Alps yourself, and we'll take care of the rest. A service you will not find anywhere else! Have a wonderful time in the mountains during your bespoke summer holidays with "away from it all"!


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Hotel Authentic

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Hotel Authentic

away from it all offers three different categories of hotels in all areas of the Twin Peak region you’re your bespoke mountain holidays in the Alps.

Our authentic hotels, luxury chalets and luxury lodges have usually been built on century-old structures of old mountain villages and are the backbone of our extraordinary holidays. Most of them are located really remote with some of them being accessible by snow-mobile in winter only. They offer an unchallenged authentic romance without compromising the luxury of modern hotels.

Adding a hotel to your itinerary is easy: Just pre-select how many people need accommodation for how many days and add it to the configurator. There you can specify on what hotel category (4- or 5 star) and what room types you want.
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in a round-trip or multi-stop trip (i.e. ski safari in the Alps), please make sure to add each hotel separately!

Hotel Modern

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Hotel Modern

away from it all offers three different categories of hotels in all areas of the Twin Peak region you’re your bespoke mountain holidays in the Alps.

When you think about our modern hotels, you are basically looking at design hotels. Most of the new design hotels that have been recently built, blend in well with the local architecture and offer all the luxury you can expect from a modern 4- or 5-star accommodation. Another great choice for truly extraordinary tailored mountainl holidays.

Adding a hotel to your itinerary is easy: Just pre-select how many people need accommodation for how many days and add it to the configurator. There you can specify on what hotel category (4- or 5 star) and what room types you want.
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in a round-trip or multi-stop trip (i.e. ski safari in the Alps), please make sure to add each hotel separately!


Hotel Traditional

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Hotel Traditional

away from it all offers three different categories of hotels in all areas of the Twin Peak region you’re your bespoke mountain holidays in the Alps.

Our traditional hotels can be best described with the word 'Grand Hotel'. Most of them were built around the turn of the 19th century and – after recent renovation – offer the comfort and amenities of a modern 4-or 5-star hotel. A great base for many of our bespoke ski holidays and mountain bike tours.

Adding a hotel to your itinerary is easy: Just pre-select how many people need accommodation for how many days and add it to the configurator. There you can specify on what hotel category (4- or 5 star) and what room types you want.
IMPORTANT: If you are interested in a round-trip or multi-stop trip (i.e. ski safari in the Alps), please make sure to add each hotel separately!

Airport-Transfer

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Airport-Transfer

You certainly do not need your own car when travelling into the Twin Peak area for your tailored ski holiday, heli skiing or mountain bike tour in the Alps. Airport pick-ups to start you extraordinary mountain holidays in the Alps and any transfers within the Twin Peak region are easy to arrange for us.

Please indicate how many of you are on one (airport-) transfer and how many transfers you will need (please book each transfer separately). Please also use this for transfers within the Twin Peak region (i.e. when you need to change hotels during a ski safari).

Twin-Peak-Transfer

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Twin-Peak-Transfer

Should you be travelling to the Twin Peak region without a car or rental car, but should still need transportation, for example during one of our bespoke ski safaris or while changing from one hotel to another: No problem: Transfers within the Twi Peak region are easy to arrange for us.

Just indicate how many of those transfers you think you will need for how many people and add the transfers to the configurator.

Hot Balloon Ride

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Hot Balloon Ride

For those of you who would like to see Europe's highest peaks not only from down below during your bespoke ski holiday, but also from up above, apart from helicopter tours and heli skiing we can arrange fantastic hot air balloon rides. In winter we start from the historic market square in Aosta - unique in Europe! All flights start early in the morning (6:30am in summer, 9:00 am in Winter) and last 60-90 minutes.

Our advice: We recommend to combine this experience with either a city & art tour and/or one of our great gourmet & wine tours! A perfect day in the valleys of the Twin Peak region and another great way to make it a truly extraordinary holiday in the mountains!

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience and for how many days. If you need transportation (in case you are not traveling with your own car) please let us know by adding the transfer option in the configurator.

Swiss Watch Making Workshop

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Swiss Watch Making Workshop

If you always wanted to find out yourself how much skill it takes to built a high-precision watch, this workshop is the right thing for your! What a great way to interrupt a ski safari in the Alps or a heli skiing trip. We offer both half day and full day tours. While during the half day workshop you will disassemble and re-assemble a Swiss clockwork (3 hours), the full day workshop (6 hours) is all about visiting a number of high-end watch manufactories giving you a close insight into the life of a Swiss watch maker, opening doors that are usually shut to the public!

Our advice: We recommend to combine the half-day tour with the Swiss Chocolate making workshop, where you can design your very own chocolate flavor in another 3 hour workshop. If you want to bring your kids: They should be at least 10 years old!

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience . If you require transportation to the workshop you can specify so later in the configurator . If you combine it with the Swiss Watch Making tour, only one transport is needed.

Mont Blanc Scenic Flight

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Mont Blanc Scenic Flight

Circling the peaks of the Matterhorn or the Mont Blanc in a helicopter, viewing majestic glaciers from above, that could be a fantastic highlight of an extraordinary bespoke mountain holiday in the Alps.

Of course there are other helicopter tours or airport transfer flights available as well and it's also no problem to have the helicopter pick you up en route during a ski safari, mountain bike tour or from a landing pad nearby your hotel. If you are interested in a more tailored helicopter experience, please let us know by giving us a hint in the comment box that you will reach after you are done with the configurator. Helicopters usually can carry 4 people plus luggage.

Please indicate how many of you want to do the scenic flight. If you need transportation to the heliport, you can specify so later in the configurator.

Matterhorn Scenic Flight

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Matterhorn Scenic Flight

Circling the peaks of the Matterhorn or the Mont Blanc in a helicopter, viewing majestic glaciers from above, that could be a fantastic highlight of an extraordinary bespoke mountain holiday in the Alps.

Of course there are other helicopter tours or airport transfer flights available as well and it's also no problem to have the helicopter pick you up en route during a ski safari, mountain bike tour or from a landing pad nearby your hotel. If you are interested in a more tailored helicopter experience, please let us know by giving us a hint in the comment box that you will reach after you are done with the configurator. Helicopters usually can carry 4 people plus luggage.

Please indicate how many of you want to do the scenic flight. If you need transportation to the heliport, you can specify so later in the configurator.

Gourmet & Wine Tours

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Gourmet & Wine Tours

Extraordinary tailored mountain holidays require extraordinary food and wine! The Twin Peak region is home to three very different local cuisines in three countries. Our gourmet tours usually focus on one specific region, but also multi day tours or a day off from your ski holiday, mountain bike tour or ski safari I the Alps can be arranged. A typical gourmet tour starts with a cooking class with one of the top chefs of the respective region, where you help to prepare the chef's signature dish for your own lunch. After that we take you to the best wineries for wine-tastings. Meet the wine makers in person and let us give you access to areas that are usually closed to the public!

Our advice: Combine a gourmet tour with one of our famous city & art tours with Elisabetta. The price is basically identical with the price for a gourmet tour, but gives you so much more value for money! If you are interested in that combination, let us know by giving us a hint in the comment box that you will reach after you are done with the configurator.

Please indicate for how many people and how many days you want to book this experience.

IMPORTANT: We offer these tours with private transportation and driver only!

City & Art Tours

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City & Art Tours

Not only as an option for bad weather days, we offer you the opportunity to enrich your extraordinary mountain holidays, ski safaris or mountain bike tours in the Alps by adding one or more days of city- or shopping tours. No matter if Milan, Turin, Geneva or Lausanne for sight-seeing, shopping or museums or if you are into antique or modern art or castles from the middle ages… Please let us know what you want to focus on by giving us a hint in the comment box that you will reach after you are done with the configurator.

Our advice: Combine a city or art tour with one of our gourmet & wine tours with Elisabetta. The price is basically identical with the price for a gourmet & wine tour, but gives you so much more value for money! If you are interested in that combination, let us know by giving us a hint in the comment box that you will reach after you are done with the configurator. In that case, please just book the gourmet & wine tour!

Please indicate for how many people and how many days you want to book this experience.

IMPORTANT: We offer these tours with private transportation and driver only!

Photo Tours

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Photo Tours

We create memories! That is what extraordinary mountain holidays by away from it all try to accomplish! There is hardly a better way to live up to that motto than giving you the opportunity to find those secret spots that reveal views that only very few people know about. The pictures you take there are memories for a lifetime! A local professional photographer will guide you to those hidden-gems. On our tours you will also meet local artists, painters, sculptors, ski-and cow bell makers and many more, who love to share their stories with you. Be surprised by this really authentic way of finding out more about real life in the Twin Peak area! Oh, by the way…No expensive camera equipment necessary! Even a smart phone will do!

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience for how many days. If you need transportation, in case you are not traveling with your own car, please let us know by adding the transfer option in the configurator.

Paragliding

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Paragliding

We can arrange this fascinating experience for up to 2 people at the same time from almost any take-off site in the Twin Peak region during your ski or summer holidays in the Alps, always attached to your best buddy - a professional paragliding pilot - of course. One flight is 15-30 minutes and we offer to build this experience into a day of heli skiing, mountain bike tours, hiking tours or even ski safaris as a surprise for one or two of the participants.

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience. If you need transportation, in case you are not traveling with your own car, please let us know by adding the transfer option in the configurator.

Rafting

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Rafting

From May to September the rivers of the Twin Peak area offer another great and exciting way to refresh yourself during your extraordinary holidays in the Alps. We have rafting and canyoning trips available for everyone from families with small children to more avid rafters and canyon riders. We offer morning and an afternoon tour, so the tour can be easily added to a mountain bike tour or hiking tour or even one of our city & art tours. Every tour takes 2 hours, incl. briefing, change of clothes, the actual tour and the shuttle back to the base. Of course this tour can also be privatized for you and your group, even with a private lunch or dinner option. If you are interested in that, please indicate so under ‘comments’ before you send your inquiry.

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience. If you need transportation, in case you are not traveling with your own car, please let us know by adding the transfer option in the configurator.

Cowbell manufactory

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Cowbell manufactory

Away from it all opens the doors to one of the last remaining cow bell manufactories in the Alps. We give you exclusive access to the manufactory where you can follow some steps of the production process during your bespoke mountain holidays in the Alps. A very unique chance for a remarkable set for pictures or videos. As a special, exclusive service for away from it all and our guests, the owner offers the opportunity to have your own personal cow bell customized after the visit. The visit takes about 60 minutes and is limited to 4 guests. If you would like to visit with more than 4 people, please add this tour as often as you need.

Our advice: We recommend to combine this visit with one of our great photo tours.

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience and for how many days (how often). Please be advised, that we can offer this experience in Chamonix only.

Swiss Chocolate Making Workshop

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Swiss Chocolate Making Workshop

Eating Swiss Chocolate is great, but designing your own chocolate flavor is even better! What a great way to interrupt a ski safari, heli skiing or mountain bike tour in the Alps for a day (or more) to soak up some knowledge about these two industries that Switzerland is famous for. The half day workshop (3 hours) really concentrates on how Swiss Chocolate is being made, letting you design your very personal favorite flavor. How much better can a souvenir get?

Our advice: We recommend to combine this half-day tour with the Swiss Watch making workshop, where a Swiss watch maker teaches you how to assemble and disassemble a Swiss clockwork.

If you want to bring your kids: They should be at least 10 years old!

Please indicate how many of you want to sign on to this experience on how many days. If you require transportation to the workshop you can specify so later in the configurator. If you combine it with the Swiss Watch Making tour on the same day, only one transport is needed.


Fishing

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Fishing

Even if you have never held a fishing rod in your whole life: Fishing is a great experience, especially if you do it in such a picturesque place like the valleys at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc. Our preferred fishing spot is Val Ferret, just outside of Courmayeur. We offer CATCH and NON-CATCH day passes for spin- and fly fishing. Fishing calms you down within minutes and helps you switch into ‘relax mode’ in no time! Try it! With or without a guide! Of course we arrange for fishing equipment if you need it (please check the RENTALS option in our menu).
Please indicate how many of you want to go fishing for how many days. If you need transportation to Val Ferret, you can specify so later in the configurator.

Golfing

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Golfing

When it comes to the most spectacular golf courses in Europe, those located between the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc are ranking amongst the Top 10, for sure. 5 courses in 3 countries on both sides of the Alp’s most iconic mountains are available. Two 18-hole and three 9-hole courses in Cervinia, Chamonix, Zermatt, Courmayeur and Champoluc are your options. Our service includes arranging tee times and booking rental equipment should you require so.
Please indicate how many of you want to golf and for how many days. If you need transportation to the courses, you can specify so later in the configurator.
Please let us know what course you are interested in by dropping us a line in the comment box at the end of your inquiry, before you send it away.

A night at the fortress

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A night at the fortress

A visit to a castle … been there, done it! But how about spending a night in the solitude of the gigantic ‘Forte di Bard’ as part of your bespoke Alpine experiences with away from it all?
While the castle closes down for the public, you are entering this medieval castle for a private tour of the usually overcrowded 'Museo delle Alpi' or any of the many constantly changing art exhibitions that this impressive fortress hosts although the year.
The old officers' quarters have been renovated into luxurious, modern hotel rooms, that now offer the unique chance to spend the night at one of the biggest fortresses of the Alps.

Family Summer Camp

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Family Summer Camp

Because of many requests from our clients, away from it all has decided to offer family summer camps for families with children older than 6 years old starting from June 2017. Select a hotel type of your choice by using our trip configurator. By adding the family summer camp option we will arrange for a guide who will stay with you for as many days as you like. The guide will arrange activities that are fun for the entire family, like rafting, fly- or spin fishing, rock-climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, a helicopter flight to the peak of Mont Blanc (and many more options). Again, nothing of the peg, you are the travel designer and pick the activities you want to experience with your family!

Just tell us, for how many days and how many family members you want us to arrange summer camp for your family, by using the trip configurator. The price quoted is an average price (but still fairly accurate). Then just add a hotel of your choice and let us know, what kind of experiences you are particularly interested in (optional). We will take care of the rest…

Guiding

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Guiding

This option allows you to easily add a day of guiding to your selected activities, no matter if you want a mountain or city guide. You can specify in the comment box before you send off the request.

Travel with a Champ

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Travel with a Champ

Bespoke Ski holidays with an Olympic Champion or biking with a Tour-de-France-Winner – what else does it take to create a truly extraordinary holiday? Heli Skiing, ski safaris, mountain bike or road bike tours through the Alps or maybe just a simple ski holiday in one of our luxury chalets – our English-speaking Olympic champions Frank Woerndl, Marina Kiehl and Jan Ullrich or others are looking forward to meeting you out there. The cost for this experience varies quite strongly, depending on which champion you want to join your group for how many days.

This experience can only be priced on request. If you are interested in that experience, please add it to the configurator and leave a brief message in the comment box before sending your inquiry.

Luxury rental cars

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Luxury rental cars

As an alternative to regular car rentals and transfers by car/van/helicopter we offer our guests the opportunity to rent luxury cars like Ferrari , Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and similar in cooperation with a local partner. It's amazing fun to drive on these mountain roads with a car like this during your skiing holidays in the Alps…
Rental costs vary quite strongly depending on where you want to pick-up and drop-off the car (airports and big cities are usually much better) and how many kilometers you intend to drive.
Theoretically, the cars can be delivered and picked up anywhere in Europe. Another ingredient for exceptional holidays!

This experience can only be priced on request. If you are interested in that experience, please tell us by leaving a brief message in the comment box before sending your inquiry.

Mountain Biking Tours

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Mountain Bike Tours

Guided mountain bike tours in the Alps, day-trips, multi-day trips, with rental bike or without ... absolutely no problem for us to arrange that for you and your group in the Twin Peak area!

Our advice: Add luxury lodges from our authentic accommodation options to your mountain bike tour in addition to amazing stays in high-alpine rifugios, that are already included in our multi-day package price. And why not combine a guided multi-day mountain bike trip with one of our fantastic gourmet & wine tours or almost any other ingredient you can find in our menu. Design your own bespoke summer holiday and make it a truly extraordinary holiday!

Please indicate how many of you want to bike on one of our guided mountain bike tours and for how many days. If you require luggage transportation from accommodation to accommodation, please let us know by adding the luggage transfer option in the configurator. If you need a rental bike, please see our rental options.

Rentals

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Rentals

Logistics sometimes don’t work out as planned. So if you are having difficulties bringing your own equipment for your ski safari, heli skiing or mountain bike bike tours, that is not a problem. away from it all can take care of that detail as well, so that your bespoke mountain holiday runs as smooth and safe as possible.

Please select first for how many people you need a specific rental equipment and for how many days. The configurator then allows you to specify on the item (ski, bike or safety equipment). If you need more than one type of equipment (i.e. skis and safety equipment), please add them to the configurator separately and after one another (first the skis and then the safety equipment).

Road Bike Tours

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Road Biking

The highest peaks of the Alps are covered with a dense network of high Alpine roads that are a true Mekka for the avid biker. Breath-taking mountain pass roads with little traffic make it easy to connect destinations in 3 countries while enjoying a multi-day bike trip that can be guided and accompanied by a private support vehicle - if you wish. Distance and tour profile are adjusted according to your physical abilities. The maximum ratio guide : rider is 1:5.

Our advice: Add luxury lodges from our authentic accommodation options to your road bike tour! And why not combine a guided multi-day mountain bike trip with one of our fantastic gourmet & wine tours or almost any other ingredient you can find in our menu. Create a bespoke summer holiday yourself and make it a truly extraordinary holiday!

Please indicate how many of you want to bike on one of our guided road bike tours and for how many days. Of course luggage transportation from accommodation to accommodation is included in our multi-day packages. If you need a rental bike, please see our rental options. Accommodation is not included in the package and needs to be booked separately.

Hiking Tours

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Hiking Tours

The Twin Peak region spreads over three countries. Yet, all areas are inter-connected by a vast network of hiking trails that can be hiked guided or self-guided. Away from it all creates extraordinary tailored summer holidays in the Alps for you, regardless if you which to do guided day-trips or guided multi-day hiking excursions.

Our advice: Add luxury lodges from our authentic accommodation options to your hiking tour! And why not combine a guided multi-day hiking trip with one of our fantastic gourmet & wine tours another ingredient you can find in our menu? Design your tailored mountain holiday in the Alps and make it a truly extraordinary holiday!

Please indicate how many of you want to hike on one of our guided hiking tours and for how many days. Of course luggage transportation from accommodation to accommodation and simple on-mountain rifugios are included in our multi-day packages. Other accommodation is not included in the package and needs to be booked separately.
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