Lonely Planet Writer

Fancy yourself as a secret agent? You have to book this holiday in the Swiss Alps

Are you on a mission to find a unique adventure for your next holiday? Have you ever dreamed of stepping into the silver screen and experiencing the fast-paced, action-packed world of James Bond? Well now you can, with a new bespoke secret agent experience that includes learning to fly a helicopter, off-piste skiing, avalanche rescue operations and test-driving an Aston Martin in the Swiss Alps.

Guests can learn to fly a helicopter as part of the package.
Guests can learn to fly a helicopter as part of the package. Image by Melody Sky

The spy-inspired package was created by Above and Beyond Verbier and is called, “From Verbier With Love”. It includes a range of exciting activities that can be tailored to create a fully customised, adrenaline-fuelled getaway like no other. People purchasing the package can chose an activity from each of the four main categories, with the price changing depending on each choice. The “Goldflying” category includes paragliding, skydiving, helicopter pilot lessons and a panoramic flight over Mont Blanc and the surrounding area; while the “View to a Thrill” category includes night-time head-torch tobogganing, test-driving an Aston Martin, learning how to make the perfect martini, a dog sled trip, and a caviar and vodka tasting experience.

Activities include paragliding, test driving an Aston Martin and dog sledding in the Alps.
Activities include paragliding, test driving an Aston Martin and dog sledding in the Alps. Image by Melody Sky

The “Licence to Ski” category includes a number of programmes such as heli-skiing and off-piste lessons, while the “Spy Who X Me” includes special weapons training, self-defence lessons, close protection skills on skis and an escape room. Prices vary depending on the season and the amount of people in booking groups. The package includes accommodation that can cater for up to sixteen people, with a range of three and five star hotels and luxury chalets available.

 

Advanced booking is essential, while more information on the “From Verbier with Love” package is available on the Above and Beyond Verbier website.