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Carbon Toula: Where luxury engines and 5-star service combine
Issue 22 / 25 October 2019
Carbon Toula: Where luxury engines and 5-star service combine

Carbon Toula combines a love of driving with the ultimate chalet experience in the Swiss Alps.

Serena Norton

Combining dramatic mountain scenery, your dream motor and the chalet experience of a lifetime, Carbon Toula is not to be missed. This three-day epic experience in the Engadine is based at the incredible Chesa el Toula, one of the most exclusive properties in St. Moritz. Brand new to the rental market last season, Chesa el Toula is a stylish six-bedroom property with ample living space and excellent wellness and entertainment areas.

DAY 1:

On arrival at the chalet, you will be welcomed with refreshments followed by the opportunity to test out the wonderful spa facilities. These include an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, swimming pool and hammam. You can also take a Pilates class or enjoy a spa treatment courtesy of Angles on Board.

Now the fun really begins, with a sunset drive through Julier Pass where the panoramic views are legendary. Connecting the Engadin valley with the eastern region of Switzerland known as Graubünden, the Julier Pass has a reputation as one of the most stunning mountain roads in Switzerland.

Back at the chalet, enjoy a gourmet dinner by Michelin-star chef Patrick Hennesy. A presentation by partners Mclaren, Audemars, Thunevin and Riva follows before settling down to a cocktail or two created by the resident mixologist.

DAY 2:

A delicious breakfast is provided to fuel you up for today’s program of activities. After an overview of today's road with your guide, driving can commence. Chef Patrick and the el Toula team will serve lunch on top of a beautiful pass where you can enjoy dramatic scenery as you dine. In the mood for a drink or two? No problem as a lift back to the chalet awaits.

After lunch the day is yours. Perhaps you want to continue driving or soak up more of the wonderful scenery on a hike. Just tell us and we can make it happen!

Back at the chalet, enjoy a stretching session with the internationally recognised osteopath, performance coach and massage therapist James Davies from Rising Health UK, followed by a massage and some relaxation time in the spa.

Patrick Hennesy will again provide a delicious dinner with wine pairing and presentation by Benoit Lesseur from Chateau Valandraud.

DAY 3:

Today’s drive takes you along the Flüela Pass, a breathtaking alpine road which connects the town of Susch in the lower Engadine valley with Davos, the highest altitude town in Europe.

Another scenic lunch awaits, cooked on a fire Almazan style. In the mood for further adventures? In the Engadine there are a number of exhilarating activities are at your fingertips from paragliding to mountain biking and kitesurfing.

Back at el Toula, release any tension with a deep tissue massage followed by another gourmet experience from chef Patrick Hennesy. After dinner, relive your trip with a video projection of your stay made by the team.

Day 4:

It may be nearly time to depart, but not before a drive through the Bernina Pass which connects St. Moritz with Tirano in Val Poschiavo. Enjoy the thrill of the hairpin bends teamed with incredible scenery. Back at the chalet, brunch is waiting for you before it’s time to head back home.

You can take on the trip in your own car or rent one of ours. Get in touch to book this epic adventure.

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