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Hotel Les Sources des Alpes – Hot Springs and Cuisine in the Wallis Alps

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The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Les Sources des Alpes sits slightly elevated above the center of Leukerbad and has a sublime vista of the valley in store for its guests. It is the region’s only luxury hotel and its two pools with hot thermal spring water are worth the faster pulse …

View from the Hotel Les Sources des Alps

View of Leukerbad from the guest room

Hotel Les Sources des Alpes in Leukerbad

Thanks to the Harley-Davidson “Route du Bonheur” by Relais & Châteaux we had the chance to visit this charm of a hotel: Riding our heavy “machines,” we thundered behind road captain and maître de maison Pierre Berclaz up through the Wallis to Leukerbad.

Entrance to the Hotel Les Sources Des Alps

The Custom Harley in the middle belongs to Maître de Maison Pierre Berclaz

You can’t go wrong if you treat yourself soon after your arrival to a dip in the 34 degrees hot spring water. The indoor and outdoor pools are open year-round.

Spa couch in the Hotel Les Sources des Alpes

Spa couch in the wellness area

Available in addition are a sauna, a Turkish bath, solarium and beauty salon. A very popular program operated jointly with Dr. Burgener is also offered. An early reservation is definitely recommended!

Hotel rooms with “springy” carpeting

The hotel has 30 spacious, bright and elegant rooms that offer all the comforts one could ever want, including WLAN. Essential for travel bloggers, of course…

Guest room in the Hotel Les Sources Des Alpes

“Mirabelle” guest room in the Hotel Les Sources des Alpes

The colors are used in understated fashion and have a calming effect. And to let you “fly” across the carpet in a feathery manner, it has been given special middle layer. Very pleasant!

Curtain cord in the Hotel Les Sources des Alpes suite

Curtain cord in the Suite

The bathroom is large, bright and utilitarian; my fair lady’s beauty aid collection will find generous counter space here.

Bathroom in the guest room Les Sources Des Alpes

Bathroom in the “Mirabelle” guest room

Restaurant “La Malvoisie”

Chef Laurent Omphalius is the guarantor for the high culinary reputation of the hotel’s “La Malvoisie” restaurant.

Chef Laurent Omphalius at right with sous chef Rémy Hotel Les Sources des Alpes

Chef Laurent Omphalius at right with sous chef Rémy

His tempting creations, inspired by colorful, light and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, are in keeping with the spirit of the wellness center and are a highlight of any stay in Leukerbad.

Tartare amuse bouche at Hotel Les Sources des Alpes

Tartar Amuse Bouche

Laurent’s motto, “Gourmet, yes; but within reason” really sinks in only after a five course meal: Though you may not exactly feel light as a feather after feasting on his culinary delights, they still let you fall into a deep, saluuubrious sleep…

Roast breast of duck "coffre de canard" with Cornalin jus und glazed spring onions

Roast breast of duck "coffre de canard" with Cornalin jus und glazed spring onions

Even here high in the Alps, Laurent Omphalius spoils his guests with the delicious fish specialties that play a central role in his menus.

St. Peters fish filet with white butter and asparagus fondant

St. Peters fish filet with white butter and asparagus fondant

Oh, yes, they also know desserts here…

Baba with strawberries and its ice cream

Baba with strawberries and its ice cream

…and that doesn’t happen by itself.

Friandise in the Hotel Les Sources des Alpes

So that the dessert doesn’t feel deserted…

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Warm thanks!

A huge THANK YOU goes to our Harley-Davidson road captain and maître de maison Pierre Berclaz! He guided us knowledgeably down side roads Relais & Châteaux “Route du Bonheur” through Romandy, the Bernese Seeland und the Wallis from one hotel to the next.

I also wish to thank Richard Guyon, Relais & Châteaux director for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, for the generous invitation! We enjoyed the spectacular tour to the fullest!

Sabine Biedermann of Primus Communications organized the tour perfectly, so thank you!

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Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com. In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

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