Planet Nine, go further this summer
This summer, why not venture away from the usual charter hot spots of St Tropez, Ibiza, Sardinia and Monaco, and head inland to discover some of the true hidden treasures of the Mediterranean?
Sure, dropping anchor in secluded bays and making the most of the restorative beach club and on-deck Jacuzzi or playfully whizzing round on one of the many water toys will certainly recharge those batteries, but for an immersive experience, you need to travel deeper.
On a charter with PLANET NINE you can leave your luxurious yacht at anchor while you make good use of the fully operational commercial helipad and her exclusive helicopter to experience a charter like no other.
Fly over the foothills of the snow-capped Rhaetian Alps and you'll find Lake Como, the jewel in the Italian lakes crown. It’s a serene place where lemon blossoms and palm trees gently sway in the soft breeze, lakeside villas provide elegant viewing platforms over the wishbone-shaped lake, and days can be spent sipping Campari and Aperol in one of the colourful shoreline villages.
For further exploration, visit Piedmont, a unique wine region, which as its name suggests is located at the ‘foot of the mountain’, in the Alps hinterland, which is home to the highest peaks and glaciers in Italy. The valleys of Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d’Ossola hide remote settlements and medieval ruins and are endlessly rewarding.
Why limit yourself to the coastline when a charter on board PLANET NINE affords you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want, aboard the yacht's very own helicopter?
The beauty of a charter is that each day you can visit somewhere new or try something different.
Food and drink enthusiasts can challenge their palates with unique culinary and wine experiences that offer unusual grapes paired with some of the most authentic local cuisine imaginable.
Take a Chianti Wine Tour in the Tuscan Hills, follow the Champagne trail in France, discover new favourite dishes in Croatia and Spain, or trawl the historic port cellars of Portugal’s Porto.
Expect the unexpected
The Mediterranean may be best known for its well-heeled ports and pristine beaches, but high in the mountains you can see a very different side to the region.
In the Kocevje Forest in southern Slovenia you can have a close encounter with one of Europe’s most feared predators, the brown bear, while in the Pyrenees you can descend deep into the white limestone walls of the adrenalin-inducing Hell’s Canyon.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Italy’s Dolomites is home to 18 jagged peaks and a horse-back ride through this high mountain plateau will make you feel like you’re in the Wild West.
For even more breathtaking scenery, the Durmitor National Park in Montenegro is a land of impossibly deep gorges, carved out of ice and water over thousands of years. Explore the narrow Tara River canyon on an exhilarating white-water raft adventure, stopping halfway through for a picnic, or spend your day trekking or zip-lining through this dramatic mountainous landscape.
In Switzerland, you can hike to the Rhine Falls – the tallest in Europe – or see it from the sky on a thrilling paragliding ride.
Plus, like neighbouring Italy, Switzerland’s mountains offer some exceptional summer skiing, if you’re yearning for a day on the slopes.
If glitz and glamour is more your thing, the Cote D’Azur is hard to beat and if you act fast you can book PLANET NINE for a last-minute trip to the Monaco Grand Prix, where you can enjoy calm and privacy at anchor, in between the VIP parties in port.
Having recently returned from its intrepid expedition into the Antarctic, PLANET NINE is a yacht that isn’t afraid to do something different.
Designed with serious exploration in mind, PLANET NINE is a rare breed that can transport you to remote destinations, while fully equipped to offer the most luxurious accommodation on board to help you unwind when you’ve had enough adventure for one day.
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8th April 2019 |