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5-lake-hike

Hiking Trail • Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Abendstimmung am Wildsee
    / Abendstimmung am Wildsee
    Photo: Roland Gerth, Heidiland Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • 5-Seen-Wanderung am Pizol
    / 5-Seen-Wanderung am Pizol
    Photo: Sereina Jost, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • Blick auf den Wildsee
    / Blick auf den Wildsee
    Photo: Sereina Jost, Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • 4 Wanderer auf der 5-Seen-Wanderung
    / 4 Wanderer auf der 5-Seen-Wanderung
    Photo: Ivan Purcell, Heidiland Tourismus AG
Map / 5-lake-hike
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moderate
11.4 km
4:30 h
553 m
911 m
Mountain walk with unequalled panoramas. High above the tree line, an extensive mountain path passes through an ever-changing alpine landscape. Main features are 5 crystal-clear mountain lakes and views over the UNESCO site of Sardona.

From Wangs, the Pizol railway travels, in three sections, to the Pizolhütte (2227m) on the Wangersee. During the climb that lasts roughly one hour, a broad view opens up over the East Swiss, Grison and Austrian Alps. From behind the Wildseelücke (2493m above sea level), the Wildsee appears. Enjoy encaptivating views of the Pizol glavier, with the 2844m high Pizol summit and the Graue Hörner.

This is followed by a brief descent to the deep-blue Schottensee. On the gentle rise over the Schwarzplangg, the view extends back over the Sardona heritage site, with the Pizol glacier, Ringelspitz, Piz Sardona and Glarus Alps. You now descend to the dark Scharzsee (2368m), where ibex, chamois and eagles can be seen.

Passing the legendary Steinmannlis, you reach the final descent over the east face of the Gamidaur, which leads to the fifth and final lake, the green Baschalvasee (2174m). Next is the descent to Station Gaffia; the mountain railway returns to Wangs in two sections from here

Note(s)
- Alpine tour: Snow possible up to early July, bring good mountain equipment.
- Round-trip ticket for the 5-lake walk available from Pizol railway.

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Infostelle Bad Ragaz
Am Platz 1
CH - 7310 Bad Ragaz
Tel: +41 (0)81 300 40 20
Fax: +41 (0)81 300 40 21
E-Mail: spavillage@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

Pizolbahnen AG
Matells
CH-7310 Bad Ragaz
Wetter (Infoline): +41 (0)81 300 48 20
INFO, KASSE: +41 (0)81 300 48 30
Fax: +41 (0)81 300 48 31
E-Mail: info@pizol.com
Internet: www.pizol.com

Author’s recommendation

outdooractive.com User
Author
Stephan Meyer
Updated: 2018-12-20

Difficulty
moderate
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Altitude
2507 m
1856 m
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Wangs, mountain station Pizolhütte (2222 m)
Coordinates:
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46.979366, 9.417034
UTM
32T 531717 5202955

Destination

Wangs, Bergstation Gaffia

Turn-by-turn directions

Pizolhütte - Wangsersee - Pizolhütte - Wildseeluggen - Schottensee - Schwarzplangg - Schwarzsee - Gamidaurspitz - Baschalvasee - Gaffia

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
553 m
Descent
911 m
With refreshment stops Scenic Geological highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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