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5-Lakes-Hike Pizol

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  • Wanderung in der Ferienregion Heidiland: 5-Seen-Wanderung Pizol
    Wanderung in der Ferienregion Heidiland: 5-Seen-Wanderung Pizol
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One of the most popular hikes in Switzerland. Five crystal-clear mountain lakes and views of the UNESCO World Heritage Sardona characterise this route.
Open
moderate
Distance 11.4 km
4:30 h
553 m
911 m
2,507 m
1,856 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

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,507 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
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Rest stops

Bergrestaurant Pizolhütte

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Wangs, mountain station Pizolhütte (2,222 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'750'512E 1'205'041N
DD
46.979366, 9.417034
DMS
46°58'45.7"N 9°25'01.3"E
UTM
32T 531717 5202955
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Destination

Gaffia, Pizol

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Take the Sargans freeway exit, then follow the signs to the valley station of the Pizolbahnen. Park your car there. From there take the gondola lift and then the chairlifts to the Pizolhütte.

From Maienberg uphill there is a strict ban on driving! Passage by car or other motorized vehicles is not possible! There are no public parking spaces in Maienberg. For this reason it is mandatory to park at the valley station in Wangs.

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'750'512E 1'205'041N
DD
46.979366, 9.417034
DMS
46°58'45.7"N 9°25'01.3"E
UTM
32T 531717 5202955
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Related Offers

Gourmet · Ferienregion Heidiland
Culinary Hike "5-Lakes Picnic Pizol"
from CHF85.00

Enjoy the famous 5-lake hike on the Pizol with a picnic prepared especially for you. You will receive a backpack filled with regional delicacies.

Provider:  Pizolbahnen AG - Erlebnisse, (Bad Ragaz) | Source:  Heidiland Tourismus

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Rating

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May 29, 2022 · Community
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October 23, 2021 · Community
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Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
553 m
Descent
911 m
Highest point
2,507 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
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