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Pizol-Challenge No. 474

Mountain Bike · Ferienregion Heidiland
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  • Beim Aufstieg in Richtung Pizol Pardiel
    Beim Aufstieg in Richtung Pizol Pardiel
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1100 m altitude difference from Bad Ragaz to Pardiel (Pizol) with subsequent descent - a first-class fitness test.
easy
Distance 21.1 km
3:35 h
1,127 m
1,127 m
1,627 m
500 m
Do you take on the challenge? 1.300 metres in altitude from Bad Ragaz up to the panorama terrace Pardiel at Pizol mountain - a fitness test with highest demands. After a well-deserved rest you can enjoy a downhill on forest paths through dense forests.

The Pizol Challenge is a legendary competition which takes place every summer. It consists of five disciplines. The present route is an original mountain bike route that starts in Bad Ragaz. On a small, averagely steep but well-driveable mountain road bikers will reach Pardiel. On their way they can enjoy magnificent views of Seeztal, Rhine valley, Liechtenstein and «Bündner Herrschaft».

The panorama terrace Pardiel is situated in Pizol, a popular hiking and skiing area. Once arrived, several mountain inns are well on your disposal to serve delicious food and drinks so that you can regain energy and enjoy a wonderful view. Prodkopf is a viewpoint close by, which provides an especially marvellous panorama view.

On an interesting forest trail, the descent leads down to Muttberg. The route continues via a forest path and goes back to the health resort Bad Ragaz. The alleviating thermal spa water of Tamina Therme is a source of relaxation after an eventful bike trip.

Note(s)
In Pardiel there are several alpine restaurants to rest and enjoy the view.

See also
Heidiland Tourismus AG
Valenserstrasse 6
7310 Bad Ragaz
Tel. +41 (0)81 720 08 20
Fax +41 (0)81 720 08 28
Email: info@heidiland.com
Internet: www.heidiland.com

PIZOL: www.pizol.com
PIZOL CHALLENGE: www.pizolchallenge.ch

Mountainbike and cycling map: www.heidiland.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/sommer/mountainbike-fahrrad/kartenmaterial-mountainbike-fahrrad-heidiland

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Adrian Pfiffner 
Update: April 28, 2022
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,627 m
Lowest point
500 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 57.60%Road 42.39%
Forested/wild trail
12.1 km
Road
8.9 km
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Rest stops

Wirtschaft zum Türmli
Berggasthaus Pizol
Panoramarestaurant Edelweiss

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Start

Bad Ragaz, railway station (499 m)
Coordinates:
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2'757'061E 1'208'634N
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47.010150, 9.504314
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47°00'36.5"N 9°30'15.5"E
UTM
32T 538333 5206415
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Destination

Bad Ragaz, Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Bad Ragaz - Targön - Pardiel Untersäss - Schwammboden - Pardiel Obersäss - Protchopf - Muttberg - Muttguet - Cholgrueb - Padaduris - Bad Ragaz

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Wildlife refuge Zanuz: December 16 - April 18
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'757'061E 1'208'634N
DD
47.010150, 9.504314
DMS
47°00'36.5"N 9°30'15.5"E
UTM
32T 538333 5206415
w3w 
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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
21.1 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
1,127 m
Descent
1,127 m
Highest point
1,627 m
Lowest point
500 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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