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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
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / Auf breiter Kiesstrasse dem höchsten Punkt bei Pardiel entgegen
    Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
  • / auf der Heidiland Bike Tour mit dem Gonzen im Hintergrund
    Photo: Alex Buschor, Heidiland Tourismus AG
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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
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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Author
Adrian Pfiffner 
Update: June 19, 2019
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,627 m
Lowest point
500 m
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Rest Stop

Wirtschaft zum Türmli
Thömsn's National Pub & Club
Berggasthaus Pizol

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Bad Ragaz, railway station (499 m)
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
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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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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
21.1 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
1,127 m
Descent
1,127 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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