The «Alpöhi» (Heidi's grandfather) will be expecting you at the Schwarzbüel Alp. The walking tour takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. You can reach the Pardiel Mountain Station, the start and end point of the hiking loop, by taking the Pizol train from Bad Ragaz.
On the charming round walk from Pardiel, children face a challenge: finding Peter’s goats. Along the way there are lots of fun activities including an alpine call, the goat leap, the hammock forest and a barefoot trail through a children’s Kneipp (hydrotherapy) pool.
- Altitude: about 1,600 m
- Duration, walk only: approx. 1.5 hours
- Duration, including activities: approx. 2.5 hours (or approx. 1 hour as far as Alp Schwarzbüel only and back to gondola top station)
How to get there: on the 8-person gondola from Bad Ragaz to the Pardiel summit station. Top tip: ride up in one of the four special Heidi gondolas.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.