Pizol – single summit and five lakes

Bad Ragaz / Wangs

Wangs - Furt - Wangs Bergstation

Wangs - Furt - Wangs Bergstation

Pizol, Furt

Pizol, Furt

Two gondola railways make their way up from Bad Ragaz or Wangs to the edge of the forest, from where you enjoy far-reaching views over the Rhine Valley to Lake Constance – and chairlifts carrying you to the Pizol ridge if you wish to venture further afield.

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The five lakes hike from the mountain station and back to Alp Gaffia notably attracts visitors wanting to see the many delightful shades of the crystal clear waters – while alpinists often opt for the climbing garden or climbing the Pizol summit to get their fill of adventure.

And further down there’s more to discover on the Garmil-Geohöhenweg (highland trail) with available smartphone information, Heidi’s gondola railway for children, water-woods and bird village on the Furt, the Heidi trail or hammock woods to hang around a while, Kneipp facility for kids and storytale magic in the Pardiel region.

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Altitude: 2226m
Accessibility:
Train to Bad Ragaz, bus to the Pizol rail valley station, gondola railway to Pardiel, Laufböden chairlift (2226m); or train to Sargans, bus to the Wangs/Pizolbahn valley station, gondola railway to Furt, chairlifts via Gaffia to the Pizol hut (2227m)
View: Over St. Gallen’s Rhine Valley across to Lake Constance, the Churfirsten, Schesaplana, Prättigau and Alps of Graubünden
Attractions: Attractive area for families with children and plenty of pleasurable hikes
Culinary aspects: Panoramarestaurant Aurea (Pardiel), Laufbodenstübli, Pizolhütte (no overnight accommodation)
Overnight stays: Berggasthaus Pardiel, Berggasthaus Pizol, Berghotel Furt, Berghotel Alpina, Berghotel Graue Hörner, Berghotel Gaffia, Schneehus Valeis, Berggasthaus Schönbühl: Double and multi-bed rooms, vacation dormitories
Groups: Bergrestaurant Pardiel 30, 25 and 40 people; Berggasthaus Pizol 130 people; Hotel Furt with bowling, Hotel Alpina 120 people
Winter: Winter sports region Pizol
Special comments: Two gondola railways and single destination on the ridge where the Pizol mountain hut stands

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