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Intro

5 crystal clear mountain lakes and spectacular views of the Alps of Eastern Switzerland are the highlights of the mountain walk from the Pizolhütte to Gaffia. The 5-lake walk on the Pizol is one of the real classics among mountain walks.

Description

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.

Bookable offer

You can also book a picnic rucksack for this hike. To the offer.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Wangs-Pizol (Pizolhütte)
Destination
Wangs-Pizol (Gaffia)
Ascent
660 m
Descent
1050 m
Distance
10 km
Duration
4 h
Duration back
4 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
June - October
Elevation profile
660Meter ascents
1050Meter descents
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Theme
With panoramic view, Along Water, To a mountain peak
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route931...

Map

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Contact

Pizolbahnen AG
Loisstrasse 50
7310 Bad Ragaz
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)81 300 48 30
Fax +41 (0)81 300 48 31
info@pizol.com
pizol.com

FERIENREGION HEIDILAND
Am Platz 1
Infostelle Bad Ragaz
7310 Bad Ragaz

Phone +41 (0)81 300 40 20
spavillage@heidiland.com
heidiland.com

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

10 km

Duration

4 h

Ascent

660 m

Travel information: Pizol

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