Length: 18.6 km | Duration: 7.30 h | Elevation gain: 1,107m 1,457m

Climb the four most striking peaks of the Pizol region - Pizol, Hochwart, Gamidauerspitz & Garmil - and be enchanted by the varied views and landscapes on this challenging hike.

The Pizol region is known for its breathtaking views over the Grisons and Glarus mountains and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley as far as Lake Constance. Nowhere else can you enjoy the view as undisturbed as on the highest peaks of the skiing and hiking area.

The summit quartet includes the Garmil, the Gamidauerspitz, the Hochwart and the Pizol. As the highest peak at 2,844 m above sea level and the namesake of the area, the Pizol summit is the highlight of the tour. Along the way, you will also be enchanted by crystal-blue mountain lakes, seemingly otherworldly scree landscapes, romantic Alps and, with a bit of luck, even chamois, ibex or eagles.

Individual stages

The route can not only be completed in one piece, but each summit can also be climbed individually or combined as desired.

Pizol - The adventurous one

The Pizol summit rises majestically up to 2,844 m above sea level. The alpine route leads past the famous Wildsee lake, along the remnants of the Pizol glacier up to the summit. The ascent is adventurous, with exposed sections and steel cables as handrails. This route is not for the faint-hearted, but is just the thing for all adventurers (who are free from giddiness and sure-footed)! Once you reach the top, the panoramic view of the surrounding St. Gallen, Graubünden and Glarus mountains is simply breathtaking.

Hochwart - The Mighty One

The famous, turquoise-blue Wildsee lake is embedded in stony scree, which now only hints at the presence of the former Pizol glacier. In the background, it is lined with the striking mountain peaks around the Pizol. In the panorama on the far right, the mighty Hochwart watches over the lake. On this tour, we experience the Wildsee and the crater from different angles. There is also an impressive view of the Schottensee, the Schwarzplangg, the Pizol summit and the Gaffara Valley, where up to 600 sheep graze in the summer months.

Gamidauerspitz - The wild one

On the Gamidauerspitz, the Sarganserland and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley lie at our feet. With the Garmil in the foreground, the view sweeps to the left towards the Churfirsten and Lake Walen and to the right towards the Grisons mountains. With a bit of luck, chamois and eagles can be spotted along the way.

Garmil - The romantic

Past the gurgling mountain stream and a variety of flowers. The route up the Garmil is playful and romantic. Thanks to the lower altitude, it is greener than the other stages. On this route, we experience exciting insights and views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona. Information boards line the trail and the views of the Sarganserland and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley will enchant any dreamy hiker.

Garmil summit tour

Refreshment stops