Trail running in the Pizol area

Tour description:

Take the gondola lift from Bad Ragaz to the starting point at Pardiel. We run on the well-developed Heidipfad towards Schwarzbüelhütte. This section contains almost no difference in altitude and, thus, marks a perfect start into today's trail run. At Alp Schwarzbühl, we take the trail to our right, direction Vilterser Obersäss, which is our next destination. The fantastic trail runs through rough vegetation, which is followed by a crisp climb to Vilterser Seeli. Passing an alp and the cross at Tagweidli, we accomplish almost 300 meters of altitude difference. At the lake, we turn left towards Pardiel. At the junction (made of wood – only labelled on one side) we turn right into the path "Suntigweidsee". This trail section is not covered in all hiking apps but is very well maintained. After a great trimmed trail, we arrive at Suntigsweidsee, which comes up with an exceptional idea: Where in the Alps can you find beach chairs, which invite you to relax? On your way back to the destination Pardiel, enjoy once again the magnificent view towards the Rhine Valley. A forest path brings us back to the starting point before gondola lift takes you back to Bad Ragaz.

Tip: On weekends and during holidays, many families visit the first part of the trail (Heidipfad). We recommend starting early in the morning or at noon. Otherwise, as always: with friendliness and patience, everyone will be able to pass.

Required tickets: Return ticket gondola lift Bad Ragaz

Tour details:

Course / Distance: 7.4 km

Duration: 1h 45min

Ascent: 417 meters

Descent: 417 meters

Difficulty: simple

Stamina: medium

Technique: medium

Altitude maximum: 1,904 meters above sea level

Altitude minimum: 1,606 meters above sea level