Quartet of Summits
Climb the four most prominent peaks of the Pizol region - Pizol, Hochwart, Gamidauerspitz & Garmil - and let yourself be enchanted by the varied views and landscapes on this challenging hike.
The Pizol area is known for its breathtaking views over the mountains of Grisons and Glarus and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley all the way to Lake Constance. Nowhere can you enjoy the view as undisturbed as on the highest peaks of the skiing and hiking area.
The Quartet of Summits includes the Garmil, the Gamidauerspitz, the Hochwart and the Pizol. As the highest peak at 2,844 m above sea level and eponym of the area, the Pizol peak is the highlight of the tour. On the way, however, you will also be enchanted by crystal-blue mountain lakes, scree landscapes that seem out of this world, romantic alps and, with a bit of luck, even chamois, ibex or eagles.
Complete tour: The Quartet of Summits
The route can not only be hiked as a whole in one piece, but also each peak individually, or combined as desired.
Pizol - The Adventurous One
The Pizol peak rises majestically 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 ropes as handrails. This route is not for the faint-hearted, but just right for all adventurers (free of giddiness and sure-footed)! Once you reach the top, the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains of St. Gallen, Grisons and Glarus is simply breathtaking.
Hochwart - The Mighty One
The well-known 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 by 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 are also impressive views 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. Galler Rheintal are at our feet. With the Garmil in the foreground, the view sweeps to the left towards the Churfirsten and Lake Walensee, and to the right the view falls on the Grisons mountains. With a bit of luck, chamois and eagles can be seen on the way.
Garmil - The Romantic One
Past a 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 into the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona. Information boards line the path and the views of Sarganserland and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley enchant every dreamy hiker.