Pizol 5-lake hike
The 5-lake hike is one of the most beautiful panoramic mountain hikes in Switzerland. High above the tree line, a mountain trail leads through an alpine landscape of constantly changing character.
Five crystal-clear mountain lakes and the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona characterise this route. At Schwarzsee you can see ibexes, chamois and, with a little luck, even eagles. You can enjoy the best views of the Glarus and Grisons mountains, the Rhine Valley and Lake Constance from almost every point on this hike.
Route: Pizolhütte – Wangsersee – Pizolhütte – Wildseeluggen – Wildsee – Schottensee – Schwarzplangg – Schwarzsee – Gamidaurspitz – Baschalvasee – Gaffia
The 5-lake hike is an alpine hike with three strenuous ascents and descents. In the upper part the path leads through boulders and rocks, which require hiking boots with good tread. For information when in doubt: Infoline phone: 081 300 48 20.
Access: 8-seater gondola and 4-seater chair lift Wangs – Furt – Gaffia – Pizolhütte (1 hour).
8-seater gondola and 4-seater chair lift Bad Ragaz – Pardiel – Laufböden (1 hour). Pay attention to the opening hours during the week!
Distance: 10,7 km
Altitude: 2227 to 2504 m above sea level.
Ascent: 750 m, descent: 1100 m
Duration: 5 hours