Garmil summit tour on Pizol

Simple
6.6 km
2:20 h
254 mhd
598 mhd
Weg zum Garmil
Garmil

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Weg zum Garmil
Past the gurgling mountain stream, information boards on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona and a diverse floral display. The route is part of the summit quartet on the Pizol.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  2012 m
Lowest Point  1452 m
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Start
Gaffia, Pizol
Destination
Furt, Pizol
Coordinates
46.990789, 9.412867

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Description

The Pizol area is known for its breathtaking view over the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance. Nowhere can the view be enjoyed as undisturbed as on the highest peaks of the hiking area. The hike to the Garmil is part of the summit quartet on the Pizol. The stages Garmil, Gamidauerspitz, Hochwart and Pizol can all be walked independently of each other, but can also be popularly combined.

On the hike to the Garmil we experience exciting insights and views into the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Information boards partly line the path and you will learn interesting facts about geology on the way.

The view from the summit of the surrounding mountains and the Sarganserland is simply breathtaking. Flora and fauna can be admired particularly beautifully at the beginning of summer.

Geheimtipp

The Berghotel Gaffia is the ideal overnight accommodation and starting point for this tour, especially for combinations of the summit quartet.

Ausrüstung

Daytime hiking backpack (approx. 20 litres) with rain cover, sturdy and comfortable footwear, weather-adapted and durable clothing in the multi-layer principle, if necessary telescopic poles, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, first aid kit, pocket knife, mobile phone, possibly headlamp, map material

Directions

The tour starts at the station Gaffia, which can be reached by gondola and chair lifts of the Pizolbahnen from Wangs and via the ford. From the station we follow the signpost towards Lake Bashalva. After a few meters, there is already a refreshment stop at the old Alp Gaffia. Along the gurgling mountain stream we take the first ascent to the Chrutplangg under our feet. To the south we admire the striking Gamidaurspitz. At Basürla we branch off and after another short ascent we reach the Garmil, which rewards us with a wonderful panoramic view.

For the way back we have different combination options:

Continue to Fürggli, where we then branch off in the direction of Furt. On the zigzag path you go down to the Vollenplangg and to Fälli, both of which belong to Alp Mugg. On the last ascent we enjoy the wonderful view of the St.Gallen Rhine Valley before we reach the Bildstöckli of Holy Brother Klaus. After a few minutes we reach the ford, end point of the hike.

Same way back

Combinations with the summit quartet or the 5-lakes hike

Directions

Public Transport

By train to Sargans and from there by bus to the bus stop Wangs, Pizolbahn directly at the valley station Wangs of the Pizolbahnen. Take the gondola to the Furt mountain station and then take the chairlift to Gaffia station.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Sargans, then follow the signs to the valley station of the Pizolbahnen.

Parken

Public parking available at the Pizolbahnen (CHF 5.00 / day).

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