Garmil summit tour on Pizol

6.6 km
2:20 h
254 mhd
598 mhd
Garmil Höhenwanderung

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Informationstafeln zum UNESCO-Welterbe
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
Best Season
Gaffia, Pizol
Furt, Pizol
46.990789, 9.412867



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.


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


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


The tour starts at the Gaffia station, which can be reached by gondola and chair lifts of the Pizolbahnen from Wangs and via Furt. From the station, follow the signpost in the direction of Baschalvasee. After a few metres, there is already a refreshment stop at the old Alp Gaffia. Along the mountain stream we take the first ascent to 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 magnificent panoramic view.

For the way back we have various possible combinations:

Continue to Fürggli, where we then branch off towards Furt. On the zigzag path we descend to Vollenplangg and Fälli, both of which belong to Alp Mugg. On the last ascent, we once again enjoy the magnificent view of the St.Gallen Rhine valley before we reach the Bildstöckli of St. Brother Klaus. After a few minutes we reach the ford, the end point of the hike.

Same way back

Combinations with the summit quartet or the 5-lake hike


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.


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

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