Route of amazement Pizol Gaffia

9.4 km
4:00 h
691 mhd
691 mhd
Die Steinmanndli beim Rossstall
Bizarre Felsformationen mit menschlichen Zügen

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Grüner Baschalvasee
Demanding mountain hike, which lets you experience a part of the famous 5-lakes hike in a completely different way.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2454 m
Lowest Point  1856 m
Best Season
Gaffia, mountain station
Gaffia, mountain station
46.99079, 9.412862



Following in the footsteps of herb priest Künzle, the free Walser, medieval pilgrims and pre-Christian cult site visitors, you will - in contrast to your predecessors - climb the Basegglagrat from Gaffia and then reach the legendary Schwarzsee. The initial climb is steep. Following the flank, you ascend to Lake Baschalva. From here you climb the ridge and further on the Basegglagrat with its cairns and, after a short descent, reach the Schwarzsee, from where you descend back to Gaffia on the same path. If you hike the route as an outward and return route, you have the advantage of experiencing the trail in different ways.

Rock towers: The mountain path initially leads you along the flank. Despite the incline, it goes well, you quickly gain altitude. Think of the ancient pilgrims who had to ascend from the valley. The path takes you out of the flank and changes direction. From one step to the next, you find yourself in a kind of enchanted garden. Stop and look at the bizarre rock towers. Like petrified beings, they crouch beside the path as guardians of the place. You get caught up in a veritable vortex of forces here. The rock creatures seem to possess life, their energies are almost palpable

Lake Bashalva: More temperate, but no less intense, are the forces of the green Lake Baschalva. Based on the prevailing energy qualities, it would be possible to build a place of worship here.

Steinmanndli: When you arrive at the fascinating stone objects, the oldest of which are said to date back to prehistoric times, you first enjoy the fantastic view. Sit down to rest on the round hill between the stone towers and absorb the prevailing vibrations. In early times, there was a place of worship and sacrifice here. The energies are of high intensity, the quality of which indicates cultic acts. In Christian times, pilgrimages and supplications are documented on Baseggla.

Schwarzsee: After a short descent you will reach the Schwarzsee. According to legend, the lake is the home of a black bull that came out of the water during a thunderstorm and was injured by an alpine farmhead. The bull then pursued him into his dreams. The injured animal has lived in the right place, as it is energetically a place of power. Do you feel the magical atmosphere that surrounds the small, stony lake?


Of course, you can also go on this hike as part of the classic 5-lake hike starting from the Pizolhütte.


Normal hiking equipment, sturdy mountain boots.


Gaffia - Lake Bashalva - Basegglagrat - Black Lake - Basegglagrat - Lake Baschalva - Gaffia


Public Transport

By train to Sargans. Then continue by bus in the direction of Sargans, train station to the bus stop Wangs, Pizolbahn. Take the gondola to the Furt mountain station and then take the chairlift to the Gaffia mountain station.

Anreise Information

Take the Sargans motorway exit, then follow the signs to the valley station of the Pizolbahnen. Park the car there. Take the gondola to the Furt mountain station and then take the chairlift to the Gaffia mountain station.


Public parking available at the valley station in Wangs (CHF 5.00 / day).

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