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    Five Lakes Hike on the Pizol Photo: Heidiland Tourismus AG
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Prominent peaks, unspoilt valleys, crystal-clear lakes - you could almost think that the home of Switzerland's most famous woman was actually taken from a picture book. Heidiland beckons with the easily accessible excursion mountains Pizol and Flumserberg, where boredom is impossible and incomparable views are guaranteed. At Lake Walen, at the foot of the Churfirsten, you'll get a Mediterranean feeling. There you can visit the wine village of Quinten and feel a touch of the south.
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Hiking trail · Heidiland
5-Lakes-Hike Pizol
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 11.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 553 m
Descent 911 m

One of the most popular hikes in Switzerland. Five crystal-clear mountain lakes and views of the UNESCO World Heritage Sardona characterise this ...

from Heidiland Tourismus,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Pizol Panorama Mountain Trail
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 3.6 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 84 m
Descent 87 m

The circular trail in and over the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona with a breathtaking panoramic view on the Pizol high plateau.

from Heidiland Tourismus,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Riviera Lake Walen Weesen – Quinten
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 10.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 454 m
Descent 452 m

Because of the mild climate it is also called the "Riviera Walensee". This is particularly felt in Quinten and can also be seen. Kiwis and figs ...

from Beat Blumenthal,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Murg Lakes Round Tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.5 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 856 m
Descent 856 m

The three Murg lakes are nestled in a wildly romantic mountain basin. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, rock gardens and a protected pine forest reserve ...

from Adrian Pfiffner,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Route of amazement Malanser Älpli
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 7.5 km
Duration 2:46 h
Ascent 242 m
Descent 242 m

Hike to special natural sites in the midst of the fascinating mountain world around the Malanser Älpli.

from Heidiland Tourismus,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Tamina Gorge round tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 14 km
Duration 4:20 h
Ascent 493 m
Descent 493 m

Exciting round tour through a fabulous landscape. Natural wonders, history and culture come to life on this route, which focuses on the Tamina Gorge.

from Stephan Meyer,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
St. Martin - Alp Sardona - St. Martin
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 720 m
Descent 720 m

The mountain hike takes us through the magnificent Calfeisen valley with its unique flora and rich wildlife (ibex colony in the Sardona region).

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Hiking trail · Heidiland
7-Peak-Tour Flumserberg
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
Distance 15 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 803 m
Descent 1,252 m

The 7 summit tour is a real mountain pearl. The hiking route starts on the Maschgenkamm and leads over 7 peaks back to Tannenboden.

from Robin Bless,   Heidiland Tourismus
Theme trail · Heidiland
GeoGallery Flumserberg
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
Distance 3.7 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 47 m
Descent 120 m

Discover fossils, feel and see the mighty power of Alpine formation up close!

from Robin Bless,   Heidiland Tourismus
Hiking trail · Heidiland
Wine Tour Maienfeld-Fläsch
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 171 m
Descent 171 m

The Maienfeld / Fläsch Wine tour is a section of the signposted wine trail that starts in the capital of Graubünden, Chur.

from Stephan Meyer,   Heidiland Tourismus
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Come to the adventure mountain Pizol!

The Pizol region is high up: from Bad Ragaz and Wangs, gondola and chair lifts take you to the popular hiking and skiing area at an altitude of over 2200 metres. The Pizol lifts provide access to over 100 km of hiking trails. The classic is the 5-lake hike, which takes you through the alpine landscape to five crystal-clear mountain lakes.

Easier, but no less scenic, is the Panorama Höhenweg between the Laufböden and Pizolhütte mountain stations. The new Edelweiss Trail is lined with eight steles with interesting facts about the rare plant and rustic alpine herbs.

There is certainly no shortage of alternatives: take the multimedia Garmil hike, visit the Wangsersee and Viltersersee lakes on the 2-lake hike and discover the adventurous Heidipfad with the kids.

Families are catered for on the Pizol; Pizol Memory, Vogeldörfli and Wasserwald (water forest) are just waiting for little explorers.

The Flumserberg is calling!

High above Lake Walen is the largest summer and winter sports area between Zurich and Chur. The mountain railways take you stress-free to the summit of the Maschgenkamm (2020 m) with a panoramic view of Lake Walen, the Churfirsten peaks and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona.

One of the hiking classes in the Walensee region is the "Maschgenkamm".

One of the hiking classics is the challenging 7-summit tour, which highlights 14 lakes and the alpine backdrop of the Bündner, Glarus and Central Swiss Alps. You can gain an insight into the formation of the Alps on the GeoGallery, while you enjoy the diversity of Alpine flora on the beautiful plateaus to the Spitzmeilenhütte. Places of power accompany you on the route of wonder to the three lakes of Seebenalp.

First and foremost, however, the Flumserberg is known for lots of action: the BikerBerg has 13 km of easy to moderately difficult trails to offer, but there are also signposted routes through the Flumserberg area, such as the Flumserberg-Panoramabike No. 470 tour. The CLiiMBER climbing tower and the FLOOMZER toboggan run offer challenge and lots of fun for families. Things are quieter on the Legends Trail, where the little ones accompany Heidi and Peter.

Welcome to Lake Walen!

It is not for nothing that the Walensee region against the backdrop of the Churfirsten mountains is affectionately known as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. The Mediterranean flair is particularly noticeable in the car-free wine village of Quinten, where the mild climate allows kiwis, figs, lemons and wine to flourish. From Weesen or Walenstadt you hike along the shore of the fjord-like lake to Quinten, and return by boat.

Naturally, you can also enjoy a wine tour in Quinten.

Of course, it is also worth making a detour from Betlis to the Seerenbachfällen and the Rinquelle. The three Murg lakes are true pearls of beauty. Water pools and ponds, rocky outcrops and ancient stone pines make the hike there an experience. By the way: Murg is home to the largest stand of sweet chestnut trees north of the Alps.

Of course, you can also spend a leisurely day on the beach or venture out on the water with a stand-up paddle. A whole play experience has been created for younger visitors: There are six themed playgrounds around the lake, connected by a legend and the ship.

Bündner Herrschaft: Visit Heidi's home!

Maienfeld in the Bündner Herrschaft is home to the most famous girl from the Swiss mountains. On the Heidi adventure trails you can get up close to the children's book heroine and discover the original settings of the world-famous story.

Besides Heidi, everything in the Bündner Herrschaft revolves around wine: the sun-kissed „Burgundy of Switzerland“ is famous for its Pinot Noir. The wine trails lead you through the vineyards, into idyllic winegrowers' villages and directly to the wineries, where you can taste the wines…


The Malanser Älplibahn is a record-breaker: the smallest mountain railway in Graubünden is operated exclusively by volunteers. Reserve your ticket in good time! Once you have arrived at the mountain station at 1801 m, you are spoilt for choice: should it be an ascent to the Vilan summit, to the Zuckerstock or a power-place hike around the Malanser Älpli?

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Route of Amazement Weisstannental by Patrick
May 29, 2023 · Community
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Route of amazement Flumserberg by Yeliz
May 28, 2023 · Community
When did you do this route? May 28, 2023
Photo: Yeliz Schweizer, Community
Photo: Yeliz Schweizer, Community
Photo: Yeliz Schweizer, Community
Photo: Yeliz Schweizer, Community
Photo: Yeliz Schweizer, Community
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