Culinary Panorama Trail in the Unesco World Heritage Site

Description

This culinary tour takes you to the Tectonic Arena Sardona UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowhere else can you see the formation of the alps so well. Two culinary stops await you along the way.

  • Hike with 2 culinary stops

  • Far-reaching views over the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance

  • The circular hiking trail is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona.

  • Photo stele of the Grand Tour of Switzerland

  • Information panels offer interesting insights into the formation of the Alps in the region

Nowhere else can the formation of the Alps be seen as clearly as in the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Here, rock 270 million years old rises into the air. It was formed when the continents of Europe and Africa collided. Go on a discovery tour at over 2,000 m above sea level on the Pizol and immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain landscape. You can choose where you want to start the culinary hike: either at the valley station of the Pizol cable cars in Bad Ragaz or in Wangs. On the tour from Bad Ragaz, you take the cable car and chairlift to Laufböden and start with the starter in the Laufbodenstübli immediately after arrival. If you start the tour in Wangs, you first take the cable car and two chair lifts up to the Pizolhütte. From there you hike to the Laufbödenstübli (approx. 45min) and have a starter. The hike then leads along the Panorama-Höhenweg to the Pizolhütte, where the main course is already waiting for you. On the way you will find information boards about the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Enjoy the panoramic view from the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance.

Tour details

More Information

Conditions

Notes

  • Please let us know in advance if you suffer from allergies or intolerances

  • You will be hiking at over 2,000 m above sea level, so wear appropriate clothing. Good shoes and sportswear recommended

  • Tour with children: very suitable, children eat à la carte (prices on request). Mountain railway tickets can be purchased on site at the Pizol cableways. Up to 6 years free of charge

  • If you don't want to finish the round hike, a free hikers' bus runs between the Bad Ragaz and Wangs valley stations from 14.00 as required. This call bus (no timetable) takes you back to the starting valley station. The bus is available in good weather (chairlifts in operation)

  • The operating times of the Pizol lifts can be found here

Menu selection

Appetizer in the Laufbodenstübli

  • Stübliteller with bacon, cheese, Salsiz, Mostbröckli, cold cuts, pickle and tomatoes as well as 1dl red or white wine of your choice

Main course in the Pizolhütte

  • Plate of the day 

Booking

  • Bookable from June to October, daily

  • Bookable from 1 person

  • Online: until 2 days before

  • By phone: until 12.00 the day before

  • Group bookings: for further information, please contact the staff at the Tourist Office Bad Ragaz

**Any questions?

**Contact us at: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Bad Ragaz,

T +41 81 300 40 20spavillage@heidiland.com

Included Services
  • Culinary stops in 2 different restaurants (2-course menu incl. 1dl wine, excl. other drinks)

  • Mountain railway ticket of the Pizolbahnen from Bad Ragaz or Wangs to the panoramic high trail

Meeting Point

Start possible at the valley stations of the Pizol lifts in Bad Ragaz (Loisstasse 50, 7310 Bad Ragaz) or Wangs (Letzistrasse, 7323 Vilters-Wangs) (see www.pizol.com)

Paid parking available at the valley stations

Recommended starting time: 10.00 from the valley station (the Pizol cable cars take a lunch break)

This culinary tour takes you to the Tectonic Arena Sardona UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowhere else can you see the formation of the alps so well. Two culinary stops await you along the way.

  • Hike with 2 culinary stops

  • Far-reaching views over the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance

  • The circular hiking trail is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona.

  • Photo stele of the Grand Tour of Switzerland

  • Information panels offer interesting insights into the formation of the Alps in the region

Nowhere else can the formation of the Alps be seen as clearly as in the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Here, rock 270 million years old rises into the air. It was formed when the continents of Europe and Africa collided. Go on a discovery tour at over 2,000 m above sea level on the Pizol and immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain landscape. You can choose where you want to start the culinary hike: either at the valley station of the Pizol cable cars in Bad Ragaz or in Wangs. On the tour from Bad Ragaz, you take the cable car and chairlift to Laufböden and start with the starter in the Laufbodenstübli immediately after arrival. If you start the tour in Wangs, you first take the cable car and two chair lifts up to the Pizolhütte. From there you hike to the Laufbödenstübli (approx. 45min) and have a starter. The hike then leads along the Panorama-Höhenweg to the Pizolhütte, where the main course is already waiting for you. On the way you will find information boards about the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Enjoy the panoramic view from the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance.

Tour details

More Information

Conditions

Notes

  • Please let us know in advance if you suffer from allergies or intolerances

  • You will be hiking at over 2,000 m above sea level, so wear appropriate clothing. Good shoes and sportswear recommended

  • Tour with children: very suitable, children eat à la carte (prices on request). Mountain railway tickets can be purchased on site at the Pizol cableways. Up to 6 years free of charge

  • If you don't want to finish the round hike, a free hikers' bus runs between the Bad Ragaz and Wangs valley stations from 14.00 as required. This call bus (no timetable) takes you back to the starting valley station. The bus is available in good weather (chairlifts in operation)

  • The operating times of the Pizol lifts can be found here

Menu selection

Appetizer in the Laufbodenstübli

  • Stübliteller with bacon, cheese, Salsiz, Mostbröckli, cold cuts, pickle and tomatoes as well as 1dl red or white wine of your choice

Main course in the Pizolhütte

  • Plate of the day 

Booking

  • Bookable from June to October, daily

  • Bookable from 1 person

  • Online: until 2 days before

  • By phone: until 12.00 the day before

  • Group bookings: for further information, please contact the staff at the Tourist Office Bad Ragaz

**Any questions?

**Contact us at: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Bad Ragaz,

T +41 81 300 40 20spavillage@heidiland.com

Included Services
  • Culinary stops in 2 different restaurants (2-course menu incl. 1dl wine, excl. other drinks)

  • Mountain railway ticket of the Pizolbahnen from Bad Ragaz or Wangs to the panoramic high trail

Meeting Point

Start possible at the valley stations of the Pizol lifts in Bad Ragaz (Loisstasse 50, 7310 Bad Ragaz) or Wangs (Letzistrasse, 7323 Vilters-Wangs) (see www.pizol.com)

Paid parking available at the valley stations

Recommended starting time: 10.00 from the valley station (the Pizol cable cars take a lunch break)

Location
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