Culinary Hike "Garmil High Altitude Hike"

Study alpine formation, enjoy the far-reaching view over Sarganserland and enjoy regional specialities at the summit cross. Let yourself be surprised by the culinary hike to "Garmil".

"Garmil" means "small mountain peak" in Romansh. But what the high-altitude hike to the Garmil offers is by no means little: at the valley station of the Pizol cable cars, you will be equipped with a picnic backpack filled with regional specialities. You will need it for your picnic breaks: There is a lot to discover along the way. Along your route you will find information panels that explain the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona that surrounds you. The highlight of the hike is the summit cross, where you have a magnificent view over Sarganserland. Find a cosy spot for your picnic or make yourself comfortable on the benches next to the cross. From a cutting board to a picnic blanket: you'll find everything you need in your backpack.
Start at the valley station in Wangs Ride the gondola and chair lifts to Gaffia Start at the Gaffia mountain station Ascent to Basürla Ascent to Garmil summit (highest point of the hike) Descent to Fürggli Descent on a zigzag path to Fälli Descent to the Furt gondola station Ride down to the valley in Wangs

Garmil mountain railway ticket
Picnic with regional products (handover at valley station)
On loan: backpack with picnic blanket

Tour details

Time required: 3-4 hours (hiking time Ø 2-3 hours)
Distance: 6,7 km
Altitude difference: +254 m / -598 m
Difficulty: easy


Bookable from July to October, daily (depending on snow conditions)
Good shoes and sporty clothing recommended
Own backpack for additional beverages and clothing recommended
On loan: backpack with picnic blanket (deposit CHF 50.00 or ID card)
Timetable of the mountain railways see


Online: until 2 days before
By phone: until 12.00 the day before

Meeting point
Valley station in Wangs Recommended starting time: 09.30 Pick up your backpack at the ticket office of the Bergbahnen Pizol at the valley station in Wangs


Wetter vor Ort




  • 07:15
  • 19:11
  • Max: 12°C
  • Min: 9°C
  • Mittwoch
    • 12°C
    • 7°C
  • Donnerstag
    • 9°C
    • 7°C
  • Freitag
    • 8°C
    • 6°C

Culinary Hike "Garmil High Altitude Hike"

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