Ibex tour in the Weisstannen valley
During the one-day Ibex Tour you will discover the realm of the ibex and others. A Swiss Ranger will guide you through the secluded Weisstannen valley.
Deer, roe deer, bearded vultures, chamois, ibex - these wild animals feel at home in the Tectonic Arena Sardona UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the Ibex Tour you will hike through the secluded Weisstannental valley, past 80-metre-high waterfalls. A Swiss Ranger will guide you through the wild nature. The Swiss Ranger will tell you how the animals live and what is special about their habitat. You will be taken to places where you can observe the animals in the wild. With a bit of luck, you will spot the majestic mountain inhabitants that many of us only know from photos.
Note: The tour temporarily differs from the usual route due to weather conditions. However, the chance of spotting an animal remains the same.
Guided hike with a Swiss Ranger
Watching ibex in the open countryside
Information on the reintroduction of the ibex
Benefit from the incredible knowledge of a Swiss Ranger
Educational material such as ibex horns
German, English on request
Minimum number of participants 1 (final decision on the day before 16.00)
Bookable until 16.00 the day before
Difficulty: easy (approx. 5 km / 560 metres altitude difference)
Takes place in any weather condition, unless the Swiss Ranger cancels the tour due to safety reasons*
Please note our COVID protection concept (German)
Equipment / Food
Good, firm footwear
Binoculars are recommended
Snacks, lunch and beverages from your backpack (bring your own)
*Bad weather activities: lecture on the release of the ibex in the Weisstannental and further information on the ibex in the Alte Post in Weisstannen. Educational material such as ibex horns are available on the bad- and good-weather versions.
Individual group tours up to max. 20 people possible on request (price CHF 500.00 for the entire group). Contact: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Bad Ragaz, T +41 81 300 40 20, firstname.lastname@example.org
Postbus station Weisstannen, Oberdorf
Time coordinated with public transport: Sargans train station from 8:36 / Weisstannen Oberdorf to 9:07 (Sunday) Sargans train station from 8:06 / Weisstannen Oberdorf to 8:41 (Saturday, with change at Mels Pizolpark)
Weisstannen Oberdorf from 17:50 / Sargans train station to 18:24 (Sunday) Weisstannen Oberdorf from 17:24 / Sargans train station to 18:23 (Saturday, with change at Mels Pizolpark)