Map

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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the modified Schweizmobil '7-Gipfel-Tour' (932) hiking trail.
Source1: Bundesamt für Landestopografie; Drawn with schweizmobilplus.ch

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Original Route
Bus Stop
Parking
Weather
Cable Car

Short Description

The ‘7 Gipfel Tour’ (“7 Peak Tour”) hiking route in St. Gall, Switzerland, leads, as you might guess, up to the peak of a mountain called 7. I’m sorry. Of course it leads over seven peaks in the St. Gall mountains. These are, in the recommended order:

  • Ziger
  • Leist
  • Rainissalts
  • Gulmen
  • Cuncels
  • Chli Güslen
  • Grosser Güslen

The tour also shines with a diverse set of landscapes and near constant views of different parts of the alps in all directions. Definitely not an easy trail to get bored on.

The original route makes use of the cable car to cut about half of the ascent, mine does not and takes around three hours longer to complete.


Impressions

As per usual, we chose this specific tour for that specific day because among those offering a comfortable climate during the forecast weather conditions based on their altitudes, it was the one we wanted to do the most (and hadn’t done yet).

We even got up early (so before 8), as it’s one of the longer tours on my to-do list.

View along the way.

And it was worth it. Interesting trails and stunning views lay ahead.

First, of course, we had to get to the start of the official tour at the cable car station Maschgenkamm, but we like to get in a bit of legcercise.

View of Seebenalp with the three lakes Grossee, Heusee, and Schwarzsee; Walensee and Churfirsten mountains in the background. As seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
View of Seebenalp with the three lakes Grossee, Heusee, and Schwarzsee; Walensee and Churfirsten mountains in the background.

Once there, one of the first views was of Seebenalp with its three lakes, with lake Walensee and the Churfirsten mountain range in the back. A real postcard image.

View from Gulmen peak, the highest point of the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike.
View from Gulmen peak, the highest point of the hike.

The rest of the tour’s views did not disappoint either, and we soon (at least it felt quick) reached the highest of the seven peaks: Gulmen.

I should note that though they may technically be peaks, they feel more like hilltops while hiking, and if you’re not paying attention, you may not even notice when you tick one off the list. Don’t expect each to look and feel like an individual mountain.

Stellikopf peak, probably.
As far as I can tell from the map, this interesting, “horned” mountain must be Stellikopf peak.

Nevertheless, the route and its views are absolutely amazing, and we had a wonderful day. Would do again.

But if we do, I hope that strange horse that followed us across an open pasture and then down the trail for what felt like half an hour will have forgotten whatever was so interesting about us. We wouldn’t have been surprised to find him on the back seat of the car, waiting for us when we got back.

View from Grosser Güslen peak, as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
View from the last peak on the way back.

Would you like to share your own experiences with this hike? Do you have any questions? Something to add? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂


Route Report / Gallery

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  • Maschgenkamm cable car station as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' in Switzerland.
  • View of Seebenalp with the three lakes Grossee, Heusee, and Schwarzsee; Walensee and Churfirsten mountains in the background. As seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
  • Red slate? rock path, uncharacteristic for Switzerland.
  • View from Gulmen peak, the highest point of the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike.
  • View from Gulmen peak, the highest point of the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike.
  • View from Gulmen peak, the highest point of the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike.
  • Stellikopf peak, probably.
  • Walensee and Churfirsten, as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
  • Grosser Güslen peak in front of lake Walensee and Churfirsten mountains, as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
  • View from Grosser Güslen peak, as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.
  • View from Grosser Güslen peak: lake Walensee and Churfirsten mountains, as seen during the '7-Gipfel-Tour' hike in Switzerland.

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-07-31
Participants:Roman, Jenny
Technical Difficulty:T2-T3: Mountain Trail

Stats

Roman’s Version

Km21.3
Net Hours (Est.)8.3
Net Hours (Act.)7.5
Ascent (m)1583
Descent (m)1583
Max. Alt. (m)2316
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No

“Official” Version

Km15
Net Hours (Est.)5.5
Ascent (m)880
Descent (m)1500
Max. Alt. (m)2316
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?Yes
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