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Wildlife watching Ibex, deer, chamois and co.


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. The ranger will provide you with exciting information about the life of the wild animals and help you to spot them.

  • Observation of fascinating wild animals such as ibex, deer, chamois
  • Exciting information from a Swiss Ranger
  • Hike through the mountainous landscape of the Weisstannental valley
  • Opportunity to experience various wild animals in their natural habitat

Deer, roe deer, bearded vultures, chamois, ibex - these wild animals feel at home in the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. 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.

The tours take place as follows:

Sunday, 28. April 2024
Saturday, 4. May 2024
Monday, 20. May
Sunday, 22. September 2024
Sunday, 6. October 2024
Sunday, 20. October 2024

Meeting point

Postbus station Weisstannen, Oberdorf

Travelling by 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)

Note: We recommend travelling by car, as the bus service only runs every hour. Alternatively, you can also plan an overnight stay.

More information


  • Difficulty: medium (560 metres altitude difference / approx. 4 km per way)
  • Good, firm footwear
  • Binoculars are recommended
  • Snacks, lunch and beverages from your backpack (bring your own)


  • Bookable from April to October on selected dates
  • Minimum number of participants 4 (final decision on the day before 16.00)
  • Online: until 16.00 the day before
  • By phone: for Saturday tours until 16.00 the day before and for Sunday tours until 12.00 the day before
  • The tour takes place in any weather condition, unless the Swiss Ranger cancels the tour due to safety reasons*
  • Individual group tours up to max. 20 people possible on request (Up to 20 people CHF 500.00 for the whole group, 21-40 people CHF 900.00 for the whole group)

*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.

Any questions?
Contact us at: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Bad Ragaz, 
T +41 81 300 40 20, spavillage@heidiland.com


German, other languages on request


The tour will take place from 09.15 - 16.45


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