FuriwegHiking trail

A quiet road leads from Furi down to Zermatt. A stroll in the pleasant shade of the larch trees can lead to some delightful surprises!

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Description

Most of the time this lane is wonderfully tranquil, hardly anyone is about. Now and again, a squirrel bounds across the road; the views down into the valley and up to the mountains are gorgeous.

  • Sunny and shady stretches alternate
  • Beautiful woods (larches, Swiss stone pine)
  • Children from age 4, suitable for pushchairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible road
Furi - Moos - Kirchbrücke bridge - Bahnhofstrasse - Zermatt station

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 40)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Also makes a pleasant evening walk (note timetable of Matterhorn Express).

The road is occasionally used by agricultural vehicles, so keep an eye and ear open for possible traffic.

The mountain landscape around Zermatt, with 38 summits above 4,000 metres, offers breathtaking panoramic views and is home to a wealth of fauna and flora.

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
Zermatt is car-free. Private vehicles are permitted only as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The Täsch–Zermatt road is closed to the public.

Onward travel to Zermatt is either by private taxi or shuttle train. Trains depart every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 12 minutes, and ends at the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Onward travel: see “Getting there”.
By train to the Matterhorn village: 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Zermatt.

Zermatt is also the start and finish point for the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train journey (Zermatt to St. Moritz or Davos).

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty easy
Distance 4,9 km
Ascent 91 m
Descent 347 m
Duration 1,10 h
Lowest point 1608 m
Highest point 1865 m

Starting point of the tour:

Furi (1'867 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Suitable for prams
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

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GPS-Track (.gpx)


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