Mountain biking

Glacier Garden Loop Bike Tour (Nr. 24)

The Glacier Garden Loop is an ideal beginner's trail and a great way to discover the area around the village. It’s not all about technical sections; instead, the focus is on the enjoyment of biking.

  • Type Mountain biking
  • Difficulty S1 easy
  • Duration 2,09 h
  • Distance 15,8 km
  • Ascent 497 m
  • Descent 497 m
  • Lowest point 1600 m
  • Highest point 2091 m


From Zermatt, you head up towards Furi on Moosstrasse. When you reach Schweigmatten, the path branches off to the Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). The path gradually becomes steeper and there a few tough metres of ascent. Once you arrive at the Glacier Garden, it’s worth stopping for a rest. If you still have some power you continue pedalling to the ‘Gletschertor’ and admiring the wild landscape at the spur of the Gorner Glacier.

The route then continues over the suspension bridge back to Furi. From there, you ride the Moos-Trail back to Zermatt.

  • This route can also be ridden on an E-Bike

Zermatt - Furi - Schweigmatten - glacier garden - glacier gate - suspension bridge - Furi - Zermatt

We recommend:

  • Bike in excellent working order
  • Helmet, gloves and (trail) bell
  • Repair kit in case of any defects
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Food and drink

At the Glacier Garden, there is a fire pit and a play area in the forest. The Gletschergarten Loop is therefore ideal for a family outing.

  • Always wear gloves and a helmet.
  • Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority.
  • When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability: some routes lead above 3,000 metres.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.

Tip: “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk. *The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon.

Map and arrival