Theme trail

Furi Suspension Bridge Trail (Nr. 17a)

The suspension footbridge soars 90 vertical metres above the Gornerschlucht gorge. The view down to the foaming water of the Gornera river reveals the tremendous natural forces at work.

360° Panorama
  • Type Theme trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 2,9 km
  • Ascent 175 m
  • Descent 174 m
  • Lowest point 1826 m
  • Highest point 1965 m


Starting in Furi, the trail first leads through the hamlet and then up to the pioneer landscape with larch trees. A wooden walkway leads over a small stream. The path then continues through bushes, a small patch of moorland and a landscape of rocks, rubble and scree. 

The 100-metre-long suspension bridge, made of a lattice and cables of steel, leads from one side of the valley to the other. It’s completely safe to cross, but still require a little courage and a fairly good head for heights. Once on the other side, walkers find themselves once again in an idyllic mountain forest with larches, Swiss stone pines and squirrels.

At the Gletschergarten Dossen (Dossen glacier garden), visitors can see what a glacier normally conceals: boulders polished smooth, glacial mills and strange rock formations.

  • Further information on the “Furi – a world full of experiences” is also available online
  • Dossen glacier garden with glacial mills and information panels
  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • Playground and barbecue sites nearby
  • Suspension bridge closed in winter

Furi - suspension bridge - barbecue site - glacier garden - Furi

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 15)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Hängebrückenweg Furi”.

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Do not forget to pack a picnic or something to put on the grill. Firewood is available.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Note: Walkers who do not have a good head for heights may follow an alternative route bypassing the suspension footbridge.

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