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Furi Trail

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  • At Moos, on the road to Furi
    / At Moos, on the road to Furi
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Jelka
  • / Because of the asphaltic street also adquate for buggies
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Along the way benches for relaxing
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
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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!
easy
4.9 km
1:10 h
91 m
347 m

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)
  • Appropriate for children from age
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible road

Author’s recommendation

Also makes a pleasant evening walk (note timetable of Matterhorn Express).

An obstacle-free hike, which is also suitable for wheelchair users.

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Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: February 20, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1865 m
Lowest point
1608 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Farmerhaus
Furri
Simi

Safety information

  • 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.

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

Start

Furi (1,867 m) (1864 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.001404, 7.731617
DMS
46°00'05.1"N 7°43'53.8"E
UTM
32T 401788 5094985
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Destination

Zermatt (1,620 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Furi - Moos - Kirchbrücke bridge - Bahnhofstrasse - Zermatt station

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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).

Getting there

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.

Parking

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”.

Coordinates

DD
46.001404, 7.731617
DMS
46°00'05.1"N 7°43'53.8"E
UTM
32T 401788 5094985
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
91 m
Descent
347 m
Point-to-point Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Suitable for strollers Disability access

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