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.
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.
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.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).
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”.