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Winter hiking

Zermatt-Furi (via Blatten) (Nr. 118)

Winter hiking · Switzerland
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  • Winter fun with the whole family
    / Winter fun with the whole family
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, co-o-peration
  • / Over a small bridge on towards Blatten
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Schaller
  • / On the winter hiking trail to Furi with the hamlet of Blatten in the background
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Winterwandern
    Video: Zermatt Tourismus
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This winter hiking trail passes through the beautiful hamlets of Blatten and Zum See before reaching Furi, and they’re a great place to stop for a bite to eat.
moderate
2.3 km
1:00 h
273 m
20 m

After the last houses at the end of the village of Zermatt, this winter hiking trail starts climbing gently. The air is fresh and healthy and the sun is shining. Soon after the forest, you reach the hamlets of Blatten and Zum See, with a choice of restaurants. The trail then continues on to Furi, where you have a fantastic view of Zermatt.

  • Suitable for children aged 6 upwards

Author’s recommendation

Go into the chapel in Blatten to enjoy a moment of silence.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: March 17, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1866 m
Lowest point
1613 m
Best time of year
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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.

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.

Start

Zermatt (1,620 m) (1613 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.016054, 7.742689
DMS
46°00'57.8"N 7°44'33.7"E
UTM
32T 402671 5096599
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Destination

Furi (1,867 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Zermatt (Zen Stecken) - Blatten - Zum See - Furi

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 45 min)

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
46.016054, 7.742689
DMS
46°00'57.8"N 7°44'33.7"E
UTM
32T 402671 5096599
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Warm winter clothing appropriate for the weather

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.3 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
273 m
Descent
20 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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