4.8 miles
138 ft
-3,534 ft
2 miles
High Point

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. | All riding is at one’s own risk.

(Deutsche Übersetzung unten / Traduction Française ci-dessous)

This fantastic Alpine trail starts at almost 3,000 metres above sea level. You need to be an experienced mountain biker to do this one.

Due to the altitude, this trail can only be ridden in the late summer season (depending on when the snow melts). The first section of Trockener Steg towards Lichenbretter heads along a stony, slow tech hiking trail. The challenge is to find a path through the rocky terrain. The section of the trail to Furgg station is really wild and you hardly ever see any hikers.

After Furgg station, the trail heads down to Furi. This section is less technical than the previous one, although it is steep and loose in places. Just before Furi, the bike trail then flattens out again. Before you reach Furi, you can choose whether to continue on to Zermatt on the paved road or take a detour at Restaurant Alm along the Moos Trail.


Der Start dieser Tour befindet sich auf fast 3’000 m und ist ein Erlebnis-Trail im alpinen Gelände. Für die Route muss man ein erfahrener Mountainbiker sein.

Wegen der Höhe kann diese Tour erst in der späteren Sommersaison gefahren werden (je nach Schneeschmelze). Der erste Abschnitt von Trockener Steg in Richtung Lichenbretter führt entlang eines steinigen und verblockten Wanderwegs. Die Challenge ist, sich einen guten Weg durch das steinige Gelände zu suchen. Der Streckenabschnitt bis zur Station Furgg ist sehr wild, Wanderer trifft man hier selten an.

Nach der Station Furgg führt der Trail das Furggloch hinunter nach Furi. Dieser Abschnitt ist weniger technisch als der obere, jedoch ab und zu etwas steil und lose. Kurz vor Furi wird der Bikeweg dann wieder flacher. Vor Furi hat man die Möglichkeit, auf der Teerstrasse bis nach Zermatt zu fahren oder beim Restaurant Alm auf den Moos-Trail abzuzweigen.


Cet itinéraire commence à près de 3’000 m d’altitude. Il s’agit d’un parcours riche en aventure qui traverse un terrain alpin. Il est réservé aux vététistes expérimentés.

En raison de son altitude, il ne peut se faire qu’à la fin de l’été (en fonction de la fonte des neiges). Le premier tronçon de Trockener Steg en direction de Lichenbretter longe un sentier de randonnée caillouteux présentant des obstacles. Le challenge consiste ici à se frayer un chemin sur ce terrain caillouteux. Le tronçon qui mène à la station de Furgg est très sauvage, on y rencontre rarement des randonneurs.

Après la station de Furgg, le sentier traverse Furggloch et descend jusqu’à Furi. Ce tronçon est moins technique que le tronçon supérieur, mais parfois raide et peu consolidé. Peu avant Furi, le sentier de VTT redevient plat. Avant Furi, on peut redescendre à Zermatt par la route goudronnée ou faire un détour au restaurant Alm sur le Moos-Trail.

Detailed Description
Bike tour Trockener Steg - Furi is a 5 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Zermatt. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 138 ft with a max elevation of 9,579 ft then descends -3,534 ft.

4 Reviews & Comments

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XpoGuru (Sep 15, 2022 at 9:42)
Trail Furgg T1
My wife and I are both from Florida and came to Switzerland to put our mountain biking skills to the test. We have never had a problem with Trailforks trail marking skills. Usually when they call out a skill level like green, blue and black they are spot on. But in this case The trail Furgg T1 and T2 was improperly marked as a green run. This should have been a blue or possibly black. It is a wide double track course but the course is really steep and in most cases un rideable. Most of the trail is loose gravel and larger rocks. A controlled skid down the trail is more like it. We Hike-a-Biked it most of the way. Plus their was a wooden bridge over a 600 foot crevasse that had missing boards and rotting planks. Scary to cross.
  • + 1
blaze-j (Sep 14, 2022 at 5:39)
Very fun and varied trail. On slick rock sections it's often better to leave the official path and find a smoother line. I would rate the upper rocky part as black, not double black. Lower part is fast and flowy, blue rating. The trail never gets steep or exposed.
  • + 1
zhmtb (Sep 16, 2020 at 15:07)
This trail was part of an EWS stage in 2019. The first half of this trail is really technical with large boulders, very slick rock rolls (even in dry conditions), loose chunder and steep chunky sections. The second half is less steep and much more flowy (more of a single black diamond or blue rated segment) with part gravel and part sandy dirt.

The first half of the trail require advanced MTB skills to savely get through. Beware of the slick rock surfaces which can be really treacherous also in dry conditions. I had a very unfortunate crash on one of them and managed to break my thumb in several places and tear a ligament...

The Lichenbretter trail can be linked nicely together with the "Gandegghütte" and "Trockener Steg" trails at the top and the "Garten", "Furggbach" and "Üewenner" trails at the bottom to ride from Gandegghütte all the way down to Furi, which makes for 1160 meters of vertical descent.
  • + 0
chrisel (Jun 20, 2020 at 4:43)
Trail Furgg T1
Technisch blau einzustufen. Steil und loses Geröll.

Trails in Route

Trockener Steg899 ft
Lichenbretter2 miles
Furggweg1,411 ft
Furgg T11,932 ft
Furgg T23,169 ft
Furgg - Dossen1,004 ft
Ennwäg Weg1,923 ft


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More Stats for Bike tour Trockener Steg - Furi mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,397 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,117 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,522 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,125 ft
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  • Distance climb
    2,018 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,542 ft
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