Highest Alpine crossing
2 countries & 2 cultures
FROM VISION TO REALITY
A trip round the Matterhorn
Opening on 1 July 2023
From vision to reality. After years of groundbreaking work, the vision of an all-season link between the world-class spa resort of Zermatt in Switzerland and the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia is about to become a reality. Surrounded by a breathtaking Alpine panorama, the new route offers a thrill-packed ride. Passengers ride in cabins luxuriously fitted out for maximum comfort. The crossing is an experience in a class of its own – gliding over the stunning mountain landscape that straddles the Italian-Swiss border, with the Matterhorn always in view.
The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing raises cableway travel to a new level. The highest cable car crossing in the Alps connects two countries with different characteristics that cast a spell all their own. Enjoy the vista of unique mountain scenery around the Matterhorn and the special magic of each stop on the way.
01InspiringFlight over the Alps
02Highly informativeAll about the highest Alpine crossing
03BookingBook your online ticket
04LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPENINGCableway operational from 1 July 2023
AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
An overview of the trip
A glimpse into the past
The Furi mountain station is situated at an altitude of 1,867 metres above sea level. It is thought that cattle already grazed on the surrounding meadowland hundreds of years ago. The old wooden barns really do give the impression of taking a step back in time. There are many stories to tell and relive on Furi.
Opening hours08:30 - 17:00 h
Last ride to Italy15:00 h
The 100-metre expanse of the suspension bridge is spanned high above the raging Gorner Gorge, 90 metres above it to be precise. The view below is not for those of a nervous disposition! On the other hand, there is another sort of high point for those who make the crossing: the Dossen glacier garden. This journey back in time to the Ice Age will reveal glacial potholes formed 4,000 years ago, mysterious rock caves and much more besides. A barbecue area, fireplaces and the children’s playground offer a chance to rest and relax.
The smooth rocks eroded over time by the water and the river’s glistening play of colours can be seen up close, as you can admire the raging Gorner Gorge from specially erected wooden walkways inside the gorge. See here for more information. If you like a bit more of an adrenalin high, you can make the crossing accompanied by a guide. Head for heights required!
The Flow Trail covers a distance of 1.3 kilometres from Furi to Moos (Zermatt) with an average downhill gradient of 7.5% and an elevation change of 95 metres. The Moos Trail is great fun for beginners and experienced mountain bikers alike. The challenge is to see who can make it all the way to the valley without pedalling!
A hike on any of the trails at Furi involves walking through magical landscapes. For example, you can walk from Zermatt to Furi on an number of different paths. And go on further to Zmutt or Stafel. On the Furi themed trail you literally walk on the thousand-year-old traces left by the Gorner glacier, whereas the walk along the romantic larch path to the idyllic Schwarzsee lake is all about alpine plants. There are all sorts of options to choose from.
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Good to know
Information about trips on the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is posted on the Zermatt Bergbahnen website.
For the media
All the information on the construction of the Matterhorn Glacier Ride II, factsheets about the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing plus images and technical data can be found in our Media Corner.