The best tours around Basel

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Jura, Elsass, Black Forest - the Dreiländereck offers a lot of opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, and Basel is an ideal starting point for each of them. From here you can not only take trips through Switzerland on bikes, but also to France or over the German border into the southern Black Forest.

In the Dreiländereck, all kinds of routes are offered. For those looking for flatter rides that hug the Rhine, collecting the kilometers is easy. If you need something more for your legs, go on a wavy tour to the Elsass (and be rewarded with French pastries!). And if you search the hardcore options, you’re going to want to point yourself in the direction of the Swabian Jura or the Black Forest, or brave Basel’s local mountain, Gempen, which offers a variety of different ascents.

And if your legs need a short break, one of the many museums in Basel come highly recommended, or you can simply grab a ‘Fischli’ and watch the water float down the river.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Expert
    06:16
    100.0 km
    16.0 km/h
    1,850 m
    1,850 m
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Today we start and it is really climbed - there are with the Nunninger mountain, the passwang and as a highlight the Belchen 3 beautiful climbs on the program. It starts after about 25km with the Nunninger Berg: On the closed road for cars you drive shady through the forest about 4km with 7% uphill. After a short descent, the climb to the Passwang joins directly: another 280 meters in altitude, now it's time to crack the 10%. But you will be rewarded after a tunnel passage just behind the summit with an amazing alpine panorama - here is definitely worth a photo stop!After a rushing downhill it is still scarce 10km to the last climb of the day, the Belchen - or the Chilchzimmersattel, as the transition is officially called. And what starts out nice and harmless increases in the second half to a veritable increase with 10 to 15%, because the legs are again properly demanded shortly before the end of the tour.Back to Basle, it is then as it went in principle already out: on small roads and the officially signposted Swiss bicycle routes - and as could Germany times ne slice in the bike path planning, which are consistently great to drive.

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  • Expert
    04:44
    74.3 km
    15.7 km/h
    1,540 m
    1,540 m
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The fact that you do not have to make many kilometers in Basel to collect altitude is very impressive today: "flat" does not exist here, it goes either up or down and on only 75km you drive a considerable 1550 meters in altitude. Two times you climb the Gempen, the Basel mountain, and get a very good impression of the Basel area. The climbs are quite steep and the runs are a bit more demanding. You will be rewarded with small streets, beautiful views and burning legs.

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  • Expert
    07:39
    157 km
    20.5 km/h
    1,510 m
    1,510 m
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Anyone who has looked at the Vosges on the high blue or the Blochmont on the tour - today is the day. With the Grand Ballon is an increase in the "hors categorie" on the program, 1043 meters are to be defeated in one go! But the arrival and departure are brettenben, it goes through the Rhine plain and long stretches through the Harthwald, past the tracks and memorials of the Second World War - today, this tour through three countries fortunately without any problems.The rise from Soultz to the Grand Ballon has the advantage that the first part is on small roads and therefore almost without traffic. But the descent to Uffholtz on a major road on the way and invites - except for the ascent, which again offers a wonderful view - to speed a!

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  • Expert
    04:13
    89.6 km
    21.3 km/h
    1,020 m
    1,020 m
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Today's tour is a wavy excursion across the border into France, into southern Alsace. So pack the ID and take Euros. Up and down it goes without much difficulty through Alsace, again and again you have a beautiful view of the Jura in the south and the Vosges in the north.We recommend a short break with French delicacies in Ferrette to strengthen for the only pass on the tour, the Blochmont. Although it is quite easy to climb, the climb is very moderate and suddenly you are over it. Now a few small waves (and a medium-sized) and then it's back to Basel really only downhill.

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    28.8 km
    14.8 km/h
    580 m
    580 m
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Only time or desire for a short round? Then off to the Basel Hausberg! Rauf on the Gempen it goes on small side roads without much traffic, then you drive down on the larger road towards Dornach - here you can run wonderfully, the little bit more traffic disturbs there hardly. And after the short tour there is enough time for one or the other museum or a round of swimming in the Rhine.

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  • Expert
    05:37
    99.3 km
    17.7 km/h
    1,410 m
    1,410 m
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today it goes to the Black Forest, to the 1164m height of the high blue. It is easy to get out of Basel and in the Marktgräfler Land you have the opportunity to warm your legs in the vineyards before it gets down to business: there are almost 900 vertical meters to the summit of Hochblauen. Shortly after the start of the climb, however, lures the Velo station in Badenweiler with good coffee and the top compensated the view of the Black Forest, Vosges and the Alps for the effort.Down in the Sauseschritt and on small roads back to Basel. And if you still like more cakes (or want to go to the museum), then a stop in the café of the Vitra Design Museum is urgently recommended!

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