2 Rhine Route
2 Rhine Route

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Rhine Route

Stage 9, Rheinfelden–Basel

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Rhine Route

Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica, an old and mysterious city. The agglomeration is already pulsating, the asphalt sweating, commuters groaning; Basel beckons with hustle, bustle and cultural attractions. A veritable jewel on the Rhine.
The Rhine separates the Swiss from the German Rheinfelden. Both are known for their wide variety of nationalities. Rheinfelden in Switzerland is a modern resort these days, and swimming in the saltwater of the “sole uno” wellness world is popular far and wide. A visit to Switzerland’s largest brewery is also very popular, although Feldschlösschen is now part of the Carlsberg Group. The castle, which looks quite large, is hard to miss. It is located on the left of the bike path. In the early 90s the storks have resettled in Kaiseraugst. Their clattering can be heard throughout the village and on the local campground. Near the Augst-Wyhlen hydroelectric power plant is the Ergolz-Mündung nature preserve. With a bit of luck, you might spot a dipper or even a family of beavers there.

Close to the bike path you‘ll see the well preserved Roman settlement of Augusta Raurica. Founded in 44 B.C. by Munatius Plancus, it grew into a city with a population of about 30,000 by the 3rd century A.D. Nowadays, there are a silver treasure, an amphitheatre, temples, thermal baths and many ruins to see. If you keep your eyes peeled later, on the way through Pratteln and Muttenz, you will detect many other gems, mostly in the form of beautiful, old buildings. Past small garden allotments you get to “Park im Grünen”, the training facility for the soccer players of the famous FC Basel.

Traffic around the St. Jakob soccer stadium is usually busy, even very busy once you approach Birschöpfli, where the Birs joins the Rhine. Not that the bike riders are concerned: they leisurely cruise along the Rhine through the St. Alban neighbourhood, which has preserved its suburban character. Münsterplatz in Basel is another reason to be pleased: without the red sandstone of the Minster and the colourful roof tiles, it simply wouldn’t be Basel. The bustling Rhine metropolis also offers much cultural excitement, and let’s not forget the wonderful Basler Leckerli cookies.
Cycle where the ancient Romans lived and enjoyed their games: Augusta Raurica, an old and mysterious city. The agglomeration is already pulsating, the asphalt sweating, commuters groaning; Basel beckons with hustle, bustle and cultural attractions. A veritable jewel on the Rhine.
The Rhine separates the Swiss from the German Rheinfelden. Both are known for their wide variety of nationalities. Rheinfelden in Switzerland is a modern resort these days, and swimming in the saltwater of the “sole uno” wellness world is popular far and wide. A visit to Switzerland’s largest brewery is also very popular, although Feldschlösschen is now part of the Carlsberg Group. The castle, which looks quite large, is hard to miss. It is located on the left of the bike path. In the early 90s the storks have resettled in Kaiseraugst. Their clattering can be heard throughout the village and on the local campground. Near the Augst-Wyhlen hydroelectric power plant is the Ergolz-Mündung nature preserve. With a bit of luck, you might spot a dipper or even a family of beavers there.

Close to the bike path you‘ll see the well preserved Roman settlement of Augusta Raurica. Founded in 44 B.C. by Munatius Plancus, it grew into a city with a population of about 30,000 by the 3rd century A.D. Nowadays, there are a silver treasure, an amphitheatre, temples, thermal baths and many ruins to see. If you keep your eyes peeled later, on the way through Pratteln and Muttenz, you will detect many other gems, mostly in the form of beautiful, old buildings. Past small garden allotments you get to “Park im Grünen”, the training facility for the soccer players of the famous FC Basel.

Traffic around the St. Jakob soccer stadium is usually busy, even very busy once you approach Birschöpfli, where the Birs joins the Rhine. Not that the bike riders are concerned: they leisurely cruise along the Rhine through the St. Alban neighbourhood, which has preserved its suburban character. Münsterplatz in Basel is another reason to be pleased: without the red sandstone of the Minster and the colourful roof tiles, it simply wouldn’t be Basel. The bustling Rhine metropolis also offers much cultural excitement, and let’s not forget the wonderful Basler Leckerli cookies.
22 km
Asphalted: 21 km
Natural surface: 1 km
150 m | 160 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rheinfelden
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Diversion, Münchenstein-Muttenz
Duration
From mid-March to mid-June 2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Basel SBB
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Services

Accommodation

Hostel Tabakhüsli
Hostel Tabakhüsli
Rheinfelden
Hotel Garni Oberrhein
Hotel Garni Oberrhein
Rheinfelden - Baden (D)
Ambrosia Guesthouse
Ambrosia Guesthouse
Rheinfelden
Seiler's Hotel
Seiler's Hotel
Liestal
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Liestal
B&B Sunnesite
B&B Sunnesite
Pratteln
B&B Tomsi
B&B Tomsi
Pratteln
Courtyard by Marriott Basel
Courtyard by Marriott Basel
Pratteln
Hotel Baslertor
Hotel Baslertor
Muttenz
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
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Bookable offers

2 Rhine Route Highlights
2 Rhine Route Highlights
2 Rhine Route Andermatt - Rorschach
2 Rhine Route Andermatt - Rorschach
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Places

Rheinfelden
Rheinfelden
Pratteln
Pratteln
Basel
Basel
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Places of interest

Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Römerstadt Augusta Raurica
Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitage Arlesheim
Arlesheim Cathedral
Arlesheim Cathedral
Pump track Muttenz
Pump track Muttenz
Tinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
Pfalz
Pfalz
City Hall and Marktplatz
City Hall and Marktplatz
Basel's pump track
Basel's pump track
Spalentor
Spalentor
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Exhibition Tower
Exhibition Tower
Horburg dirt and pump track
Horburg dirt and pump track
Rhine Port / Three Countries' Corner
Rhine Port / Three Countries' Corner
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Swimming

«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
«sole uno» world of wellness Rheinfelden
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
Aquabasilea Wasserwelt Pratteln
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization