Orchards and Liqueurs
Through the Jura mountains to the Markgräflerland region
Basel known as the the city of art and culture is worth a trip in and of itself. This bike path follows the Rhine northward and crosses into Germany.
This bike path follows the Rhine northward and crosses into Germany at Weil am Rhein, where bikers can stop to see the captivating Vitra Design Museum. Shortly thereafter, the route reaches Isteiner Klotz, a limestone cliff overlooking the Rhine Valley. Hidden in a niche on the side of this cliff one can discover the beautiful Vitus Chapel dating back to 1100.
Bikers then travel along the Baden Wine Route to Schliengen, Auggen, Müllheim and Neuenburg to cross the Rhine in the direction of Chalampé. An additional highlight is the Ottmarsheim Abbey Church, which was built in the 11th century.
The circuit tour then follows the EuroVelo 6 Bike Path through the Hardtwald forest to Mulhouse and along the Rhône-Rhine Canal to Dannemarie. On a former railroad line the bike path leads through the Largue Valley and connects Dannemarie with Pfetterhouse, a lovely town near the Swiss border.
The path goes on to Porrentruy, a small city that was once the residence of Basel’s prince-bishops and whose old town is still dominated by their castle built in the 13th century.
The route runs past fragrant fruit orchards towards Courtemautruy and Charmoille in the hilly La Baroche region, which is famous for the production of spirits and liqueurs.
The No. 7 Bike Path goes on past the Jura Mountains back to Basel.