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Outdoor Activities

22 Attractions

Aerial tramway Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen

Basel Region

Discover Wasserfallen and discover fun and recreation at one of the best-loved excursion destinations in the region.

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Augusta Raurica, Augst

Basel Region

Back to Roman times! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and, on display, in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.

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Birs 73 SUP Center

Basel Region

Experience stand-up paddling – the new trendy sport – in the middle of the Rhine. It involves standing on a board and propelling yourself along with a long paddle. A surfing feeling and plenty of fun are guaranteed.

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Bobsledding - fun all year!

Basel Region

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, look no further than Langenbruck. A ride on the Solarbob is fun all year round - and is also in chime with the environment!

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Botanical gardens of the University of Basel

Basel Zentrum

The botanical gardens of the University of Basel have on display a wide variety of specimens from the plant kingdom and is a veritable oasis in the heart of the city.

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Disused railway hike Pratteln to Läufelfingen

Basel Region

This hike along the old, disused Hauenstein railway line from Pratteln via Liestal and Sissach to Läufelfingen is a real treat, with plenty to see and discover along the way – not only for train lovers!

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Golf in Bad Bellingen

Deutschland

The Basel region also has plenty to offer golf enthusiasts, for example the Drei-Thermen golf resort in Bad Bellingen.

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Jura Bike Tour

Basel Region

To discover the region by bike, we recommend doing the first leg of the "Switzerland Mobile" Jura Bike Tour from Basel to Laufen.

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Merian Gardens

Basel Region

The Merian Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden, a historic park and a carefully designed place for relaxation on the outskirts of the city of Basel. They draw visitors all year round with their stunning array of blooms, unique variety of plants and impressive botanical collections.

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On the trail of Easy Rider with International Dream Tours

Basel Region

Have you ever dreamed of hearing only the sound of the Harley Davidson engine under you? Thanks to the tours offered by the International Dream team, you can now make this wish come true.

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Park im Grünen

Basel Region

The Park in Grünen is a well-loved recreational area on the edge of the city. The asphalted paths are enjoyed by walkers, skaters and bicycle riders and there are also sports facilities, playgrounds and wonderful green spaces.

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Rhine Trail Basel – Kaiseraugst

Basel Region

Hike the Rhine Trail and follow the river from Basel to Kaiseraugst along a former embankment fishing track. There are information boards along the way with cultural, historical and ecological facts about the River Rhine and the surrounding area.

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Ruins of Farnsburg Castle

Basel Region

Nestled in the heart of the wonderful rolling hills of Basel-Country, the ruins of Farnsburg Castle are a popular destination for hikers.

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Schwarzbubenland

Basel Region

It is not merely by accident that Schwarzbubenland is known as the jewel in the crown of north-west Switzerland. A great way to explore the rolling hills, gorges and valleys is by foot or by mountain bike.

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Schwarzbubenland Trail

Basel Region

Discover Schwarzbubenland, the jewel in the crown of north-west Switzerland. The mountain bike trail that takes you from Beinwil into the Laufental valley offers many fabulous views and historical attractions along the way.

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St. Blasien – Titisee – St. Peter

Deutschland

Take a trip through the Wehratal valley and discover St. Blasien, Lake Titisee and the health resort at St. Peter.

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The Kandertal railway

Deutschland

The Kandertal railway is an exciting excursion for families, hikers and cyclists alike.

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Three-country walking and bike trail

Basel Region

Cross over to Germany on foot or by bike and discover the delightful wine-growing villages of the Markgräflerland.

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Upper Rhine Valley

Basel Region

The Upper Rhine Valley region stretches over three countries: France, Germany and Switzerland.

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Via Surprise

Basel Region

When you explore the Jura hills in the cantons of Solothurn and Basel-Land, you’ll feel the power and beauty of nature and be constantly amazed as you discover some surprising sights along this 6-day circular tour.

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ViaJura Regio Basel–Delémont

Basel Region

The ViaJura Regio is a hiking trail taking you through green meadows and quaint villages and past friendly guest houses and historic sites, right into the heart of the canton of Jura.

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ViaRhenana Kreuzlingen–Basel

Basel Region

For centuries the route between Lake Constance and the High Rhine was the most important waterway in Switzerland. This trail follows the ViaRhenana, winding through the most varied of landscapes, all shaped by water.

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