• Travelcode: 402

    Region Basel home-based tour

    Three Border Tour

    • Directly on the border to France, Germany and Switzerland the three border region awaits you! This is one of the most beautiful regions in Europe! Enjoy your day in a beautiful hotel in Saint-Louis on the French side of the Rhine - cycling without limits!

      Discover the Basel lifestyle where cosmopolitan activities combine with cosiness and urbanity meets tradition. During your cycling trip you will visit Mulhouse and its automobile museum, Rhine pastures and its old town or the Roman town of Augusta Raurica in Augst.

      On the German side you will cycle through the Markgräflerland: wine country between the Rhine and the Black Forest. With a glass of Markgräfler wine, sweeping the view over the Rhine plain, the Vosges and the Black Forest, you experience true moments of happiness of wine enjoyment. Discover the three-border region with all your senses!

      Tour profile / level 2

      You will mainly ride on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Three stages are a little bit hilly.

      Day 1: Saint-Louis

      Welcome to Saint-Louis. Check-in at the hotel and time for free/ sightseeing. By tram line 3 you can reach the Barfüsserplatz in Basel centre in only 15 minutes or continue to Weil am Rhein on the German side. You can also visit three countries at the same time, all very conveniently with public transport and without having to travel long distances.

      Day 2 - 6: Routings/program suggestions

      You can find our suggestions for the nicest bike tours in the surroundings below. It is up to you, which ones you choose and combine...or if you do something completely different.

      Tour 1: Round-trip Saint-Louis, approx. 35 - 65 km

      Today you will leave Saint Louis through the three countries. First you cross the Rhine and cycle through Weil am Rhein with its Vitra Design Museum and Lörrach: the culture and shopping city in the border triangle, the city of voices and sculptures, the home of purple chocolate. After 35 km, arriving in Rheinfelden (Switzerland), discover the hidden gems that the old town has to offer. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine (obligatory) to reach Basel again or continue by bike through Augst where you can visit the Roman city of Augusta Raurica.

      Tour 2: Mulhouse – Saint-Louis, approx. 65 km + train ride Saint-Louis – Mulhouse

      This day starts with a train ride from Saint-Louis to Mulhouse. Getting into a culinary journey through the land of the "baked carp"! The bike path will take you along the Rhine-Rhône Canal on the Eurovélo 6 to Illfurth. Then you will cycle through small villages such as Carspach and Hirtzbach, in the quiet Sundgau region: a paradise for cyclists who want to explore this typical Alsacian region away from mass tourism and combine nature and cultural experience. Laundry facilities, typical Sundgau half-timbered houses, fountains, crosses, landmarks, Wilhelminian architecture that remind us about the old and turbulent history of Sundgau.

      Tour 3: Between canals and forests, approx. 65 km

      Water, water, and water again ... you cycle through two countries and along four different waters. In the nature reserve of the small Camargue, you can relax watching the waterfowl along the Rhine. You continue via two locks to Niffer and Ottmarsheim. From there you will find the abbey church of St. Peter and Paul, replica of the palatine chapel of Aachen. You continue on paved forest roads through the Hardt forest and along the channels "Rhône au Rhin" and "Huningue" to the marina to Kembs (crossing the canal). Continue along the canal until the first dam of the “Grand Canal d’Alsace” and on the Rhine Island back to Weil am Rhein and Saint-Louis.

      Tour 4: Three-bath tour from Bad Bellingen or Müllheim, approx. 60-70 km

      Today you cycle from your hotel to Weil am Rhein train station. There you can buy your train tickets to go to Bad Bellingen or Müllheim. From Bad Bellingen you cycle through the idyllic winemakers Schliengen and Auggen, then to Müllheim. You cycle from Badenweiler and its Roman bath ruins to Bad Krozingen, again small wine villages will be next to you. In Bad Krozingen you can expect a lot of historic treasures, such as the Glöcklehof, Fridolins and Joseph Chapels, as well as the Bad Krozinger Castle. Then the route leads you back to Bad Bellingen along the Rhine. At the end of the bike tour, you can visit the spa museum in Bad Bellingen or take a refreshing dip in the healing "balinea thermal baths"! From Bad Bellingen you catch back the train (obligatory).

      Tour 5: Through the Markgräflerland with the Kandertalbahn, approx. 45-60 km

      For centuries the people of Basel like to make their way into the Markgräferland, to eat, to drink or just to enjoy. By bike we choose the same way! From Saint-Louis, cross the Rhine and cycle to Haltingen. From there continue through well-kept villages and lively landscapes or with the Kandertalbahn to the pottery town Kandern. Continue through Efringen churches. Stop at the winery Markgräflerland, then continue on a very good dirt road, which is marked as a bike path. It goes back along the Rhine to Saint-Louis.

      Day 7: Saint-Louis

      Individual departure or extension stay.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Basel/Mulhouse (MLH), Strasbourg (SXB) approx. 120 km,

      Arrival at Basel/Mulhouse airport, free of charge shuttle transfer to your hotel.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: Underground parking in the hotels 10 € / day. Public outdoor parking or public car parkinig spots next the hotels.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Saint-Louis or in Baselr, hotels in walking distance. You can book the trains here: www.radreisen.at/france-train

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 4 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      • 1x train ride Saint-Louis - Mulhouse incl. bike
      • maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 06.04. - 24.05.19 Category A daily
      S2 25.05. - 30.08.19 Category A daily
      S1 31.08. - 05.10.19 Category A daily
      S1 06.04. - 24.05.19 Category B daily
      S2 25.05. - 30.08.19 Category B daily
      S1 31.08. - 05.10.19 Category B daily

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      0-3,99 years -100%
      4-12,99 years -25%
      13-99 years -10%
         
      Bicycle & equipment
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 180
         
      Additional night
      Saint-Louis Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 90/170
      Saint-Louis Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 58/105

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Category A:

      Hôtel et Spa La Villa K ****

      Just 5 km from Basel city centre, this 4-star hotel is situated 5.6 km from Basel-Mulhouse Airport. It offers airport shuttles, a wine and cocktail bar open 7 days a week and a spa centre.

      The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel & Spa La Villa K have free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV. Rooms are decorated in light, neutral tones. Tea and coffee making facilities are supplied in all rooms.

      An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast is served daily and can be delivered directly to guests’ rooms with an extra charge.

      Hôtel et Spa La Villa K’s offers 2 rooms for private body and skincare treatments. Guests can also enjoy the hot tub, sauna and hammam, at an extra cost. There is a small fitness room on site. Both short stay and long stay private parking is available upon request and with an extra cost. A charging station for electric cars is available at this property.


      Category B:

      Ibis Aéroport Bâle Mulhouse ***

      The Ibis Aéroport Bâle Mulhouse is ideally located in Saint Louis city centre and just 1 km from Bâle and a 5-minute drive from the airport. It offers free Wi-Fi and an airport shuttle service.

      All the rooms are air-conditioned and come with a TV and ensuite facilities.

      A buffet breakfast composed of sweet and savoury dishes such as eggs, fruit salad, yogurts and juices is served every day. Pastries baked on site and fresh French Madeleine cakes are also on offer, as well as a hot beverage and a piece of fruit to take away. Outside of regular breakfast hours guests can also enjoy a lighter option, available from 04:00.

      The hotel is located just a 10-minute drive away from the Basel and its port and the Docks for Rhine cruises departures. Long-term parking is possible on request and subject to availability.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes

      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

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