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Three-country bike path - Beetween nature and culture

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  • Saint-Louis - Passerelle des 3 Pays
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  • / Centre ville de Bâle
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  • / Piste cyclable Huningue-Bâle
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  • / Véloroute du Canal du Rhône au Rhin branche Sud - Port de plaisance de Wolfersdorf
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  • / Véloroute du Canal du Rhône au Rhin branche Sud
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  • / Mulhouse - Bornes vélo libre service
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  • / Mulhouse - Marina
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  • / Mulhouse - Place de la Réunion
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  • / Ottmarsheim - Abbatiale romane
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  • / Sundgau à Vélo
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Crossing borders has never been so easy! Whether you are a great sportsman, or an adept of the stroll, come to tease the borders with your own way, and according to your level!
difficult
Distance 210 km
14:55 h
1,234 m
1,234 m
598 m
205 m

The three-country route is a must in Dreiland. Whether you are a cycling enthusiast, a day-tripper or a sports cyclist, you will appreciate this unusual route which allows you to "leapfrog" the borders of the Three Country Region.At the crossroads of all land routes since antiquity, the Dreiland is also a crossroads of waterways in the forefront of which stands its Majesty the Rhine. You can pedal quietly and safely along the old towpaths which lead you through the woods and allow you to cross part of the immense Hardt state forest, the real Rhine forest.Along the way, don't hesitate to explore the towns and villages of the three countries and meet their inhabitants. This is a unique opportunity to discover three different cultures that share a common destiny on both sides of the Rhine.

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Update: March 08, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
598 m
Lowest point
205 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest stops

Landgasthaus Bahnhöfli
Restaurant Pizzeria Post
Hotel Engel Liestal
Hotel Eremitage
Hotel Eremitage
Hotel Gasthof zum Ochsen
Gasthof Mühle

Safety information

In order to enjoy your stay in the region with complete peace of mind, we invite you to follow a few tips before you set off:

  • Bring a valid ID: some tours are cross-border.
  • Pack enough water and supplies in your bags.
  • Check the weather forecast before you leave and bring appropriate clothing. Sunscreen and rain gear may also be useful.
  • Plan your route taking into account the physical condition of each person. Use foresight and do not overestimate your abilities.
  • For your safety, the use of a helmet is strongly recommended.
  • Have your bike serviced before you start and make sure it has all the required equipment (lights, reflectors, bell, brakes, etc.).
  • Don't forget your cell phone, which should be charged before you leave.
  • Finally, take into account the different currencies. In Germany and France, payments are made in euros (EUR), whereas in Switzerland, the Swiss franc (CHF) is us

 

Emergency numbers:

Dial 112 for any emergency requiring an ambulance, fire department or police. This is a free European number, also valid in Switzerland.

 

Tips and hints

www.threecountriesbybike.com

www.cyclinginalsace.com

If you have any questions about your cycling trip or about the Trois Pays region, our teams of advisors are there to welcome and inform you.

 

FRANCE

Office de tourisme du Pays de Saint-Louis

81 rue Vauban

68128 Village-Neuf

+ 33 3 89 70 04 49

www.saintlouis-tourisme.fr

Office de tourisme du Sundgau à Ferrette
1a rue de la 1ère armée
68480 Ferrette
33 (0)3 89 08 23 88
www.sundgau-sud-alsace.fr

Office de tourisme du Sundgau à Altkirch
13 rue du château
68130 Altkirch
+33 (0)3 89 40 02 90
www.sundgau-sud-alsace.fr

Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Mulhouse
1 avenue Robert Schumann
68100 Mulhouse
+33 (0)3 89 35 48 48
www.tourisme-mulhouse.com

GERMANY

Tourist-Information Bad Bellingen
Badstraße 14
79415 Bad Bellingen
+49 (0)7635 8080
www.bad-bellingen.de

Tourismus– und Kulturamt Bad Säckingen
Waldshuter Straße 20
79713 Bad Säckingen
+49 (0)7761-5683-0
www.badsaeckingen.de/de/startseite
Tourist-Information Efringen-Kirche
Hauptstraße 26
79588 Efringen-Kirchen
+49 (0)7628-806-0
www.efringen-kirchen.de/startseite.html
Tourist-Information Kandern
Hauptstraße 18
79400 Kandern
+49 (0)76 26 / 899 - 0
www.kandern.de/index.php
Tourist-Information Lörrach
Basler Straße 170
79539 Lörrach
+49 (0)7621 415-0
www.loerrach.de/Tourismus
Tourist-Information Müllheim
Wilhelmstraße 14
79379 Müllheim
+49 (0)76 31 / 801 500
www.muellheim-touristik.de
Tourist-Information Neuenburg am Rhein
Rathausplatz 5
79395 Neuenburg am Rhein
+49 (0)7631-9318038
www.neuenburg.de/Startseite.html
Tourist-Information Rheinfelden (Baden)
Karl-Fürstenberg-Straße 17
79618 Rheinfelden (Baden)
+49 (0)7623/966 87-20
www.tourismus-rheinfelden.de/de/
Tourist-Information Schopfheim
Hauptstraße 23
79650 Schopfheim
+49 (0)7622 / 396-0
www.schopfheim.de/de/Entdecken-Geniessen/Tourist-Info

 

SWITZERLAND

Tourist Information Basel Tourismus
am Barfüsserplatz
Steinenberg 14
4051 Basel
+41 61 268 68 68
www.basel.com/fr

Baselland Tourismus
Haus der Wirtschaft - Hardstrasse 1
4133 Pratteln
+41 61 927 65 44
www.baselland-tourismus.ch

Tourist-Information Sissach
Bergladen Dietisberg - Hauptstrasse 64
4450 Sissach
+49 (0)7635 8080
www.baselland-tourismus.ch/

Tourist Information Liestal
Poetenäscht - Rathausstrasse 30
4410 Liestal
+41 61921 01 25
www.baselland-tourismus.ch
Tourismus Rheinfelden
Marktgasse 16
4310 Rheinfelden
+41 61 835 52 00
www.tourismus-rheinfelden.ch

Start

Any point on the route can be used as a starting and ending point (circuit) (237 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.750514, 7.329932
DMS
47°45'01.9"N 7°19'47.8"E
UTM
32T 374822 5289922
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Destination

Any point on the route can be used as a starting and ending point (circuit)

Turn-by-turn directions

On the German side, you can walk through the sunny hills and vineyards of the Markgräflerland, while the more adventurous can challenge the slopes of the Dinkelberg with a breathtaking view of the entire Rhine Valley.

In the Swiss Jura, there is no lack of height either, with deep forests, rural landscapes and cherry blossoms heralding spring in Aargau.

From the Swiss Jura to the Alsatian Jura, there is only one step: flowered villages with beautiful Alsatian half-timbered houses, old calvaries, typical churches, green and hilly countryside, it is all the land of the Sundgau that you take with you on your luggage rack.

At the crossroads of all the land routes since antiquity, the Dreiland is also a crossroads of waterways in the first rank of which sits its Majesty the Rhine. You can pedal quietly and safely along the old towpaths which lead you through the woods and allow you to cross part of the immense Hardt state forest, the real Rhine forest.

Along the way, don't hesitate to explore the towns and villages of the three countries and meet their inhabitants. This is a unique opportunity to discover three different cultures that share a common destiny on both sides of the Rhine

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Public transport

By train

The cities of Mulhouse, Saint-Louis, Basel, Lörrach are accessible by TGV or TER. Many other cities are also connected to the railway network. Information and reservations on :

  • Deutsche Bahn
  • SBB Switzerland  
  • SNCF France

Approximate travel time 

  • Paris-Mulhouse (3h)
  • Lyon-Mulhouse (3h)
  • Geneva-Basel (2h50)
  • Zurich-Basel (1h)
  • Karlsruhe-Basel (1h45)
  • Karlsruhe-Lörrach (2h) 

You can travel with your bicycle, free of charge or with a reservation, on many trains. The conditions vary according to the network. 

 

By plane

EuroAiport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is an international airport. Flights from and to many European cities are scheduled there every day.

There are shuttle buses to the train stations in St. Louis and Basel in 10 and 20 minutes respectively.

It is also possible to rent a car through the various rental agencies on site or to take a cab.

www.euroairport.com

 

By bus

Several bus companies operate in the Three Countries Region.

For long distances: Flixbus, EurolinesFor regional trips: Baden-Württemberg route planner, trips in Northeast Switzerland, trips in the Greater East For all cross-border trips in the Tri-Country region, visit TriRegio. You can buy a ticket valid in the fare zones at the border of the Three Countries.

Getting there

By car

The Trois Pays region is located at the crossroads of many French, German and Swiss highways.

On the French side, the region is accessible from Paris / Strasbourg by the A35 highway and from Lyon / Belfort by the A36.In Germany, you will have to take the A5 freeway from Karlsruhe / Freiburg.

Finally, in Switzerland, the A2 and A3 freeways will take you to Basel.

Coordinates

DD
47.750514, 7.329932
DMS
47°45'01.9"N 7°19'47.8"E
UTM
32T 374822 5289922
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Equipment

Before you leave :

  • Make sure the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, including tires and brakes,
  • Make sure the bike is properly adjusted to your body type
  • Wearing a helmet is highly recommended
  • Take a repair kit with you
  • Remember that the Highway Code applies to cyclists in all circumstances
  • Never ride with more than two people abreast and ride in a single lane when traffic conditions require it
  • Respect other road users as you would like them to respect you
  • Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
  • Inform the people around you of your route
  • Be aware of the weather conditions
  • A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
  • Get informed and keep the emergency numbers.
  • Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
  • If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you can see and be seen

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Difficulty
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Distance
210 km
Duration
14:55 h
Ascent
1,234 m
Descent
1,234 m
Highest point
598 m
Lowest point
205 m
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