Basel, Switzerland

Park and Field Run

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For a nice combination of park paths and fields, we’ve designed a route incorporating Merian Gärten and the Wandertafel. Use our route map as a guideline. Merian Gärten, located just a few km southeast of the center of Basel, is a lovely botanical garden with  2-3 km of pleasant paths. Do a loop or two there, and then cross the main Baselstrasse/Bruderholzstrasse intersection, and then enjoy quiet roads and paths in a series of interconnected walking/hiking areas east of the A18. It’s hard to designate a specific route here, but there’s a nice series of paths through woods and farm fields. Numerous km are possible here — the paths/footing is easy, but the terrain is fairly hilly.

Essentials
  • Our mapped route, which can be used as a guideline, is 13-14 km (8-9 miles)
  • 337m (1106 feet)
  • Near Basel Dreispitz
  • Transit: Basel Dreispitz