Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and a major economic center. It’s situated on the Rhine River where Switzerland, France, and Germany meet. The ‘older’ sections of the city are divided into the more significant Grossbasel (Greater Basel) on the south side of the Rhine and the Kleinbasel (Lesser Basel) on the north side. As a fairly industrial city with lots of corporate HQ, the best running in Basel centers on river paths and sections of the old city. Just outside the city, there are good trail running options and roads through farmland.
The best place to run in Basel is the path along the Rhine River, especially on the south side. There’s also a nice path along the Wiese River, on the German border. We’ve also mapped a route through Basel Old Town, through some of the city’s parks, and a gentle trail run in the Allschwilerwald area.
As one would imagine, there’s extensive transport in Basel, consisting of buses and trams inside the city and trains leading to many points outside.