There is no better way to get to know the Three- Country Point than this 75 km long roundtrip called the Three-Country Cycling Path (Dreilandradweg). The mostly signposted way is not very difficult because it has almost no gradient. But you have to cross many main roads and it is therefore not really suited for children.
This tour was invented by the tourist offices of Bale and “Lörrach” in 1996. It is a roundtrip full of surprises and contrasts. You will see the gentle hills of the “Sundgau” and the vineyards of the southern margravian country on the one hand and the facilities of the chemical industry, which is the economical nerve centre of the region, and the hectic of the agglomeration of Bale on the other hand. There are lonesome cycling paths on the one hand and hectic main roads on the other hand. Our trail starts at the train station “Lörrach- Stetten”. It was altered a little bit due to the actual course of the road.
IG Velo im Landkreis Lörrach
Updated: October 09, 2017
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Train station “Lörrach- Stetten”. (289 m)
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Train station “Lörrach- Stetten”.
Coming from the train station “Lörrach- Stetten” you drive along the “Pestalozzistraße” over the toll into the village “Riehen”. Turn westwards in order to get towards the river “Wiese”. Before you reach “Kleinbasel” you have to turn towards southeast to get to the Rhine. You will reach the power plant in the city “Rheinfelden” which will be the first station of an interesting and educational trail along the Rhine. You now reached the village “Grenzach” (you have the opportunity to shorten the tour here or in “Whylen”). Drive towards “Wyhlen” and cross the Rhine here to reach the village “Augst”. Some hundred meters behind that you will find the village “Pratteln”. Some only know the name “Pratteln” from the signs on the autobahn. Those will be surprised by the beautiful inner city. The next target is the village “Muttenz” which has a beautiful fortress church and a museum worth seeing. Continue the tour then by driving over the villages “Münchenstein” to “Arlesheim” where you should have a look at the cathedral square. If you want to know more about the cathedral there, use the link below, the history of it is really fascinating. The next highlight on this tour is to be found in the village “Dornach”. It is a little detour on our way. A little eastwards of our causal route you will find the “Goetheanum” which is the head office and also the most important building of the anthroposophists.
The rest of the tour will be more surrounded by nature after you traversed the village of “Aesch”. Small villages alternate with long parts of beautiful scenery. You’ve reached the highest point of the tour at “Blättwil” and if you are already tired here you can take the tram back to Bale. From Bale you can take the tram to “Lörrach” and then you will be back at the starting point of this round trip.
If you decide to stay you will have an up and down ahead of you, alternately in Switzerland and France until you reach the village “Allschwil”. There the exhausting part of the tour is finished and from now on you will have a flat way ahead of you. Through the French “´St. Louis” towards “Hunningue”, then past the “Parc des Eaux” and then over the bridge “Palmrheinbrücke” back to Germany. The drive through the margravian villages “Märkt”, “Eimeldingen”, “Haltingen” and “Altweil” give you a little insight into the picturesque character of this region. Then you will get back onto the cycling path “Kleiner Dreilandradweg” and can cycle upstream of the river “Wiese” back to our starting point “Lörrach- Stetten”.