112 Belchen-Panorama-Route
112 Belchen-Panorama-Route
112 Belchen-Panorama-Route
112 Belchen-Panorama-Route

Cycling in Switzerland

Belchen-Panorama-Route

Belchen-Panorama-Route

Olten–Liestal

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Belchen-Panorama-Route

Belchen-Panorama-Route

«No pain, no gain» is a popular saying that accurately describes this cycling tour. But it will be worth your while: the rewards for the countless climbs through the folds and plateaus of Baselland's Kettenjura and Tafeljura Mountains are the breathtaking views of the rich cultural landscape.
Besides the beautiful landscape, many a song has been sung extolling the mountains and valleys (Bärg und Täli) of Baselland. The topography of the Belchen-Panorama-Route is quite demanding and certain to make you sweat. Those who prefer a more leisurely ride should take an e-bike. Once you get to the top of the Hauenstein pass after a short climb, you will soon have a panoramic view of the entire region of Basel, all the way to the French Vosges and the Black Forest. In Roman times, the pass served as an important transit link between Augusta Raurica and the Mittelland region.

Chilchzimmersattel, which offers easy access to the popular Belchenflue vantage point, marks the end of the tour's first and longest climb. After that, the former Schöntal monastery will catch your eye as you roll downhill. It was built in the 12th century as a Benedictine abbey. Today, it houses an art collection and a sculpture park. The tour continues along the Schöntalbach brook to Langenbruck, the only spa town and the highest community in the Canton of Baselland. The Ober Hauenstein at the entrance of the village lies on a watershed. The old pass road is of national importance.

Along the folds of the Kettenjura Mountains – past impressive limestone formations and through lush forests – you will be treated to a series of panoramic views towards the Alps. Riding uphill and down will make you hungry; good thing that the route is lined with rustic inns and farms that serve meals and snacks. Finally, those interested in cultural history will want to visit the quaint towns of Olten and Liestal, which will entice you to stay a while.
«No pain, no gain» is a popular saying that accurately describes this cycling tour. But it will be worth your while: the rewards for the countless climbs through the folds and plateaus of Baselland's Kettenjura and Tafeljura Mountains are the breathtaking views of the rich cultural landscape.
Besides the beautiful landscape, many a song has been sung extolling the mountains and valleys (Bärg und Täli) of Baselland. The topography of the Belchen-Panorama-Route is quite demanding and certain to make you sweat. Those who prefer a more leisurely ride should take an e-bike. Once you get to the top of the Hauenstein pass after a short climb, you will soon have a panoramic view of the entire region of Basel, all the way to the French Vosges and the Black Forest. In Roman times, the pass served as an important transit link between Augusta Raurica and the Mittelland region.

Chilchzimmersattel, which offers easy access to the popular Belchenflue vantage point, marks the end of the tour's first and longest climb. After that, the former Schöntal monastery will catch your eye as you roll downhill. It was built in the 12th century as a Benedictine abbey. Today, it houses an art collection and a sculpture park. The tour continues along the Schöntalbach brook to Langenbruck, the only spa town and the highest community in the Canton of Baselland. The Ober Hauenstein at the entrance of the village lies on a watershed. The old pass road is of national importance.

Along the folds of the Kettenjura Mountains – past impressive limestone formations and through lush forests – you will be treated to a series of panoramic views towards the Alps. Riding uphill and down will make you hungry; good thing that the route is lined with rustic inns and farms that serve meals and snacks. Finally, those interested in cultural history will want to visit the quaint towns of Olten and Liestal, which will entice you to stay a while.
46 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 40 km
Natural surface: 6 km
1350 m | 1400 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Olten
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Construction work, Chilchzimmersattel
Duration
24.05.2022 - 15.09.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
There is a construction site on the Chilchzimmersattel. Passage is possible until further notice. We ask you to drive carefully in the construction site area and to dismount if necessary. An alternative route is not possible. Follow the link for up-to-date information.
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Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Liestal
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Contact

Baselland Tourismus
Hardstrasse 1
4133 Pratteln
Tel. +41 (0)61 927 65 44
info@baselland-tourismus.ch
www.baselland-tourismus.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Amaris
Hotel Amaris
Olten
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Schibli’s Bed and Breakfast
Olten
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Hotel Arte Kongresszentrum
Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Bed and Breakfast Olten
Olten
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Hotel Restaurant Bar Astoria
Olten
Landgasthof Kreuz
Landgasthof Kreuz
Obergösgen
Neumatt Hof
Neumatt Hof
Hauenstein
Gasthof Löwen
Gasthof Löwen
Wisen
Hupp Lodge
Hupp Lodge
Wisen
Bad Ramsach Quellhotel
Bad Ramsach Quellhotel
Läufelfingen
Restaurant Chilchli
Restaurant Chilchli
Langenbruck
Hotel Erica
Hotel Erica
Langenbruck
Gast und Hof Spittel
Gast und Hof Spittel
Langenbruck
Landoase
Landoase
Arboldswil
Hotel Engel Liestal
Hotel Engel Liestal
Liestal
Seiler's Hotel
Seiler's Hotel
Liestal
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Hotel Restaurant Bienenberg
Liestal
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Bookable offers

La Route Verte
La Route Verte
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Places

Olten
Olten
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Läufelfingen
Läufelfingen
Passwang
Passwang
Reigoldswil
Reigoldswil
Liestal
Liestal
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Places of interest

Swiss Writer's Path
Swiss Writer's Path
Belchensüdstrasse (Ifenthal–Belchenflue)
Belchensüdstrasse (Ifenthal–Belchenflue)
Schöntal Abbey
Schöntal Abbey
Solarbob.ch
Solarbob.ch
Hauenstein: From traders and travellers
Hauenstein: From traders and travellers
Hair and Comb Museum
Hair and Comb Museum
Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen Cableways
Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen Cableways
Bike park Hölstein
Bike park Hölstein
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Swimming

Olten Lido
Olten Lido
Gitterlibad swimming complex
Gitterlibad swimming complex
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization