836 Bike Trail Arlesheim
836 Bike Trail Arlesheim

Mountainbiking

Bike Trail Arlesheim

Bike Trail Arlesheim

Arlesheim–Arlesheim

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Bike Trail Arlesheim

Bike Trail Arlesheim

Just a stone’s throw away from the town, Basel’s landmark mountain Gempen offers a professionally constructed freeride trail. After opening in the summer of 2018, its berms, drops and jumps promise enough flow and fun for everyone to enjoy.
It’s the second bike trail in Basel-Country and one of the few freeride trails in north-western Switzerland: the loop trail north of Arlesheim makes the region a definite haven for mountain bikers. Another plus point offered by the route is that it’s accessible all year round – except for the occasional day that it’s covered in snow.

Either way, you will have to invest some hard work before enjoying the downhill thrill. From Arlesheim train station, where the route’s signage begins, you start by pedalling along the Birs River and then pass by Arlesheim swimming pool to head uphill through the beech forest. The pleasant uphill route on the surfaced marlstone road helps to build concentration for the downhill portion. The two-kilometre freeride trail then begins right after a large clearing near the edge of the forest. The trail was constructed along an old forest road and passes through Arlesheim nature reserve. Described by bikers as having «a high flow factor», it is suitable for all levels of biking skill. As is common with trails, its berms, tabletops and drops abound after just a few metres – while also offering plenty of jumps for dare devils.

After reaching the end, it’s worth visiting the town at the foot of Gempen. Arlesheim is particularly famous for its cathedral – the only one in Switzerland – and its hermitage. Switzerland’s largest English-style landscaped garden is admired by visitors for the beautiful nature it has to offer, which includes rocky cliffs, caves and ponds (Please note that cycling is not allowed). The pretty village centre is also the perfect place to ring out a day of biking in one of its cosy cafés. During the summer months, the lido and re-naturalised Birs River are a cool way to beat the heat.
Just a stone’s throw away from the town, Basel’s landmark mountain Gempen offers a professionally constructed freeride trail. After opening in the summer of 2018, its berms, drops and jumps promise enough flow and fun for everyone to enjoy.
It’s the second bike trail in Basel-Country and one of the few freeride trails in north-western Switzerland: the loop trail north of Arlesheim makes the region a definite haven for mountain bikers. Another plus point offered by the route is that it’s accessible all year round – except for the occasional day that it’s covered in snow.

Either way, you will have to invest some hard work before enjoying the downhill thrill. From Arlesheim train station, where the route’s signage begins, you start by pedalling along the Birs River and then pass by Arlesheim swimming pool to head uphill through the beech forest. The pleasant uphill route on the surfaced marlstone road helps to build concentration for the downhill portion. The two-kilometre freeride trail then begins right after a large clearing near the edge of the forest. The trail was constructed along an old forest road and passes through Arlesheim nature reserve. Described by bikers as having «a high flow factor», it is suitable for all levels of biking skill. As is common with trails, its berms, tabletops and drops abound after just a few metres – while also offering plenty of jumps for dare devils.

After reaching the end, it’s worth visiting the town at the foot of Gempen. Arlesheim is particularly famous for its cathedral – the only one in Switzerland – and its hermitage. Switzerland’s largest English-style landscaped garden is admired by visitors for the beautiful nature it has to offer, which includes rocky cliffs, caves and ponds (Please note that cycling is not allowed). The pretty village centre is also the perfect place to ring out a day of biking in one of its cosy cafés. During the summer months, the lido and re-naturalised Birs River are a cool way to beat the heat.
11 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 5 km
Natural surface: 6 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
400 m | 400 m
difficult | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Dornach-Arlesheim
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in clockwise direction.

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Route changes, Bike Trail Arlesheim
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Amended routing
Please note the route changes of the ascent and follow the local signposts.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Contact

Baselland Tourismus
Altmarktstrasse 96
4410 Liestal
Tel. +41 (0)61 927 65 44
info@baselland-tourismus.ch
www.baselland-tourismus.ch

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Gasthaus zur Sonne
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Aesch
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Aesch
Aesch
Dornach
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Places of interest

Arlesheim Cathedral
Arlesheim Cathedral
Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitage Arlesheim
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Signalization

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