The Baselbiet, situated in the northwestern part of Switzerland, in very close proximity to Basel is one of the best kept secrets of Switzerland! Softly rolling hills which are part of Switzerland's second mountain range, the Jura Mountains, invite to hike, bike and have fun. This region of Switzerland is also a great place for families with smaller children. It takes less of an hour from Basel to reach the beautiful Baselbiet, and from its highest peak, the Passwang, you will have gorgeous panoramic views of the Mittelland and the Swiss Alps.
The Baselbiet between the Jura and the Rhine River is something for second time visitors to Switzerland and offers more than 1200 km (745 miles) of hiking trails in all degrees of difficulty. The picturesque landscapes in the Jura-Mountains with their numerous vantage points facing the midland and the Alps are popular hiking areas for families and visitors who wish to get to know a new, lovely country. Discover a surprising variety of hills, forests and sights on the suggested hiking routes.
The canton Basel-Country (Baselland or locally called Baselbiet) is rich in natural beauty and cultural highlights. It invites to Classical concerts, traces of the Romans, a boat trip on the Rhine or a shopping expedition in one of our historical towns are only a few of the things we can recommend and show you that there is much to discover in the Baselbiet.
Whether you discover the heights of the Jura as a hiker or come to Basel-Country to attend a seminar or as a business visitor, the region offers many interesting details that will make your stay an true experience. The accommodation possibilities stretch from simple guest-houses to newly renovated hotels in the luxury class and visitors will also find a broad palette of varied and innovative culinary offerings.