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Basel Running Tours

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Address: Gartenstrasse, Basel 4052, Switzerland

Imagine exploring a city at your own pace, seeing the sights, discovering...

Imagine exploring a city at your own pace, seeing the sights, discovering secrets usually only known to locals, while getting some exercise in. Basel Running Tours has designed a selection of accompanied tours to jog guests around the city, explaining the landmarks, the history and things to do. The guide runs at your speed with stops every five minutes at key points of interest. Contact us to find out what tours are available during your stay.

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A Basel Must ---

The BEST way to experience Basel! I can’t wait to treat my friends to the tour when they visit. Whether you are a visitor or resident, you will thoroughly enjoy the tour with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2013
Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

The BEST way to experience Basel! I can’t wait to treat my friends to the tour when they visit. Whether you are a visitor or resident, you will thoroughly enjoy the tour with a first-rate multilingual guide. After my first running tour with 18 students, I was hooked! And I am not even a runner. Increasing knowledge with each stride---Impeccable... More 

2 Thank swshin100
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The weather was perfect. The tour guided to different ineteressting historical spots. The guide was a very well educated, friendly student from USA, currently living in Basel. It wa spossibel to combine a bit of interval training climbing towards old city with listening to very interessting historical facts and mithycal stories about Basel.

Thank melina k
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I took a one-hour running tour of Basel earlier today. My very knowledgable tour guide was Austin (who is, coincidentally, from Austin, TX). He let me set the pace (which is pretty slow, I confess); we covered a little more than 5k in an hour, with plenty of stops for interesting tidbits about the sights and water (drunk out of... More 

2 Thank KateD1975_14
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Absolutely great way to see the city in a quick and enjoyable manner. The tour guide let me set the pace and we had a very comfortable pace and talked the whole way. We had plenty of stops so it was not tiring but still managed a lot of the city. By walking or even driving the tour would take... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Basel is on my last touring list after all the snow capped mountains and Alpine villages. We travelled through it several times but did not stay till last year during the visit to French Alsace wine region. Basel is sitting on the bank of Rhine River and sharing the borders with Germany and France. The train station in Basel actually... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

A colleague and I went for a run before a BIS conference with Austin, one of the guides. What a fantastic way to shake off the jet lag and learn something about the history and culture of Basel.... Can't recommend it enough....we did about 8-9K over the course of an hour. So interesting and enjoyable. I run about an 8... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

I booked a last minute trip to Basel to visit a friend for a week, so had no time to learn anything about the city before I left. I booked the running tour a couple days before I left for my first morning there. Easy breezy process from their website. Received a reply in less than 12 hours, and all... More 

1 Thank Summer_Traveler78
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

We were in Basel for Art Basel and had little time to see the city so we scheduled a 1 hour tour at 7:45 am. It was me and a friend of mine. Not necessary to be an athlete to do this so long as you can jog lightly and have no injuries of course. You can go at your... More 

1 Thank wanderer7227
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

We had a fantastic hour, a nice jog that our guide Austin paced perfectly. Great overview of the old town with a lot of history thrown in. Recommended!

Thank Bcenholm
West Salem, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

I highly recommend the running tour. I emailed the company for more information and they were very prompt at responding. It was very easy to reserve and corresponding with the company was simple. They are very flexible and willing to accommodate all ages and runners. We even walked at one point. Austin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable.... More 

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