Kaltbrunnen Valley


Dittingen: Flugplatz

Dittingen: Flugplatz

Not far from the densely populated area of Basel, the world is still tranquil and pastoral. A romantic hike leads from Grellingen on the river Birs through the green, densely forested gorge of the river Ibach to the little village of Meltingen.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Grellingen BL
Access starting point: SBB from Basel to Grellingen
Point of arrival: Meltingen SO
Access point of arrival: From Meltingen by postal car to Laufen. Return by train to Basel
Hiking time: 02:30 h
Physical fitness: easy
Difficulty: easy
Culmination point: 586 m
Season: March - October
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Grellingen, excursion restaurant ?Kaltbrunnen? above the ravine, restaurants in Meltingen
Literature: Hiking Map Aargau - Basel-City - Baselland 1:60'000


Grellingen - Kaltbrunnental - Meltingen

Sandstone rocks with colorful heraldic signs, grottos and a beautiful picnic spot mark the start of the tour. Footbridges, gravel banks and shallow riverbeds frequently invite you to rest a little while. An ideal hiking tour for children and a cool tip for hot summer days!

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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