After visiting Augusta Raurica (see my previous post), I decided to walk along the Rhine to Basel. The official hiking trail is called Rhine path (Rheinpfad).
I started from Augst, right next to the huge hydroelectric power plant. There is a massive bridge crossing the river to Germany. I imagine that before Schengen it was restricted for use. Now you can bike or walk across it freely.
|Power plant and the bridge|
|Fishing hut on German side|
I really enjoyed the walk but only until the trail reached to the industrial port area (in Auhafen). From there on the trail continues between the highway and factories. There's a lot of noise and the relaxing feeling disappears quite quickly. So my advice would be to skip this last part of the trail.