Day 7 - Zurzach to Basel

Aug 11, 2023 - 54.25 miles

Biking day 7 - Zurzach to Basel - 54.25 mi (most so far this trip) 1,268’ climb. It was a big push to get to Basel, we got lost a few times, we kept passing the same "11 Weg" sign in the forest after miles of biking. Lots of gravel trails today. It reached 86 deg F this afternoon, thankful for all the fountains where we can refill our water bottles, and cool off a bit. We passed lots of bunkers, a nuclear power plant (they’re huge!), lot's of cute bridges and buildings, and had another picnic lunch. Reaching Basel wraps up the Swiss portion of our route, we cross in to France tomorrow, hoping to reach Colmar and have a rest day, or maybe just a day of touring without panniers.

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