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Le Parcour / Free Running in Basel Stadt, Canton of Basel, Switzerland

Obstacles:
Stairs, rails, curbs, walls, scaffoldings, stanchions, balusters, benches etc.
Style:
Jumping, climbing, spanning, running etc.
What to wear:
Comfortable clothes, sports shoes
Basel is situated where the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany meets in northeast Switzerland, right on river Rhine. Its suburbs also extend in France and Germany. Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and the third most populous city as well as the most important cultural centers of Switzerland.

One form of art in Basel, presented in the form of an extreme sport, is Parkour. Parkour athletes are daring people who jump from place to place, regardless the height, material, distance etc. Parkour was made in order to escape from difficult situations, by choosing the shortest way possible, overcoming all obstacles that are found on the way.

Today in almost every city you will come across parkour athletes, jumping around while almost every time, they keep a specific rhythm and synchronized moves. In Basel, parkour is being practiced almost everywhere like in many other cities. There are many obstacles in the way as subway stairs, big walls, balusters, stanchions, rails, curbs, scaffolding, benches etc.

In order for parkour performers to overcome these obstacles, they span, jump, climb and run! Parkour is a very entertaining sport that requires a lot of physical strength. But it is not all about the body. Parkour is also a mental exercise. Specifically the free spirit and freedom is what you feel when running, climbing and spanning… It is like the adrenaline contemplation. Train your body but also train your soul. Come and jump in and around Basel!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Zurich
53.5 miles/85.3 km, 1 hour 2 minutes
Head southeast on Tiefenhöfe to Talstrasse, road restricted, turn right at Talstrasse, turn left into Bleicherweg, turn right onto the ramp to Luzern, enter the Tunnelstrasse / Route 3, continue to follow the Route 3, turn right at N8/Schimmelstrasse, continue to follow the N8, turn left into Hohlstrasse/N8/Route 3, keep left to continue toward Duttweilerstrasse, turn right at Duttweilerstrasse, turn left into Pfingstweidstrasse / Route 3, keep left to continue toward A1h, continue to follow the Route 3, continue to A1h (signals A3/Bern/Basel) (Road with controlled toll) continue to A1, keep right, follow signs for E3/Basel/Deutschland/Frankreich/Brugg, take Exit 3 to Basel / Grenzach / Wyhlen / Wettstein, enter the Schwarzwaldbrücke, continue to Schwarzwaldstrasse, turn left into Grenzacherstrasse, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit towards Wettsteinstrasse, continue to Wettsteinbrücke, continue in St. Alban-Graben, turn right at Rittergasse, turn right at Münsterplatz.
BY CAR FROM Lausanne
123.5 miles/198 km, 2 hours 2 minutes
Head east on Pl. Saint-Francois/Route 9 to Av. du Théâtre, continue along Av. Benjamin-Constant, the Av. Benjamin-Constant turns slightly right and becomes Rue Caroline, turn right at Av. de Béthusy / Route 1, turn left into Rue du Bugnon / Route 1, continue to follow the Route 1, go through 1 roundabout, turn left at Route de Berne / Route 1, take the exit towards Simplon / Gd-St-Bernard / Fribourg, enter the A9, at junction 14-La Veyre, stay right and follow the signs for E27/A12 to Bern / Fribourg (Road with controlled toll) continue to E27 (signs for E25/A1/Zürich/Basel/Interlaken/Bern-Forsthaus/Flughafen/Zentrum) enter the A1/E27, at junction 37-Wankdorf, stay left and follow signs for E25/E27/A1 to Zürich / Basel / Biel keep left, follow signs for Zürich / Basel / Kirchberg, keep right, follow signs for E35/A2/Karlsruhe/Mulhouse/Basel/Egerkingen, enter the A2/E25, take Exit 3 to Basel / Grenzach / Wyhlen / Wettstein, enter the Schwarzwaldbrücke, continue to Schwarzwaldstrasse, turn left into Grenzacherstrasse, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit towards Wettsteinstrasse, continue to Wettsteinbrücke, continue in St. Alban-Graben, turn right at Rittergasse, turn right at Münsterplatz.
BY AIR
Belp Airport,
68.1 miles/111 km
BY TRAIN

Take a train from anywhere in Switzerland and disembark at Basel central station.

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Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

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