Basel is a beautiful town to visit and today i saw it from a new perspective. My host had promised me a swim in the local river. I was a little dubious – how could this brown, slower flowing river be any fun after you’ve lived with the Aare at your front door ?!? When i ride the Aare it’s about a 1km trip. I’ll need a map to work out how long today’s ride was (~2km ??), but it was long enough that you def carry a waterproof bag and take all your belongings with you! And i swear i was in the river with about 100 other people and more spread out along the banks.
It was about 28 degrees out and the water 20.2 degrees. We watched the old city gate pass us by as well as the old ribbon factory, the Münster and several bridges. What a ride! We then did the Swissy/European thing and had a beer whilst drying off.