Rünenberg, Switzerland - Honigweg

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

This easy and educational trail is the ideal hike for a slow Sunday. If you reside near Basel, the drive is only 20 minutes away. With Rapeseed in full bloom during the spring months, the landscape is beautiful.

The 12 stations of the honey trail are designed to educate and engage families about bees as they go. The entire loop can easily be completed in an hour or so, but take your time. Educate yourselves on the bees and their vital importance to the ecosystem and take food for a picnic. This trail is lovingly maintained and makes for the perfect day out!

Fun fact: How much honey does a single honeybee produce in its lifetime?

Answer: Hike the trail to find out!

The details:

Location: Rünenberg, Basel-Landschaft

Start: Parking place located in the center of town and at station 1

Finish: Parking place located in the center of town and at station 1

Time: 1.5 hours

Length: 3.5 km

Trail Type: Easy

Loop Hike

Directions: Follow the white and green trail markers labeled, "Honigweg Rünenberg."

Stroller Friendly

This trail is accessible year - round


Special Features:

  • 12 interactive/educational posts along the route

  • Plenty of areas for a picnic or to play

  • Easy outing for a slow day

  • Stroller friendly

  • Scenic area

  • This is a beautifully maintained trail

Be Aware:

  • This route is also accessible by public transportation. Be aware that a bus serves this area and does not run frequently. Please visit the sbb.ch for timetables.

  • There are no toilets along the route

  • Few opportunities to fill water bottles along the route - pack plenty

  • The information boards are in German only, but what a great opportunity to learn


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