4th stage: Murten - Arlesheim
On the fourth day, the Tour de Suisse will head east through the Seeland region. The route winds past the Jura Mountains to Solothurn and over the Passwang Pass into the canton of Basel-Landschaft.
There will once again be a finishing circuit, ensuring spectators get double the racing pleasure on the sidelines. It remains to be seen whether there will be a breakaway group to cheer on in Arlesheim, or a sprint to the finish.
Welcome to Murten
The picturesque Zähringer town with its well-preserved town wall, numerous towers, castle, stately town houses, arcades and fountains is situated in the beautiful region of Murten on the lake of the same name.
Life in this little town is really enjoyable thanks to the arcades, which invite you to shop and to linger. Due to its high quality of life, Murten has become an interesting place to live, a holiday destination and an attractive business location. In addition to its good infrastructure, Murten is also part of the Swiss public transportation system. Murten is aware of its importance as a cultural centre, and its German- and French-speaking schools have always enjoyed the reputation of progressive educational establishments.
Murten has plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you enjoy sports on land or water, Murten has something for you. The cultural offers throughout the year can hardly be more varied. We live in a culinary area where organic vegetables, excellent wines and many specialities are locally produced, and which our restaurants are pleased to transform into delicious meals.
In short – Being in Murten is a pleasure.
"Where people meet" - this is the motto of Arlesheim in Basel, which has approximately 9,000 inhabitants.
Whether leisure, culture, sport or a place to live, in Arlesheim you will find attractive offers for young and old in all areas of life.
The lively, historic village centre radiates a cosy atmosphere and, with its numerous shops and restaurants, it offers a variety of shopping and recreational opportunities which will make your visit an experience to remember.
The baroque cathedral and its unique Silbermann organ are famous far beyond the country's borders. And the "Ermitage", the largest English landscape garden in Switzerland, with its idyllic hiking trails, mystical caves and grottos, as well as Birseck Castle, attracts numerous visitors every year from all over the world, while also being an important local recreation spot for both young and old.
Various museums and numerous cultural and sporting events round off the variety of activities on offer here.
With the new arrival of the Tour de Suisse in Arlesheim, there will be a supra-regional highlight, just like in 2006, which everyone is warmly welcome to attend. So, come to Arlesheim - it is definitely worth a visit!
It is strongly recommended that all spectators use public transport.
· Tram: line 10 to stop, "Stollenrain"
· Bus: lines 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 to "Bahnhof Arlesheim/Dornach" Attention: bus 63 does not go via Talstrasse
· Train: S2/S3 to Arlesheim/Dornach station
The following closures and obstructions are present for private transport:
· There is a closure for the route of Talstrasse from Sundgau Viaduct and from the Arlesheim/Dornach roundabout (Birseckstrasse/Talstrasse) (06:00 - 21:00)
· Various temporary closures during passage of the advertising and racing retinue (about 15:30 to 17:30) in the area of Arlesheim and Münchenstein Dorf
There are indicated parking spaces for bicycles in front of the IG Post sports facility (Kanalstrasse 1) and in Schappe.
A limited number of parking spaces are available at the following locations:
· Zirkuswiese, Birseckstrasse (only in dry weather)
· Underground parking at Arlesheim/Dornach train station (for a fee)
Parking at Sporthalle St. Jakob: from there it is 10 minutes on foot to Dreispitz (stop of the S3 or the line 10 tram)
· Fair & trade show: more than 50 exhibitors and food/drink stands! Open from 12 noon to 10 pm
· Primeo Energy Challenge with a give-away for those who complete it
· Sky Bike
· Pump Track
· Giant trampoline
· Bouncy castle in the shape of a shark
· Climbing wall
· Bike skills course
· Live radio from the festival: "Duss mit em Bus", Radio Basilisk
· All the Tour de Suisse attractions around the finish line
· And lots more