The first six stages of this hike along the Rhine River were multi-day hikes. The first hike was in summer and the second hike in late summer, early autumn. With three stages left, I tried to decide how I wanted to divvy up the last three days. In the end, the weather was forecasted to be nice this weekend, and I thought why not just go on a day hike.
Day 7: The hike begins in Laufenburg and follows the river for 11 km /6.8 mi to Bad Säckingen. I stepped off the bus and into thick fog. Winding down through the old town to the river, I passed some very pretty buildings.
Before long the sun broke through and it turned into a beautiful autumn day. The leaves crunched underfoot and it was perfectly quiet. I’ve noticed that every stage has it’s own characteristics. Something I came across several times during this hike where the fishing huts along the river.
Two and a half hours later, I reached the end of my hike and was surprised to see a long covered bridge spanning the river. It turns out that this is the longest wooden covered bridge in Europe and over 400 years old.