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Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

1. Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

Discover Lyon, a city known for the diversity of its landscapes, including the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers. You'll start your visit at the famous Terreaux square. You'll then ride along the banks of the Rhône to discover the superb golden head park d'or, 117 hectares in size. Here, you'll discover the secret behind this intriguing name. You'll then take mode doux tunnel that crosses the entire Croix Rousse hill, and follow the banks of the Saône to admire Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pedal on to the Confluence district, Lyon's modern quarter, past buildings that bear witness to the city's industrial past. Ride effortlessly through Lyon on an easy-to-handle city bike. This means of transport allows you to discover most of the city's highlights in just 3 hours. Return home with your eyes full of memories: the confluence of the two rivers, Vieux Lyon, the Saône and its Italian style, Croix-Rousse hill and the history of silk, the banks of the Rhône and much more.

Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

2. Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

This tour will allow you to discover the city in just 2-hours. See the highlights of Lyon, such as the Saône River, the Banks of Rhône, Bellecour Square, the Park of the Golden Head (Parc de la tête d'or) and many other surprising places. Join your group near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin the tour. Get outfitted with an electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise, or a combination of both — and set off through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops, and markets are a delight to explore — especially by bike.  Your exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide will know all the nooks and crannies where Lyon's true magic lies. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and keep your eye out for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon's rich history and points out famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know.  Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Spill out onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of notorious King Louis XIV, and spin past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Arrive back at the start point to conclude your tour.

Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

3. Lyon: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

Begin your tour with a 15 minute training session on how to safely use your e-bike. Then head out on a fantastic trip discovering the two must-see hills of Lyon: Fourvière and Croix-Rousse.  During the tour, you will stop at various points to admire views over Lyon. You will be impressed by the beautiful panorama visible from the hill of Fourvière. On the program, we'll start by the Saône's banks for a lovely panorama of the buildings of the old town. We'll then head back into Old Lyon to admire the cathedral. Then the adventure begins, as we climb the Chemin Neuf to the Garden of Curiosities, which offers one of the finest views of the city. The climb continues to Fourvière Basilica, overlooking the city. We continue our tour to the Croix Rousse hill, the second hill of Lyon famous for its silk industry. We'll enjoy panoramic views over the city's colorful rooftops. On the way back down, we'll visit the Place des Terreaux before returning to the agency.

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

4. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

Découvrez les points forts de Lyon lors d'une visite guidée à vélo. Découvrez les charmes de son centre historique et ses joyaux naturels en faisant du vélo. Tout d'abord, participez à un briefing de 15 minutes sur le vélo pour vous assurer que vous êtes en sécurité et à l'aise pendant la visite et remplissez un formulaire de location. Partez ensuite à l'assaut de la ville de Lyon aux côtés de votre guide, qui vous expliquera tout de l'histoire et de la culture de la ville lumière. Commencez par vous rendre en presqu'île pour admirer l'Opéra, l'Hôtel de Ville et la place des Terreaux. Profitez de la balade le long des berges du Rhône jusqu'au Parc de la Tête d'Or. Votre guide vous parlera de l'histoire de ce beau parc, surnommé le poumon vert de Lyon. Profitez de tout ce que la nature a à offrir en observant depuis votre vélo la serre de plantes exotiques, quelques animaux du zoo (notamment des girafes) et le lac. Pendant cette balade à vélo, vous passerez également par le tunnel mode doux qui traverse entièrement la colline de la Croix -Rousse, Au retour, poursuivez vos découvertes en longeant les rives de Saône qui vous conduiront au Vieux-Lyon, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

5. Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

Enjoy a culinary tasting break in at the bottom of the Croix Rousse hill and discover Lyon on this unique e-biking adventure. Follow your guide to uncover hidden gems, learn about the city, and try some local delicacies. Meet your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable and effortless riding. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your guide will introduce you to the city's nooks and crannies where you’ll find Lyon's true magic. Ride through Terreaux square, see beautiful view points, and pass through Croix Rousse square. Catch a glimpse of famous traboules paintings. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots that only locals know about. Stop for a rest along the way where you can enjoy local products like a slice of rosette, Lyon sausage, and local cheese with a glass of wine. t's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together. Cycle back to the starting point to conclude your tour.

Lyon: The Great E-bike Tour from North to South

6. Lyon: The Great E-bike Tour from North to South

See the city of Lyon and cross the Saône River into Vieux Lyon on this exciting e-bike day tour. Explore the city and admire Renaissance monuments throughout the city as you travel from the north to the south. Discover Lyon from north to south, and begin by meeting the guide that will lead you through the city. Start the tour from the Old Town before crossing the river Saône to go see the beautiful Terreaux Square and its fountain. Cross the Peninsula before taking the Rhône's banks to go to the south of Lyon. Enjoy the view over Fourvière Hill, the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, and many more monuments during the ride. Explore the south of Lyon, near the Peninsula, close to the Saône, and discover the modern district of Confluence, a completely different and beautiful side of the city. Finish your adventure alongside the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon), and be charmed by its Renaissance style, its colorful facades, and its cobblestone streets.

Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

7. Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

Explore Lyon by the latest generation electric bike on a 4-hour tour with food tastings. See the city’s main attractions and enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Fourvière. Meet your guide opposite the Lyon Courthouse (Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon). Collect your electric bike and set off with a passionate guide on a route that allows you to discover the whole city in just a few hours. Go to Fourvière Hill, enjoy the views from the summit of the Croix Rousse. Cycle through the Tête d'Or Park and along the banks of the Rhône. You can't talk about Lyon without mentioning food. During your tour, hop-off your bike and head to a local eatery to sample some of Lyon’s regional specialties (depends of the days, the hour and the partners) : - Regional cold cuts, local cheeses and other tasty bites with local wine - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refresments, hot drinks or local wine It's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together.  

Lyon: E-bike Gourmet Tour

8. Lyon: E-bike Gourmet Tour

Explore the city thanks to our e-bike tour. While riding your electrical bike, let's stop to taste some culinary specialities from Lyon and its region. Start your experience in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and meet your passionate guide. Then, let's go exploring the beautiful city of Lyon. Glide through the beautiful streets of the Peninsula, stroll on the banks along the rivers Rhône and Saône, and savor delectable treats at every stop. Between bites, discover landmarks such as Cathedral Saint-Jean, Bellecour Square, Terreaux Square and Tête d'Or Park. Come with us and let's enjoy this gourmet e-bike tour !

Lyon: Confluence Neighborhood Bike Tour

9. Lyon: Confluence Neighborhood Bike Tour

Accompanied by a passionate local guide, discover the Confluence district. Leave the old town and head towards the south of the Lyon peninsula. You then join the new cycle paths installed along the new banks of the Saône to reach the Confluence port. Here, you will succumb to the modern and atypical architecture of the district while enjoying a certain tranquillity. You will continue along the Quai Rambaud, where the old port and industrial installations have been completely renovated, until you reach the extreme point of the confluence where the Saône and the Rhône meet. You will take the opportunity to discover the unusual Musée des Confluences and its gardens before crossing the gentle Raymond bar bridge over the Rhône. The Gerland park and the banks of the Rhône are a delight to pedal in complete safety. Finally, you will go up the Rhône to arrive in front of the Grand Hôtel Dieu, an inevitable Lyonnais landmark, before reaching the Place Bellecour. You will then leave the peninsula one last time to return to the starting point in the historic district, a pleasant visit along the water, away from the hustle and bustle of traffic.

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What people are saying about Rhone-Alpes

Our guide was David. He was very knowledgeable about Lyon's history and able to explain well for us to understand. Good bicycle trip around the old city area and up the hill. Highly recommend

We had a brilliant time on this bike tour. Our guide, Marine, was amazing and did the tour in French and English. We saw so much of Lyon and really enjoyed the tour.

Nice trip. Impressive experience to enjoy this afternoon. Thank you for your nice travel guide.

Great way to see the city and all the major points of interest with a local! Worth it!

Great way to explore Lyon. E-bikes are a must - lots of fun.