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Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

1. Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

Discover Lyon, a city known for its variety of landscapes, in particular the confluence between the Saône and the Rhône. The tour will begin by the south of the city, in the district of La Confluence. After a 15-minute training session, you will ride from the extension of the Presqu'île to its modern district, passing by buildings from the city's industrial history. Then following the Saône riverbank you will see the Old City classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After a few minutes, you will be in front of the Croix-Rousse hill, famous for the silk industry and its beautifully colored architecture. Your local guide will tell you more about that time when the Canuts, or silk workers, lived and worked there. You will go back towards the agency along the Rhône river bank. Effortlessly cross Lyon with an easy city bike. This means of transport allows you to see, in a couple of hours, most of the main attractions offered by the city. You will go back home with a lot of memories: the confluence between the two rivers, the Old City of Lyon, the Saône river and its Italian style, Croix-Rousse hill and its silk history, the banks of the Rhône and 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: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

3. 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: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

4. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

See the highlights of Lyon on a guided bike tour. Discover the charms of its historic center and its natural gems as you cycle. First, take part in a 15-minute city bike briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour and fill in a rental form. Then it's time to head out into Lyon alongside your guide who will begin to tell you about the history and culture of the city. Enjoy the ride along the Rhône river bank until the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Your guide will tell you the story of this beautiful park, known as the green lung of this district. Experience what nature has to offer such as the greenhouse full of exotic plants, some animals inside the zoo (including giraffes), and the lake, all of which you can view from your bike.  On the tour, you will next pass through the Presqu'île to see the Opera and the City Hall as well as the Place des Terreaux. On the way back, continue your discoveries with the charming Old City of Lyon, classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The tour will end at the Place Bellecour, one of the largest squares in Europe. 

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

5. 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: 2-Hour Panoramic E-Bike Tour

6. 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, famous for its wonderful basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary. You will also see a Gallo-Roman theater and your guide will describe to you the foundation of Lyon, called at that time Lugdunum.  Next head to the Croix-Rousse, well known for the silk industry, where the Canuts or silk workers once lived and worked. Admire the beautifully painted buildings which now make up one of the city's most unique and vibrant districts.

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: Confluence Neighborhood Bike Tour

8. 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 Lyon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 83 reviews

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

Nice discovery tour with Marine who explained and showed us a lot of things. We also appreciated his kindness. Thanks

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.