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Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc de la Tête d'Or: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

1. Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in La Presqu'île, Lyon's famous central district. After a 15-minute briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Lyon by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this tour. Begin by riding along the Rhône River embankment, a wonderful area for bikers and pedestrians. From here you will see beautiful panoramas of the Peninsula. Your guide will tell you about Lyon's history, take photos of you on your Segway and suggest things to see and do later in the day.  Ride into the amazing Tête d'Or Park and its 114 hectares by the Cité Internationale, built by Renzo Piano. Enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest in the city, where you will see gardens and the zoo. Next, glide into the downtown area. See the Place des Terreaux, one of the main squares in Lyon, with the City Hall and the Museum of Arts. Finish off with a ride through the Place Bellecour – the largest pedestrianized square in Europe!

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: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

5. Lyon: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

Explore the mysteries of 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' park on this guided walking tour in Lyon. Keep warm with a hot drink as you view some of the park's botanical wonders like the tropical greenhouses and rose bushes. Hear about the park's history which dates back to 1857. Meet your guide at the golden door of the 'Porte des Enfants du Rhône' park entrance and begin your walking tour. Pass by a 17-hectare lake was created from a branch of the Rhône. See some of the park's 8,800 trees, 30,000 rose bushes, and 6,500 square meters of greenhouses. Stop at a monument where the names of 10,600 soldiers who died for France are engraved. Visit the  African savanna in the zoological park where zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions and other rare species roam free over 3 hectares of land. As you stroll learn the origins and history of the park. Finish your tour at the place where you met your guide.

Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

6. 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: City Highlights Segway Tour

7. Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

Guided tour “Love stories of Lyon"

8. Guided tour “Love stories of Lyon"

Experience an exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world with a local professional guide. You will visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know that UNESCO recognizes Lyon's old town? Visit the romantic Quais de Saône, located on the banks of the river Saone. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere as you admire the colorful buildings and the amazing landscape. What is considered one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you take lovely photos? What stories are hidden in Les traboules du Vieux Lyon secret passage? What happened to Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the city's streets, buildings, and parks.

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What people are saying about Parc de la Tête d'Or

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 304 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 trip. Impressive experience to enjoy this afternoon. Thank you for your nice travel guide.

Very good tour the guide was very nice and gave us a lot of good information about the town!

Great time, despite the cold. Beautiful explanations and anecdotes!

Sympathetic guide took us through the beautiful city of Lyon.