Visit Lyon by bike
Discover Lyon by bike!
Lyon is a city with a rich historical heritage. Capital of Gaul during the Roman Empire, European centre of great trade during the Renaissance, Lyon is today recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in France. Several of its monuments and districts are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Lyon has more than 870km of cycle paths and tracks. An opportunity to discover beautiful places and admire Lyon's heritage on your two wheels!
To begin your discovery of the city of Lyon by bike, first go to the Vieux-Lyon district, a well-preserved medieval and Renaissance quarter.
You will find many old houses, cafés, museums, typical restaurants, through narrow streets and buildings that will plunge you into the past.
Admire the Gothic-Romanesque St. John's Cathedral. Built between 1175 and 1481, it is a must-see monument in the city of Lyon!
The Parc de la Tête d'Or
Continue your visit and reach the Parc de la Tête d'Or by bike. Its 117 hectares make it the largest urban park in France.
It has a lake, greenhouses and offers various activities for children (merry-go-rounds, pedal boats, pedal quads, etc.), the perfect place to get away from it all in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
The park also houses a zoo covering more than 8 hectares, divided into 3 areas: the savannah, the wetland and the tropical forest. 400 animals live there, you can observe giraffes, pelicans, zebras, primates, panthers... And what's more, it is free!
The banks of the Rhône
Then, cycle along the banks of the Rhône and admire the monuments of Lyon. Enjoy the urban and lively atmosphere of this place where life is good. You can pass by the Place Bellecour, the 3rd largest square in France with its 62,000m²!
The unmissable ViaRhôna
Starting from Lake Leman, this route follows the Rhône and ends at the Mediterranean coast.
You can follow part of this route from the Musée des Confluences in Lyon. You will reach Jons via the Miribel-Jonage park. For the return journey, you can take the same route. It takes about 2h45 to cover the 32km.