Le Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage: A major park, created when this historic site, including stretches of the Jonage and Miribel Canals, was transformed. The park covers 2,200 hectares, of which 350 hectares consist of lakes whose waters come from the Rhône’s water table. So water sports are on offer as well as environmental trails. The outdoor sports and recreation centre is open year-round, allowing users to enjoy all sorts of activities in any season.
Lyon: its UNESCO World Heritage Site districts, listed in 1998, are the Presqu’île (the peninsula between Rhône and Saône), plus the Croix-Rousse hill above, and, west of the Saône, Fourvière Hill and the historic Vieux Lyon quarter below. Lyon is a gastronomic capital. Paul Bocuse may be the city’s most famous chef, but restaurants abound, including bouchons, traditional workers’ cafés.
Close to the Rhône, explore the Parc de la Tête d’Or and the Presqu’île’s shops and museums. As well as exploring Vieux Lyon’s Renaissance quarter, head down to the new quarter at the confluence of Rhône and Saône.
Musée des Confluences : Situated on the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is an absolute must-see in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, the Musée des Confluences presents a journey through time and across continents to observe the world around us.
Musée Gadagne: this twin museum, occupies one of the finest ensembles in the Vieux Lyon quarter. It holds a museum on the city’s history, plus a museum on puppets from around the world.
Canal de Jonage: There’s an alternative cycle route into Lyon using the Anneau Bleu route.
Meyzieu : Thursday morning
Main markets in Lyon :
- Croix-Rousse markets , boulevard de la Croix-Rousse (Lyon 1st) and petite place de la Croix-Rousse (Lyon 4ème), every mornings,except Monday
- Quai Saint-Antoine (Quai de Saône - Lyon 2nd), every mornings
- place Carnot market (Lyon 2nd), sunday morning
- Farmers' Market, place Carnot (Lyon 2nd)
- Bio market, quai Augagneur (Quai du Rhône) : every mornings,except Monday
Safety informationEmergency number: 112
Tips and hintsGrand Lyon Tourist office
Phone +33 (0)4 72 77 69 69
EquipmentBefore you leave:
- Make sure that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, not to mention the tires and brakes
- Make sure that the bike is correctly adjusted to your body shape
- Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
- Take a repair kit with you
- Remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies to cyclists in all circumstances
- Never drive more than two lanes at a time and pull into a single lane when traffic conditions require.
- Respect other users as you would like them to respect you
- Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
- Inform your family and friends of your itinerary
- Find out about the weather conditions
- A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
- Be informed and keep the emergency numbers.
- Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
- If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you see and also be seen
Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.