Sport and nature: a winning combination!

Need a breath of fresh air to let off steam?

The advantage of Lyon is that it's very easy to get away from things when you want to work out, go for a stroll, or relax in the heart of nature… and all within minutes of the city centre. 

Last updated date : 30/01/2018

If you enjoy open-air activities, choose between a nature or adventure park to escape routine by climbing up into the canopy, or going on an outing, on foot or by bike

Lyon Kayak sur le Rhône

Lyon Kayak sur le Rhône à Lyon

Yield to the charms of summer bathing, or round up your golf clubs and golf balls and head for the green… 
As you'll see, there's a wide range of activities for everyone, whether you're alone, a couple, with friends or with your family!  

To combine sport and city discovery, download the  Enform@Lyon (In great shape) application! This is your opportunity to get physical by following the advice of a coach while visiting the loveliest sites and areas in Lyon.

There are numerous varied outdoor activities to be enjoyed: on water, on land and even up in the air! 

On water, hop into a canoe on the Saône or Rhône, or into a boat or pedal boat on the lake in Tête d'Or Park. . 

France Aventure à Fourvière

Parc France Aventure

Take to the treetops in the tree climbing nature parks.

Jog, or ride a bike or Segway along the Rhône embankment and take the skatepark by storm!

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Walk the length and breadth of Lyon's golf courses!

Lyon is surrounded by six large golf courses, some of which are international courses suited to all levels, from beginners to competitors. 

Secondly, the region is highly dynamic: the 2nd largest in France in terms of the number of its license holders. And finally, even in the metropolitan area of Lyon, golfers can enjoy some magnificent scenery, with views of the Monts du Lyonnais area and the Alps in fine weather. The areas surrounding Lyon also boasts exceptional golf courses, like the one in the Beaujolais area, the club house of which is located in an 18th century building built from the lovely golden-coloured stone quarried in the Pierres Dorées area.

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Jog on!

Vue aérienne du Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage - photo Hubert Canet

Vue aérienne du Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage

Yet again, not only can running enthusiasts jog across the entire city from one park to the next, along the embankment from Tête d'Or Park to Gerland Park, they can also keep physically active during sporting events in the heart of nature, or in the natural sites dotted throughout the city.

  • SaintéLyon, the most legendary, in December
  • RuninLyon, to see Lyon's heritage in a different light, in October
  • Rand'o Givrée in Grand Parc Miribel Jonage, in March

are just a few examples.

All you have to do is get started!

Isabelle

Isabelle, our editor born and bred in Lyon! She was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in fact, studied in Lyon and now lives here. Territorial? Absolutely not! She loves travelling, widening her horizons, meeting new people and enjoys a change of scenery (without snow, if possible). Isabelle is curious and a people person, two attributes that often go hand in hand! Her favourite colour is green and her motto "a day without laughter is a day wasted!" 

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