Close to nature
Lyon, a city of natural beauty
Would you like to discover the Lyon metropolitan area on foot? With a wide range of guided tours, magnificent parks, walking trails and organised hikes to choose from, the local area is a dream come true for ramblers, hikers and Sunday strollers. Read our tips to enjoy the most beautiful spots the metropolitan area has to offer.
To understand Lyon’s history, admire the city’s iconic monuments and visit tucked-away treasures, there are many guided tours available for both visitors and residents of Greater Lyon.
The Tourist Office's Tour Guides Bureau has a varied offering:
To find out more, head to the 'Visiter Lyon' website'
Other providers have developed themed tours:
When the sun is out, the many parks in the metropolitan area are perfect places for a stroll, offering stunning views of Lyon, where you can unplug in wide open, green spaces and connect with amazing little spots of nature.
Find out more about Lyon's parks, gardens and places for a stroll
The metropolitan area is criss-crossed with walking paths that are suitable for all levels and reveal a rich variety of landscapes. These paths are listed by FFRandonnée (French Hiking Federation) and the Greater Lyon website.
Greater Lyon’s website can be used to find paths using three handy filters: location, length and difficulty level (in French):
Lastly, if you would like to share an experience with other walkers, you can take part in one of the hikes organised in the metropolitan area. FFRandonnée Rhône and Greater Lyon have published a calendar of hikes in the Lyon metropolitan area and the department of the Rhône.
There are no less than 150 countryside walks to be discovered in the Rhône, for regular or occasional walkers (in French).
Whether you are looking for a green space to go for a walk, do some sport, tire out the children, or read a book in a calm setting, our little guide...
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