For responsible and sustainable tourism... and the pleasure of a quality welcome!

Greater Lyon’s Tourist Office has been deploying the national ‘Accueil Vélo’ certification to improve the welcome given to bicycle tourists at our destination.

Calling all amateur cyclists and cycling enthusiasts: saddle up for a different way to travel! Take up the challenge of rediscovering France’s landscapes via its many cycle routes, while reducing your environmental footprint.

Bicycle tourism is growing in France and Europe. Travelling by bicycle is a practical and environmentally friendly way to get to various holiday destinations. It offers a chance to keep fit while making the most of the landscapes.
France Vélo Tourisme created the Accueil Vélo certification to encourage the growth of this green and active form of transport. 

This national brand aims to ensure quality services for cyclists along managed cycle routes. Certified establishments are listed on the website and the cycle route map, in order to inform bicycle tourists about service providers that are equipped to welcome cyclists.

ONLYLYON Tourism has taken up this mission by becoming the pilot evaluator/expert for the Lyon metropolitan area. Supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, we assist tourism professionals seeking Accueil Vélo certification.

Categories of establishments eligible for certification: restaurants, accommodation providers, rental companies, repairers and tourist sites.

Main certification criteria

  • Be located less than 5 km from a cycle route;
  • Provide suitable equipment: secure bicycle storage room, cycle stands, cleaning area;
  • Provide a warm welcome: information and advice about cycle routes;
  • Provide dedicated services (ability to call on external services providers): luggage transfer, laundry and dry cleaning, bycycle  hire.

See below the list of establishments certified "Accueil Vélo" in Lyon Metropole!

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Automobile Museum Henri Malartre

On the banks of the Saône, 11km north of Lyon, the Rochetaillée-sur-Saône castle Belle-époque and its 3 ha wooded park, houses the collections of...

4.5 / 5

Slo Living Hostel

A new generation hostel in the center of Lyon : stylish, more comfortable and always at cheap prices. Our goal : make you live Lyon differently.

4.5 / 5

Ibis Lyon Carré de Soie

3 stars

Welcome to this new hotel! Following your business meeting, relax in the lounge bar, take a stroll through the shopping centre or support your team at...

4.5 / 5

Hôtel Lyon-Ouest

3 stars

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the hotel looks forward to welcoming you into a peaceful setting alongside the river Saone, in a...

4.5 / 5

Hôtel du Simplon

2 stars

Between the Rhône and the Saône, between Perrache and Bellecour, this charming and distinctive hotel welcomes you to its warm family atmosphere, with...

4 / 5

Hôtel Le Roosevelt

4 stars

Close to the Part-Dieu district, the congress centrer and the Tête d’Or Park, the Roosevelt hotel will seduce you with its authenticity and a warm...

4 / 5

Ibis Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences

3 stars

Situated opposite the Tony Garnier Hall, and a stone’s throw from the Palais des Sports, the Matmut Stadium, and the Museum of Confluences, Ibis Lyon...

4 / 5

Brasserie Lyon Plage

For a business lunch or just a moment of sheer relaxation, the Brasserie Lyon Plage whisks you away for an exciting culinary journey. Chef Georges...

4 / 5

Hotel Lyon Métropole

4 stars

Located opposite the soothing banks of the Saône River, the Hotel Lyon Métropole offers you a 4-star infrastructure unique in Lyon. 174 rooms, a 2,500...

4 / 5

Grand Parc Miribel Jonage

Its 3000 hectares of undeveloped land, 2200 hectares of natural park, 850 hectares of forest and 600 hectares of protected environment make it one of...

4 / 5

Au Grand Large

For more than 22 years working in the family with the same passion ! In the kitchen, the young chef Maria Gharbi, a graduate of the Institut Paul...

4 / 5

Quai 50

Facing the banks of the Saône River, the Quai 50 restaurant offers a year-round menu of Italian specialities made with seasonal produce. In fine...

4 / 5

CISL Ethic Etapes

The first Lyon establishment to have been awarded the European Ecolabel hosts cultural tourist groups of children, adolescents and adults in the...

4 / 5

Collège Hôtel

4 stars

For tourism and business stays, the College Hotel is ideally located in the Old Lyon district, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. A place to...

3.5 / 5

Q7 Lodge Lyon

Located in the 7th "arrondissement" of Lyon, in the heart of the Gerland business district, near Confluence, Q7 Lodge is an ideal address with easy...

3.5 / 5

Apart’Hotel Citadines Lyon Presqu’Ile

This apartment hotel is located in the heart of Lyon, on the Presqu’île between the Rhône and the Saône. From here you can explore the Saint-Jean...

3.5 / 5

Belambra City Résidence Villemanzy

Located in the very heart of Lyon, this completely renovated residence is exceptionally situated and enjoys stunning views over the Rhône river and...

3.5 / 5

Hôtel Gratte-Ciel Ariana

3 stars

Just ten minutes away from the Lyon Part Dieu TGV train station, the hotel welcomes you to its modern surroundings, located close to numerous shops...

3 / 5

ParkSaône Hotel

3 stars

Along the banks of the river Saône, discover the ParkSaône Hotel: a contemporary 3-star hotel, ideal for your business or leisure stays. Enjoy 100...

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