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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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...

Novotel Lyon Gerland - Musée des Confluences

4 stars

This hotel, situated close to Lyon city centre, offers a range of spacious and comfortable guest rooms. Whether you stay for business or pleasure,...

Apart’Hôtel Citadines Lyon Part-Dieu

The Apart'hotels Citadines offer fully furnished studios and two-room apartments that are perfect for a night, a week, or more.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop

Located in the heart of Lyon in the historical centre, in a beautiful old building from the 19th century, our hostel offers very confortable and...

Tibone & Dorade

Along the banks of the Saône, discover the Tibone & Dorade restaurant, orchestrated by Chef William Louvel, who creates a tasty menu every day with...

WeRide - Lyon Indoor Bike Park

WeRide is a bike park designed for everyone and every discipline, including BMX, MTB, Skateboarding and Indoor Roller-skating. Beginners, competitors,...

Meininger Hotel

Hotel Meininger Lyon-Centre-Berthelot offers 169 rooms and 590 beds, with a bar, private car park, communal spaces, a terrace and a buffet breakfast....

HEAT - Food Court

Heat, Confluence’s food hall, lies within a huge depot and houses 4 containers whose tenants change throughout the year.

C'est Lyon qui régale !

Studio Péniche Acis et Galatée

Looking for somewhere peaceful and original to stay in the centre of Lyon, a city of UNESCO World Heritage sites? The comfortable barge Acis et...

Gyropode Segway Tour - ComhiC

The company ComhiC offers you a chance to zip around town on an innovative transport method: the Segway. Fun and excitement guaranteed!

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