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Best Outdoor Activities in Lyon

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Lyon Bike Tour

The Lyon Bike Tour is a tour company that offers a wide range of eco-friendly tours. Explore the city on electric bikes as you zip past major landmarks and hidden gems. Tours range from the one -and-a-half hour Gones Tour to the all-day combined tour. If you're pressed for time, the Gones Tour takes you around the city's major landmarks in record time. For food enthusiasts, the four-hour Gourmet Tour takes you around major landmarks with a visit to the Halles Paul Bocuse included in the itinerary. A great way to see the city like a local, Lyon Bike Tour is a top pick when choosing a tour of Lyon.

Lyon, France
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France Aventures Lyon

Head down to France Aventures Lyon, for a day spent indulging in some muscle-stressing activities. Featuring a host of fun-filled, outdoor activities, this is the place to be for an exciting day out in the woods. Indulge in some adrenaline-pumping courses and test your nerves with a series of extreme workshops. Zip-line through trees, get launched into the air, walk on tight-ropes and hike through the woods. All of the activities you perform are done under the guidance of professionals, with a number of safety precautions in place, so rest assured that you're in safe hands.

Lyon, France
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Parc de la Tête d'Or

Established in the 19th Century, Parc de la Tête d'Or is a cornucopia of entertainment, with its zoo, 5-hectare rose garden, an enormous greenhouse filled with exotic species, and a mysterious island. This lush green park is considered to be the lung of Lyon. With pony rides, jogging and cycling paths, a mini-golf course, a toy train track, and several sporting facilities, there is no shortage of entertainment here. There are also stalls for food and souvenirs. The Jardin Botanique de Lyon and the Statue which commemorates the twenty-second G7 conference are popular tourist attractions.

Lyon, France
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Lyon City Boat

Lyon City Boat is probably one of the best ways to explore this city that has flourished by the banks of Rhone River. With an array of cruises suiting groups, families and couples, this cruise agency promises an interesting glimpse of the Old City and the new suburbs. The half-canopied boats feature open-air and indoor seating, thus letting one choose to soak in the city sights as per their comfort and preferences. Stirring across the Rhone, Saone and the mesmerizing Confluence district, these guided cruises offer a riveting sneak-peak into the city's rich history and cultural heritage.

Lyon, France
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Mur Mur

As its name suggests, Mur Mur, which means "wall wall" in English, is entirely dedicated to climbing. This 250 square meter (2690.98 square feet) artificial walled climbing area with more than 300 routes to climb is well-known because it is not always possible to get to real rock faces and even seasoned climbers feel the challenge of some of the routs. Mur Mur is open all year round for children and adults alike although children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. The facility also offers initiation afternoons for children. Equipment, such as a harness and a carabiner is provided for safety purposes.

Lyon, France
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Col de la Luère

In the heart of the Lyonnais mountains, Col de la Luère mountain pass is sandwiched between the villages of Chevignay & Grezieu-la-Varenne and like most passes in the area is prone to black ice from November to March. In the Summer, Col de la Luère is the perfect place to escape from the heat of the city and naturally has spectacular views of the adjacent valleys. There are also plenty of paths to guide you through the surrounding forests. D489 from Craponne and then just before Vaugneray take the D24 direction Bessenay.

Chevinay, France
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