THE GREEN FIX TOUR – 10KFrom: €33.00
Lyon is a runner’s nirvana and then add a private running guide, and you end up with some of the best running tours in the Go! Running Tours portfolio.
Our running tours along the river give you stunning views of the landscape and surrounding vineyards, while other running routes introduces you to the Roman Amphitheatre, Place Bellecour and the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
We have running tours for everyone – if you are history interested then the ruins run is an obvious choice, while if you are looking to escape the busy city, our green fix tour is the one for you.
We provide hotel pick-up on all our private tours, so it couldn’t be easier. Go! go! go!
A great running course! Beautiful landscapes along the river Saone or downtown impressions, not a minute boring and reasonably flat. I’ll be there next year again.
Lyon is France’s second largest city with a population of 2.2 million people. Originally called Lugudunum, Lyon dates back to 43 BC where the city was founded by the Romans at the exact point where the Rhone and Saone River meet.
During the European Renaissance of the 14th–17th century, the silk trade drove Lyon’s development. It was also a centre for the French Resistance during World War 2. It is now loved as the culinary capital of France. Lyon exists as a crossroads of culinary influences, benefitting from its location at the heart of some of France’s richest agricultural regions. To top it all off, Lyon lies within an hour’s drive of a trio of world-renowned wine regions: Beaujolais, Burgundy, and Côtes du Rhône.
Capitalizing on Lyon’s perfect location, “Les Mères Lyonnaises” invented many of the city’s culinary traditions and earned the city its reputation as the capital of French gastronomy. Originally women of modest means who cooked for middle-class households, the mères started their own restaurants and bouchons in the mid-18th century, serving simple yet delicious meals to everyone from the silk workers to the bourgeois.
The cultural heritage of the city is immense, straddling various time periods that can be experienced throughout the city through the architecture and urban landscapes. The vibrant spirit of the city lives on in the trendy coffee shops, bouchons and an accredited startup-scene, known as ‘French Tech’ which stimulates the startup ecosystem.