THE GREEN FIX TOUR – 10KFrom: €33.00
Go! Running Tours in Lyon are the fastest, healthiest and most sociable way of discovering this runner’s nirvana of France’s second city. Your private running guide knows the city better than anyone and will fill you in on everything you need to know, with some extra details that only the locals know.
Our guided runs take you along the river and give you stunning views of the landscape and surrounding vineyards. Alternatively, history buffs can run through the city’s past on the Ruins Run. Whichever you choose, be sure to bring your phone to snap the stunning city of Lyon.
With hotel pick-up on all our tours, things couldn’t be easier. Just pack your shoes and join us on our running tours in Lyon.
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.
France’s second largest city has a population of 2.2 million and it is steeped in history. The Romans founded Lyon, then called Lugudunum, at the meeting point of the Rhone and Saone rivers in 43 BC. It has always been an important city and you can see its legacy on our ruins running tours in Lyon. Get a taste of Lyon’s past on a tour that shows you the Roman Amphitheatre, Place Bellecour and the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
The cultural heritage of the city is immense. You can go through the various time periods, including when silk was the main export, 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. “French Tech” stimulates the startup ecosystem and its forward-thinking mentality spreads to the surrounding bars and restaurants.
Running and food go hand in hand, and Lyon nails both. Capitalising on Lyon’s location among France’s richest agricultural regions, “Les Mères Lyonnaises” invented many of the city’s culinary traditions and made Lyon the capital of French gastronomy. Les Mères are just one of a long list of local legends that you can find out about on our running tours in Lyon.
Sometimes you just need a break from the city. Our running tours in Lyon include the Green Fix tour, which takes you through Lyon’s largest parks, including curious hints of the Savannah. As an extra bonus, Lyon lies within an hour’s drive of the Beaujolais, Burgundy, and Côtes du Rhône wine regions.
So next time you’re visiting Lyon, forget the guidebook and join your friendly running guide. Warm up, lace up and let’s go running.