Do you want to take time to discover the surrounding countryside? Do you like hiking?
Even if you do not have a car, you can easily find several circuits accessible by bus to discover the Rhône river, the Monts d’Or massif, the Saône valley, the valleys of “Ouest Lyonnais” or the plains of the east.
The Grand Parc of Miribel-Jonage
Unmissable outing for lyonnais-es, the Grand Parc is accessible by bus 83 (to be taken from Metro line A) or by bike if you have muscles! You can walk there but also swim there. There are several swimming areas along the lake.
You can also barbecue there with friends (several barbecue sites are free) but you must arrive early to reserve a site and bring your coal.
A resource center: the Maison de l’Environnement (Lyon 7)
The “Maison de l’Environnement” is an ecological association where you can find free documentation about nature and especially maps and guides of nature trails around Lyon (most are accessible by TCL buses). They are free and open access.
An online map to prepare your hikes
On the Métropole de Lyon website, you can search for walks depending on the time and the difficulty. The card will send you to a detailed description of the trip including a map and information on access by TCL bus.
Some piece of advice before leaving
It can get hot quickly, so don’t forget your sunscreen and a water bottle. Be careful, there are no trash cans on the trails so everyone provides a bag for their waste (or better yet, prepare for a zero-waste outing!).