Voie bleue à Rochetaillée - credit Guillaume Robert Famy

Alternative means of transport

Carbon footprint 0/10, Happiness footprint 10/10!

When you arrive in Lyon for the first time, you may hear that Lyon is easily seen on foot… "Ah, these crazy Lyonnais!" you may think. Well, no, they're not. And it's quite true. You can.

Especially when the weather's fine, as there's nothing nicer than strolling through the streets or along the river banks to admire the architecture, or do a spot of shopping. It's even a must if you want to soak up the atmosphere of the city. And if you like walking, well you'll surely love striding through the hilly Croix-Rousse and Fourvière districts, up Rue de la République of course, and all the way around the Parc de la Tête d'Or… And if not, there are other means of transport that are just as eco-friendly that will really help you make the most of your stay.

Lyon Bike Tour © Alexandre THEOULE

Ecological Transportation

As part of its plans to make the city both greener and cleaner, Lyon is championing alternative modes of transport for people to move around the city. 

Passerelle St Georges / Tristan Deschamps

Vélo’ V, Lyon’s self-service cycle scheme

Lyon was the first city in France to have its own shared cycle scheme. The bike hire service Vélo'v brought in by Grand Lyon municipality and operated by JCDecaux has been in place since 2005.

Bicycle hire offered by Grand Lyon and operated by JCDecaux SA

La Bicycletterie

Bike tourists, welcome to Lyon!

Go at your own pace, take your time and safely get off the beaten track – this is what it means to discover a region or city by bike.

Biking along the Lac du Bourget in Savoie © RA Tourisme/C. Martelet

The ViaRhôna

With 815 km of cycle trails from the Swiss border to the Mediterranean, through Lyon, the ViaRhôna provides a chance to discover the whole diversity of landscapes alongside the river Rhône.

Lyon Bike Tour

Lyon Bike Tour

Thanks to our electric bicycles you can set off with a guide to admire the heritage of Lyon and its loveliest landmarks with absolutely no effort. Also make the most of our essential food-tasting break!


ComhiC Segway Tour

The company ComhiC offers you a chance to discover the Segway, an innovative transport method, during a trip through several of Lyon’s districts.


The slopes of The Croix-Rousse hill and the famous people of Lyon moral