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Experience the Pays de l'Arbresle

Activities for All the Family on Lyon’s Doorstep

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Last updated date : 23/01/2023

Looking for a new hiking route, fancy trying some local food and drink, love sport or looking for a new way to keep your kids entertained? Here are three ways to experience the Pays de l'Arbresle that are sure to have what you’re looking for!

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Gourmet walks

Balades Gourmandes - Xavier Courraud

It's a well-known fact that walking gives you an appetite! So why not combine a self-guided walk with local food and drink? That’s the idea behind Gourmet Walks.

Armed with a route guide, set off to explore the Pays de l'Arbresle, taking your chosen route out of six possible walks. Depending on the route you take, you can pick up your picnic from a partner artisan or it will be delivered directly to you at the picnic spot. A fantastic experience!

How does it work?

The one-day package, at €10 per person, includes: 

  • The route guide for the chosen walk
  • The picnic made up of local products

Find out more and book (48 hours in advance) on the L'Arbresle Tourist Office website.

Also note: Gourmet Walks are also available as gift boxes. A great present idea for nature lovers and foodies!

Electric Sundays

Do you like the idea of exploring new trails on an electric mountain bike? Two Sundays a month from June to October, you can go on a bike ride in a small group accompanied by a guide and instructor to see remarkable natural and historical sites (including the Glay quarries, the site of Fouillet chapel and Mont Arjoux).

You can choose a half-day or full-day trip with a suitable level of difficulty. Food lovers will be pleased to know that there is a picnic with local products during the lunch break! A great chance to get some fresh air and exercise. 

Les Dimanches Electriques - L'Arbresle

How does it work?

A choice of two packages :

  • €25 for a 1/2-day trip, including electric mountain bike hire, the professional guide and instructor.
  • €50 for a full-day trip, including electric mountain bike hire, the professional guide and instructor and the picnic with local products (€40 if you bring your own electric mountain bike).

Find out more and book on the L'Arbresle Tourist Office website.

Les Gnolus, Geocaching in the Monts du Lyonnais

Les Gnolus - Proximit

Explore the Monts du Lyonnais through a fun and free geocaching experience. Crazy creatures called Gnolus have invaded the area. It’s up to you, kids and grown-ups alike, to capture them with your smartphones! 

This treasure hunt, great as a family or with friends, will take you to unexpected corners of the Monts du Lyonnais, revealing the area’s rich heritage through a choice of 12 routes.

It is open to all; while children will be drawn in by the reactions of the Gnolus, adults will feel like real hunters!

How does it work?

You just need to download the free ‘Les Gnolus’ mobile app (on IOS and Android)

To find out more, check out the world of the Gnolus.

Also note : You can play the game ‘Les Gnolus’ 24/7, all year round!