Three ideas for getaways in Pays de L’Arbresle, 30 minutes from Lyon


Looking for a little getaway just minutes from Lyon? To recharge your batteries for a day or weekend in the countryside?

As a family, as a couple or alone, Pays de L’Arbresle offers a host of outdoor activities that allow you to discover its local treasures while offering a complete change of scenery away from the bustle of the city!

Just 20 km from Lyon, between Beaujolais des Pierres Dorées and Monts du Lyonnais, Pays de l’Arbresle is a true rural setting on the doorsteps of Lyon.
By road or rail (departure from Lyon Part-Dieu, Gorge de Loup and Saint-Paul stations), easy access allows Lyon residents to enjoy a day in the great outdoors in just a few minutes’ journey!

Fresh air breath guaranteed!

gourmet walks

All year round, Pays de L’Arbresle invites you to explore its region while tasting good fresh produce on 11 walks.
Discover the local heritage during a walk in full autonomy.

Halfway through, you’ll be reserved for a delicious picnic lunch of fresh produce from the short circuits and prepared by a local artisan.

There are two possibilities for hikers to pick up their gourmet boxes: pick up lunch directly from the restaurant or have it delivered to the manufacturer.
Two new marches have emerged this year. The first proposes to head to the hills of Courzieu, a sporty hike that starts from the hamlet of La Giraudière with a picnic break overlooking the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Second, promises that will delight hop lovers: La Rando-Bière.

In the program, a stroll through the hills of L’Arbresle, the route of which will take you to its historic center and culminate with a tasting of local produce at the Virage 7 microbrewery, accessible by train from Lyon. (Departure from the parking lot of the SNCF station).

Electricity Markets

Pedaling yes but without (too) fatigue!
Electric mountain bike rides are held two Sundays a month, from March to October, departing from L’Arbresle. Offered as half-day or full-day courses, these courses are accompanied by an instructor’s guide and promise to please experienced athletes and beginners alike.
This authentic and sporty activity allows you to immerse yourself in the heart of inviting nature by walking the marked paths of Pays de L’Arbresle. You will recharge the batteries during a gourmet picnic carefully prepared by local producers.
Some hikes also include a tasting stop at a wine estate that will delight wine lovers!


Pays de L’Arbresle reveals its secrets to you during guided tours, commentary walks, as well as initiations and demonstrations led by passionate local guides.

As a family, as a couple or individually, the local area will reveal its hidden treasures to you on a trip into the heart of unspoiled nature. The structuring of visits in small groups makes it possible to offer visitors a privileged moment.

Two offers are available: First of all, picnic visits, which take place on Thursdays and Saturdays during the school holidays and include a visiting program for local heritage. For an adult/adolescent audience, an aperitif with local produce is complemented by a picnic or snack.
During the school holidays from April to November, young and old will have the opportunity to participate in a number of sporting initiations, as well as manual workshops, nature walks and artistic performances on Discovery Wednesdays.

This offer makes it possible to meet local actors, especially those who share their knowledge through their productions. In the program: paintings, soaps, cosmetics, sculptures, ceramics, embroidery, wines, jams, fruit jellies, vegetables…

Pays de L’Arbresle offers Lyonnais a preserved countryside at the gates of Gaul’s capital, with its many marked roads and also rich in local delicacies.
Among the grand sites (Couvent de la Tourette, the famous work of architect Le Corbusier, Glay quarries, Reverdy farm), breathtaking green landscapes and a wide variety of local produce, Pays de L’Arbresle offers nature lovers and enthusiasts alike. An opportunity to explore, breathe and escape just thirty minutes from Lyon.

All events can be found online on the website of the Pays de L’Arbresle tourist office.