GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike on the GR®169 around Lyon along fortresses from Irigny to Feyzin via Saint-Genis-Laval, Brignais, Chaponost, Craponne, Francheville, Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, La Tour-de-Salvagny, Dardilly, Lissieu, Limonest, Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or, Curis-au-Mont-d'Or, Neuville-sur-Saone, Rochetaillee-sur-Saone, Fontaines-sur-Saone, Pebbles-sur-Fontaines, Sathonay-Village, Rillieux-la-Pape, Miribel, Meyzieu, Chassieu, Bron, Saint-Priest, Mions, Chaponnay and Corbas. Stopover gites, Bed and breakfast, Guest house, Hotels, Campsite, Refuges, Inns, Shops.

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Around Lyon (Rhone)


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Distance: 171km, Elevation maximum: 570m, Elevation minimum: 155m, Elevation gain uphill: 2205m




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Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

For your registration, you can send me by email ( your address and phone number, your website (Facebook page), a brief description with 5 beautiful photos of your establishment.

Registration price : € 100 per GR® or GRP® for 5 years. Renewable.

Lyon, a historic city located in southeastern France, has a rich history dating back to the Roman era. Founded in the 1st century BC as Lugdunum, Lyon was a strategically placed Roman colony on the banks of the Rhone and Saone rivers. Thanks to its favorable geographical position, the city quickly became an important political, economic, and cultural center of Roman Gaul. Over the centuries, Lyon has experienced periods of prosperity as well as turmoil. During the Middle Ages, the city served as a major trading center due to its location on the commercial routes connecting Italy and northern Europe. Lyon was renowned for its silk industry and international fairs, attracting merchants from all over Europe. During the Renaissance, Lyon was affected by the religious wars that shook France. These conflicts left their mark on the city's history, but it eventually regained prosperity thanks to the significant development of the silk industry during that time.

In the 19th century, Lyon played a major role in the development of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution. The silk industry experienced rapid growth, attracting a diverse and abundant workforce. Lyon became an important center for silk and textile production, with numerous factories and workshops scattered throughout the city. This period also witnessed infrastructure improvements, including the construction of bridges, roads, and railways. Today, Lyon is a modern city that preserves its rich historical heritage while looking towards the future. However, Lyon is not limited to its cobbled streets and historic monuments; it also offers magnificent opportunities for hiking and outdoor activities.

The Lyon region is surrounded by preserved natural landscapes, offering a multitude of hiking trails for all levels. The nearby Monts du Lyonnais provide picturesque panoramas of green hills, charming villages, and vineyards. The hiking trails in this region allow nature enthusiasts to reconnect with the environment and enjoy spectacular views. Furthermore, Lyon is an ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding mountains. The Alps and the Jura Massif are not far away, providing hikers with opportunities to explore breathtaking alpine landscapes.

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Nearby paths:
Around Lyon Hillsides (Rhone)
Around Lyon Hills (Rhone-Loire)
Across Dombes (Rhone-Ain)
GR®89 Montaigne Trail
GR®422 On the path of Charles IX
GR®765 EAST From Lyon (Rhone) to St-Georges-Haute-Ville (Loire)


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L'Etoile Guesthouse between Cevennes, Ardeche and Lozere in the South of France

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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