Lyon, France

Saône River Run

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Lyon sites at the confluence of two rivers, so naturally there are wonderful paths along the river. This run is along Saône River, on the Presqu’île (East) side. It is a series of dedicated pedestrian paths, bike paths, and shoulder on the road, which can be busy in sections. But there are water views the whole way, and nice views over to Vieux Lyon in the central sections. There are several pedestrian bridges (Passarelle).

We’ve mapped a 6.3 km (3.9 mile) one-way route, including a table with segment distances, from south to north, starting at the Musée des Confluences — at the confluence of the two rivers. It is also possible to run  on the western banks of the Saône, with similar types of paths and roughly similar distances.

Essentials
  • 6.3 km (3.9 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • South End: Musée des Confluences; North End: Pont du Maréchal Koenig
  • Good metro or tram access, most of the way