Roller Skiing: Space Cake Trip in the Lyon Tunnel Mode Doux - 193 m. (633 ft)

Sun, 7 May 2023


Minimum altitude: 171 meters

Distance: 14.3 km

Slope Aspect: Various

Vertical Climbed: 59 meters (194 feet)

Vertical Descended: 59 meters


A couple of tours around Lyon's Parc de la TĂȘte d'Or but then it was getting busy so decided to test the new cycle path which has been redeveloped along the Rhone before crossing the Pont de Lattre de Tassigny. The bridge also has a cycle path which is in good condition and safe to cross on rollerskis. The tunnel also has a good surface but you need lights and to watch out for cyclists. There is a projected light show which changes all the time but the tunnel is not that bright inside and watch out for drain covers. At the far end the Saone river and it is possible to cross this and take the cycle path north to the Isle Barbe or south into town with a bit of care where you cross sidewalks but I've not tried this, yet. The tunnel was very practical as it had started to rain. I did a return trip and it is quite long, around 1.5km one way so a lot of time in the dark.


Overcast, showers, chilly


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