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This isn't the definitive answer, as I never traveled there but I can give a couple of tips. I've traveled in a 50cc scooter before (for several days). The 50 cc scooter should be able to climb and do everything you want. It will just do it slower :) Things to take into consideration: You won't be able to make average speeds nowhere near 80Km/h, and very ...


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Take the bus. Idbus has three connections per day. It takes 8 1/2 hours and the price is 29 or 39 EUR, depending on the departure time . Alternatively, you can also have a look at Eurolines. The train is a bit faster, but also more expensive. For the day you mention, prices start at 48 EUR. Easyjet used to operate between Milano Malpensa and Lyon. But they ...


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National parks are a bit far but you have many options depending on how long you are willing to travel. Here are a couple options closer or further from Lyon. Parc National des Écrins This is far from Lyon and better done from Grenoble (1h30 from Lyon), and it is the beginning of "real" mountains, the Alps. This is one destination option among many. You ...


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The historical city center is Saint Jean. Other parts still considered the center are Bellecour, la Croix Rousse, la Part Dieu. Villeurbanne is very close too.I went to college there and it's safe. To walk to the historic town from there take 40mn or so. Although there is a city limit and a sign between the two, you cannot "see" it. Streets just continue on ...


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Château de Moidière is in the rural village Bonnefamille. In most rural places such as this one, public transport caters for schoolchildren and to some extent to residents, rarely to tourists. France doesn't have a central place to find transport information, and most of the information, when you manage to find it, is in French. For train schedules, visit ...


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The Dombes region is accessible from Lyon by regional train (TER) in about 35 minutes. The region has hundreds of ponds, used for fish farming. There are 130 bird species living here and waterfowl abound. There are walking and biking routes, bike rental is available. http://www.villars-les-dombes.com/


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I found this article giving a few options. Especially the second one seems to fit your criteria: Lipstick 19, Rue Désirée M: Hôtel de Ville This café is a close second to the Voxx. There’s a nice little vibe and they have great booths if you’re staying for lunch. If not, they’re happy to let you sit at the bar and check your email or do whatever ...


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Try the maps from ViaMichelin http://www.viamichelin.com/ Michelin has a green line alongside scenic roads. Besides that, ViaMichelin allows you to select motorbike, car or bike (although, be aware that bike calculations cannot exceed 200km)


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I've been living in Grenoble for a few years, and my girlfriend is native from Lyon, so I know a bit the region. If you plan to take the road you put in the above link, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed by the scenic character of the road :) You may want to go through the Vercors mountain (saint-Gervais->Autrans->Lans-en-Vercors->Engins) or Chartreuse (...


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This is a terrible idea :) You can't travel on french highways with a 50cc scooter, it's forbidden by law. If you do that, you will likely get arrested by the police and your scooter will be seized. You can decide to avoid the highways, so why not? Well, a scooter's engine can only take so much drive before it overheats. Basically, if you travel non-stop ...


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You should definitely try blablacar, as pointed out by mts in the comments. It is much used in the Vallée du Rhône, I'm sure you will find a friendly driver. If you don't find your route directly on the website, try broadening the start/finish of your trip by looking on a map. I used blablacar a lot as a driver, unfortunately not in this area. Also, if ...


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According to Wikivoyage Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. Check the TCL website for details : Detailed schedules [French link replaced with English version, thanks to @audionuma] There you will also find 4 night bus lines ("lignes pleine nuit" / "full moon lines") that run Thursday to ...


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@Relaxed has mentioned the Illico Samedi discount for TER trains. Here's my experience with it: There is a 40% discount (free ticket for children under 12) available for TER (i.e. regional) trains in the Rhône-Alpes region (thus also to Saint-Paul-de-Varax). The discount is available on all Saturdays or every day between July 6 - August 31. Conditions: ...


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The actual city centre of Lyon is the so-called Presqu'île, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, between the metro stations Bellecour and Hotel de Ville. I found a map, unfortunately not published any more by the TCL, the local public transit, that I find very informative. It shows you the main points of interests and the main metro lines. If you visit ...



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