Rent a van in Lyon: tips and travel itineraries

Van Road Trip in Lyon: Discover the City of Lights and Its Surroundings

Embark on a unique and exotic adventure aboard a rental van with AVIS explore. From our custom van and utility vehicle rental agency in Decines-Charpieu, an unforgettable road trip in Lyon and its surroundings awaits you.

Why Choose Van Rental in Lyon?

With your custom van, freely enjoy the most beautiful parts of Lyon and its region. A sneak peek of your itinerary: the Old Lyon, the Fourvière hill with the Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica, the Fresque des Lyonnais, Place Bellecour, etc.

Day 1: Welcome to Lyon

To start, head to our Decines-Charpieu agency. Our rental experts will explain everything you need to know about your van: handling, equipment, precautions, regulations, etc. Then comes the best part: receiving the keys and starting your road trip!

First essential stop? A visit to Lyon, the City of Lights (a nickname that comes from its root Lux, meaning Light). We especially recommend the Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica, which offers a spectacular view of the city. Then head to Old Lyon: you can explore the famous traboules, small discreet and lively passages between the houses. Then stop at a Lyonnais bouchon to taste the city's specialties: brioche sausage, sapper's apron, and of course, the essential quenelle. A must-try during a trip to Lyon!

Day 2: Head to the Surroundings and the Beaujolais Roads

After a full visit to Lyon, your rental van journey continues. The region is full of superb destinations. Start with the Beaujolais vineyards and Villefranche sur Soâne: its hidden treasures circuit will allow you to discover the city and its splendid Renaissance architecture. Then, between two cellar visits, continue to Montmelas, for a tour of its castle.

In the evening, a well-deserved stop in a camper area to enjoy the comfort and cozy bed of your rental van.

Day 3: Continue Your Van Road-Trip

On the third day of your van trip around Lyon, we highly recommend a stop at Oingt. It's a magnificent perched village, labeled as "most beautiful villages of France". Its winding streets, old houses, and panorama... a real delight!

Then head south of the department and the Pilat Regional Natural Park: it offers sensational spots for hiking and superb views of the region.

Day 4: Return to Lyon

To finish your road trip in style, we advise you, on your way back to Lyon, to follow the course of the Rhône: Vienne with its Roman theater, Grigny and the hills of Lyon, for a final tasting.

And as all good things come to an end, head to our Lyon van rental agency to return the keys (at least 1 hour before closing). The rule is simple: we ask that you return your rental vehicle in the same condition as at the start, that is, emptied of its wastewater and cleaned.

Tips for a Successful Van Road Trip

Before embarking on your adventure aboard your rental van, it is important to choose the right model and ask yourself the right questions: how many people on board, what type of traveler you are (relaxed, sporty, adventurer...), what equipment is essential for you, etc.

The good news is that with our wide range of custom vans, you will definitely find the one that suits you:

For more information, feel free to consult the practical sheets of our vans and motorhomes.

To live a unique road trip experience, in addition to our services included in the price (vehicle insurance, second driver, personal vehicle parking, etc.), also benefit from our optional services: Wi-Fi, GPS, unlimited mileage. And many others, for unforgettable van holidays on the roads of France and Europe!