The 4 best spots for bungee jumping around Lyon

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Are you a thrill-seeker? Discover the 4 best spots for bungee jumping near Lyon. Follow the guide!

The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region is a heterogeneous ensemble of urban and mountainous landscapes. It’s brimming with architectural and natural treasures, artistic and cultural masterpieces, as well as little corners of paradise almost cut off from the world.

Exploring this region allows you to discover Lyon and its typical bouchons, Clermont-Ferrand and its Notre-dame-de-l’Assomption cathedral, Valence and its Museum of Art and Archaeology, Grenoble and its Bastille, Le Puy-en-Velay and its volcanic landscapes… In short, a cultural melting pot creating an atypical regional identity.

In this hilly region, we propose an original activity for those who want to get off the beaten track and test their limits. We invite you to try an extreme activity: bungee jumping! For thrill-seekers, bungee jumping is one of the most adrenalin-fuelled and emotional activities available. While there are many jumping options available, bridges and viaducts are particularly popular with professionals and tourists in search of an unusual activity.

Ready to throw yourself into the void? Here are the 4 best spots for bungee jumping near Lyon.

The Pelussin Viaduct

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Freefall enthusiasts, come and discover the pleasure of hurtling into the void from the Pelussin Viaduct (located between Saint-Etienne and Lyon). From a height of 65 metres, this bungee jump will take your breath away. Located in the heart of the village of Pelussin, on the eastern flank of the Pîlat massif, you’ll be able to contemplate the magnificent Rhône valley.

Harnessed to your bungee cord, you’ll throw yourself off the bridge and feel as if you’re touching the ground. It’s a moment you’ll never forget – and for good reason: it’s a unique jump!

We recommend booking this activity in spring or summer. Your photos and videos will be even more beautiful.

The Gorges du Tarn: the Cirque des Baumes

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You won’t soon forget this bungee jump! From a 107-metre cliff, you’ll leap into the void in the middle of a sublime landscape. Indeed, the natural setting is magnificent: between the surrounding greenery, the Gorges and the river, you won’t know where to turn.

After this adrenalin rush, you can continue your day lounging by the river. If you’re not exhausted by the sensations you’ve experienced, take a canoe-kayak adventure to explore the Gorges du Tarn.

Near Annecy: Saint Jean de Sixt


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Is bungee jumping too mundane for you? Then why not try out the world’s first bungee jump? At a height of 24 meters, the springboard serves as a ramp for plunging into 40 meters of space!

By bike, on foot, on a toboggan or on wheels, there’s no limit to the ways you can hurtle down this springboard! What’s more, you’re allowed to try your hand at acrobatic tricks, so make the most of it and try the quadruple back somersault. We love the freedom offered by this innovation, while staying within the realm of bungee jumping.

Bonus: at the end of your jump, you zip back down to the ground.

The Ponsonnas Bridge

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Thrills aplenty! The Pont de Ponsonnas, located between Grenoble (45min) and Lyon (1h45), is 103 metres high. If you’re afraid of heights, don’t! In fact, this bridge is renowned in the bungee world for the jumps you can perform.

This is one of the best bungee jumping sites in Europe, so brace yourselves! Fun and thrills are guaranteed, not least thanks to the uniqueness of the natural setting surrounding the bridge. We don’t know if you’ll have enough time to enjoy it, but the video souvenir will let you admire this natural wonder again and again.

Don’t forget your cameras, and wear something you’re comfortable in.

Are you a regular bungee jumper? Share your experiences in the comments.