Ecully is very much green and the woods of Serres have got trails for anyone who likes to walk in nature. At the heart of a forest of more than 90 hectares, this trail allows walkers to discover the flora and fauna of the western Lyon valleys.
There are many other nature trails around the area, such as The Planches stream (11.1km), Val de Serres (8.5 km), Le Val de Chalin (6 km), Les deux Vallons (9km), La verdoyure (7 km),and La Vallée de l’Histoire (4km).
How to get around?
It is rather easy to walk around the small town of Francheville, but if you wish to get to other villages around the area you will need a car as there isn’t much public transport around the area.
Écully-la Demi-Lune station is served by the West Lyon Tram-train. It offers fast connections between the Saint-Paul train station in Lyon and the cities of Brignais or L'Arbresle.
The closest airport is in Lyon (LYS) for commercial flights only, and one Business Airport Bron that only covers business trips and therefore not served by regular airlines.