10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN LYON

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Lyon is a lively and energetic city of contrasting halves. A deep valley divides the city, with one side embodying Lyon’s ancient, religious prestige and the other its contemporary economic exploits.

Offering much in the way of gastronomy, culture, architecture and history, Lyon is a fantastic location for your next team-building retreat. A summertime visit reaps subtropical temperatures and buckets of sunshine, making this the perfect time to explore the city with a guided tour or to visit the surrounding vineyards for a wine-tasting experience. During the winter, temperatures can drop significantly, making this a great moment to discover all-weather activities like rock climbing, axe throwing and live escape rooms.

With experience organising team-building retreats all over the world, we’ve learnt quickly which team-building activities deliver maximum results. Therefore, we’ve compiled a shortlist of our favourite team-building activities in Lyon to help you find more ideas for your next offsite retreat.

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Paddle abroad a kayak along Lyon’s peaceful waterways

  • Explore Lyon’s waterways aboard a premium-quality unsinkable kayak.
  • Choose from a selection of supervised or unsupervised tour packages.
  • The lengths of the tours vary between 1.5 and 3 hours.
  • All participants have access to the on-site showers and changing rooms.
  • Tours can be provided in either English or French.
  • Explore the city with knowledgeable local guides.

Enjoy a guided gastronomic tour through the streets of Lyon

  • Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience as you visit numerous eateries offering exquisite dishes.
  • The experienced local guide shows you only the most exceptional culinary experiences to be found in Lyon. 
  • Learn about the heritage and backstories of the local cuisine.
  • The full duration of the tour is approximately three to four hours.
  • Familiarise yourself with the city, enjoy delicious food and discover the local landmarks.
  • The perfect team-building activity for discovering the city and bonding with your colleagues.

Get a local’s perspective with a guided walking tour

  • Explore the city streets while uncovering new activities to try during your visit.
  • The guides enjoy the simple pleasure of showing off one of the most beautiful cities in France.
  • Tours are available in both English and French.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Your local guide shows you around the city while telling facts and interesting stories about the area.
  • Participants are advised to prepare for plenty of walking, including steep hills and stairs.

Strength your team with a live escape-room experience

  • Discover the 650m² escape room in the heart of the Confluence district.
  • The venue can host large groups of up to 300 people.
  • Explore five immersive rooms with unique themes and challenges.
  • The gamemaster provides an in-depth briefing before sending you into the room.
  • Teams must leverage their teamwork, problem-solving and communications skills to complete the challenges.

Enjoy a premium wine-tasting experience

  • Test and improve your skills with a blind wine-tasting masterclass.
  • Pair your wine with the perfect cheese with a wine-pairing lesson.
  • Refine your palette as you sample a range of delicious wines.
  • Impress your friends and family with the skills you acquire.
  • Sample flavours from multiple regions including Beaujolais, Burgundy and Rhône.
  • The full duration of the course is approximately two hours.

Cruise the city streets on a Segway

  • One tour guide is provided per every eight participants.
  • Tours are available in either French or English.
  • Explore the city in comfort and style with the most convenient method of city transport.
  • The full duration of the tour is approximately one to three hours.
  • The friendly local guides are very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions.
  • Become comfortable driving your Segway before embarking on your tour.

Spice up your team-building event with a cooking class

  • Learn new gourmet cooking skills with tuition from experienced chefs.
  • The duration of the class is approximately 3 hours.
  • Choose from a variety of original cooking and baking classes.
  • Enjoy the well-equipped professional kitchen and pleasant atmosphere.
  • The teachers guide you through the class with step-by-step instructions.
  • Learn new recipes that you can use to impress your friends and family.

Refine your aim with an axe-throwing experience

  • With six targets, the centre can accommodate up to 30 players in a private event.
  • The perfect outing for your team to bond over a fun new skill.
  • Learn the fundamentals of axe throwing while hearing interesting Viking anecdotes.
  • Take on your colleagues in a tournament once you’ve mastered the basic technique.
  • Earn a certificate of competence after completing your first session.
  • Relax and refresh with a drink at the on-site bar.

Reach new heights at the climbing gym

  • An unbeatable team-building activity that combines mental and physical exercise.
  • Scale a total climbing-wall area of 2500m².
  • Learn and practice new climbing skills with tuition from experienced climbing instructors.
  • Try your hand at a range of disciplines including bouldering and roped climbing.
  • Relax and relieve muscle tension after your climb in the on-site sauna
  • The centre has an on-site catering service if required.

Take on your colleagues in a paintball shootout

  • Enjoy a paintball experience in Lyon largest paintball arena.
  • Go head-to-head in four unique playgrounds with varying obstacles and functional decorations.
  • Participants are provided with premium-quality paintball equipment.
  • Your group is welcomed by kind and respectful staff who provide a safety briefing and oversee your games. 
  • A great activity for improving essential teamwork and communication skills.

Organize your next company retreat with Surf Office

You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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