The Prologue 2020 : Frankfurt-Lyon

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This is a novelty in 2020, the 2nd edition of The Sun Trip Lyon-Canton will be preceded by a prologue, organized in 7 stages (May 23 to 29), from Frankfurt to Lyon !

This event, organized as part of the 60th partner cities anniversary and their cooperation agreement with Canton, will be a great opportunity of promotion for The Sun Trip, in Germany and northern Europe.

This prologue is not only open to Sun Trip 2020 participants, but anyone with a solar or electric bike can join the group! An opportunity for Sun Trip’s fans to ride together and promote the solar mobility!

On the way to China,
let’s experience the Sun Trip atmosphere with the adventurers of 2020 edition !

The project will be supervised by members of the Sun Trip Association, which includes former participants.


Between Frankfurt and Lyon, over approximately 750 km, the organization will propose a route and 6 stopover points. Between these points, participants remain free to choose their itinerary, to drive alone or in small groups. The daily mileage will be around 120 km, with a final stage of only 50 km.

An assistance vehicle will follow, in case of emergency and to offer a mobile solar charging solution, in partnership with ECOSUN Expert, to participants using electric bicycles.

The departure will take place on Saturday morning, May 23rd, from the old centre of Frankfurt, in the presence of the authorities, partners and all bike lovers.

It should be noted that a special activity will be conducted in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, to catch up the Sun Trip 2020 Swiss adventurers !

The arrival of the prologue will take place on Friday, May 29, at midday, Place des Terreaux, during the pre-departure Sun Trip 2020 event.

Details of the route and milestones will be presented later. If you live close to the planned route and wish to help the organization:


You must be over 18 years of age (or accompanied by an adult), and have a solar or electric bicycle. You can plan to drive alone or with friends.

Pre-registration form :

Registration fees : 280 euros without bike transport. 380 euros with bike transport par train “Lyon-Frankfurt” or “Frankfurt-Lyon”. (The bike transport depends on the transport regulations of the rail company. Please check for your bike yourselves).

Services include: Official prologue jersey – Accommodation (camping or hostel) for 8 nights – Support team – Presence on the Sun Trip 2020 base camp and invitation for the official departure on Saturday May 30.

Food and drinks remain at your expense, except in the case of invitations which will be specified later.

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