To facilitate alternative transportation
and leisure activities in urban waterways

  • Welcome

    Le Grand Huit aims at offering you fun moments of happiness and joy by helping you experience the city in a different way with original activities. We hope to encourage you to move in a more fun and smarter way and to allow you to practise leisure activities without having to drive a car anywhere.

    For instance, you can take a private penny-farthing bike lesson with us or surf on a stand up paddle downtown on a river spot we were happy and proud to create. We can also organize corporate ECO-gatherings to help you save tons of CO2 emissions or simply make your trip to Gent, Paris or Lille an unforgettable one with a bike tour.

    In short, Le Grand Huit provides your company or group of friends with original, wonderful and photogenic activities which make sense


    Alice, Antoine Baptiste, Charlotte, Emmanuel, Eric de Gand, Eric de Lille, Florent, Fred, Jean-Baptiste, Jean-François, Solène, Luc, Vassili


The new Youth Hostel in Lille is an amazing and welcoming place. It’s also a cradle of creativity for the social and solidarity economy. It is situated 2km away from the town center which isn’t a problem since the Grand Huit offer bikes to the guests for a one-day use or longer. That’s also the zero-emission politics of the tourist accommodation.

Our Champion Arthur Arutkin was in San Francisco, California in extreme weather conditions. On the 30 World best competitors, only 19 accepted to take part in the race and only 14 managed to cross the finish line under the Golden Gate Bridge. Arthur makes a brilliant 7th place. He will be present at the club on Sunday, November 19th for a special session. Under better weather conditions, we’re sure !

The Weekend of la Gare d’Eau (the Water Station) will be a great show, Paddle initiation on Sunday and crazy trials of our fun bikes of course. 14th and 15th October there will be a great water festival throughout the city.