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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

From US$48.88
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  • Bike rental, helmet, and water are included
  • Learn about Canada’s capital city from your local guide
  • Suitable for all ages and skill levels
  • Choose a morning, early afternoon or late afternoon tour
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Overview
This bike tour is perfect for families and those wanting a leisurely way to see Ottawa. Most of the route is on designated bike paths that take you to some of Ottawa’s cultural and natural highlights. You’ll see Rideau Falls, cycle the Rideau Canal path, cross the river into Gatineau, plus see the War Memorial, Parliament Hill, National Art Gallery, Museum of History, and more.
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Stop At: Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, Ottawa, Ontario

Start the tour here by bike fitting and tour/safety review at the historic pedestrian Sparks St. Mall.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario

Starting the tour we first visit the war memorial.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario

Visit the historic Rideau Canal

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ottawa Locks, Ottawa, Ontario

See Locks original operation as boats pass by.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Ottawa River, Ontario

Cycle through beautiful waterfront pathways.

Pass By: Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

Learn about Ottawa's oldest stone building and its legacy.

Stop At: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

Visit Government General's residence to learn about Canadian political system and enjoy the beautiful Gardens

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rideau Falls, Ottawa, Ontario

Enjoy a beautiful view and fresh breeze at the Falls.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

You will see the best views of the Parliament Hill from the Quebec side and will learn about it

Stop At: Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Outaouais Region, Quebec

Enjoy the spectacular view of the region and learn about he museum architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Reviewed 6 days ago
A TOUR TO REMEMBER

It's been an absolute pleasure being in the company of Maria and her amazing Team during my tour of Ottawa. I went to Ottawa to explore the capital city in early October 2018. The weather was chilly and the cycling season was almost over, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mekhail73
Maria R, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful review Mekhail! We love hosting gracious guests like you! It was a a great idea to go for our Bike and Spa package on a chilly Fall day! So happy you enjoyed it and we look forward to...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Great way to explore Ottawa

Although it rained, we had a great time cycling through Ottawa with Nora. She is such a sweet person and thanks to her we have seen many great things. There is no better way to visit Ottawa. We would highly recommend this company. Good bikes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank calonge
Maria R, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your nice review! I is unfortunate we had a little rain but you sure had a great attitude about it and we are happy that you went for the tour regardless! We greatly appreciate your recommendation! Maria :)

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Scenic Guided Tour - Only Ottawa Views

If you're wanting to see Ottawa, this is one of the best ways to do it to not only get a good feel of the city, but to also get a real strong education from the guide on the surroundings and the city's history. 10/10...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Will Y
Reviewed October 13, 2018
Afternoon in October Bike Tour of Ottawa

Our group of 8 cyclists spent a great 2-hour day in chilly, cloudy but non-rainy weather seeing Ottawa by bike trail! Loved it. Nora, our guide, was patient and knowledgeable about the area features we traveled by and through. A non-hurried, safe way to explore...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape145801
Maria R, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words! Yes, we do want to make sure everyone is relaxed while in vacation and on our bike tours. I am happy to hear you felt that way and you enjoyed your time with our wonderful guide...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Loved this bike tour!

We were a small group with Lucie as our guide. Lots of info, lots of stories - she really made Ottowa come alive for us. I loved it so much that next time I’d opt for a longer ride. The pace didn’t dawdle but it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sue w
Maria R, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sue, thank you so much for your beautiful review! We are happy that you enjoyed your tour and time with us and our wonderful guide Lucie! It was a perfect beautiful Fall day! Hope to see you again for our longer tour though you...More

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zombiechicklet
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Karenmcc09 | Reviewed this property |
No. Not a bike rider since childhood.
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Allan U
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Karenmcc09 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Maria at Escape to answer this question.
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linzee32
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Marie-Louise B |
Hi Linzee, yes it is suitable. The tour is around the canals and river and very flat, with a couple of rises to get onto a bridge or two, which you can walk if you want. It was a very leisurely pace. We stopped for lots of... More
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