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Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour provided by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25710P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide (in English, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks St (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the location 20 minutes prior to the starting time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
  • We are located at 79 Sparks St. which is a pedestrian street between Elgin and Metcalfe. We are a few steps away from the Parliament Hills and the National War Memorial.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide (in English, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks St (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the location 20 minutes prior to the starting time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
  • We are located at 79 Sparks St. which is a pedestrian street between Elgin and Metcalfe. We are a few steps away from the Parliament Hills and the National War Memorial.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    79 Sparks St.
    79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
    Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks St (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
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  • 1
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Ottawa Locks
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Lansdowne Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    The Glebe
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Canadian War Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Canadian Museum of History
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Rideau Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Rideau Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    ByWard Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Coran C
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
We are a family of four from Vancouver (kids are 12 and 14). My wife grew up in Ottawa and wanted to show us the highlights of her city. We spent 3 1/2 hours riding around the city with Sparky. She was a fantastic guide. As it turned out, we were the only people on the tour so we had her to ourselves. There were nice stretches of peaceful rides along the canal and we stopped regularly for Sparky to fill us in on an historical fact or a description of the history of the site we were on. It went everywhere from downtown to the site of the first ever hockey game, to parts of Gatineau across the river. We would highly recommend Sparky and the tour!! (It's also a nice way to travel int he summer so you can get a bit of a breeze in the summer Ottawa heat - much better than a walking tour!)
Written July 19, 2022
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James M
1 contribution
Our bike tour with Escape Bicycle Tours was the highlight of our family Ottawa getaway! Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide shared many memorable historical facts and fun anecdotes about the capital. Our party included two kids, aged 10 and 12, and our guide made sure we felt safe in the traffic. (Most of the tour was on bike paths.) We rode 14 kilometers, crossing three bridges, rode over a waterfall and enjoyed many great views of the city. The Escape headquarters is on a car-free street (situated a stone's throw from Parliament Hill), which made fitting the bikes stress-free. The bikes were top notch, and we enjoyed exceptional customer service. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience - I highly recommend it!
Written March 16, 2021
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Dear James, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our great pleasure! We enjoyed your kids' enthusiasm and upbeat energy as much! We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to Ottawa! The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written April 15, 2021
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rosecolborne
Colborne Ont.11 contributions
We highly recommend this tour, it was by far the best way to spend an afternoon in Ottawa. Do yourself a favour and rent the E-Bikes and enjoy the fresh air and the city. We did the 3 1/2 hour tour of Ottawa on E Bikes. Our tour guide Nora was delightful company and very knowledgeable. We covered such a vast area of the city and because we had the electric bikes it was a very easy ride. Note: We are seniors and we don't ride very often but found this to be a refreshing and fun way to spend an afternoon. The tour followed bike paths throughout the city so it was extremely safe. The bikes are very high quality and extremely reliable. The staff at Escape Bike Tours are friendly and helpful and will do anything to ensure your comfort and safety.
Note: it was so enjoyable that back 2 days later and rented bikes for another ride on our own.
Written August 22, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Rose, Thank you so much for your kind review! We enjoyed reading it! You did choose some of our best offerings; Ottawa highlights with ebike! Ottawa is such a safe and bike-friendly city and we are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience with us, Nora, and our ebikes! We would love to see you again on your future trips to Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
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Flora
5 contributions
The bike tour was the starting point of my visit in Ottawa and it was an absolutely right decision - cycling is one of the best ways to explore this lovely city.

I booked the 3.5 hr tour, the 20+ km ride was tiring but more than worthy. The price is reasonable taken all services into consideration. Equipments (bike+helmet) are nice and accessible. The route is well designed - we rode around the city (including Ottawa and Gatineau) and went through most of the main spots in Ottawa. I had a strong feeling that I was living and breathing with this city. Mr 乐迪' guide was vivid and interactive. All staff are very friendly, caring, and (for sure) knowledgeable about the city.

I would definitely recommend the bike tour to friends who will visit Ottawa and would love to join the tour again if I revisit Ottawa some day. Thank you so much for providing me such an amazing experience!
Written July 5, 2021
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Dear Flyuyumora, Thank you for participating in our Ottawa Highlights Tour and your kind recommendation! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour, guide, bike and also our team's effort. We would love to have you back! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written July 7, 2021
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Corbin B
24 contributions
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide, Nora, was very knowledgeable about the city and the bike trail system. The tour felt very safe. What a great way to explore Ottawa! Thanks you very much for the exprience.
Written June 14, 2022
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Corbin, Thank you so much for your kind words! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us/Nora and felt safe! We hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written June 30, 2022
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Mark B
1 contribution
Family
This is the third time Ive rented bikes in Ottawa. The first two times we enjoyed free riding all over the city and into Gatineau. This time we decided to take a tour. Dick (Richard) was laid back and friendly with bits of information about what we were seeing, and it was such an excellent ride . When I asked my 18yo daughter what the best part of the trip was she did not say going to the bars in Quebec as I expected. No. She said it was the bike tour. Thanks again. The booking is always easy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The equipment is excellent. What else is there to say. Just do it!
Written August 12, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Mark, Wow! We are so thrilled to have scored so high with your daughter! Thank you so much for choosing us again and it is so nice to hear that you have been pleased with the consistently high-quality service that we strive to offer our valued guests like you! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
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Shelly C
1 contribution
Great overview of Ottawa from the Ontario and Quebec sides. Our guide customized our tour to our abilities and speed.
Our guide was a great historian and able to give us lots of information on Ottawa and the history.
We prebooked our tour due to the pandemic and the company took excellent precautions with sanitation
A shout out to our Guide Dennie
Written July 22, 2021
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Dear Shelly, It was our great pleasure! Indeed, Denis is an amazing gudie! Thank you so much for choosing us and we look forward to having you back! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written July 25, 2021
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Janet Marie
Cambridge, Canada7 contributions
We really enjoyed this bike tour. Especially Sparkly she was so knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed her as our tour guide. I highly recommend this as there were places we never knew existed and also seen places we wanted to see. The bikes were comfortable and the staff were great.
Written August 24, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Janet! Amazing! It is so wonderful to know that you enjoyed your tour, our wonderful guide Sparky, our kind staff, and comfortable bikes. It is always nice to know that we are showing the city's hidden gems to our wonderful guests like you! We enjoyed seeing the pictures you posted as well. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again in your future trips to Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
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Nicole V
1 contribution
We went for a tour again this year and brought family with us to experience it. Such a fantastic tour - we had 8 people ages 12, 14, 15, 17 and all the way up to 50 years old. Everyone enjoyed it. Our tour guide was Sparky again - can't say enough about this wonderful and talented guide! She's the best tour guide ever!
Maria and her team helped setup the tour for our group and was excellent to communicate with and accommodate us.
Highly recommend booking with Escape Bicycle Tours!! We will be back next year for the 5 hour tour!
Written August 31, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Nicole, We are so honored to have won the "#1 activity in Ottawa" badge from you! It means the world to us! Thank you so much for taking another tour with us and it was great that our wonderful Sparky could be your guide again! We cannot wait to have you back for the 5-hour tour! That one is a lot of fun and I am sure your family would love it! So much more to see in Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape team & Maria :)
Written November 21, 2021
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Jkmmn
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Visited from Toronto and did the Ottawa Highlights- 3.5 hours! Had a great day and Nora was an excellent tour guide. Everyone enjoyed the bike route. Bikes were very comfortable and we highly recommend! Will be back in the future to do a different tour or rent bikes.
Written August 11, 2020
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richy1818
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Great Bike tour
Hans did a great job taking us on the bike tour. Thanks and we highly recommend this bike tour. Even as being from
Sightsee487794
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The staff was friendly, helpful, and professional. We had pre-booked our bikes and they had them ready in the morning.
We rented mountain bikes for the day and did a self guided tour with a map provide by Escape bicycle tour staff. Ra
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K P
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Great day out with escape bike rentals!
Escape are an excellent company. Easy to book, very efficient collecting the bikes, good advice on where to go and
rrepka10
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great bike place
The bike store is right across the street from the canal trail, it can't get any easier. The staff was very nice a
Kelly C
Kelly C
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Fun and Educational Tour
David was a very knowledgeable guide. He made the tour fun and interesting. We felt safe cycling through the city f
AprilP548
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Amazing way to see the city!
Amazing way to see the city! We had an easy 2 hour ride throughout the city. We were able to see all the sights on
AlexYYZ
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Great location, nice equipment and excellent customer service !!!
Excellent service, great equipment, attention to detail, easy transaction, fast and accurate reservation process, c
Mac042013
Mac042013
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Best way to see the city
An easy 2 hour tour that took in many places that we might not have otherwise seen. Alison was a knowledgeable guid
sarajanda
sarajanda
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Fun ride
This cycle tour was so much fun. The facility is so well run, from leaving on time, safety, cleanliness and profess
milenab872
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Bike around the City
A fabulous way to see the highlights of Ottawa! David was a great host and full of interesting facts. This was a p
robertkY1988YE
robertkY1988YE
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Perfect ride
We rented 3 bikes on July 20 and everything was perfect. The bikes were available, brand new and we took a beautif
635kirstenn
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Best Way to Explore Ottawa!
Hans was a wonderful guide! :-) Highly recommend this 2-hour bike ride in Ottawa (make sure you book well in advanc
Explore739852
Explore739852
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Cycling in Ottawa
Renting bikes from Escape was definitely one of the highlights of our Ottawa trip. The bikes were in excellent con
7annettek
7annettek
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Must try!
Great company, they provide a useful map of downtown and the area, as well as bike helmets and even extra cushionin
rosalinek396
rosalinek396
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Bike Tour in Ottawa
It was fun. Richard was a great tour guide! You can tell he was enthusiastic about his job! We would do it again
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