About Us

Feel the joy of freedom in Canada’s Capital!

What if you weren’t allowed to ride a bike as a kid?
Not because you couldn’t do it, but because it was forbidden.
That is what happened to me, Maria Rasouli, owner of Escape Tours and Rentals.

Watch my story here:

I finally got on a bike again as an adult in 2002, when I moved to Ottawa. I knew immediately I moved to the right city. It was home. Biking on over 600kms of trails, I felt complete freedom!

I was surprised when I met locals and visitors who have never experienced even half of the beauty found in and around Ottawa. Seeing it from the bike paths is pure bliss, and I knew I had to share it with others. And this was how Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals was born! 7 years later, we’ve consistently been the top bike tour and bike rental company in Ottawa.

We take a different approach to tours.

Instead of passively taking a car or bus to see the capital city and check the boxes– you are in the front seat – your seat on a bike, with the wind in your hair.  This is absolute freedom!  

And your ride won’t be like the last bike you rode. Your bike is a high-quality set of wheels so you can focus on the joy of the ride and seeing beautiful places.

And you get to share the fun with one of our passionate and knowledgeable guides who love Ottawa and biking too!

Not just for cyclists – but for people who love freedom.

You too, can feel the freedom to explore the outdoors– even in our capital city. This is how our team feels every time we get on our bikes.  And you don’t have to be a “cyclist.” This is a tour for you if you love to explore, discover new things freely, and get outside into nature.

Of course, you will see the sites, but you will also dive into culture, nature, and history beyond the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill. (Don’t worry, you will see those famous places too).  

If you want to do your own self-guided bike tour, no problem, we will set you up with everything you need.

biking in Ottawa with Escape Bicycle tours & Rentals

Something unexpected happens when you come on a bike tour.

“When this happens, you join us in contributing to sustainable tourism that benefits our sacred planet and us!”

We believe your bike ride is not just a tour

 it’s an experience that gets you connected to the outdoors – so you can fully appreciate nature and culture. 

When this happens, you help us support sustainable tourism to benefit everyone.

What you can expect from us

Quality customer service by Escape Bicycle Tours Rentals on Sparks St., Ottawa
Prompt, friendly and helpful customer service
Flexible full refund for 24-hour cancellation notice at Escape bicycle tours rentals on Sparks St., Ottawa

Flexible cancellation policy for up to 24 hours in advance

Comfortable high quality bike for Ottawa tours and rentals at Escape on Sparks St.

Diligently cleaned, comfortable, top-quality bikes

Join us for a ride in Ottawa you will never forget!

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