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.
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! 8 years later, we’ve consistently been the top bike tour and bike rental company in Ottawa.
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!
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.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy for up to 24 hours in advance
Diligently cleaned, comfortable, top-quality bikes