Explore the very best of Ottawa, including major attractions, must-see spots, hidden gems, and parks. A comprehensive and fun 5-hour guided tour!
Forget the car! Get on a bicycle and truly experience Canada’s capital city’s beauty and history in one of our most loved tours!
See many of Ottawa’s major attractions and favourite local spots while enjoying the fantastic Ottawa bike paths and waterways of this beautiful city. You’ll feel like an ‘insider’ at the end of this relaxing, fun tour!
Your perfect Ottawa day trip if you are a visitor who wants to see more of the city and spend it outdoors, or if you are new to the city.
This is a fun tour for locals who want to show their out-of-town visitors the very best of Ottawa. Yes, you can make this an electric bike tour!
Enjoy a fun, self-guided Ottawa nature tour—your way. Bike through forests, waterways, and gardens, all just a short distance from Ottawa.
Ride past historic homes; small, wooded streams; and the beautiful Ottawa River. Enjoy a laid-back day—a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach, just relax, or play in the sunshine—it’s your call.
Create your own self-guided tour for a half or full day if you follow our detailed Ottawa bike map and suggestions for stops. Why not make it a full day to appreciate this unique experience? You can choose to do this tour with an ebike!
Create your perfect day to discover the fantastic, overlooked attractions in the Ottawa area. Your self-guided tour to sample local food and explore history, nature, and a museum.
Bike and stroll through some really cool attractions often missed in Ottawa. This is a historic and out-of-this-world tour all at the same time!
Visit one of the oldest Canadian public markets, the rich and famous homes in the Rockcliffe neighbourhood, and the exciting Space and Aviation Museum.
Immerse yourself in nature in the heart of the city as you cycle along the scenic Ottawa River Pathways East. Chill out with a swim, picnic, and a relaxing time at Petrie Island. Make this an ebike tour by choosing the electric bike add-on option at the check out!
Reconnect with your inner Canadian with this exciting 3-day guided cycling tour through the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Experience nature, culture, history, and cuisine by bike on the safe and scenic waterfront pathways.
Guided or self-guided options available.
Cycling in Ottawa is a big treat! This region has become one of the premier bike destinations in North America.
Discover the outstanding biking on some of the over 600 kilometres of the scenic, car-free, and paved trails.
Ride the pathways that run along the attractive waterways, including the historic Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the rustic Rideau River, the mighty Ottawa river, and the colourful Gatineau River.
Get a taste of history, nature, and cuisine by visiting historical sites, museums, gorgeous parks, and great restaurants. Ottawa is a haven of treasures waiting for you to explore by bike! You can complete this tour with an ebike if you wish!
Enjoy a 2-day cycling adventure into nature and a step back into history.
Your tour to discover Upper Canada Village to Cornwall riding the scenic waterfront trail.
Guided or self-guided options available.
Discover the stories of the St. Lawrence River of triumph, tragedy, and new beginnings.
Cycle through history to visit Upper Canada Village, a bird sanctuary, and the Lost Village Museum. Bike through the scenic Long Sault Islands and imagine days gone by.Stay overnight in Cornwall to relax and prepare for another full day of discoveries!
Our Ottawa day trips and multi-day bicycle tours are designed for leisure and recreational cyclists and range between 30 to 50 kilometres per day. You will always travel on safe bicycle routes at an easy-to-moderate pace. Your tours include visits to all major attractions and many of the hidden gems in Ottawa-Gatineau and the surrounding region. Visit exciting destinations on our Cornwall tours, such as Upper Canada Village, the Long Sault Islands, and much more. Travel through Ottawa’s breathtaking scenery and discover the history, legends, and stories of Canada’s capital with our knowledgeable tour guides. Stop to take memorable photos, enjoy a pit stop at a local cafe, and experience the freedom of the open road!
Our tours are more than just an Ottawa cycling trip; we share the heart and soul of the city with you. By the end of your visit, you’ll feel like you have a new friend in a city that you’ve grown fond of. We promise you’ll get an irresistible desire to come back to bike in Ottawa again!
“I had a great time exploring the city of Ottawa with Escape Bicycle Tour and Rentals. I chose the 5hr tour, and my guide Lucie was knowledgeable, and I felt as though I received an extensive idea of what Ottawa has to offer. I highly recommend the full day tour, but they do offer shorter tours as well”Bryce Boudreau
“Maria and her team are fantastic! She took the time to figure out a multi-day tour for myself and a friend at the end of the season. We had a great tour guide followed by perfect self guided options for our cycling level. Once back at Escape we enjoyed a beer from the Cafe and friendly conversation with Maria. Highly recommend!”Suzy Carby
“This is the best biking experience I have had so far. Maria, our guide, has a lot of knowledge of Ottawa and knows how to explain it. The bike route is excellent; it contains very beautiful scenic spots. Some places can only be accessed through bike. I highly recommend to choose the full day tour if it’s your first time visiting Ottawa. Maria is also very friendly and helpful. My friend fell from bike and Maria took care of his wound with her mini medical kit. Overall, it’s excellent experience for us.”Changqi D
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