$149 CAD (approx. $118 USD/ 99€)
$99 CAD (approx. $74 USD/ 69€)
Family or group of 4:
$87 per person/ $349 for a group of 4
Ebike add on:
Taxes & fees
13% tax & 2% booking fee
Bicycle, helmet, a guide, water bottle, & snack
We had a great time touring Ottawa/Gatineau with our guide Lucy. Bikes were in excellent condition and everything we needed for the 5 hour ride was provided. We would definitely rent from Escape again and highly recommend the tours!
5-star review by Stephanie on Google
Forget the car, get on a bicycle and hit the trails to experience the beauty and history of Canada’s Capital city!
Your Best of Ottawa tour allows you to see many of the top attractions while enjoying the natural bike pathways and waterways of this beautiful city in a 5-hour tour.
This is your tour if you are a visitor who wants to see more of Ottawa and spend a day 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.
The Ottawa bike route is flat, relatively easy, with only a few inclines easily managed when riding multi-geared quality bikes.
You will bike on one of our comfortable, top-quality bikes, or you can opt for an electric bike and set off on your journey to discover beautiful Ottawa.
By the end of this fun tour, you’ll feel like an ‘insider’!
Starting at the Escape Tours and Rentals shop (65 Sparks Street), complete your safety briefing and bike and helmet fitting.
Cycle along the Rideau Canal—the famous Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Site—and witness much of Ottawa’s natural beauty and charm.
Ride through one of Ottawa’s most exciting neighbourhoods—the Glebe—and stop at Lansdowne Park, a world-class event and activity park.
Ride through another charming neighbourhood of Ottawa—Old Ottawa South—then continue along the renowned Rideau Canal Pathway. The end of the pathway will bring you to the refreshing Hog’s Back Falls.
Witness the locks in operation and continue your journey to the Dominion Arboretum—a spectacular garden of trees and shrubs.
Take a break for 45-60 minutes to enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes in trendy Little Italy.
Bike on the Trillium pathway and arrive at John A. MacDonald Parkway beside the magnificent Ottawa River. Visit the unique rock sculptures at Remic Rapids Park, and the Canadian War Museum and Chaudière Falls.
Cross the bridge into the province of Quebec to enjoy a spectacular view of the downtown Ottawa skyline from the Museum of History terrace.
Bicycle alongside Sussex Drive—the famous street of the Prime Minister’s residence.
Visit Rideau Falls and Rideau Hall—two of Ottawa’s must-see historical landmarks.
Before your journey is over, ride through another quaint neighbourhood of Ottawa—New Edinburgh.
Reach the famous Byward Market, one of the oldest outdoor farmer’s markets in Canada and the location of many specialty food merchants.
In the stretch, see Parliament Hill, one of the most symbolic buildings of our nation.
End your tour with a ride back to the Escape Tours & Rentals shop. There you can ask your guide more questions or enjoy a cup of coffee/tea or a light meal at our bike cafe.
See the best of Ottawa in this jam-packed tour of historic sites, neighbourhoods, and nature, including:
For your bike and helmet fitting and safety review, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your tour start time!
Your tour starts and ends at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals at 79a Sparks St.
Flexible Booking – Book with confidence! For public tours, you will be fully refunded if you give us 24 hours’ notice before your tour starts.
No refunds for any cancellations within 24 hours prior to the activity start date and time.
Bad weather? Don’t worry, If your reservation must be cancelled due to the bad weather, you will be fully refunded.
What is your cancellation policy?
You will be fully refunded if you give us 24 hours’ notice. There will be no refunds for any cancellations within 24 hours prior to the activity start date and time. Please inquire about the private tour cancellation policy.
Are there any hills?
Ottawa is a flat city, so most of the ride will be on flat bike paths. There might be a few inclines that can be easily managed when riding our multi-geared quality bikes.
What if it rains?
Your ride will continue in light rain. We supply you with rain ponchos.
In case of heavy rain or storm forecast, your trip will be cancelled — the final call will be made two hours before the start time of your tour, and we’ll contact you by phone and email.
If your tour is cancelled due to the weather, you will be fully refunded or can choose to keep your credit for an alternative date or time.
Is biking in Ottawa safe?
Ottawa is an extremely bike-friendly city. Almost all of your ride will be on Ottawa’s well-maintained cycle paths. In a few exceptions, we will be riding on backroads in neighbourhoods or crossing streets with traffic lights. As well, we start all our tours with a safety briefing and proper fitting for your bike and safety helmet.
Can I bring my own bicycle?
Yes. Please ensure that your bicycle is in good working condition and you have spare parts (e.g., proper tube size) in case. You will receive a $10 discount for bringing your own bicycle.
Diligently cleaned, comfortable, top-quality bikes
Flexible cancellation policy for up to 24 hours in advance
Locally owned & operated small business #shoplocal