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Cornwall Multi-day Bike Tour

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.

Not available in 2024.

Multiday Cornwall cycling tour departure time by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Dates TBD
Multiday Cornwall cycling tour duration by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
2 Days
The distance that is covered during multiday Cornwall cycling tour by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
32 Kms (20 Miles) per day on bike paths
Moderate multiday Cornwall cycling tour Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Multiday Cornwall cycling tour is a small group of 2-10 participants at Escape Tours and Rentals

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  • Overview

    Discover the stories of the St. Lawrence River of triumph, tragedy, and new beginnings. 

    Bicycle through history to visit Upper Canada Village, a bird sanctuary, and the Lost Village Museum. 

    Visit the fascinating Long Sault Islands and imagine days gone by.

    Stay overnight in Cornwall to relax and prepare for another full day of discovery by the river. 

    Read Ottawa Road Trips’ blog about this fun tour here.

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  • Itinerary & Highlights

    Day 1. 

    An abundance of water- Approximately 37 Kms 

    Transport back in time to the 1860s at Upper Canada Village, just an hour’s drive from Ottawa. 

    Tour the village and get a glimpse of the people who lived there and their activities.  Experience a step back in time, and view the rescued authentic buildings before the St. Lawrence River Seaway expanded.

    Cycle through one of the loveliest segments of Ontario’s Waterfront Trail, a paved pathway that winds its way through a migratory bird sanctuary. 

    Visit the beautiful Long Sault Parkway, built on top of hills once part of the mainland. This landmass is now a series of 11 islands created after the intentional flooding of the St. Lawrence river during the Seaway’s construction in the 1950s.

    Take a short ride to the Lost Village Museum to hear the fascinating stories about the villages that once stood where the river now lies. Stop for a tour and picnic.

    Spend an evening at a hotel in Cornwall where you can relax and enjoy a group dinner. 

    Highlights: Upper Canada Village, Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Long Sault Parkway, Lost Villages museum

    Day 2.

    • A region shaped by the elements – Approximately 25 Kms 

    Your urban tour of Cornwall starts right at the hotel’s front steps and brings you back to the waterfront trail. 

    After breakfast, explore the rich history of Cornwall. 

    Cycle to the impressive Saunders Power Generation Station for a tour. Then cycle along the old canal to the local museum. 

    Visit the Cornwall Community Museum to learn about the past of this city that keeps reinventing itself.

    Break for lunch at one of the local places on the main streetPitt Street. Following lunch, cycle the Cornwall bike paths along the Waterfront Trail towards the east end of town.

    Head back downtown and make a well-deserved stop at Rurban Microbrewery before we head back to Ottawa.

    Highlights: Saunders Generation Station, Cornwall Museum, Rurban Microbrewery

  • Important Info


    • Transportation from and back to Ottawa
    • 1-night accommodation (double occupancy)
    • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, water, snack
    • Local guides (for the guided option)
    • Fully supported with road assistance


    • Meals not mentioned above
    • Regular or electric bike rental ($40 for regular bike and $110 for electric bike rentals)
    • 13% HST tax and local taxes, tips/gratuities

    The pick-up and drop off will be at 65 Sparks St.

    Book with confidence! You will be fully refunded if you give us 10 days’ notice. There will be no refunds for any cancellations within 10 days prior to the activity start date and time. If the reservation must be cancelled due to bad weather, you will be fully refunded.

    Minimum and maximum numbers:
    4-12 guests for the guided tour
    No minimum for a self-guided tour

    All multi-day tours are booked through our booking partner and licensed TICO agent:

    OK Cycle and Adventure Tours
    666 Kirkwood Avenue – Suite B102, Ottawa, ON K1Z5X9
    Toll-free 1-888-621-6818 or Local 613-702-5350
    TICO Ontario Registration #50022848

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  • FAQ

    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.

    Have more questions? Visit our detailed FAQs page or contact us!

A team of experienced, local, fun and knowledgeable tour guides at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals lead Ottawa tours by bike
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What our awesome customers say about our Ottawa tours

What is Cornwall Ontario famous for?
Cornwall is known for its scenic bike pathways and historical sights, including the Long Sault Parkway, Lost Villages, and Upper Canada Village. It is a city steeped in Canadian history with views of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Adirondack Mountains.
How far is Cornwall to Ottawa?
Cornwall is 88km from Ottawa, best visited by doing a 2-day cycling adventure on the scenic waterfront trail. Take a step back into Canadian history and magnificent nature. Guided or self-guided options are available at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals.

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