Enjoy a 2-3 hour bike rental plus a 1-hour paddling experience at the shore of the Ottawa River!
You would have 4 hours to enjoy a 2-3 hour bike ride plus 1 hour of paddling on the Ottawa river by kayak or paddleboard. Pick up your bike at 65 sparks St. and ride around the city with our self-guided map, stop at our sister company Locations Escape at Jacques Cartier park and enjoy 1 hour of kayaking or paddleboarding on the Ottawa River. Then head back to Sparks St which is a short 2km distance from Locations Escape.
Experience the top Ottawa sites from the best perspectives – a bike and a boat.
See the most spectacular views of Ottawa-Gatineau with our guided bike tour & Capital Cruises boat tour.
Experience the best of Ottawa on the ground and the water with this fantastic package. Your combo will include a 2-hour Ottawa Express tour and a 90-minute historic sightseeing boat cruise.
Savour Ottawa’s vibrant culinary scene & magnificent biking in this fabulous all-in-one tour.
Experience the sights, scenes, smells, and tastes in this fun and unique 3-3.5 hour bike and food tour! Bicycling in Ottawa is enjoyable on the flat and scenic bike trails. Stop to visit some of the city’s top attractions. Discover and eat at some of Ottawa’s best hidden-gem eateries in its charming neighbourhoods. Choose an e-bike and make this tour even more fun!
This tour is in partnership with C’est Bon Cooking.
Enjoy a leisurely bike tour to Ottawa’s most attractive sights, then reward yourself with a spa treatment after your ride!
A perfect urban escape for couples, friends, or to pamper yourself. Bike at a leisurely pace in this small group guided tour to some of Ottawa’s most attractive sights and favourite spots. After your 2-hour bike tour, chill out with a well-deserved Ottawa spa massage or pedicure with reflexology.
Immerse yourself in an explosion of colours at the Tulip Festival sites and bike to the favourite Ottawa landmarks. Available every May.
The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring, with over a million displays of tulips planted throughout our city. Bike easily through the festival and spend more time enjoying spectacular views of the tulips and the colours instead of driving or walking.
Ride at a leisurely pace and visit the Tulip Festival site as well as top Ottawa points of interest, including the Rideau Canal and Locks, the Glebe neighbourhood, Lansdowne Park, Little Italy, Ottawa River Pathway, Museum of War, and Bytown Museum. An electric bike tour is available by choosing the e-bike option at the checkout!
Discover Ottawa’s gorgeous gardens by bike! Not available in 2023!
Explore Ottawa & Gatineau’s lush landscapes with 4-5 stops through various gardens to surround yourself with glorious nature, flowers, and plants. Use our detailed digital map to navigate your bike route hassle-free! We have paper Ottawa bike maps too!
This is an easy ride at your own pace, suitable for families and riders of all levels.
Learn more about Ottawa’s 2022 Garden Festival here!
There is always an excellent reason to take a bike tour in Ottawa and cycle on some of the top biking trails in North America. Better yet, combine your bike trip with eating delicious local food, checking out the Canadian Tulip Festival, or pampering yourself with an Ottawa spa treatment. We have meticulously designed a variety of tours with you in mind. Led by enthusiastic local guides who know the city inside and out, you will bike through safe and scenic Ottawa bicycle paths and quiet backstreets.
Our tours will allow you to visit our must-see attractions and Ottawa landmarks, magnificent parks, and learn about local life and culture. With multiple daily departures and a variety of specialty tours, we will satisfy your curiosity about Canada’s Capital, its residents, and explore beyond the touristy scene of Ottawa! Join us for our fun and refreshing tours!
“We are a group of five women who were very fortunate to discover Escape Bicycle Tours in Ottawa owned by Maria Rasouli. We wanted something unique and memorable for a girlfriend’s 50th birthday and Maria delivered in spades. From my first contact with Maria to the end of our trip, we were treated like very special guests. Maria took into account our past cycling history, site seeing interests and food likes and dislikes as she embraced the challenge of coming up with a full day cycling and foodie tour. Absolutely brilliant! We were guided by extremely knowledgeable, relaxed and fun Escape cycling guide Lucie on a route that encompassed the best of historic and new Ottawa, beautiful vistas, relaxed bike trails and easy city riding. Throughout the day we were then met at pre-selected culinary locations by food entrepreneur Stefanie of Ottawa’s C’est Bon cooking school. Each food location we cycled to and toured was incredibly unique and reflected Ottawa’s diverse culinary culture. Bike rentals, helmets, water bottles, lunch and food tastings were all included at a very reasonable price. What was completely a bonus was the combined thought and care that Maria, Lucie and Stefanie took to make our day so memorable. Members of our group have taken day cycling tours in locations ranging from India to France. We all agreed that Escape put Ottawa cycling on our own personal maps. Thank you so much Maria and company!”Heather
“This is an attraction I would certainly recommend to everybody visiting Ottawa. Maria is just amazing and she is more than willing to accomodate special requests and plan a tour suitable to your needs. This tour takes you on a tour of Ottawa in a way that you would never see if if you were not a local. Breath taking views and locations, personalized itineraries, patience and pace adjustment according to skills and athletic levels. This tour is fully guided and commented, just full of surprises and tidbits about Ottawa. Ride along the Rideau and experience Ottawa in a different way. Bike rental is included and all bikes are fit and adjusted to the individual participants. Group sizes can vary, we were a group of 7. Very very impressive, don’t miss this gem while visiting Ottawa!”Linda C
“Maria organized the best 30 wedding anniversary ride ever.We were accompanied by Hans,who is not only a great cyclist but a historian.We cycled approx 35 kms and got to see alot of Ottawa as well as learn the history.We then had a yummy lunch at “Art is In Bakery and restaurant.Then off to “Beyond the Pale brewery “for another taste and tour.Our last adventure was to taste Canada’s best Gelato at “Stella Luna”.This tour was arranged by Maria and she exceeded our expectations,what a fabulous way to celebrate an anniversary and see Ottawa.We loved everything about it and would do this again.Thank you from Ed and Janice Rachinski”Ed and Janice Rachinski
“Maria was very prompt, polite, and easy to deal with via email before the tour. At the tour, she was very helpful with setting up our bikes and helmets. We were then introduced to our tour guide Marie. We had a special request for the tour to learn about the different areas within the tour and Marie didn’t disappoint! Marie knew about the city like the back of her hand and gave a genuine impression that she truely cares for and loves the city, which made the tour more fun. The pace and the route we took was adapted to our fitness level as well. Great tour!”Loongchan
Diligently cleaned, comfortable, top-quality bikes
Flexible cancellation policy for up to 24 hours in advance
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