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Authentic & Specialty Ottawa Bike Tours Designed and Led by Locals

Bike & Bites Tour

In partnership with C’est Bon Cooking

3-3.5 hours

A 3-hour guided bike and walking culinary tour of Ottawa

Experience the sights, scenes, smells and tastes of Ottawa in this fun and unique tour!  Our combined bike and food tour will take you to some of Ottawa’s major attractions through our city’s most scenic bicycle paths.  You’ll also make a delicious discovery of some of Ottawa’s hidden gems and must-see eateries in the Glebe neighborhood, home to Lansdowne Park and the Ottawa Farmers Market (the route is subject to change due to Covid-19).

This tour includes 1.5-hour sightseeing bike tour (about 14 kilometers / 8 miles), 95% of which is on dedicated bicycle paths, + 1.5-hour guided walking tour with tastings at the farmers’ market and 3-4 eateries in the area.

Starting and Ending location: 65 Sparks St.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The tour will only run if a minimum of 4 participants register.
Alternative dates/time could be arranged for a minimum of 4 participants and/or private bookings.
The tour will be canceled and participants will be fully refunded if it rains.

Adult: $99 (approx. $71 USD)
Child (6-12 years old): $89
Ebike add on: $30
This price includes bicycle, helmet, guides, water bottle and all food samples on the culinary walking tour.
13% sales tax+booking fee are extra

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Looking for another date? Please contact us so we can make it happen!
Phone: (613) 608 7407
Email: [email protected]

Best of Ottawa

We'll show you the best of Ottawa in 5 hours!

Escape Bicycle Tours Ottawa

5 Hours

Forget the bus… get on a bicycle and truly experience the beauty and history of Canada’s Capital city of Ottawa! You will see many of the major attractions and hidden gems, while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of this beautiful city. Enjoy a delicious lunch stop in trendy Little Italy. You’ll feel like an ‘insider’ at the end of this relaxing, fun tour! This tour is ideal for tourists who want to see much more of Ottawa while being outdoors, those who are new to the city and locals who want to show their out-of-town visitors the best of Ottawa.

Bike & Boat Tour

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 our boat tour partner is not operating in 2020 season.

Rideau Canal

2-hour guided Ottawa Express Bike Tour + 75 minute Historic Sightseeing Tour (Capital Cruises).

Capture spectacular views of the city and its hidden gems with Escape Bicycle Tours and Capital Cruises. Experience the best of Ottawa on the ground, and on the water with this amazing package. This combo includes our 2-hour Ottawa express tour (10:00 am or 1:30 pm departures) and a 90 minutes historic sightseeing boat cruise at any of the 5-6 daily departures.

Adult: $75 (approx. $52 USD)
Child (6-12 years old): $55
Student (13-18 years old): $70
Family or group of 4: $245
Electric bikes available at an additional cost of $20 pp.
This price includes bicycle, helmet, a guide and water bottle plus a boat cruise voucher.
13% sales tax+3% booking fee are extra

To book this tour contact us at
Phone: (613) 608 7407
Email: [email protected]

Tulip Bike Tour

May 10-20: Daily 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Tulip Bike tour

3 Hours

The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring, with over a million displays of tulips planted throughout our city. Capture spectacular views of the tulips and discover their colourful beauty along with other hidden gems and the history of the city with this delightful Ottawa bike tour!  You will visit Rideau Canal, Landsdowne Park, Arboretum, Locks and Old Ottawa South neighbourhood in this tour.

Bike Tour & SPA

Go ahead treat yourself to fresh air and spoil yourself with a spa package!

Escape Bicylce Tours Spa Tour

An unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling happy, relaxed and inspired!

To book this tour contact us at
Phone: (613) 608 7407
Email: [email protected]

Our tours are designed for leisure and recreational bicyclists and include visits to some of the most attractive sights and hidden gems in Ottawa. Once your tour is complete (approx. 2 hours) it’s time to chill out at Holtz Spa with a well deserved Massage or Signature Spa Pedicure and Reflexology.

A perfect urban escape for couples, friends or on your own.  You’re sure to make friends along the way!

How Does it Work?
Once your appointment is booked, come to 65 Sparks St to begin your bike tour.

The tour includes bicycle, helmet, water bottle and a friendly guide.  We will first visit the War Memorial. Next, a leisurely ride on the Rideau Canal Pathway will give you a picturesque view of Ottawa’s downtown and popular Byward market neighbourhood. We will have  brief stops at Rideau Hall and Rideau Falls and then cross the bridge to visit the scenic province of Quebec and the spectacular Museum of History. Cycling back through the Voyageurs and Ottawa River pathways (or Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway) you will see and hear more of Ottawa’s charm and major attractions including Parliament Hill and National Art Gallery before returning to the spa for your relaxing treatments.

Couples $145 pp; includes 2 hr. Bicycle Tour and Couples Relaxation Massage

Friends $145 pp; includes 2 hour Bicycle Tour and choice of 50 min. Relaxation Massage or Signature Spa Pedicure with Reflexology

Singles $145 pp; includes 2 hour Bicycle Tour and choice of 50 min. Relaxation Massage or Signature Spa Pedicure with Reflexology

Garden Promenade Bike Tour

To book this tour contact us at
Phone: (613) 608 7407
Toll Free: 1 888 667 2012
Email: [email protected]

3 Hours

Experience Ottawa-Gatineau’s beautiful gardens by bike. Your guided tour lasts about 3 hours in total and includes 4-5 stops at various gardens where you can enjoy the magnificent beauty of flowers and plants and learn about them from your guide. This leisurely bike tour starts at Escape Bicycle Tours and rentals location in downtown Ottawa (65 Sparks). Taking scenic Ottawa River and Voyageur pathways you will visit the following gardens: Rooftop Garden- Canadian Museum of War, Japanese Zen Garden- Canadian Museum of History, Rideau Hall Gardens. Heading back to the start point you will see and learn about the unique flower gardens at National Art Gallery and Major’s Hill park which leave you with a big smile as the tours ends.

Rates:

Adult: $70 (approx. $59 USD)
Family or group of 4: $260
Group prices: $50 PP or lower for groups of 6 or more guests
Electric bikes available at an additional cost of $25 pp.
This price includes bicycle, helmet, a guide and water bottle.
13% sales tax+3% booking fee are extra

Here are a few of many 5-star reviews we have received by our gracious guests!

  • Fantastic experience. Friendly staff. Must do activity!
    Tunde K. May 2019 on Google
  • Bike trip was wonderful! Much better than walk or bus tour would be. Well organized, we learned some new stuff although we have been in Ottawa many times. Scenery, light exercise, and fun commentary of Chris. Thanks guys!
    Denis K May 2019 on Google
  • 매우 친절하신 사장님???
    임민수 May 2019 on Google
  • In spite of some challenges with the weather, the Escape team did a great jb with out diverse group including a great picnic lunch! Highly recommended!
    Allen T. June 2017 on Google
  • What a great way to see and learn a little about Ottawa. Our guide was excellent and informative. We will definitely do it again with Escape on our future trips to Ottawa.
    George A. June 2018 on Google
  • We did the Bike & Bites tour and the friendly staff provided us ponchos during the rainy weather. Sparky was very informative and we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of food during the tour. Highly recommended!
    Kim X. July 2018 on Google

There is always a good reason for a bike tour; eating some locally made delicious food, checking out our popular flower festival or pampering yourself with a spa treatment. We have meticulously designed a variety of tours with you in mind.  Led by enthusiastic local guides who know the city in and out, you will bike through safe and scenic bicycle paths and quiet back streets to visit our must-see attractions and landmarks, magnificent parks and and learn about local life and culture. Our tours are fun and refreshing! With multiple daily departures and a variety of specialty tours, we will satisfy your curiosity about Canada’s Capital, its local residents and beyond the touristic scene of Ottawa!

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