Bike & Bites Tour
$141 CAD per person (approx. $98 USD)
$160 CAD per person (approx. $109 USD)
$204 CAD per person (approx. $134 USD)
Ebike add on:
Taxes & fees
13% tax & 3% booking fee
Bicycle, helmet, 2 guides, water bottle, & all food samples
“We did the Bike & Bites tour and it was the most incredible day! It was the best combination of a guided bike tour (to see the sights) and get a food tour! Our guides were fabulous and would highly recommend to anyone who wants to spend a fun day in the city.”
5-star review by Holly on Tripadvisor
In partnership with
Satisfy all of your senses with the sights, smells, and tastes in this unique, award-winning Ottawa bike and culinary tour experience.
Your tour includes a guided bike tour to some of Ottawa’s major attractions on the spectacular Ottawa bike paths. 95% of the tour is on the flat and safe bike-friendly trails.
You’ll also make a delicious discovery of some of Ottawa’s hidden gems and must-experience eateries with your expert C’est Bon Cooking guide.
This tour includes two tour guides (one bike guide, one food tour guide), your bike rental, a helmet, a water bottle, and the food at all the eateries visited.
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.
Note: the route and locations are subject to change due to COVID-19.
Please note this is a sample itinerary. Neighbourhoods and eateries may vary depending on the day of the week and time of your tour.
Starting at the Escape Tours and Rentals shop (65 Sparks Street), complete your safety briefing and bike and helmet fitting.
You begin your tour with a leisurely ride to the Rideau Canal and area. You will stop to hear exciting stories about each attraction from your storyteller guide.
Next, you will detour to the Old Ottawa East neighbourhood to sample mouth-watering plates at two of our food stop locations.
Your next delicious discovery will be a bike ride to the charming Glebe neighbourhood, home to Lansdowne Park.
Pedalling through some of Ottawa’s backroads, you will make your way to another vibrant neighbourhood of Ottawa called Centretown, where you can indulge your sweet tooth.
With your palate fully satisfied, we will stop at the Museum of Nature to admire its architecture and learn about a building that was once a temporary home to the Parliament of Canada.
To complete your journey, take a short scenic route back to our starting point at the Escape Tours, and Rentals shop at 65 Sparks Street.
Make this an electric bike and food tour of Ottawa by choosing the e-bike add-on option at the checkout.
Satisfy your palate and your curiosity with interesting locations along your tour, including:
- Rideau Canal
- Love Lock Bridge
- Old Ottawa East neighbourhood
- Flora Bridge
- The Glebe neighbourhood
- Lansdowne Park
- Centretown neighbourhood
- Museum of Nature
- Three stops at some of Ottawa’s most exciting restaurants, food stalls and markets.
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 65 Sparks St.
Parking: We highly recommend leaving your car at your hotel. Street parking in our neighbourhood is difficult and the meters/time restrictions can be confusing. But if you must drive, here are a few underground parking lots: National Art Centre Parkade (99 Elgin St.), World Exchange Plaza (Metcalfe and Albert entrance), City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W).
Your specific food allergies and dietary restrictions will be discussed when you book your tour, and your food samples will be adjusted accordingly.
Flexible Booking – Book with confidence! For public tours, you will be fully refunded if you give us 48 hours’ notice before your tour starts.
No refunds for any cancellations within 48 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.
“AMAZING. Seriously fantastic day celebrating a friend’s bachelorette. She loves biking and food, so this was the perfect event. We were greeted by Maria who helped me plan this private tour for our friends. She made everything easy and exciting. Nice new bikes along with helmets and water were provided. Our tour guide, Chris, was a hilariously knowledgeable older man who took us from Sparks street down to the Glebe where we then had a walking food tour with C’est Bon Cooking. Because we were all from Ottawa, the tour was quick and efficient but he still told us some great facts and stories which made us fall in love with Ottawa that much more. Highly recommend to anyone who’d like to experience the city a little differently. And if you love food/interested in trying something new, definitely do the Bike & Bites tour. Cannot say enough good things about how great of a day it was!”Krista
“We were a group of 4 and had Sparky as a our tour guide for the Bike + Bites Tour in partnership with C’est Bon. Sparky took us along the canal and had a lot of history and Ottawa facts that were new to us. There’s so much more of Ottawa you can discover on a bike vs. in a car. We met up with Stefanie at Lansdowne to visit the Farmer’s Market and headed to other local Ottawa gems before finishing the tour with ice cream (best idea on a hot day). Overall, the excursion was a lot of fun and informative (and tasty). Would recommend for anyone visiting Ottawa or to anyone who are Ottawans who wants to do something fun on the weekend that doesn’t involve “just going downtown”.”Ahn P
“Great experience with Escape Bicycle Tours, and C’Est Bon Cooking, doing the Bike and Bites tour. The bikes were great, in good shape and pre-configured based on the our heights (sent ahead of time). The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, and the food selections were really good. Great experience”Geoffrey Dudding
“We gave this adventure tour to my husband for his birthday. We did bike and bites! We were delighted with our guides and we really appreciated the variety of food! Great experience!”Sandra