Best of Ottawa- 5 hours

May to October by request

5 Hours

April to November


Adult: $99 (approx. $74 USD/69€)
Family or group of 4: $87.25 per person/ $349 for a group of 4
Ebike add on: $40
Includes bicycle, helmet, a guide, water bottle and a power bar snack.
+ tax & booking fee

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

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. See the best of the city at your own pace. 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.

– Rideau Falls, Rideau Hall, Rideau River,Rideau Canal,
– Old Ottawa South, the Glebe, Lansdowne Park,
– Locks, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy, Carleton University, Experimental Farm, Fletcher Wild Life Garden, Arboretum,
– Ottawa River, Rock Sculptures, Museum of War, Chaudiere Falls
– The province of Quebec and Museum of History,
– National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, and Parliament Hill.

We’ll show you the best of Ottawa in 5 hours! Bicycling alongside the Sussex Drive, you will visit Rideau Falls and Rideau Hall. On the Rideau River pathway you will see much of Ottawa’s natural beauty. Visit two of Ottawa’s popular neighbourhood, Old Ottawa South and the Glebe and continue cycling on the renown Rideau Canal Pathway to visit Hog’s Back Falls, the spectacular Arboretum, Fletcher Wild Life Garden, and the Experimental Farm featuring the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Be ready for a delicious lunch in trendy Little Italy. Bicycling back to downtown along Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway beside the magnificent Ottawa River, you will visit the unique Rock Sculptures and the War Museum. Cross the bridge to Quebec to enjoy a spectacular view of downtown Ottawa skyline from the Museum of History Terrace. Bicycling back to our starting point you will see the National Gallery of Canada, the Byward Market and the Parliament Hill!

This tour is ideal for tourists who want to see much more of Ottawa while being outdoor, those who are new to the city or locals who want to show their out-of-town visitors the best of Ottawa.

Have questions? 
Check out our FAQs or contact us!

Why take a tour with us?

  • Small groups
  • High quality customer service and care
  • Safe and scenic routes
  • Friendly, fun and knowledgeable local guides
  • Loaded with local tips and stories
  • Raving reviews on Tripadvisor and Google
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Locally owned and operated small business

Meeting point: 65 Sparks St.

What our guests say about us!

  • Decent bikes, including large size frame for tall riders. Great cycling along canal hitting all the high points. Five hour tour was a good pace but managable due to stops and generally flat terrain. Ask for Sparky...she was ultra competent, informative and, in general, awesome!
    Susanne Y. October 2017 on Google
  • 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!
    Stephanie G. June 2018 on Google
  • We really enjoyed our 5 hour tour. Our guide was great. I would highly recommend a tour with these guides. Thank you!
    Mosman M. August 2018 on Google
  • I had a great time exploring the city of Ottawa with Escape Bicycle Tour and Rentals. I chose the 5hr tour, and my guide Lucie was knowledgeable, and I felt as though I received an extensive idea of what Ottawa has to offer. I highly recommend the full day tour, but they do offer shorter tours as well
    Bryce B. August 2018 on Google
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