Ottawa Highlights- 3.5 hours

May to October- Daily 9:30 am

3.5 Hours

April to October


Adult: $75 (approx. $56 USD/52€)
Child (6-12 years old): $65
Family or group of 4: $66.25 per person/ $265 for a group of 4
Ebike add on: $30
Includes bicke, helmet, a guide, water bottle and a power bar snack
13% sales tax+ booking fee are extra

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Sightseeing at its best! Discover Ottawa’s major attractions, must-see spots and hidden gems on this guided tour.  Cycling on Ottawa’s beautiful bike paths and quiet neighbourhood streets, your local guide gives you a great introduction to Ottawa and satisfies your curiosity about the city’s history and local life and culture.  This tour is ideal for guests who want to discover Ottawa beyond Downtown core.

– Rideau Canal, Love Lock Bridge, Rideau Canal Locks
– The Glebe, Lansdowne Park
– Arboretum, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy
– Ottawa River, Museum of War, Chaudiere Falls
– Province of Quebec, Museum of History,
– Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls
– National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market and Parliament Hill.

Take a leisurely bike ride to see Ottawa’s must-see spots and hidden gems in only 3-3.5 hours, with 95% of the route on bicycle paths.

Bicycling along the canal pathway, you will hear the history of the canal, followed by a short detour visit to Lansdowne park and the Glebe (neighborhood).

Cycling alongside the Rideau Canal, you will see the spectacular Arboretum, Dow’s Lake and trendy Little Italy. Heading back alongside the beautiful Ottawa River bike path you will enjoy the view at Chaudiere Falls. We will then pass by the War Museum and cross into the province of Quebec to enjoy another spectacular downtown view from the Museum of History terrace.

Crossing back into Ontario through the scenic Alexandria bridge you will see the National Gallery of Canada, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, Byward Market, and Parliament Hill.

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Why take a tour with us?

  • 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

Starting point: 65 Sparks St.

What our guests say about us!

  • Me and my family enjoyed a lot this very well organized bike tour. Fantastic way to discover the beautiful Ottawa in few hours. SO kind and professional our guide lucie.
    Omid S. June 2017 on Google
  • We had the opportunity to do a magnificent tour of the city of Ottawa by bike. " The escape tour company " provided us with the bicycles which were in perfect condition as well as a guide that allowed us to discover several aspects like the history and architecture of the city. The whole group came back enchanted from their afternoons. I highly recommend it. It's save ride and allows you to see a lot in a short time. Thanks again we will be back
    France B. June 2017 on Google
  • Fantastic experience. The tour guide was great, excellent knowledge of Canadian culture and lots of fun. Plenty of photo opportunities to remember such a beautiful city. I highly recommend this tour
    Rob N. June 2017 on Google
  • My husband and I took the Ottawa highlights tour on a Saturday monring with Brian. We were impressed with the tour because we covered so much ground and saw so much of Ottawa. Brian was knowledgeable and very attentive to both safety and information about Ottawa. Maria, the owner, responds quickly to either emails or phone calls. She is very easy to deal with. She ensures that the bike and helmet fits properly and that the tour leaves on time. This tour is a must when visiting Ottawa and was a highlight of our trip.
    Mary W. June 2017 on Google
  • Best bike tour I've been to! I can't wait to go again! A+
    Nour K. July 2018 on Google