There are so many reasons to go car-free when visiting a city. Along with escaping the frustrations of traffic, GPS apps and parking fees, there is the simple joy of discovering a city on foot.
What’s more satisfying than finding a hidden café, green lane or local shop so easily zoomed past in a car? At Escape Bicycle Tours, whose company story is quite inspiring, we met Lucie Villeneuve, our kind and patient guide (amateur cyclist alert!) and got equipped.
Two hours later, we had completed a loop along the Rideau Canal, through neighbourhoods we would never have otherwise seen, across the Ottawa River and back. By the end we were goofy and giddy – both from the kid-like joy of bike riding and from the discoveries made along the way. Read more here!
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