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Starting downtown, you will first visit the War Memorial. A leisurely ride on the Rideau Canal Pathway will give you a beautiful view of Ottawa’s downtown and popular Byward market neighborhood. As you continue cycling, you will visit Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, and cross a bridge to visit the beautiful province of Quebec. Cycling back through Voyageurs and Ottawa River pathways (or Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway), you will see and hear more of Ottawa's beauty and major attractions including the Parliament Hill, National Art Gallery and Museum of History. Locks and Bytown Museum will be the last attractions that you will see during this short and fun tour.
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Rideau Canal
Hog's Back Falls
Ottawa Locks
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This bike tour is perfect for families and those wanting a leisurely way to see Ottawa. Most of the route is on designated bike paths that take you to some of Ottawa’s cultural and natural highlights. You’ll see Rideau Falls, cycle the Rideau Canal path, cross the river into Gatineau, plus see the War Memorial, Parliament Hill, National Art Gallery, Museum of History, and more.

  • Bike rental, helmet, and water are included

  • Learn about Canada’s capital city from your local guide

  • Suitable for all ages and skill levels

  • Choose a morning, early afternoon or late afternoon tour

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fun Tour

We had a great bike tour across Ottawa. Great insides to the city within a short time. Hans, the guide had a lot of knowledge and was telling interesting stories.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I were planning a trip to Ottawa in early August. Before arriving, I emailed Maria some questions about her service. Her response was prompt, helpful and kind. Upon arrival, Maria was very accommodating with our schedule. The day of the tour, we...More

1  Thank Donna N
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were only our group (4) on the tour, which meant it felt like a private two hour tour. Bikes were all well maintained and we were supplied with water as advertised. The tour took us to parts of the city we would not have...More

2  Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great bikes and tour guide

A great way to see the city with excellent bikes all well maintained and full range of gears. Our guide Hans was excellent - kept our group together in understated way and gave good explanation of the city sights. Felt very relaxed, and route covered...More

2  Thank stokesley40
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great Way To See The City

My husband, son (11) and I did the 2 hour bike tour with Sparky. She was a very knowledgeable guide and answered the many questions we had. This ride was a great way to learn about Ottawa and get your bearings. If it wasn't for...More

1  Thank luvtotravelCanada
Maria r, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! We are always happy to share information about what's going on in our great city and happy to hear that you got some great information from our wonderful Sparky. Maria :)

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Allan U
July 25, 2018|
Response from Karenmcc09 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Maria at Escape to answer this question.
May 20, 2018|
Response from Marie-Louise B |
Hi Linzee, yes it is suitable. The tour is around the canals and river and very flat, with a couple of rises to get onto a bridge or two, which you can walk if you want. It was a very leisurely pace. We stopped for lots of... More
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