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Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour provided by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals

Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
See the top Ottawa tourist spots during the leisurely paced ride
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Pedal through Ottawa to see the top sites of Canada’s capital city on this guided bike tour. The easy pace of the tour allows you to enjoy the beautiful natural and architectural landmarks along the way. See many of the highlights of the city, the hip neighborhoods, waterways, and waterfalls, complete with a stop at a popular market stop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit some of the trendiest neighborhoods
  • Bike rentals, helmet, water, and a snack are included in the tour price
  • Enjoy a view of the city from the Quebec side of the river
What to expect
Your Ottawa bike tour begins downtown with a quick safety briefing after being fitted with the right bike for each rider. From there, your guide will lead the group along the Rideau Canal that leads you through Old Ottawa South and the Glebe, two of Ottawa’s trendiest areas. Continuing on the canal-side path brings the tour to some of the top agricultural attractions in the Ottawa area. Discover Landsdowne Parks, the Dominion Arboretum, the Central Experimental Farm, an Fletcher Wildlife Garden. Then, travel along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, pass by the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill to end your tour back at the starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit some of the trendiest neighborhoods
  • Bike rentals, helmet, water, and a snack are included in the tour price
  • Enjoy a view of the city from the Quebec side of the river
What to expect
Your Ottawa bike tour begins downtown with a quick safety briefing after being fitted with the right bike for each rider. From there, your guide will lead the group along the Rideau Canal that leads you through Old Ottawa South and the Glebe, two of Ottawa’s trendiest areas. Continuing on the canal-side path brings the tour to some of the top agricultural attractions in the Ottawa area. Discover Landsdowne Parks, the Dominion Arboretum, the Central Experimental Farm, an Fletcher Wildlife Garden. Then, travel along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, pass by the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill to end your tour back at the starting point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 25710P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Use of bicycle
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks (between Elgin and Metcalfe). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the starting location 20 minutes prior to the tour departure time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
  • We are located at 79 Sparks St. which is a pedestrian street between Elgin and Metcalfe. We are a few steps away from the Parliament Hills and the National War Memorial.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Use of bicycle
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks (between Elgin and Metcalfe). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the starting location 20 minutes prior to the tour departure time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
  • We are located at 79 Sparks St. which is a pedestrian street between Elgin and Metcalfe. We are a few steps away from the Parliament Hills and the National War Memorial.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    79 Sparks St.
    79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
    Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks (between Elgin and Metcalfe). Where to park: We recommend finding a private parking lot nearby or using the following underground parking lots: National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St.) City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
  • 1
    The Glebe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lansdowne Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
    Central Experimental Farm
  • 3
    Fletcher Wildlife Garden
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
  • 4
    Remic Rapids Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Canadian War Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parliament Hill and Buildings
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Chad R
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I highly recommend Escape Bicycle Tours for anyone who is looking to explore the great city of Ottawa. My wife and I had an amazing time riding paths, trails, parks, streets and the neighborhoods with Nora. She made it a lot of fun, with stops along the route she let us know historical facts and answered any of our questions. The Escape bike shop was a welcoming place, staff were friendly. We rode Marin city bikes and they pedaled and rolled real nice, high quality and comfortable to ride. Thanks Escape and Nora for making the bike ride the highlight of our getaway. We will be back!
Written April 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Thank you so much, Chad! We did enjoy your visit as well! Your positive energy and appreciation for our city were heartwarming! We hope to see you both again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written May 2, 2022
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DinDan
3 contributions
Sep 2020
Excellent tour which took us outside of downtown Ottawa. The easy ride gave us a different view of this beautiful city (canals, parks, bridges, neighbourhoods). We learned other interesting facts about the history and development of Ottawa.
The bikes were solid and pleasant to ride. An tour to know and see more than just downtown!
Written September 7, 2020
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Biketoursottawa
Dear DGDK, Many thanks for taking our Neighbourhood and nature tour and your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour! We greatly appreciate your recommendation. Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :) Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written September 14, 2020
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Pathfinder442385
1 contribution
Aug 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our bike ride tour. If you want to see the real extent of Ottawa this gives you a great insight to history and every day living. We saw different communities, lush countryside and where new developments are being planned. The knowledge of the bike routes was terrific . We would never have been able to do this much on our own. There is a fantastic biking network to be ridden. It was not arduous, well paced with plenty stops. Don’t be afraid to take this tour because of time or distance it is very manageable the way it is organized
Written August 10, 2020
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Pathfinder, We thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. We have put a lot of thoughts into our routes and stories that we like to share with our valued guests like you and we are very happy to know that you have enjoyed our tour so much! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your positive experience with us! Warm Regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written August 12, 2020
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Joyful Joyful
1 contribution
We visited our daughter who studied in Ottawa this September. Since we stayed for a few days so we decided to do something new. We joined the bike tour and have Nora as our tour guide. Nora is very friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us the places that we have never been to before (even my daughter who has stayed in Ottawa for 4 years). We are seniors and cycling is a bit tiresome for us but Nora was very patient and waited for us for all turns. Thank you very much, Nora. And thank you, Maria for refunding the MyOttawa coupon for us.
Written September 8, 2020
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Biketoursottawa
Many thanks for your review! Congratulations on your first bike tour. We are thrilled that it was with us! Hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written September 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nour K
4 contributions
A+ Bike tour.
I am looking forward to bringing my friends next time. Maria has excellent customer service skills and is a dedicated owner. Sparky was my tour guide and she absolutely loves her job and does it super well. I'm very happy to have gone, escape bike tours is a must do activity in Ottawa. I would say it's the FIRST thing you should do when you arrive.
Written July 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Many thanks Nour! Your were a spirited guest and we enjoyed hosting you! Looking forward to seeing you again! Maria :)
Written July 10, 2018
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Gary N
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
Jul 2021
Had the family down for the weekend and we rented bikes from Escape and booked the 2 hour tour and all I can say is, it was awesome and soooo much fun! We had Sparky and her associate as our guide and they we very knowledgeable, fun, and accommodating. The bikes were great too! 10 out of 10!
Written July 25, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Thank you so much Gary! It was our great pleasure! Sparky enjoyed your company a lot too! We love giving tours to fun guests like you folks! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written July 25, 2021
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David M
Salt Lake City, UT7 contributions
Oct 2019
What a great thing to do to see the city on a cool but sunny day. The highlight of the trip to Ottowa! We came here following a NY Times article and it did not disappoint. Lucie was a great guide and I loved the electric bike option that was a treat for a 5-hour tour. Highly recommend!
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear David, We very much enjoyed your visit and was humbled to learn that you got inspired to visit us aster seeing the NY Times video. Thank you very much for your visit and review and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed our tour especially with the electric bikes. They are tone of fun! Warm regards, Maria :)
Written November 7, 2019
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Mark M
Irmo, SC14 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Great trip and great guide in Chris. Very informative and fun. We would highly recommend. Weather was little iffy to start but the rain held off.
Written July 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much Mark! Yes, the weather miraculously got nice and we were very happy about it! Maria :)
Written July 28, 2018
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ATCK
18 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
My friend and I had a day and a half to spend in Ottawa and we were very glad for doing this tour. Our tour guide Dick was excellent in making sure we are always aware of where we were going, he was patient and very knowledgeable of the area and history. The route was excellent and is a fantastic way to see key places in Ottawa,if you are interested in seeing beyond the Parliament grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
Written June 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Rama, Thank you for choosing a good chunk of your limited time in Ottawa with us and we are happy to hear that we left you with satisfaction and a very positive experience! Maria :)
Written July 10, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Val O
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I really enjoy cycle tours as you cover alot of ground, learn something and are getting some exercise. This tour was a great opportunity to do all three. A beautiful blue sky day increased the chances of enjoyment alongside a knowledgable guide and good equipment. Also a great way to meet others who are travelling to our capital. Highly reccomended.
Written December 17, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Val, Thank you very much for joining us and your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour of our beautiful Ottawa! Maria
Written March 28, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A wonderful time
My niece and I took the bike tour during out visit to the Ottawa tulip festival. The team at the office were very
DJ9394
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Spectacular!
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Whether your a visitor or live here this will be enjoyed by all! Will do all of the different
PayalT60
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Amazing bike tour experience in Ottawa
It was amazing tour took it on May 10th 2022,on a beautiful sunny day. Was given the perfect bike and Mike was an a
oliveg112
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Excellent way to explore the city and surrounding area
My 13 year old and I really enjoyed this tour. It rounded out our weekend Ottawa trip with some off the beaten path
808kerriep
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Excellent
We rented bikes. Excellent service and bikes. Maria gave us fantastic routes on a map. Would highly recommend as a
Dr_Gis64
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Sparky saved the day
We took this tour to try and make the most of the short time we had to spend in Ottawa. Soooo glad we did! Our gui
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Loved Seeing Ottawa on eBikes - Great Service and Quality Rental
If you are interested in enjoying Ottawa by bicycle then this is the spot for you! We rented bikes twice - both tim
Neil L
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Great location, great service, great bikes!
We were so pleased to locate the Bike shop right on sparks street. Maria was terrific and found the exactly the rig
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Amazing
I had booked a 2 hour bike tour and was super pleased by the experience! Maria is an amazing guide, sharing her lov
Grace E
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Amazing Cornwall Tour!
I did a one day tour of Cornwall with Escape Bicycle Tours last fall in 2021 and it was the most amazing trip I too
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Amazing tour of Ottawa!
We had an amazing tour with Hans of Ottawa! Communication was perfect and even though we were late to the meeting p
HLjam
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Amazing Ottawa attraction
We had the BEST time on this tour! Andrew (our guide) was very knowledgeable of all the sights keeping things fun
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Amazing tour of Ottawa
Amazing tour and a great way to see the city. I was originally booked on the 3.5hr tour which had to be cancelled.
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Great ride !
Great tour with a friendly guide very knowledgeable and passionate about his town. Pleasant tour easy to ride and g
Andrea52501
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Best activity of Ottawa
The pace of the tour was really fabulous and the guide knew Ottawa really well and made the tour very interesting.
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