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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau provided by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
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About
We will give you a lightweight hybrid city bike, helmet, lock and map and send you off to a fun journey to explore Ottawa-Gatineau region all on safe and scenic bicycle paths away from traffic. Our maps are full cusotmizable to your interests.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25710P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Lock
  • Map
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2–4 hours
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 10 minutes before the booking time to 79 Sparks St. (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must leave a credit card information at the time of the bike pick up as a security against potential bike damage.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Lock
  • Map
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 10 minutes before the booking time to 79 Sparks St. (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). 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
2–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must leave a credit card information at the time of the bike pick up as a security against potential bike damage.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    79 Sparks St.
    79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
    Guests must arrive 10 minutes before the booking time to 79 Sparks St. (between Elgin and Metcalfe St.). 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
  • 1
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ottawa River Pathway
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ben D
1 contribution
Great experience to rent bikes from in Ottawa
Oct 2021
This was a great experience renting bikes from them. We did a 4 hour rental and biked along the Rideau Canal. The staff were very friendly, helped adjust the bikes at the start of the rental, and were very helpful answering questions.
Written October 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Ben, Many thanks for your positive review! We are pleased to know that our team took great care of you! Thank you so much for renting bikes from us and we hope to see you again! Warm Regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex L
Calgary, Canada36 contributions
Exploring Ottawa on an e-bike
Sep 2021
When you are short on time, an e-bike rental from Escape is the way to go! I was able ride to many of Ottawa's attractions in about 4 hours without breaking a sweat!

The staff was helpful and friendly and was able to get me set up with a bike within minutes, as well as providing me with a map highlighting the must-see places in the city.

I highly recommend Escape Bicycle for bike rentals in Ottawa!
Written October 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Many thanks Alex! Happy to hear that our ebike allowed you to see more of the city in a limited time and that our services were to your satisfaction. We look forward to having you back during your future trips. Warm regards, the Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tricia Q
2 contributions
Ottawa City E-Bike Ride
Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our self-guided 4 hour electric bike rental September 25, 2021. Before our trip to Ottawa our email inquiry was responded to quickly by staff. Once we were there we booked a time in person with Andrew but I would recommend booking early. You do not want to miss out as it is a great location for this type of service and the area is spectacular for touring on bikes. Thank you to Andrew for clear instructions and fitting our bikes. The map and route details we were given made our experience easy and so enjoyable. We look forward to doing another bike ride on our next visit back to Ottawa.

Tricia & Kevin
(Calgary)
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Tricia and Kevin, Many thanks for your visit and beautiful review! Very nice to hear that Andrew took such great care of you! Indeed ebikes are popular and booking early is a good idea. We are happy that we could set you up with a pair to enjoy our super bike-friendly city! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, the Escape Team, Andrew & Maria :)
Written November 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ganda
1 contribution
Great 'Escape' Biking Experience!!
Sep 2021
We rented 2 bikes for 4 hours from Escape Biking a couple of weeks ago. Having never rented bikes in the past, we were not sure what to expect. We were very pleased with the service that was provided by Maria and Andrew. The bikes were ready when we arrived. They had been sized, and Maria offered helmets (I had my own) and locks. We asked quite a few questions about the different biking modes and cycling paths, and Maria answered all of our questions and offered suggestions. When we returned, Andrew welcomed us back and took time to chat with us. This is a very welcoming, friendly, and safe bike rental company! There is also a lovely cafe, and clean washroom facilities if required.
Written September 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Thank you so much! It was our great pleasure! I am very happy to hear that you had your first ebike Escape experience with us and it was a very positive one! We are passionate about sharing our city on 2 wheels (electric or non-electric) and it is nice to know that you felt welcomed and safe in our space! We do look forward to seeing you again! Ottawa is not that far! Warm regards, The Escape Team, Andrew & Maria ;)
Written November 20, 2021
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SandraBerna
1 contribution
Fabulous Bike Rentals
Sep 2021
We rented 3 comfort bikes to cycle along the Rideau Canal, around Dow's Lake, and see some sights in downtown Ottawa. The bikes were in excellent condition, very comfortable, sized and ready for our arrival. All the staff were super friendly and helpful. Maria personally welcomed us back from our ride and took the time to chat with us. The washroom is clean and stylish chic. Another bonus feature is Ottawa Bike Cafe with an outside patio.
I highly recommend booking with Escape Bike Tours for their excellent customer service and quality bikes. Thank you to Maria and your team!
Written September 10, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Sandra, we enjoyed reading your beautiful review and are grateful for your visit and kind recommendation! Meeting amazing customer like you give us lots of joy and remind us why we do this! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape team & Maria :)
Written November 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David E
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
2 Hour Bike Rental
Aug 2021
My daughter (Ariana) and I rented a Hybrid Performance bike for two hours. I had my own bike. The service was friendly and complete. The young lady let my daughter test ride two bikes to help her choose. She put on a panier to put our small backpack in, and gave us suggestions and tips (and map) to help us find easiest bike safe way to get down to the Rideau Canal Pathways.
In particular, we liked that Escape Biking has the 2 hour Rental Option. The other nearby Bike rental place jumped from 1 hour to 4 hours. 2 hours was perfect for what we wanted.
We highly recommend Escape Bicycle Tours to others!!!!
Written August 25, 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear David, Thank you so much! We are so happy that we could set you up with everything you needed to enjoy your dad-daughter outing! It has been nice to have you back this season and we look forward to having you and your daughters back next season! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jon E
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Fun friendly and helpful
Great bikes including a perfect one for our eight year old daughter. Helpful friendly staff. We enjoyed our bike ride to Dows Lake with a stop at the paddling pool at Sylvia Holden Children’s park. Decent prices.
Written August 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Jon, Many thanks for choosing us and your kind words! We do love seeing families enjoying our beautiful outdoors! We hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve1836
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
Great day on Scooters
Aug 2021 • Family
Maria rented us electric scooters for the day and her and her team gave us tips on where to go and check out Ottawa. We had an amazing day on the scooters. We even had a small problem with one of the scooters and it was quickly replaced with another one. The tips on where to go or amazing. We were able to scooter from downtown all the way to Chinatown, Little Italy and then Glebe. The idea of renting scooters from Maria was brilliant because the other scooters rented out by the city cannot be used in many places that we went to. I’ll together, we made the right choice to go with Maria and her team of excellent tour guides.
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Steven, Thank you so much for choosing us and for your kind review! It was wonderful to hear about your adventure and how much you enjoyed it! Our rental escooters are so much fun and cost-effective compared to the street options. We are happy that you found us and hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sonata23
Toronto33 contributions
A great way to tour Ottawa
Aug 2021
Excellent experience for a really reasonable price. The staff were extremely polite and accommodating even when we asked to go off-book with our own biking route. The gentleman who looked after us was very knowledgeable about the safest routes to take and laid it out clearly for us on a map. The bikes themselves are well maintained and come with all of the necessities — helmets, locks, and a saddle bag to store all of it in. Highly recommend!
Written August 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Sonata! Many thanks for choosing us and your kind review! It is wonderful to know that you were happy with our service, team, bikes, and accessories! We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrice Rochon
1 contribution
Great day in parc de la Gatineau on ebike
Aug 2021
Awesome service!!!! Super friendly and helpful. Had a great full day of ebiking at parc de la Gatineau. We were able to go to lac Meech for a swim and back to Ottawa.
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Biketoursottawa
Dear Patrice, It was our pleasure! What a fun day you had biking with ebikes at Gatineau park and a swim at Meech lake! We should do that ourselves sometime :) Thank you so much for your positive review and we look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written November 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Shady990
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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
318gemmad
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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.
K3400HQcorinned
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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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2 hour bike tour
We had a great time riding on the bike trails of Ottawa and stopping at spots to learn the history and admire the s
P3300RCrosec
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100% recommended
Our guide was super nice and the tour is very well organized. It takes you the very hidden gems in Ottawa city. Oct
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Lovely people to deal with
We were booked for the two hour bike tour in early October but the weather unfortunately was quite rainy and cold.
Otto H
Otto H
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Perfect way to explore Ottawa
Best tour of many we have made before. Very comfortable and maintained bikes. Tourguide was very friendly with a h
R1620URjasong
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Great experience
The best way to explore the city, excellent staff provided great service and a informative tour of the city.
Y8702YWtinab
Y8702YWtinab
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Awesome Tour
The experience with the City Bike Tour was awesome, our tour guide was knowledgeable, patient and fun. I would reco
D6041CAds
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Great experience
Guide Andrew so knowledgeable, very patient, and just a super guide. Helped to make our visit to Ottawa a wonderfu
Ricardo L
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Although it's true that Ottawa is a very walkable city, doing a bike tour will allow you to reach many other places
Beny P
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Great experience
It was a great experience! Nice guide, interesting tour and a great place for renting bikes. After the tour they
keithmerritt51
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Great rental experience in Ottawa
I rented an e bike for 2 hrs. They were on time and provided a quality bike that was charged and worked well. They
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