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Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour provided by Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25710P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide (in English, French, German, and Spanish)
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 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
  • Guests must arrive to the location 20 minutes prior to the starting time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Local tour guide (in English, French, German, and Spanish)
  • 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 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
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the location 20 minutes prior to the starting time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers 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 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)
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  • 1
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Ottawa Locks
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Lansdowne Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    The Glebe
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Canadian War Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Canadian Museum of History
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Rideau Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Rideau Falls
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    ByWard Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
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5.0
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James M
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Our bike tour with Escape Bicycle Tours was the highlight of our family Ottawa getaway! Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide shared many memorable historical facts and fun anecdotes about the capital. Our party included two kids, aged 10 and 12, and our guide made sure we felt safe in the traffic. (Most of the tour was on bike paths.) We rode 14 kilometers, crossing three bridges, rode over a waterfall and enjoyed many great views of the city. The Escape headquarters is on a car-free street (situated a stone's throw from Parliament Hill), which made fitting the bikes stress-free. The bikes were top notch, and we enjoyed exceptional customer service. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience - I highly recommend it!
Written 16 March 2021
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Dear James, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our great pleasure! We enjoyed your kids' enthusiasm and upbeat energy as much! We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to Ottawa! The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 15 April 2021
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rosecolborne
Colborne Ont.9 contributions
Aug 2021
We highly recommend this tour, it was by far the best way to spend an afternoon in Ottawa. Do yourself a favour and rent the E-Bikes and enjoy the fresh air and the city. We did the 3 1/2 hour tour of Ottawa on E Bikes. Our tour guide Nora was delightful company and very knowledgeable. We covered such a vast area of the city and because we had the electric bikes it was a very easy ride. Note: We are seniors and we don't ride very often but found this to be a refreshing and fun way to spend an afternoon. The tour followed bike paths throughout the city so it was extremely safe. The bikes are very high quality and extremely reliable. The staff at Escape Bike Tours are friendly and helpful and will do anything to ensure your comfort and safety.
Note: it was so enjoyable that back 2 days later and rented bikes for another ride on our own.
Written 22 August 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Rose, Thank you so much for your kind review! We enjoyed reading it! You did choose some of our best offerings; Ottawa highlights with ebike! Ottawa is such a safe and bike-friendly city and we are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience with us, Nora, and our ebikes! We would love to see you again on your future trips to Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 27 November 2021
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Flora
5 contributions
Jun 2021
The bike tour was the starting point of my visit in Ottawa and it was an absolutely right decision - cycling is one of the best ways to explore this lovely city.

I booked the 3.5 hr tour, the 20+ km ride was tiring but more than worthy. The price is reasonable taken all services into consideration. Equipments (bike+helmet) are nice and accessible. The route is well designed - we rode around the city (including Ottawa and Gatineau) and went through most of the main spots in Ottawa. I had a strong feeling that I was living and breathing with this city. Mr 乐迪' guide was vivid and interactive. All staff are very friendly, caring, and (for sure) knowledgeable about the city.

I would definitely recommend the bike tour to friends who will visit Ottawa and would love to join the tour again if I revisit Ottawa some day. Thank you so much for providing me such an amazing experience!
Written 5 July 2021
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Dear Flyuyumora, Thank you for participating in our Ottawa Highlights Tour and your kind recommendation! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour, guide, bike and also our team's effort. We would love to have you back! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 7 July 2021
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Mark B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
This is the third time Ive rented bikes in Ottawa. The first two times we enjoyed free riding all over the city and into Gatineau. This time we decided to take a tour. Dick (Richard) was laid back and friendly with bits of information about what we were seeing, and it was such an excellent ride . When I asked my 18yo daughter what the best part of the trip was she did not say going to the bars in Quebec as I expected. No. She said it was the bike tour. Thanks again. The booking is always easy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The equipment is excellent. What else is there to say. Just do it!
Written 12 August 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Mark, Wow! We are so thrilled to have scored so high with your daughter! Thank you so much for choosing us again and it is so nice to hear that you have been pleased with the consistently high-quality service that we strive to offer our valued guests like you! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 27 November 2021
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Shelly C
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Great overview of Ottawa from the Ontario and Quebec sides. Our guide customized our tour to our abilities and speed.
Our guide was a great historian and able to give us lots of information on Ottawa and the history.
We prebooked our tour due to the pandemic and the company took excellent precautions with sanitation
A shout out to our Guide Dennie
Written 22 July 2021
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Dear Shelly, It was our great pleasure! Indeed, Denis is an amazing gudie! Thank you so much for choosing us and we look forward to having you back! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 25 July 2021
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Janet Marie
Cambridge, Canada7 contributions
We really enjoyed this bike tour. Especially Sparkly she was so knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed her as our tour guide. I highly recommend this as there were places we never knew existed and also seen places we wanted to see. The bikes were comfortable and the staff were great.
Written 24 August 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Janet! Amazing! It is so wonderful to know that you enjoyed your tour, our wonderful guide Sparky, our kind staff, and comfortable bikes. It is always nice to know that we are showing the city's hidden gems to our wonderful guests like you! We enjoyed seeing the pictures you posted as well. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again in your future trips to Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
Written 27 November 2021
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Nicole V
1 contribution
Aug 2021
We went for a tour again this year and brought family with us to experience it. Such a fantastic tour - we had 8 people ages 12, 14, 15, 17 and all the way up to 50 years old. Everyone enjoyed it. Our tour guide was Sparky again - can't say enough about this wonderful and talented guide! She's the best tour guide ever!
Maria and her team helped setup the tour for our group and was excellent to communicate with and accommodate us.
Highly recommend booking with Escape Bicycle Tours!! We will be back next year for the 5 hour tour!
Written 31 August 2021
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Nicole, We are so honored to have won the "#1 activity in Ottawa" badge from you! It means the world to us! Thank you so much for taking another tour with us and it was great that our wonderful Sparky could be your guide again! We cannot wait to have you back for the 5-hour tour! That one is a lot of fun and I am sure your family would love it! So much more to see in Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape team & Maria :)
Written 21 November 2021
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Jkmmn
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Aug 2020
Visited from Toronto and did the Ottawa Highlights- 3.5 hours! Had a great day and Nora was an excellent tour guide. Everyone enjoyed the bike route. Bikes were very comfortable and we highly recommend! Will be back in the future to do a different tour or rent bikes.
Written 11 August 2020
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BRG
6 contributions
Jul 2020
Excellent staff and east to book. Our guide, Denis, really knew his stuff and answered all the many questions we had. Also, Escape has an excellent location on Sparks Street. Highly recommend!
Written 17 July 2020
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Biketoursottawa
Dear Brant, It was our pleasure! Thanks for choosing us and your vote of confidence! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Denis! Warm regards, Maria :)
Written 18 July 2020
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MarshaLuke
Philadelphia, PA17 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The tour was both fun and informative. We were able to get close-up views of many sights and locations. Our guide stopped at various sights to explain the history, cultural significance and/or local events. He peppered his presentations with interesting anecdotes. We were provided with both helmets and bicycles. The route was easy enough to traverse with only a few inclines that were managed easily enough with the bicycles provided. My husband and I are in our late 60s, and had no problem with the route.
Written 3 February 2020
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Thank you so much Marsha! It was a pleasure having you in our tour and we greatly appreciate your positive review! Warm regards , Maria :)
Written 27 June 2020
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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
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
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Exploring Ottawa on a Bike - Escape Bicycle Tours
I highly recommend Escape Bicycle Tours for anyone who is looking to explore the great city of Ottawa. My wife and
Neil L
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
Chousi88
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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
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.
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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
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