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

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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    65 Sparks St.
    65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
    Between Elgin and Metcalfe a few seconds walk from Parliament Hill
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  • 1
    Rideau Canal National Historic Site
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ottawa River Pathway
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    65 Sparks St.
    65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
    Between Elgin and Metcalfe a few seconds walk from Parliament Hill
    See address & details
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Departure Point
65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
Duration
2–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
29Reviews
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AngelJ25 wrote a review Nov 2020
Rideau Lakes, Canada42 contributions27 helpful votes
We rented an e-bike for a week from Escape Bicycle Tours. I loved the bike so much, I bought it! They sell off their bikes at the end of the season and they are in excellent condition. They purchase only the best quality bikes and eScooters for their rentals and tours. We also
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Biketoursottawa, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
Responded 11 Nov 2020
Dear Angel, It has been our great pleasure! We are so happy to know that you have been enjoying your awesome ebike and our service! Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations. You have been such a gracious and positive customer and we too have enjoyed your visits! Happy Biking! The Escape Team & Maria :)
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AZ Boys and Girls Club wrote a review Oct 2020
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Friendly staff. They helped us load the bikes and helped us of load them. The bikes were clean and very functional and easy to operate for our group.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Biketoursottawa, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Many thanks for your kind review! It was our pleasure to have you and we look forward to setting you up with bikes for your future events! Warm regards, The escape Team & Maria :)
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Gmo wrote a review Sep 2020
Chatham-Kent, Canada23 contributions10 helpful votes
Have rented bikes many times. Great bikes. Great service. Always friendly and an awesome way to get some exercise and see the city.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Biketoursottawa, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Thank you very much! It is always a great pleasure to have returning clients! We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
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AVL28803 wrote a review Sep 2020
Asheville4 contributions3 helpful votes
I am not an experienced e-bike rider, but Maria and her team had me rolling away like a pro in less than 10 minutes - did a 45KM roundtrip ride to Chelsea for lunch and then to the Kingsmuir Estate and Byward Market - home before dinner! Maria and her team were smart, funny,
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Biketoursottawa, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Dear AVL28803, We are humbled by reading your beautiful words! It was our absolute pleasure! We do enjoy meeting interesting and curious clients like you and talk about bikes, ebikes, and life in general! We are so thrilled that you experienced one of your best days in Ottawa since moving here while experiencing our service! This is such a big compliment and we are so grateful for it! So much looking forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria :)
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LatinCanuck wrote a review Sep 2020
Montreal, Canada18 contributions8 helpful votes
We got an amazing service from Escape Tours, we preferred to take a self guided tour since we already knew parts of the city. The bicycles were in excellent condition and the accesories the same. We also got a plan and suggestions from them about the best route we can take to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Biketoursottawa, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Dear LatinCa, Thank you so much for your kind review! It was our great pleasure to set you up with bikes and accessories so you could enjoy your self-guided tour in our beautiful city :) We hope to see you again! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria
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About the operator

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By: Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Di1B
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Highly recommend!
Great experience! Well-appointed bicycles. Saddlebags provided with bottles of water and granola bars. Helmets also
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KWD96
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Awesome Electric Bike
I've been on more than one tour with Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, but have recently purchased an electric bike
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Departure715284
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fall in love with the city !
A nice way to discover the city ! Sparky is the best tour guide ! My last visit in Ottawa was 15 years ago and th
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BulldogGMD
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Sweet Ride in Ottawa
Great team with good quality equipment. I would happily recommend this outfit and readily rent from them again.
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svetlanasZ5493RY
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Beautiful Ottawa
It was a nice tour, small group, personable. The guide was knowledgeable and told a lot about history. The trails w
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CdnChristine
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Fun e-Scooter experience
We had such a fun experience renting e-scooters from Escape Bicyle Tours and Rentals! The online booking process wa
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parads42
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Awesome
We rented 2 electric scooter for 2 hours. Way cheaper the the other one on the street, will definitely do it again
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Wilson L
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Great way to see Ottawa
It's a great way to see the city! I have been to Ottawa many times but the bike tour was a way to see the city fro
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TriptoJesus
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Our first Bike Tour
We visited our daughter who studied in Ottawa this September. Since we stayed for a few days so we decided to do so
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Explorer817019
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Very pleasant.
Discover new sites, explore new view points on the town, very interesting and very pleasant tour of the town.
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DGDK
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Fantastic way to see outside Ottawa
Excellent tour which took us outside of downtown Ottawa. The easy ride gave us a different view of this beautiful c
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Jenny S
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Fantastic Introduction Tour of Ottawa
We were very short on time and the two hour bike tour was perfect for us, fantastic service, perfect guide and all
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KatrinaB1193
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Spectacular
Sparky was very informative about the history. We covered alot of territory in a short period of time every moment
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218selenaj
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A MUST do adventure in Ottawa!!!
I chose Escape tours and rentals primarily because of the fantastic reviews....My family is seriously contemplating
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shannonmI6790HG
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Must Do!
We reserved tandem bikes in advance and they were ready to go when we arrived. They provided us with a map and mad
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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