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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 Sussex Drive (home to the official residence of the Prime Minister) to Rideau Falls. Following the Rideau Canal 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 Hog’s Back Falls, officially the Prince of Wales Falls, and some of the top agricultural attractions in the Ottawa area.

Stop for lunch at the Parkdale Market before passing into Quebec for a different view of the capital. Then head back downtown, past the National Gallery, ByWard Market, and Parliament Hill to end your tour back at the starting point.

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Rideau Canal
Hog's Back Falls
Rideau Falls
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Pedal through Ottawa to see the top sites of Canada’s capital city on this guided bike tour. The easy pace of the 5-hour 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 lunch break at a popular market stop.

  • See the top Ottawa tourist spots during the leisurely paced ride
  • Visit some of the trendiest neighborhoods and stop for lunch
  • 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
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Reviewed 28 July 2018
5 Hour Tour of Ottawa

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.

Thank markm0506
Maria r, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you very much Mark! Yes, the weather miraculously got nice and we were very happy about it! Maria :)

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Bes way to see Ottawa

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...More

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Maria r, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Many thanks Nour! Your were a spirited guest and we enjoyed hosting you! Looking forward to seeing you again! Maria :)

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Fresh air, exercise and scenery, what more could you want?

Taking the 5 hour bike tour was a great way to see Ottawa and get some exercise as well. we were a group of two so the pace was perfect for us. The pace and the distance are very doable (we both have ridden bikes...More

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Maria r, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Lauren and Brian, Many thanks for your beautiful review! We enjoyed hosting you and are very happy to hear how pleased you were with your experience with us! Maria :)

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Fantastic way to see Ottowa !

We had an amazing experience with Escape Bicycle Tours. We are new to visiting Ottowa and wanted to see the sights. We began the day meeting owner Maria who fitted us with VERY nice bikes. We own some premium road bikes ourselves and had no...More

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Maria R, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your very nice review! We are so pleased to know that your first bike tour experience was a super positive one! I loved your story about passing by our store the year before in Ottawa and taking note...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Excellent bike tour and guide! Highly recommend.

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...More

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Maria r, Owner at Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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 :)

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