2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour - Gatineau

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join our small-group, fun and leisurely bike tour that shows you the best of Ottawa in less time. Pedal your way around with our super comfortable bikes on scenic and safe waterfront bicycle pathways and on backroads of quaint neighbourhoods. Ebike add on is available upon request!

We will stop about 6-7 times to see some of the citys stunning look outs, hidden gems and must-see landmarks and attractions including Rideau Canal, Rideau Hall, the National War Memorial and Byward market while our fun and friendly local guides will tell you stories at each stop about history, local culture and life in Ottawa!

You will be amazed by how much you will see and learn and how many pictures you snap in just 2 hours. Suitable for all ages, this biking experience is ideal for easy-going bicyclists and families who want to see more of Ottawa in less time and also get lots of local tips about what to do and see in Ottawa!


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, Ottawa, Ontario

Start the tour here by bike fitting and tour/safety review at the historic pedestrian Sparks St. Mall.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National war memorial, Ottawa, Ontario

Starting the tour we first visit the war memorial.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario

Visit the historic Rideau canal

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ottawa locks, Ottawa, Ontario

See Locks original operation as boats pass by.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Ottawa River, Ontario

Cycle through beautiful waterfront pathways.

Pass By: Bytown Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

Learn about Ottawa's oldest stone building and its legacy.

Stop At: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

Visit Government General's residence to learn about Canadian political system and enjoy the beautiful Gardens

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rideau falls, Ottawa, Ontario

Enjoy a beautiful view and fresh breeze at the Falls.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Parliament hill and Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

You will see the best views of the Parliament hill from the Quebec side and will learn about it

Stop At: Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Outaouais Region, Quebec

Enjoy the spectacular view of the region and learn about he museum architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes




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Transportation to/from attractions


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Guest must arrive to the tour starting location 20 minutes prior to the tour starting 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.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Oct-2022

    What a great way to have a fun team building activity and also learn more about Ottawa, its history and architecture. Sparky was our guide, and she was so much fun to be with, and so knowledgeable. We had an amazing time! Would absolutely recommend.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Everything about the experience was amazing - from the owner, Maria, jumping through hoops to get us on a tour last minute, to Nora, the tour guide who had oodles of great stories, this was the best two hours we spent in Ottawa! You won't regret choosing this company for any of your touring needs!

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Yesterday we had a very nice bicycle tour in Ottawa. With a small group and a lovely guide we explored the beautiful city of Ottawa. We highly recommend to explore this city on bike. The bikes and service of Escape Bicycle Tours are great, no need to look for another shop.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    This was a great way to see the city. We saw a lot within the two hour timeframe of the tour. I can't imagine that, on our own, we could have come up with the route that was taken. Also, it was not physically taxing at all. I would not hesitate to sign up for this activity.

  • 23-Sep-2022

    Despite bad weather(it rained for part of the tour), it was a beautiful experience. Guide was very knowledgeable, city is very bike friendly and is beautiful.

  • 26-Aug-2022

    What a great way to see Ottawa! This tour allowed us to see so many things, and loved the view from Gatineau over the river to Ottawa. Our guide David was so knowledgeable and had many great pieces of information! This is a must do tour in Ottawa!

  • 21-Aug-2022

    I enjoyed an amazing Escape Bicycle Tour with out-of-town guests from Maine (a couple and their ten year old child). The tour was made all the more perfect with great quality bicycles provided as part of the price. We met our guide David on Sparks Street, and he showed us Ottawa's beautiful sites including Parliament Hill. We crossed the Ottawa River and enjoyed riding along a lovely bicycle path along the River on the Quebec side, then back across, to take in the Rideau Falls and some cool historic neighbourhoods. David was attuned to the fact that an experience child-rider was in the group, and made it safe while interesting for everyone. David's depth of knowledge of Ottawa's history, his love of sports, cycling, and Nature, and the fact that he has served as a City Councillor in Ottawa, brought depth to his explanations. He also tells a great joke. A delightful tour with a fantastic guide!

  • 20-Aug-2022

    Very good experience, route and attention from our guide. We did a very interting route touching all the great sight seeing spots of the city. Memorable experience!

  • 11-Aug-2022

    Hans did a great job taking us on the bike tour. Thanks and we highly recommend this bike tour. Even as being from Ottawa we enjoyed this tour because the places you visit with the bikes you can't see from the car before.

  • 05-Aug-2022

    David was a very knowledgeable guide. He made the tour fun and interesting. We felt safe cycling through the city following David’s lead. David was patient and answered all of my very curious 11 year old’s questions. This was one of our favorite activities while visiting Ottawa. I highly recommend the tour!

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