Best Of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    02:00 PM
  • 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.


This tour is a perfect blend of biking through Ottawas beautiful waterfront pathways and green scenery, visiting some of the citys trendiest and vibrant neighbourhoods and stopping to capture some of the street and public arts. Ebike add-on is available upon request!

Biking beyond Ottawas downtown on our super comfortable bikes, you'll truly experience nature in the heart of the city as we take you through Dows Lake, the lush green spaces of the Arboretum trees and experimental farm.

Get a sense of local life and culture as our storyteller guides bike with you through quaint streets of Centretown, the Glebe, Little Italy, and Hintonburg neighbourhoods and show you some of the most interesting buildings, street arts and local eateries and shops. This tour is refreshing and fun and will satisfy your curiosity about locals and beyond the touristic scene of Ottawa!


  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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We'll show you the best of Ottawa in in 5 hours!

Bicycling along the Sussex drive, you will visit Rideau falls and Rideau Hall. Bicycling on the Rideau River pathway you will see much of Ottawa's natural beauty. You will then see two of Ottawa's popular neighbourhood, Old Ottawa South and The glebe and continue cycling at the renown Rideau Canal Pathway.Continuing on the Rideau canal,you will visit Hog's back falls, the spectacular Arboretum, Fletcher Wild Life Garden, and the Experimental Farm along with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

Be ready for a delicious lunch in trendy Little Italy. Bicycling back to Downtown along Sir John A. MacDonald Parkwayyou will see even more of Ottawas attractions including the Rock Sculptures and War Museum. Taking adetour to the province of Quebec, you will see aspectacularview of Downtown Ottawa. Bicycling back to our starting point you will see the National Gallery of Canada, Byward market and the Parliament hill!

This tour is ideal for tourists who want to see much more of Ottawa while being outdoor, those who are new to the city or locals who wantto show their out-of-town visitorsthe best of Ottawa.




Use of bicycle

Water bottle

Power Bar


Transportation to/from attractions


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Guests must arrive to the starting location 20 minutes prior to the tour departure 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.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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  • 23-Apr-2022

    I highly recommend Escape Bicycle Tours for anyone who is looking to explore the great city of Ottawa. My wife and I had an amazing time riding paths, trails, parks, streets and the neighborhoods with Nora. She made it a lot of fun, with stops along the route she let us know historical facts and answered any of our questions. The Escape bike shop was a welcoming place, staff were friendly. We rode Marin city bikes and they pedaled and rolled real nice, high quality and comfortable to ride. Thanks Escape and Nora for making the bike ride the highlight of our getaway. We will be back!

  • 14-Aug-2021

    Vélo électrique en excellent état et le personnel est très gentil et courtois. L’entreprise est très bien située ! C’était parfait!

  • 25-Jul-2021

    Had the family down for the weekend and we rented bikes from Escape and booked the 2 hour tour and all I can say is, it was awesome and soooo much fun! We had Sparky and her associate as our guide and they we very knowledgeable, fun, and accommodating. The bikes were great too! 10 out of 10!

  • 08-Sep-2020

    We visited our daughter who studied in Ottawa this September. Since we stayed for a few days so we decided to do something new. We joined the bike tour and have Nora as our tour guide. Nora is very friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us the places that we have never been to before (even my daughter who has stayed in Ottawa for 4 years). We are seniors and cycling is a bit tiresome for us but Nora was very patient and waited for us for all turns. Thank you very much, Nora. And thank you, Maria for refunding the MyOttawa coupon for us.

  • 07-Sep-2020

    Excellent tour which took us outside of downtown Ottawa. The easy ride gave us a different view of this beautiful city (canals, parks, bridges, neighbourhoods). We learned other interesting facts about the history and development of Ottawa. The bikes were solid and pleasant to ride. An tour to know and see more than just downtown!

  • 23-Aug-2020

    Fantastic day!!! Deni our tour guide was the best. Great way to see parts of Ottawa and fun was had by all! Highly recommend this tour💕

  • 10-Aug-2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our bike ride tour. If you want to see the real extent of Ottawa this gives you a great insight to history and every day living. We saw different communities, lush countryside and where new developments are being planned. The knowledge of the bike routes was terrific . We would never have been able to do this much on our own. There is a fantastic biking network to be ridden. It was not arduous, well paced with plenty stops. Don’t be afraid to take this tour because of time or distance it is very manageable the way it is organized

  • 05-Nov-2019

    What a great thing to do to see the city on a cool but sunny day. The highlight of the trip to Ottowa! We came here following a NY Times article and it did not disappoint. Lucie was a great guide and I loved the electric bike option that was a treat for a 5-hour tour. Highly recommend!

  • 26-Oct-2019

    The best Ottawa Bike Tour, wonderful guide, places, for us the great way to experience the Ottawa City and the most appreciated guide, simple the best.

  • 07-Aug-2019

    My husband and I couldn't say enough about this bike tour and our guide Lucy! It was well organized and Lucy provided a great deal of information about Ottawa. Highly recommended!

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