Ottawa Spring Tulip Festival Bike Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 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.


On this 3-hour bike tour of Ottawa, visit the capital's renown Tulip Festival, a special annual event available from May 10to 20. Enjoy Commissioners park, home to the Ottawa's most dazzling festival display. Follow the winding pathways with your local guide through the explosion of color in gardens filled with over 300,000 tulips. There will be 30-40 minutes stop at the Major Tulip festival site along with visiting some other tulip sites and attractions in Ottawa.


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • 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: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario

Love lock Bridge, Lansdowne park

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lansdowne park, Ottawa, Ontario

The glebe neighbourhood

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Starting location

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dows Lake

Enjoy thousands of Tulips here and learn about the festival history!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Canadian war museum, Ottawa, Ontario

A quick stop to learn about the museum

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ottawa River Pathway, Ottawa, Ontario

Cycling through the scenic pathway!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bytown museum

Learn about Ottawa's oldest stone building and enjoy watching the locks in operation!

Duration: 5 minutes




Local tour guide (English)

Water Bottle


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Guests must arrive 15-20 minutes earlier for bike fitting and tour/safety review

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

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.

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)

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Jul-2019

    What a wonderful way to see Ottawa and enjoy the tulips at the yearly Tulip Festival. Book your tour with Escape - it'll be a highlight of your visit. Ottawa is incredibly bike friendly so you can go on this tour and not worry one bit about sharing the road with cars as the majority (almost all) of the tour follows bike paths and trails. Our guide was wonderful, full of information and knew the best spots to show us, all while providing history and stories. She was mindful of everyone's bicycling abilities and levels and made sure everyone was happy, comfortable and enjoying the tour. Escape was a pleasure to deal with from the very beginning from booking our tour to our arrival at their shop to get geared up and ready to go. They're centrally located so they're easy to find and get to and it's a great starting point for this wonderful tour. I highly recommend it!

  • 22-May-2019

    Tour is very well organized. The route, fun commentary, some hidden gem places for photos. Fine tuned bicycles.

  • 22-May-2019

    Easy pace tour, with several stops at tourist sights, or for all the group to catch up. Informative guide many bike tips, history, and the Netherlands connection

  • 19-May-2019

    I had a 3hr bike ride with my family guided tour. It was very fun filled bike ride with personalized care given to us. They take care of the safety as well. Friendly guides, goes beyond guiding as well.

  • 15-May-2019

    What a great way to see Ottawa! My fourteen-year-old daughter and I did the spring tulip festival tour with Escape Bicycle Tours and we both loved it, even though the weather was cool and rainy. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, the city is very bike friendly and we always felt safe. It was a great way to spend time with a teenager. I highly recommend it.

  • 15-May-2019

    My friend and I took the Ottawa Tulip guided tour and it was absolutely amazing! Reservations were easy to make and quality of the bikes were excellent. Our guide, Hans, made the experience outstanding. We loved his knowledge of the city, sense of humour and personality. The fact that he was Dutch and we were on the Tulip tour made it a little bit more special. The tulips were only partially in bloom, but the time we spent in the Festival Park was sufficient. The scenic route by the Canal and then up thru the War Museum was perfect! The distance and pace was good for basic to intermediate level bikers. We absolutely recommend that if you’re in Ottawa the best way to see the city is by bike! Make sure you ask for Hans

  • 14-May-2019

    What a lot of fun, I must say Ottawa is growing on me and these types of outings really have an impact. Chris was a lot of fun as a guide - I see he got me in a photo as the ‘class clown’. Hope I made his day that much more interesting with the questions and shenanigans 😊. I had to wait for the perfect time to spring in my ‘tiptoeing through the tulips’ gag!

  • 22-Jun-2018

    Chris was our guide. There were 12 in our group for the Tulip Discovery bike tour. An excellent experience. Well worth it. The tour would have been better in another week when all the tulips were blooming.

  • 18-Jun-2018

    Although I grew up in Canada I had never been to Ottawa. Also, after living in Florida for 50 years, I'd been home for fall but hadn't seen spring. As part of our spring trip we went to Ottawa and saw some of the gardens of the Tulip Festival. It was gorgeous! Also, a neat city.

  • 18-Jun-2018

    Il n'y a que quelques endroits prisés pour voir des tulipes et autres fleurs et il y en a pas des millions comme le prétendent les sites touristiques.C'est plutôt éparpillés. Près du lac Down c'est ce qu'il y a de mieux. Si vous passé par là, c'est ok, mais ne vous déplacez pas que pour cela.

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