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Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a bike tour in and around the city. Explore some of the city's trendiest and most vibrant neighborhoods and get a sense of local life as you travel through Centretown, the Glebe, and Hintonburg among others. On route, see all the major sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city, and enjoy a snack as you travel.
  • Take a bike tour in and around Ottawa
  • See all the city’s major sites
  • Travel along the city’s natural pathways and waterways
  • Bicycle, helmet, water bottle, and snack included
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Departure Point

79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada

Guests must arrive 20 minutes before the tour starting time at 79 Sparks (between Elgin and Metcalfe). 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)

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This bike tour begins in Downtown Ottawa.

Get set up on a comfortable bike and go through a quick safety briefing before setting off on your ride. Head off on the Rideau Canal pathway to see other areas of natural beauty. Continue to the popular neighborhoods of Old Ottawa South and the Glebe as you cycle along the Rideau Canal Pathway. Other sites include Landsdowne Park, the Dominion Arboretum and Central Experimental Farm and the Fletcher Wildlife Garden.

Then, cycle back to Downtown Ottawa along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, allowing you to see even more Ottawa attractions like the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill. Complete your tour back at the original starting point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Enjoy a scenic ride on the historic Rideau Canal!
Stop At:  
The Glebe
A quick stop to check out the trendy Glebe!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lansdowne Park
Check out the lively shopping/eating arena with beautiful old and new buildings!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
Enjoy a magic ride though scenic bike paths surrounded by trees!
Pass By:  
Central Experimental Farm
Visit the vast farmland in the heart of the city!
Stop At:  
Fletcher Wildlife Garden
A quick peak to admire this quaint garden in the heart of the city!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
Breath the fresh air while riding through this truly gorgeous waterfront pathway!
Stop At:  
Remic Rapids Park
Enjoy the spectacular rock sculptures and have a chat with artist!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Canadian War Museum
a brief stop to see and admire powerful Chaudière Falls and the museum architecture!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Passing by through scenic route to see the best views of the Hill!
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour.

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Best day!!
Guy_D
, 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💕
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Guy, Thank you so much for choosing us and your beautiful vote of confidence! We are so happy that Denis and us at Escape tours & Rentals made your day so memorable in Ottawa! Warm regards, The Escape Team & Maria
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An excellent way to explore this...
Brian F
, Oct 2017
An excellent way to explore this fascinating city in a short time, but still cover most all key tourist areas. The guide Peter was excellent, and the ride nice and casual.
star-5
My husband and I had an amazing...
Rochelle C
, Jul 2017
My husband and I had an amazing time! The shop was easy to find. Our guide was easy going, very informative, and accommodating. Saw much more than we thought we could in our short stay in Ottawa. Great city for biking. The five hours were not strenuous nor stressful. Highly recommended!

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