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Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

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Overview
This tour is a perfect blend of biking through Ottawa’s beautiful waterfront pathways and green scenery, visiting some of the city’s trendiest and vibrant neighbourhoods and stopping to capture some of the street and public arts.

Biking beyond Ottawa’s 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!

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You'll start at
65 Sparks St.
65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
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  • Pass by Rideau Canal
  • 1
    The Glebe
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Lansdowne Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 3
    Fletcher Wildlife Garden
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by Central Experimental Farm
    Pass by Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
  • 4
    Remic Rapids Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Canadian War Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Parliament Hill and Buildings
    Pass by Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Departure Point
65 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada
Departure Time
2:30 PM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Use of bicycle
  • Water bottle
  • Power Bar
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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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.
  • An additional fee of $90 would apply and is due on the day of the tour for non-English tour for 4 or less participants.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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Response from Maria R, Owner at Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear David, We very much enjoyed your visit and was humbled to learn that you got inspired to visit us aster seeing the NY Times video. Thank you very much for your visit and review and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed our tour especially with the electric bikes. They are tone of fun! Warm regards, Maria :)
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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.
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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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Response from Maria R, Owner at Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
Responded 9 Aug 2019
Hello Fingtravel! Wow...that is saying something! Thank you kindly for your review and business! Be well......Maria :)
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We rented an e-bike with Escape Bicycle Tour and both me and my wife loved it. What a great experience it was. We rented the bike for several days and one evening, we experienced some difficulties to charge the bike. Well, they responded us at 11:00 pm and made sure
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Response from Maria R, Owner at Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
Responded 9 Aug 2019
Hey Marc! Thank you again for your patience with the battery issue. We are not happy until YOU are happy! We appreciate the time you took to write this review. See you again soon...... Warm regards...... Maria :)
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My wife and I had a great time on our day-long bike tour Ottawa. We saw not only a lot, but we learned a lot about what we saw. A good way to introduce yourself to city. We would recommend it highly.
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Response from Maria R, Owner at Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
Responded 17 Apr 2019
Dear Jonathan, Many thanks for your kind words! Our full day tour is one of our favourites. Some may feel intimidated but with about 30k distance and lots of stop it is sure a great way to "introduce yourself to city" as you said it well. We are glad you chose to take this tour and enjoyed it. Warm regards, Maria :)
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By: Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Mary
10
highlight of our trip
Our family of five (two adults and kids ages 11, 13, 16) went of this tour in August. Our guide, Sparky, took us
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M and M.
10
We had a wonderful time. Saw all the highlights and Hans, our Guide, provided lots of information and the "backstory".
We really enjoyed our bike tour. We met the company personnel at the office - right on Sparkes Street. Our
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S R
10
Great tour!
We really enjoyed our Ottawa city bike tour. Great guide, he was friendly and very knowledgeable about the sites
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MarshaLuke
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1713
Great fun!
The tour was both fun and informative. We were able to get close-up views of many sights and locations. Our guide
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WestHigh101
Salem, Oregon
112
Bicycling is the best way to see Ottawa
Express City Bike rentals is perfectly located in the center of town. I happened to sign up for the 2 hour tour on
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smsfirecracker
6922
Not-to-be missed
The many traffic-free cycle routes in Ottawa delighted us on a beautifully sunny and crisp October day - when
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MountainGirl-Carol
Calgary, Canada
70
Nice City Tour
Brian our leader took us around city showing us the highlights at a leisurely pace. He gave a little history on
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David M
50
Amazing Fall Day Ride with Lucie as our Guide
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
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Arturo M
54
The best Ottawa Bike Tour
The best Ottawa Bike Tour, wonderful guide, places, for us the great way to experience the Ottawa City and the
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Evee Newman
40
3 hour bike tour
Excellent tour with our great guide Hans. The cycle route was just over 20km but was very flat and easy with
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