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Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided provided by RentABike Ottawa

Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided

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• Why self-guided on two wheels? Our pathway system is at our doorstep. No reservation/cancelation needed. Pay only when your ride is complete. 300 bikes available. Our community is safe and helpful to visitors. Easy to navigate pathways follow the 4 major waterways. Our personal directions and map are guaranteed. You set your time, pace and route* from 9am everyday.  IT COSTS LESS! • No traffic or delays from the Rideau Canal tour/rental centre • Light, easy Giant models in five sizes expertly fitted. Electric assist available. • Ride the waterways, parklands and national historic site pathways • See Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, Hog's Back Falls, Arboretum, Central Farm, Rideau, Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers • Duration: up to 4 hours, 15km -25km
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    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Located on the World Heritage Rideau Canal, downtown in the Nation's Capital. Over 250 new bikes in varying models and sizes available. Includes tax, helmet, lock and map. Professional fitting and excellent route knowledge.
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Duration
4h
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  • bike, helmet, lock, map, tax
  • Entry/Admission - RentABike Ottawa
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  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Boris P wrote a review Sep 2019
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From the start it has been an excellent experience, I called three days before and requested a road carbon bike with road pedals and 100mm stem. When I arrived the bike was ready to go and it took less then 15 minutes to pay and get fitted. The staff was very professional and
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Harry M, Owner at Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided
Responded 22 Sep 2019
Thanks Boris. Your Giant Defy carbon Ultegra was a good fit and choice for the Gatineau Park and region. The endurance frame and compact crank is well suited to the terrain. Hope to see you again.
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Matty J wrote a review Sep 2019
Dieppe, Canada121 contributions16 helpful votes
Service at this location was great and the bike worked great as well. Trail is approximately 21 klms tracked by run keeper. Bikes have bells for passing people running/walking or anyone biking slower. Thanks for the great Bikes!
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Response from Harry M, Owner at Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided
Responded 7 Sep 2019
Thanks Matty. The loop down the Canal and Rideau River is 90% auto free with a nice ending along the Mile of History Sussex Drive. 2 hours with photo stops. Just $20 including tax.
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Fryup2000 wrote a review Aug 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Great price, location and range of bikes. Use them everytime I visit Ottawa. Friendly staff and quick communication online.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Harry M, Owner at Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Hello Fryup, we are pleased to be able to offer an excellent rental experience and are happy to hear you enjoy your repeat visits. We look forward to your next visit to Ottawa and hope the weather is fantastic for a bike ride. All the best.
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venogram m wrote a review Aug 2019
Kingston22 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent service and bikes. Great location next to the canal with easy access to multiple routes. Highly recommended. We used the RidewithGPS app and downloaded a few rides. A route map would be a nice addition.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Harry M, Owner at Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Good morning Venogram, thank you for your comments! As discussed, customized route maps with our fav local spots are coming soon! We hope to see you again on another visit to Ottawa.
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Stashmom wrote a review Aug 2019
Milton, Canada105 contributions24 helpful votes
The rental process was fast and easy and the bikes were in great condition. Our intent was to go for an hour bike ride but once we got going we couldn’t get over how many bike paths there are in Ottawa. We ended up keeping the bikes for over 4 hours.
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Response from Harry M, Owner at Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided
Responded 3 Aug 2019
Thanks for your review! We love our bike paths here in Ottawa. Since we are located right on the bike path, it is quick to get going with no walking your bike across roads, waiting at traffic lights or directions about how to find the path. Glad you could get going quickly. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Ottawa and feel free to come back and we can show you some more pathways to explore!
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About the operator

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By: RentABike Ottawa
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Highlight of our trip
Amazing is the only word that comes to mind! We thought a bike tour of the city would be a great way to see the si
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Barbara S
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A safe, fun & interesting guided tour
I was the only person booked for a guided tour, & instead of cancelling, RentABike sent me on my way with an aweso
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Cstein1
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Ms
We had a wonderful time on our bike tour of the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River. Art, our guide, was very knowledge
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Oceansidegal
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Put This On Your Must-Do List
Prompt, courteous service in easy to access location. We were set up with the cruising bikes as we wanted to do sel
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Pär S
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Nice MTB
I rented a nice MTB for a tour in the Gatineau park. 27.5 tyres, hard tail. It worked fine on the paths in the park
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klanel
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Great Customer Service!
I really enjoyed the bike that I rented. I rented a women's Liv road bike to participate in The Ride and it helped
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faisalsaifullah
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Gatineau Park Ride ( Road cycling 70km )
I want to thank you - Harry and Michelle , they are very helpful and knowledgeable. I live in Dubai and did my book
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Walkaboutfar
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Best Place to Rent Bikes for Rideau Canal
Best Place to Rent Bikes for Rideau Canal. Courteous staff. Quick service. Great location for the canal.
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Will L
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Ottawa Bike Rental
The staff are friendly and helpful, and there are a variety of bicycle models to choose ranging from leisure to hig
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henryca3
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Best place to rent a bicycle in Ottawa
If you’re visiting Ottawa or a local, Rent-A-Bike is the best place to rent a quality bike at affordable prices. Bi
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leah2020201
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friendly staffs, bike in excellent condition
Rode bike along the Rideau Canal on paved bike lane, mostly flat, separated from the traffic, very safe and beautif
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congee_king
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Excellent Service and Bike Quality
Staff were excellent and the Giant bicycles were of great quality. Bikes were well maintained and there was a wide
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rickmills26
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A first rate rental experience
I have hired bikes in most major cities in the world and this has to be one of the best locations I have come acros
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icopnick
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Skip the E-Bikes
It pains me to give anything less than an exceptional review to this outfit. We've rented bikes from them many tim
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LeahHeidi
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Lovely service!
Excellent bicycle selection and lovely employees. They even gave my puppy dog a bowl of water one day when it was r
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  • Duration: 4h
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