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Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

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Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a half-day bike tour in and around the city. See the major attractions and must-see sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city.
  • See the city’s major sites
  • Ideal for tourists or those new to Ottawa
  • Travel along the city’s natural pathways and waterways
  • Bicycle, helmet, water bottle, and snack included
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Bicycle
Helmet
Local tour guide (in English, French, German, and Spanish)
Water bottle
Power Bar
Transportation to/from attractions
Gratuities
79 Sparks St. , 79 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada

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

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
This half-day bike tour takes you along the renowned Rideau Canal Western Pathway to one of Ottawa’s most-popular neighborhoods — the Glebe. Continuing along the Rideau Canal, which connects Ottawa to the city of Kingston — visit Hog's Back Falls, Carleton University, the Dominion Arboretum, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, the Central Experimental Farm and the Canada Agriculture Museum.

When cycling back to Downtown Ottawa along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. See more of Ottawa’s attractions, including the Canadian War Museum, then take a detour to the province of Quebec for a spectacular view of Downtown Ottawa.

Finally, travel back to the starting point, passing the National Gallery of Canada, ByWard Market, Rideau Falls and Rideau Hall.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Cycle through the beautiful Rideau Canal with a few stop to learn about our UNESCO heritage site!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ottawa Locks
Stop at the Locks to see them in operation just like the old days!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lansdowne Park
See the contrast of the new and old; take a peak at our football stadium and check out the old Glebe Neighbourhood!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Glebe
Cycle through this old neighbourhood to get a sense of daily life in Ottawa!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
Enjoy the beautiful waterfront pathways and cycle through Arboretum!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Canadian War Museum
Cycle through Little Italy to Ottawa River pathway and pass by the War museum!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Canadian Museum of History
Cycle to the Quebec side to get the best view of Ottawa and learn more about the history of our region!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rideau Hall
Visit the Governor General's house, learn about Canadian governance and enjoy the magnificent gardens!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rideau Falls
Enjoy the view at the past centre of trade for our first nation people!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
ByWard Market
Enjoy the backroads and a little of history of Ottawa's most popular spot!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Back to our staring location just in time for lunch!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive to the location 20 minutes prior to the starting time for bike fitting and tour and safety review.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour 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 Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour 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 Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour 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 Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour.

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A 3-Hour Tour (... a 3-Hour Tour...).
Michael T
, Jul 2019
We enjoyed a very pleasant 3-hour bike tour of Ottawa, whetting our appetite for what there is around the beautiful city to go back and explore later. Our guide, Nora, was a sweetheart and very informative.
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Escapes Bike Tours & Rentals
Mary Jane G
, Jul 2019
Did the 3.5 hour bike tour with Escapes & it was fabulous. We saw so many sites in both Ottawa & Quebec. Also learned a lot about Canadian history. Our guide, Sparky was the best. Want to go back & do the 5 hour tour.
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Best way to see the city
Deb R
, Jul 2018
What a beautiful city Ottawa is & this is the best way to see it. The trip took 3 hours and we covered 15 miles. Pace was good, with plenty of stops. My teenagers & I really enjoyed this tour. Sparky was our tour guide- very knowledgeable & passionate about her town!
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This was an awesome tour of Ottawa...
Carla B
, Feb 2018
This was an awesome tour of Ottawa on bikes. Very reasonable sized group, and a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend!!
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Excellent way to see Ottawa...
Sue V
, Jul 2016
Excellent way to see Ottawa! Pathway system in the City is fantastic and our Tour Guide was terrific.

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