Sightseeing Bike Tour of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Experience hosted by Maria

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Covid-19 update: We clean and disinfect our bikes and helmets after each use, run small groups and maintain a 2-meter distance throughout the tour. Join us for this leisurely relaxed 2-hour bike tour of Ottawa which is about 14 kilometers (7-8.5 Miles) and shows you many of Ottawa’s major attractions. We will cycle on scenic and safe bicycle paths to capture some of the great views of the city and talk about its unique history and present time. We will first cycle through the historic and scenic Rideau Canal to see the locks and how they operate. We will next stop at the National Art Gallery and the famous spider sculpture. Taking some quiet back roads you will feel and experience Ottawa's architecture and life in New Edinburgh and Byward market neighbourhoods! Next is a stop at Rideau Hall and Prime minister’s residence (well he does not live there anymore!) We will tell you why! A stop at beautiful Rideau Falls will be a refreshing experience plus you will learn about the history of trades in our region. Cycling back you will see more of Ottawa’s landmarks including some great views of the parliaments and political scene of the city. You will be amazed by how much you will see and learn in just 2 hours. This sightseeing/biking experience is ideal for easy-going bicyclists or those traveling solo or with friends and family members and want to see and learn about Ottawa!
Other things to note
Dress comfortably and according to the weather forecast. Tours start on time; please arrive at our location 15-20 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrival results in missing the tour. We can provide electric bike for an additional cost of $25 per bike.
Covid-19 update: We clean and disinfect our bikes and helmets after each use, run small groups and maintain a 2-meter distance throughout the tour. Join us for this leisurely relaxed 2-hour bike tour of Ottawa which is about 14 kilometers (7-8.5 Miles) and shows you many of Ottawa’s major attractions. We will cycle on scenic and safe bicycle paths to capture some of the great views of the city and talk about its unique history and present time.…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water Bottle
  • Equipment
    Bicycle, helmet

Meet your host, Maria

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I have lived in Ottawa for close to 2 decades and love the city and biking in it. Learn about me in this NYTimes video: https://nyti.ms/2y9bicJ
I started my bike tour company (Escape Tours and Rentals) to share with you the joy of bicycling in Ottawa's natural beauty, seeing its hidden gems, learning about its history and culture and discovering what a magnificent city it is! With a team of super fun guides who are all long time residents of the city and have a genuine love for the city, we will give you a unique and memorable experience which leaves a big smile on your face. We look forward to showing you our beautiful and fun city on bike :)
I have lived in Ottawa for close to 2 decades and love the city and biking in it. Learn about me in this NYTimes video: https://nyti.ms/2y9bicJ
I started my bike tour company (Escape Tours and Rentals) to share with you the joy of bicycling in Ottawa's natural beauty, seeing its hidden gems, learning about its history and culture and discovering what a magnificent city it is! With a team of super fun guides who are all long time residents of the city and have a genuine love for the cit…
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Where you'll be

A leisurely ride on the Rideau Canal will give you a beautiful view of Ottawa’s downtown and popular Byward market. We will then visit Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls and visit the beautiful province of Quebec. Cycling back you will see more of Ottawa’s beauty and major attractions including the Parliament Hill, the National Art Gallery and Museum of History. The Rideau Locks and Bytown Museum will be the last attractions on this short and fun tour.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

Fraser
August 2021
Great trip! A really great way to see a lot of Ottawa relatively speedily. It’s the perfect length and pace for a nice, touristy cycle around all the great city landmarks
Donna
July 2021
Excellent time spent touring and getting to know Ottawa. We thoroughly enjoyed the route, the sites and appreciated the local, personable knowledge. Maria runs a well organized business. The bikes were fantastic (better than our own, better than expected). Sparky was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend this experience.
Yashodhan
July 2021
Andrew was amazing tour guide. This tour exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the city.
Svetlana
October 2020
We enjoyed our trip a lot. The city was beautiful and we biked thought nice trails. We had frequent stops to observe special points, listen to the story and make pictures. It was a good balanced tour. I would do it next year if we come back to Ottawa.
Elan
September 2020
I really enjoyed experiencing the City this way. The information was great, the bikes were comfortable and the pace was perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone to take in Ottawa this way.
Aisha
September 2020
I had a great time on the tour. I saw many beautiful locations and learned a lot about the city...neither of which I could have managed on my own! A fun way to sightsee and learn. The bikes are nice and comfortable too.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

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