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Ottawa: 2 or 3-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Product ID: 205833
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Travel through breathtaking scenery and discover the history, legends and stories of Canada’s capital with a knowledgeable tour guide on this relaxed bike tour.
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch
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  • See major attractions including Parliament Hills, Rideau Canal, the National Art Gallery, Museum of History and Byward Market
  • Cycle through two provinces in one tour (Ontario and Quebec)
  • Enjoy a leisurely relaxed bike tour with a local expert guide in your chosen language
  • Cycle alongside the Ottawa River and on scenic bike paths
  • Experience much more of Ottawa than you would by walking or driving
Full description
Sightseeing at its best: Forget the bus, get on a bicycle and discover many of downtown Ottawa's major attractions, must-see spots and hidden gems on this fun guided bike tour. This tour is ideal for newer or easy-going bicyclists, or those traveling with friends, family members and children, who want to learn about Ottawa’s downtown and beyond.

For the 2-Hour Express Tour, start in downtown Ottawa near Parliament Hill. Make your first stop at the War Memorial. Next, take a leisurely ride on the Rideau Canal Pathway for a beautiful view of Ottawa’s downtown and popular Byward Market neighborhood. Visit Rideau Hall and Rideau Falls before crossing the bridge to visit the beautiful province of Quebec. Cycling back through Voyageurs and Ottawa River pathways (or Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway), experience Ottawa’s major attractions, including the Parliament Hill, the National Art Gallery, and the Museum of History. The Rideau Locks and Bytown Museum will be the last attractions on this short and fun tour.

Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 3-Hour Highlights Tour which involves a 12-mile leisurely bike tour while enjoying short stops along the way for sightseeing and photos. With this option, enjoy a 30-minute lunch break in Little Italy. This tour includes bicycle, helmet, water bottle, and power bar snack.
  • Bike tour of Ottawa and Gatineau
  • Professional guide in your chosen language
  • Bicycle (upgrade to electric bike available)
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Power-snack bar (if option chosen)
  • 30-minute lunch stop in Little Italy (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity for the guide (optional)

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Meeting point

65 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A5

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Important information
Know before you go
• This leisurely tour is about 14 kilometers (7-8.5 miles) long, and uses beautiful and safe bicycle paths
• Electric bikes are available for an extra fee if needed, but please note that the minimum age for electric bikes is 16 years old in Ottawa
• Both adult and child bikes are available for this tour
• Children 5 and under have the option to travel using either a child trailer, a trail-a-bike or a children's bike
• For bike fitting and tour safety review purposes, you must arrive at the meeting point 15-20 minutes earlier than the tour starting time (late arrival will result in losing your tour spot)
• It is recommended that you bring sun screen, sun glasses, cash, ID card, emergency contact information and health insurance information