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Ottawa: 2 or 3-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Product ID: 205833
Travel through breathtaking scenery and discover the history, legends, and stories of Canada’s capital with a knowledgeable tour guide on a 2 or 3-hour bike tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 cycle with an expert guide alongside the river and on scenic bike paths
  • Experience much more of Ottawa than you would by walking or driving
  • Choose between a 2 or 3-hour tour and opt to upgrade to include a guide of your chosen language
Full description
Get on a bicycle for a 2 or 3-hour guided tour to discover many of downtown Ottawa’s major attractions, must-see spots, and hidden gems.
Choose your own adventure from two tour options and the option of a French, German, Spanish or Dutch speaking guide.

2-Hour Express Tour
A fun and short sightseeing tour ideal for newer or easy-going bicyclists, who want to learn about Ottawa’s downtown and beyond. All ages will enjoy the leisurely 8.5-mile ride, stopping at major attractions for sightseeing and photos. Highlights include Parliament Hill, War Memorial, Rideau Canal Pathway, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, Quebec province, the National Art Gallery, the Museum of History, the Rideau Locks and Bytown Museum.

3-Hour Highlights Tour
Discover more of Ottawa’s must-see spots and hidden gems on a slight longer 3 to 3.5-hour tour, with 95% of the route on bicycle paths. This 12-mile bike tour includes short stops along the way for sightseeing and photos plus a power bar snack. Highlights include Rideau Canal, War Memorial, Love Lock Bridge, Rideau Canal Locks, the Glebe, Lansdowne Park, Arboretum, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy, Ottawa River, province of Quebec, Museum of History, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls,  National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, and Parliament Hill.
  • Bike tour of Ottawa and Gatineau
  • Professional guide
  • Bicycle (upgrade to electric bike available)
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Power-snack bar (if option is chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity for the guide (optional)

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Options available for 2 or 3-hour tour with a language guide in French, Spanish, German or Dutch
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Despite the rain our tour guide took my friend and I out on our tour and boy was it worth it! Very personal as it was only the 2 of us on the tour with Bryan (our comedian of a tour guide) so we had great craic while exploring the city from the cycle lanes! Autumn was a beautiful time of the year to explore the city! Definitely recommend this as a good way to tour the city!!!

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October 23, 2019

Our family of five (2 adults and 3 kids ranging from 4-12) loved this! It was great way to see both Ottawa from within the city as well as from a brief visit to Quebec. Lots of history learned from our guide who was a fantastic storyteller. We would highly recommend this to anyone!

August 18, 2019

The tour is not strenuous. It goes at a decent pace and covered a lot of places I was not aware of. Our guide was awesome, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended bike tour!

September 12, 2019

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