Tour Time: 3 Hours + 3 Hours
What You'll See: See it all! Downtown, Parliament Hill, Byward Market, (2) Waterfalls, (3) Waterways, many Parks
($85 USD / 76€ + tax/fee)
Includes Guide, Bike, Helmet, Water
Minimum age is 13. For families with young children see our Family Friendly Ride.
Tours depart at 10AM & 2PM each day
Guide, Bike, Helmet, snack, and refreshment Included
Each tour is 15 miles/25 km long, making for one big day or two easier days!
Available from April to November
Our Essential & Hidden Gems combo is the best way to bike Ottawa see the city in a short time! Get ready to see the must-see sights, neighbourhoods, parks, and markets of the city.
Given that our tours are easy-going rides, you can choose to take both tours on the same day (AM + PM) or on separate days. You will be able to let us know when you complete your reservation.
If you choose to do the tours on the same day there is an hour break between the two rides. This provides more than enough time to grab a bite at one of the many nearby restaurants in the Glebe next to Joe Mamma Cycles
This tour departs from Joe Mamma Cycles, located in the charming Glebe neighbourhood.
- 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the downtown core
- 25-30 minute walk from Parliament Hill
Yes! Ours tours run at a relaxed pace, and include plenty of breaks and informational stops along the way. Ottawa is a truly bike friendly city with bike paths everywhere. The tours stick mostly to bike lanes, although we occasionally run along quieter city streets. Also, riding in a group is helpful and we always provide tips for smart and safe riding at the beginning of each tour. If you’ve ridden a bike before, you’ll be more than fine!
All of our tours can run rain or shine. We even offer rain capes on bike tours to keep you dry! Only in extreme weather conditions shall a tour be cancelled. This decision is always taken at the meeting point of the tour and never before the departing time. In the rare event a tour is cancelled we will attempt to place you on another departure, or offer you a full refund.
For our regular tours, cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are fully refundable (A 5% cancellation fee applies). Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable.
The minimum recommended age is 12 years old, mostly because of the height requirement – our smallest bikes can accommodate height of 4’10” (147cm). If you will have children under 5 feet tall joining, please advise us when booking.
If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
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