Ottawa Bike Tour: Hoods & Hidden Gems

Tour Time: Everyday from 14:00-17:00

What You'll See: Rideau River/Canal, Carlton University, Dominion Arboretum, Little Italy, Chinatown, Two Waterfalls!

CAD

$65 CAD + tax & fee

($50 USD / 45€ + tax/fee)

Includes Guide, Bike, Helmet, Craft Beer or Coffee. BYO Water please!
Our Norco Scene Bikes are a dream to ride!
Minimum recommended age is 12 due to height restrictions.

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Check out our Bike Tours in Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City.

Ride hip neighbourhoods, beautiful riverfront parks, and see two waterfalls. You will get a sense of the nature and culture of Ottawa!

  • Explore beyond downtown - this ride is all about the impressive nature & hip neighbourhoods just outside Ottawa's core.
  • Discover Ottawa off the beaten path as we ride parks, bike paths, quiet streets, spot street art, and get a big dose of local lifestyle.
  • Visit two waterfalls, right in the city! Hog's Back Falls and the Chaudière Falls are worth the visit!
  • Enjoy a craft beer at a local brewery or a coffee next door!
  • Get lots of recommendations from your guide about where to eat & drink, and about festivals and other activities for the rest of your stay!

Departures at 2:00pm

Guide, Bike, Helmet, Craft Beer or Coffee included!

This easy-going ride is 15 miles/25 km long and suitable for anyone who can ride a bike

Small groups provide a more intimate experience - 10 riders max

Available from April to November

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See more in less time
On the Hoods & Hidden Gems Ottawa Bike Tour you’ll see half the city in only 3 hours in an active way.

A relaxed ride
Stops all along the tour to rest and take pictures, while your guide tells stories about their own neighbourhoods!

Safety first
Most of the tour runs on Ottawa’s incredibly impressive network of protected bike lanes, quiet streets, and parks.

Friendly & knowledgable guides
Nothing better than seeing the city with one of fun local experts.

Locals insight
We’ll show you our favourite parts of Ottawa and after your ride we’ll give you the best recommendations to make the most of your stay!

Highlights of this tour

Carlton University - 'green' campus on the river

Hog's Back Falls - dramatic falls, a must-see!

Dominion Arboretum - beautiful trees and ponds

Little Italy and Chinatown

Craft Brewery or Cafe - seasonal choice!

Chaudière Falls - powerful falls, a must-see

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

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Which tour should I choose?

Both of them! No seriously, both tours are quite different.  You will receive a discount if you book both together in advance Here’s a quick breakdown:

The Essential Ottawa Bike Tour – best for first-time visitors, or those that want to visit the core of the city.  It’s not all Downtown streets though, this tour also visits a residential neighbourhood, a big public market, the University of Ottawa campus, and Rockcliffe Park which offers beautiful views over the Ottawa River.

Hoods & Hidden Gems Ottawa Bike Tour – best for those that want to dive a little deeper into the lifestyle and pulse of the city. This is the tour that will even impress locals as it visits some beautiful natural areas including the Hog’s Back and Chaudière Falls, a huge Arboretum, and also Little ITaly and Chinatown. Includes beer tasting at a craft brewery, or other drink at the cafe next door.

[The Essential] + [Hoods & Hidden Gems] Combo – Book both tours in advance and benefit from a 25% discount on the second tour!

 

 

Is the bike tour easy for everyone?

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!

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, booking in advance is required. Our tours typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

What language do you speak on the tours?

All of our tours run in English, however with our increasing global audience, our guides are brushing up on other languages. Some guides will speak a bit of French.

What happens in case of rain?

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.

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"Hands down the best way to see Ottawa, with these wonderful guides! We saw Ottawa’s coolest neighbourhoods, beautiful natural sites, and parts of this wonderfully picturesque city that we never would have found on our own! The mist from the waterfalls cooling us down right at the perfect moment."

Christina, Vancouver Canada

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