Ottawa Cycling Tours was formed in 2013 by a group of five riding buddies who were as passionate about cycling as they are about Ottawa-Gatineau.
What we all know is that we have an incredible gem of a cycling destination here and we want to share it. We know the area well. We started our company to show visitors and residents of Ottawa that cycling is not just an enjoyable way to explore our city but, by far, the best way to really experience the beauty of the nation’s capital…and beyond.
Ottawa Cycling Tours is passing the tour baton into the very able hands and wheels of RentABike for 2017.
We have worked with RentABike from day one because they have the largest fleet and variety of excellent rental bikes in the city and all from a superb and safe start location right downtown (directly opposite the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel beneath Plaza Bridge) with access directly onto the Rideau Canal bike path.
Professional, knowledgeable, respected and an all-round wonderful crew. Let the Ottawa 2017 exploring begin…
RentABike is more than a simple bike rental service. Here, not only do we offer you quality bikes to get around, but we also offer many opportunities for you to create wonderful memories of your time in Ottawa. Are you interested in a guided tour of the Capital’s most prominent and interesting destinations? We can offer you that service with our experienced guides. Are you and your family looking to explore the city and region by yourselves? Please see our route section below!
*All reservations are done on RentABike’s website.
Come and explore Canada’s Capital with us!
We offer colourful stories from experienced guides about the many attractions along safe scenic pathways thoughout the Ottawa region from our downtown Rideau Canal/Rideau St location .
Always happy to customize our tours to your interests and abilities.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the city in a relaxed way while moving under your own power!
Starting on Rideau Canal we pass through Univsersity of Ottawa, SandyHill and Rideau River to Rideau Hall and grounds, official residence of Canada’s Governor General since 1867 (set on an idyllic 79 acre urban oasis with fountains and ceremonial trees planted by visiting dignitaries).
Rideau Falls – twin waterfalls where Rideau River meets the Ottawa River
Sussex Drive and The Mile of History
The World Heritage Rideau Canal pathway takes us through the Dominion Arboretum and Commissioners Park: an extraordinary 26hectare display of flowers and trees since 1889.
This includes the Macoun Memorial Garden, the Lilac walk, the Rock garden, the Perennial Border and the Explorer Rose garden.
Gatineau Park loop to Champlain lookout, 50km
Aylmer, British Café/Hotel, 30km
Ottawa River via Voyageur path/Champlain Bridge, 17km
Rockcliffe Park, Embassies and mansions, 10km
Owner since 1981
Cyclist, skier, swimmer
Art and culture
Cyclist, skier, runner, singer
Cyclist, skier, sommelier
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
RIdeau Canal, Ottawa River, Lac Leamy, Champlain Lookout, cafes, National museums, woodlands, lakes/ponds, beaches …?
Choose a route and bike model with our knowledgeable staff, and go enjoy the moment. You will start with everything you need : helmets, locks, panniers, maps, whatever!
Recommendations? No problem! Prepare now! Take a look at some of the routes below!
RentABike is user friendly! Relaxed pathway riding? Performance? We will set you up with the right bike, and give you everything you need. Locks, maps, helmets, and more… all included! Available in all sizes and styles, our bikes are perfect for town or counrty. Visiting Canada’s Capital region has never been so fun or easy!
RentABike first participated in Canada’s capital love affair with cycling in 1981 although the first velocipede dates back to pre-automobile 1869.
Operating for over 25 years from the Hotel Chateau Laurier and now in a unique adapted railway tunnel under Rideau Street on the World Heritage Rideau Canal, RentABike offers an experienced and respected cycling service for visitors and residents.
Hybrid Bikes, Road Bikes (Aluminum/Carbon), Mountain Bikes, Youth Bikes, Trailers, Trail-a-bikes, & more!
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