About Us

Ottawa Cycling Tours was formed by a group of five riding buddies who are as passionate about cycling as they are about Ottawa-Gatineau. We range from totally sane and civilized (by appearance anyhow) to slightly warped and hardcore. We’re a motley crew with backgrounds in law, hockey and sleeplessness; financial planning and football; sales training and marathons; museums and laboratories; and consulting, bobsledding and beer.

What we all know is that we have an incredible gem of a cycling destination here and we want to share it. Collectively we’ve logged more than 100,000 km over the past 10 years. 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.

We’re committed to personalized customer service and have a total dedication to quality. Everyone can enjoy our guided cycling tours, no matter what their fitness level. From easy pace to wanting a challenge and from two hours to out all day, we have a tour for you.


We take great pride in the experience, expertise and multi-talented style of the Ottawa Cycling Tours’ leaders. Each guide is either native to, or an expert in the route they lead and they can show you sights that even many locals have never experienced. The passion that they bring along with the group energy that manifests on every one of our tours will energize you and your fellow riders. You can be confident of returning home with fond memories and new friends.