Approximately 2 hours

From €38

A family rides along the river in Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
The Canadian flag in front of the Parliament Tower in Ottawa, Canada
The Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada
Cyclists pose with their bikes in front of the Ottawa sign in Canada
Cyclists ride in front of the Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Brought to Life

Want to see most of Ottawa in just two hours? Then, join us for this leisurely relaxed bike tour which is about 14 kilometers (7-8.5 Miles) and shows you many of Ottawa’s major attractions. We will cycle on scenic and safe bicycle paths to capture some of the great views of the city and talk about its unique history and present time.

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Experienced local guide
  • A comfortable bike
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • A bottle of water
Good to Know

    All ages are welcome! All tours run rain or shine.


    Cyclists take a photo in front of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa
    1National Gallery of Canada
    Cyclists in front of the Parliament building in Ottawa, Canada
    2The Parliament Building
    ByWard Market in Ottawa, Canada
    3ByWard Market
    A couple enjoys the view over the river in Ottawa, Canada
    4The Ottawa River
    The Changing of the Guard in Ottawa, Canada
    5The Changing of the Guard
    The Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Canada
    6Rideau Falls
    The National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada
    7National War Memorial
    The Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada
    8Rideau Canal
    The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada
    9Canadian Museum of History
    Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada
    10Rideau Hall
    The historic Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada
    11Historic Chateau Laurier
    The Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa, Canada
    12Alexandra Bridge

    Meeting Point

    This tour departs from our shop located at 65 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario. We’re just beside Parliament Hill between Elgin St. and Metcalfe Ave.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Bike Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

    Important Information

    Where is the tour meeting point?

    This tour departs from our shop located at 65 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario. We’re just beside Parliament Hill between Elgin St. and Metcalfe Ave.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

    Is this a good tour for kids?

    Absolutely! This is a great way to discover the city with little ones. We have smaller kids bikes and kid accessories (tag-along tandems and babyseats) available; just let us know in the notes of your booking what you will need.

    Do I have to wear a helmet?

    Helmets are not required but are available free of charge.

    Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    We unfortunately do not have time on this tour to enter any of the monuments or museums that we’ll see. Your guide will give you plenty of helpful hints to go back and dive a bit deeper into the areas of the city that interest you most following the tour.

    Will my bike have a basket?

    Most bikes have a back rack and can be fitted with a mid-size pannier bag.

    What kind of bikes do you have?

    Our bike fleet is made up of various sizes of newest-model Marin comfortable city bikes. You can also select an e-bike for an additional fee.

    What are you covid policies?

    Masks are required when inside the store or when using the bathrooms. Masks are not required when cycling as distancing can be maintained. All equipment is washed and sanitized prior to use.

    How long is this tour?

    Our Ottawa City Bike Tour is about 2 hours long and we’ll cover approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers. Riding time is around an hour and the the other hour will include stops an explanations about the sites we see.

    Do you have e-bikes?

    Yes, we offer various pedal-assist electric bicycles, which are available for an additional fee. Please note that e-bikes are only available to guests 16 years+.

    Can I leave the tour early?

    Yes, we can provide instructions how to safely return to the shop if you need to leave the tour early.

    Is there a place to store bags/luggage during the tour?

    We recommend leaving large luggage and valuable items at your accommodation. We can store small items, such as a backpack, should you need to leave them with us during your tour.

    Where can I park?

    We are located in Downtown Ottawa and a few steps away from the Parliament Hills which is extremely walkable. We highly recommend leaving your car at your hotel or taking a cab or uber. But if you must drive, here are a few suggestions: National Art Centre Parkade (99 Elgin St.), City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)

    What if it rains?

    In case of extremely inclement weather, we will reach out to postpone/reschedule the tour. If neither of those options are possible, we are happy to issue full refunds. We will continue with the tour in the event of light rain, so please be prepared!

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