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Ottawa: 4 or 8-Hour Bike Rental with Self-Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Ottawa Bike Cafe

Ottawa: 4 or 8-Hour Bike Rental with Self-Guided Tour

Activity provider: Ottawa Bike Cafe

From US$ 26.10 per person

Rent a lightweight hybrid city bike or an electric bike and head off on a fun journey through the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ride along safe and scenic bicycle paths on a self-guided tour. Use the maps provided to fully customize the route to your interests.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Pedal your way through the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau like a local
  • Choose your own itinerary with a self-guided tour of the city
  • See the greenest parts of Ottawa on the safest bike-friendly routes
  • Stop for photos or spend some time at major tourist attractions
  • Discover the local neighborhoods and maybe do some shopping
Full description
Collect your bike from a central location near Parliament Hill any time between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You’ll have the choice between a lightweight city bike or electric bike, as well as a helmet, lock, and fully customized map to start your adventure. With hundreds of kilometers of bicycle paths in this city, you can explore and visit all the major attractions while biking on safe paths. This is ideal for those who want to stop and visit various places, like museums and restaurants. You can keep the bike up to 4 hours or for the whole day. If planning to take a full-day ride, make sure you arrive early as all bikes have to be returned by 6:00 PM. A team of professionals will be happy to help you with an itinerary based on what you like to do, and how long you want to be out for. Pedal your way through the city like a local, using the provided map to reach the sites that most interest you.
  • Regular or electric bicycle (depending on option selected)
  • 4-hour or full-day rental period (depending on option selected)
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Customized map
  • Guide

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Important information

What to bring

  • Credit card

Know before you go

  • All bikes must be returned by 6:00 PM
  • The minimum age to ride electric bikes is 16 years old in Ottawa
  • Child and youth bikes are available for children aged 7 and older
  • Children aged 6 and under have the option to travel using either a child trailer or a trail-a-bike with an adult on a regular bicycle
  • Child trailers or a trail-a-bikes are not permitted with electric bicycles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety
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Great value, helpful staff

We booked the day before, and collected our bikes, were issued two locks and three helmets and given some suggestions and a map. We followed the suggestions and had a great day exploring parts feet would not have reached. I would recommend this excursion if you wish to explore the city.

July 3, 2019

Great activity allows you to visit places that are difficult to reach on foot

August 13, 2021

Really nice activity and good service. Thanks

August 10, 2021

Product ID: 205992