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    What to Expect
    Pick up your bike at 65 Sparks st. any time between 9:00 am to 3-4:00 pm. We will offer you a lightweight city bike, helmet, lock and fully customized map. With hundreds of kilometers of bicycle paths in our city, you can explore and visit all major attraction in the city while biking on safe paths. This is ideal for those who want to stop and visit an attraction (e.g., a museum) while out. You can keep the bike up to 4 hours. Just tell us what you want to visit and how long long you like to be out there and let us suggest a fun itinerary for you!
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    Departure Point
    Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
    Departure Time
    Any day of the week between 9 to 4 pm.
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    65 Sparks St. Ottawa, ON, K1P 5A5
    Inclusions
    • Use of bicycle
    • Use of helmet
    • Lock
    • Map
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • You must leave a credit card information at the time of the bike pick up as a security against potential bike damage.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The many traffic-free cycle routes in Ottawa delighted us on a beautifully sunny and crisp October day - when trees everywhere were frilled in glorious autumn colours - and these bikes made it possible for us to see it all. Quick and straightforward to rent, decent bikes,
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    Wife and I, travelled to Ottawa and both enjoy hiking and biking. Decided to rent bikes from Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals after finding them on a web search. Great choice. Bikes were well maintained, clean and they supplied all necessities (helmet and lock). Staff was very
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    Response from Maria R, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
    Responded 2 Oct 2019
    Hey KentR111! Thank you so much for the 5 star review and kind words. Great eating spots eh? Happy you chose us and safe travels! Kind regards, Maria
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    We hire bikes most places we visit. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We got a map and a good recommended route and the price was really reasonable. Would highly recommend it. Thanks for the tip on where to eat along the way. I'm not sure we would have found
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    Response from Maria R, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
    Responded 2 Oct 2019
    Hey BettyBoo2u ! Thanks for the kind words....we are glad we could make the trip memorable and issue free. Come back next visit eh! Kind regards, Maria
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    We were greeted by super friendly staff - and it was easy to do a walk in and rent the bikes. The bikes were reasonably priced for the four hour rental - and worked well - signs that the shop takes care and maintains their bikes. The numbers are also on the bike - so no worries
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    Response from Maria R, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
    Responded 2 Oct 2019
    Thank you shortcyclist for the 5 star review. We do work hard on keeping our fleet well maintained and clean. Hope to see you again if you are back in OTown. Kind regards, Maria
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    We rented Hybrid bicycles for our Bike trip through Gatineau Park to Wakefield and then to a cottage in Val des Mont. The bikes did great even on the gravel cottage roads. We also used the bikes to tour around Ottawa. It was a great experience and the Escape Bike rental was
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    Response from Maria R, Owner at Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
    Responded 2 Oct 2019
    Hey Patricia M! It was so nice to meet the both of you! We are so happy the trip went so well and the looks on your faces at the end showed how much fun you had. Glad you made it back home safe! Kind regards......Maria (and Brian)
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    By: Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
    633 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    WestHigh101
    Salem, Oregon
    112
    Bicycling is the best way to see Ottawa
    Express City Bike rentals is perfectly located in the center of town. I happened to sign up for the 2 hour tour on
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    smsfirecracker
    UK
    7023
    Not-to-be missed
    The many traffic-free cycle routes in Ottawa delighted us on a beautifully sunny and crisp October day - when
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    MountainGirl-Carol
    Calgary, Canada
    70
    Nice City Tour
    Brian our leader took us around city showing us the highlights at a leisurely pace. He gave a little history on
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    David M
    50
    Amazing Fall Day Ride with Lucie as our Guide
    What a great thing to do to see the city on a cool but sunny day. The highlight of the trip to Ottowa! We came
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    Arturo M
    54
    The best Ottawa Bike Tour
    The best Ottawa Bike Tour, wonderful guide, places, for us the great way to experience the Ottawa City and the
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    Newmane23
    40
    3 hour bike tour
    Excellent tour with our great guide Hans. The cycle route was just over 20km but was very flat and easy with
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    129Paul129
    10
    Memorable Bespoke Cycle Tour of Ottawa
    Organising this custom tour through Maria was simplicity in itself and on the day, our guide Hans charmed us with
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    avitatravels
    61
    Fantastic
    The tour guide was excellent and hilarious. The route was so amazing. We rode the streets, off road for a little.
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    640tlf
    Fort Langley, Canada
    61
    Sparky - great guide - lots of fun
    Had a great 2 hour ride with Sparky. We hit all the hilites. Including riding across the bridge to Quebec. She was
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    brianhK2847DV
    Baltmore
    33
    Fantastic Tour
    My daughter and I had a terrific tour with Hans. He made sure we had a safe and well-informed tour. The route was
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    Tomjb300
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    10
    What a fabulous way to see the city
    My colleague talked me into doing a cycling tour, having not cycled for a number of years, I was a bit hesitant to
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    Bert O
    10
    Bert
    We were very happy when we drove through Ottawa with Maria. She showed us the nicest places of Ottawa. We can
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    KentR111
    10
    Great way to see the cities
    Wife and I, travelled to Ottawa and both enjoy hiking and biking. Decided to rent bikes from Escape Bicycle Tours
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    David A
    93
    Good Exercise/Good History Lesson
    We took this tour as an optional excursion with a Globus tour. The tour leader, Hans, was great. We would ride a
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    TerryNEK
    Revelstoke, Canada
    364
    Great service and experience.
    In a group of 3 couples who rented bikes to do a self guided tour. Marie suggested the Rideau canal and river 25
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