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!
EXPLORE THE CITY WITH A GUIDE
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!
Rideau Canal, Dow’s Lake, Ottawa River, Ottawa Locks
History of World Heritage Rideau Canal, comprised of a chain of lakes, rivers and artificial channels, connects Ottawa River at Ottawa/Bytown to Lake Ontario at Kingston
Starting on World Heritage Rideau Canal, we follow both Ontario and Quebec sides of the magnificent Ottawa River. Includes Victoria Island, site of Algonquin First Nation and 19th century lumber trade.
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.
Sportif 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
Your route: monuments, landscape, architecture and art
Our narrative: political, cultural, social
Our perspective: Indigenous
Meet our guides
Owner since 1981
Cyclist, skier, swimmer
Art and culture
Cyclist, skier, runner, singer
Cyclist, skier, sommelier
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
EXPLORE CANADA'S CAPITAL AND REGION BY YOURSELF
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!