Ever wish you just showed up somewhere new and instantly had information on the
best cycling route to get to know the town, city or countryside around you.
Ottawa Ride Guide – Explore Ottawa, Ontario by Bike
With so much to see and do, getting around the capital city by bike is the perfect way to get to know the city more intimately, see the top attractions, and have a great day out, all on two wheels.
A truly wonderful city to explore by bike, use the Ottawa Ride Guide as your starting point to explore more of downtown, visit vibrant neighbourhoods, ride riverside off-road recreational trails and a mix of on-road bike paths. Short enough to take an hour and long enough to stretch out into a whole afternoon or full day, plan to stop to explore more and enjoy all the interesting sites enroute.
Ottawa Ride Guide – Downtown Explorer Route Overview
Route length: 23.5km
Approximate ride and tour time: 2.5 hours, including stops enroute
Experience level: Using the best of city bike lanes and trails, this route is suitable for cyclists with experience riding on roads , as some portions of route are on roads with shared traffic lanes.
Route highlights: Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa University, Laurier Segregated Bike Lane, Financial District, Chinatown, Little Italy, Wellington Street West, Chaudière rapids, Victoria Island, Canadian War Museum, Mill Street Brew Pub and more.
Route map and Ottawa Ride Guide now available.
Enjoy this new route and self-guided tour of downtown Ottawa.
Dowloadable PDF with turn by turn directions and more information HERE.
View route on Mapmyride and download app to use while cycling. visit www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/387760972
A few of the sites enroute: Locks and pathway along the Rideau Canal ~ Financial District ~ Parliament Hill
Visiting Ottawa? Turn it into a weekend or fun city bike getaway anytime.
To view cycling maps, more cycling information and bicycle-friendly business listings in Ottawa visit:
Ottawa Great Places to Cycle
For additional visitor information visit: Ottawa Tourism
Get a preview of your Ottawa cycling experience and view Ottawa, the Cyclists City video HERE
Follow the links below to book for any or all of this weekends options:
Click HERE for Ontario By Bike certified bicycle-friendly Ottawa accommodation options and other participating locations.
Prefer the ease of a guided tour, click HERE to book your Ottawa Cycling Tour.
For bike rental reservations and information find out more at Rentabike or Rightbike.
Click HERE to book your trip to/from Ottawa on VIA Rail. VIA now offers passengers bike transportation by courier service to and from Ottawa, $30 per direction from any staffed station on VIA routes.
Route launch event was held May 31, 2014. Thank you to our partners at Capital Velo Fest and the guided tour of new route provided by Ottawa Cycling Tours.
If you require more information contact:
Ontario By Bike (416)827-2774 or 1-866-701-2774 or info (at) ontariobybike.ca