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Canada - Ottawa City and Country Tour Ontario By Bike (2019)

CANADA: Ottawa City and Country Ride Ontario By Bike August Ride Saturday night accommodation downtown Ottawa (double occupancy). August 24-25 Included is one breakfast and two lunches, van support, parking in Carp (hotel parking not included $5 - $24 dependant on location), luggage transfer, snack and water stops, wonderful group social, group ride option and detailed maps for independent riding and booking fee too. Schedule: Saturday tour departs at 10:00am from Carp, the start location to be announced two weeks before tour departure, Sunday tour departs 9:30am from the downtown accommodations, 161 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa. Experience Level: the tour is considered moderate. Participants need to have some experience riding on roads with vehicle traffic as the routes use a mix of roads and trails.  Day 1 Carp Loop - 46 km is on quiet country roads, with no bike lanes or paved shoulders. Start from the village of Carp, a mecca for local cyclists, and pedal into the surrounding countryside along a pleasant, looped ride on quiet roads west of the city.  Enjoy the panoramic views of the Carp Ridge and stop at the welcoming Herb Garden, Loop back towards Carp and visit the famed Saturday market or the Diefenbunker Cold War Museum. Hop in your vehicle for a short drive to Ottawa and explore downtown from the hotel. Day 2 Ottawa Loop - 40 km features off-road trails (all paved), Limited elevation changes and flat terrain make this ride suitable for all types of bikes. Explore the city of Ottawa riding on the Capital Pathway Network following the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers as well as the famed Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunday is Bike Day in Ottawa, and cyclists will be out in force. From the Parliament buildings to Hog's Back Falls, Dows Lake and the Experimental Farm, Byward Market, museums, the National Gallery and Gatineau Quebec, stretch out the day and make the most of the countless natural, cultural and heritage attractions that are along the way on this looped route taking in the top sites of city, all by bike. Explore Ontario's capital city and surrounding countryside, a top cycling destination in the province. With rural settings just a short distance from the downtown core, ride quiet country back roads and enjoy the peaceful scenery along with the many attractions near the village of Carp. Add a ride along the pathways and trail system in the urban centre following both canals and rivers and get to experience the best of biking in Ottawa over a two day weekend getaway.

For more information on this tour, please download the PDF.

To register for this tour, please complete the registration form on page 2 of the PDF found on the Canada tab of the website. To register for multiple Ontario By Bike Tours, please complete only one registration form per person and check the boxes for all tours that apply.

Full payment is due at time of registration.  Payment may be submitted by cheque, e-transfer or credit card (3.5% surcharge applies).  Please let us know of your payment preference at time of registration. Please note that no weather cancellations allowed on these tours.

For further questions or to forward completed registration forms, please email to katherine@okcycletours.com

 

 
 
 

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