Discover tulips on two wheels
Choose from 2 options; bike rental or guided tulip bike tour
- Bike Rental and Self-guided Tour: Rent a regular bike or electric bike that comes with lock, helmet, kickstand, bell, bottle cage, bike rack and a self-guided map and enjoy biking on safe designated bicycle paths along Rideau Canal while visiting the beautiful tulips at Commissioner’s park.
- Guided Tulip Bike Tour: Enjoy a worry free experience and let your fun and knowledgeable guide take you to the greatest tulip gardens and tell you all about them. Capture spectacular views of the tulips along with other hidden gems in the city with this amazing bike tour! Your guided tour lasts about 3 hours in total and includes 5-6 stops at various tulip sites and Ottawa’s attractions to enjoy and learn about the tulips and Ottawa’ history. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride at the historic Rideau Canal and beautiful Arboretum. Once you arrive at Dow’s Lake, you can leave the bikes with your guide and walk through the beautiful Tulip site. There will be 30-40 minutes stop to enjoy the main Tulip site and learn about the history of the festival and planted tulips from your guide. The tour continues with more leisurely ride and stops along the Ottawa River pathway and seeing more Tulip beds while heading back to the start point. You will visit Rideau Canal, Landsdowne Park, Arboretum, Locks, Old Ottawa South neighbourhood, Ottawa River, Bytown Museum and much more in this tour.
When: May 11 to 20 2019 daily at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
Duration: 3 hours with lots of stops
Distance: 18 KM (12 miles) on flat safe bike paths
Difficulty level: Easy
Price includes bicycle, helmet, a guide and water bottle.
Electric bikes available at an additional cost.