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Ottawa to Montreal

Enjoy a Leisurely Exploration of the Outaouais Region Between Ottawa and Montreal

MonteVelo is a four-day tour that connects two of Canada's most historic cities — Ottawa and Montreal.

Four Days of Cycling with Five Nights Accommodation

MonteVelo is a supported bicycle tour where cyclists explore Canada's capital region and ride from Ottawa to Montréal. The gentle pace of this ride allows ample time to enjoy local attractions, or take side trips. Evenings will be a time to socialize. Breakfasts are provided by local hosts or in local restaurants. There is a group dinner included in the package and we'll make suggestions for dinner at locations near where you stay.

Optional return to Ottawa for passengers and/or bikes. Yes bike rentals are available through a rental shop in Ottawa, but you may need to book early.

Combine this tour!

MonteVelo can be combined with Tour Vert. The fees will be discounted 10%.

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Tour Itinerary


A Ride that Connects Two of Canada's Most Historic Cities

On the MonteVelo bike tour most of the riding is close to the Ottawa River. It's Rivière des Outaouais in French and the district opposite Ottawa on the Quebec side of the river is known locally as The Outaouais.

Canada's History is All Around You

Our trip starts with two nights accommodation in Ottawa and we'll have suggested routes to explore the city and its surroundings. Enjoy a leisurely day and explore the capital city, follow the paths alongside the Rideau Canada and have a relaxing lunch at the Byward Market. For a more challenging ride you can head to the Gatineau Hills and have lunch at the Mackenzie King Tearoom. We're here on a Sunday so you can enjoy car-free riding on the Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune Lake parkways from 6:00 am to 11:00 am.

MonteVelo Goes to Montebello

Heading downriver towards Montreal, our first overnight is at the village of Montebello on the Quebec side of the river. The village has a chateau of that name and it is widely known as the largest log cabin in the world. Our route travels through farm districts on both sides of the river and we're close to the water.

The Delta of the Ottawa River

At the end of the second day we are close to Lac des deux Montagnes (lake of two mountains). It is a broad delta where the Ottawa River empties into the St. Lawrence River just west and a bit north of Montreal. It is hilly as you get away from the river and the area is infamous for being a hideout for a member of the "The Great Train Robbery" gang in England in the 1960s. We'll gather for a group dinner at a lovely country inn on this night.

Along the Lachine Canal to Montreal's Old Port

Our final day takes us into Montreal and we cross the Ottawa River at the point where it flows into the St. Lawrence. Our route into the city follows the river past the Lachine Rapids and on a summer day you can see surfers playing in the turbulent water. Our destination is in the heart of the city and close to Place Jacques Cartier in the Old Port district.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Custom
  • Fees are per person in Canadian funds, double occupancy
Type Fee HST Total
Tour Fee Please contact us
Optional Single Supplement $495.00 $48.51 $543.51
Return Option (Bike and Passenger) July 30 $100.00 $13.00 $113.00
  • Total amount includes Registration Fee ($150.00) and Deposit ($150.00) which are non-refundable (please refer to our cancellation policy)
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
  • Single room option may be limited. We are not able guarantee ensuite bathrooms.

Accommodation & Meals

  • Nights indoor — 5 nights
  • 1 dinner and 5 breakfasts

Distances and Rating

  • Total Distance — 295 km (180 mi)
  • Daily Average — 73 km (45 mi)
  • Longest Day — 89 km (55 mi)
  • Riding Days — 4

Challenge Level: One Cog (least challenge)

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