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Ottawa to Montreal

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

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

Three Days of Cycling with Four 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. Extend your stay at the start or end of the tour and explore two of Canada's great cycling cities.

Combine this tour!

MonteVelo can be combined with Tour Vert. The fees will be discounted 10%. Register for the combined tour here: Ottawa to Quebec City

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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 one night's accommodation in Ottawa. There will be an Orientation session in the early evening. Arrive early and 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.

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

  • Dates: Custom only
  • Fees are per person in Canadian funds, double occupancy
Type Fee HST Total
Tour Fee: Custom subject to availability
  • 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.
  • In Montreal all rooms have one bed only (usually a King). If you are coming with a partner and don't want to share a bed we can book another room. The cost is $100.00 plus HST.(we only charge one person)

Accommodation & Meals

  • Nights indoor — 4 nights
  • 1 dinner and 4 breakfasts

Distances and Rating (May Vary Slightly)

  • 3 Days of Riding details
  • Day 1: 77 km/ 48 miles
  • Day 2: 72 km/ 44 miles
  • Day 3: 89 km/ 55 miles

Challenge Level: One Cog out of 4 (least challenge)

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