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jhapk 07-02-09 11:31 AM

Taking Bikes from Ottawa to Toronto
 
Hi,
We are students from Toronto and want to do a bike trip from Montreal to Ottawa, but are not able to figure out if there is any way to bring
bikes from Ottawa to Toronto for cheap (around $50/person). We are planning to take our bikes to MTL on Coach Canada but there seems to be no bus service from Ottawa which allows bikes and Greyhound is a quite expensive for bikes.
Thanks in advance

GTALuigi 07-02-09 01:50 PM

why not just bike across from Ottawa to Montreal? it is right across the bridge.

jhapk 07-02-09 01:53 PM

Even then, how do we take bikes from Toronto to Ottawa?

GTALuigi 07-02-09 04:27 PM

there are train rides from Toronto to Ottawa, the fare is aprox. $50

here's a map from Ottawa capitol hill to downtown Montreal
http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=34826

GTALuigi 07-02-09 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhapk (Post 9208940)
Even then, how do we take bikes from Toronto to Ottawa?

http://www.viarail.ca/en/trains/onta...oronto-ottawa/ :thumb:
hmm.. prices went up a bit, now is like $70 after tax

make sure to check out the Old Port area of Montreal, it's open 24/7
that area is always alive, there are cheap hotels in that area. ;)
i always stay around that area when i visit.

it's aprox.another 15 to 20min ride to the East, from the park where the map ends.

RHoude 07-03-09 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhapk (Post 9208041)
Hi,
We are students from Toronto and want to do a bike trip from Montreal to Ottawa, but are not able to figure out if there is any way to bring
bikes from Ottawa to Toronto for cheap (around $50/person). We are planning to take our bikes to MTL on Coach Canada but there seems to be no bus service from Ottawa which allows bikes and Greyhound is a quite expensive for bikes.
Thanks in advance

One alternative would be to bike up the Rideau Canal to Kingston, then bus or train to Toronto. The Rideau Canal is a pretty awesome ride. Some people push it and do it in one day. It's probably more reasonnable to break it down into a two-day ride.

Cheers,
Ron

lucille 07-24-09 03:21 PM

You can take bikes on VIA (when it's not on strike, that is :-/) for $20 per bike. It has to be a train that allows oversize luggage, which there usually are a couple per day. The problem is, there are no trains that allow oversize luggage between Toronto and Ottawa at all. You'd have to get to Cornwall or Kingston.
Good luck!


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