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    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

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    why not just bike across from Ottawa to Montreal? it is right across the bridge.
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    Even then, how do we take bikes from Toronto to Ottawa?

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhapk View Post
    Even then, how do we take bikes from Toronto to Ottawa?
    http://www.viarail.ca/en/trains/onta...oronto-ottawa/
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhapk View Post
    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.

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    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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