Segway- the fun, speedy way to see a city
A Segway is a one-person vehicle, a two-wheeled motorised scooter that you ride standing up. It is easy to learn and after a brief training, you will be confidently zipping around the city, covering the distances between sights quickly and having a lot of fun!
Training and safety
Riding a Segway is not difficult or dangerous, but to be on the safe side, everyone has to wear a helmet and attend a training session lasting 20-30 minutes before any tour, which our guides usually make a lot of fun.
You can find out full tour details and timing in your city at the above links, but all tours start and finish at the Yellow Zebra Office, start with 20-30 minutes of Segway training, then blast off around the city for 2 hours or more, of touring fun.
While Segways cannot be rented out the same way as bicycles, we are happy to organise tours for small groups, couples, and individuals, so that along with your guide, you can zoom around the city to your heart’s content. If you are pressed for time, or have just one or two particular places to see without all the explanations, you could take our “Fun Segway ride” option and develop a route with our experienced guides.
The tech side
Technically, this machine could be described as a self balancing, two wheeled electric personal transporter vehicle, as Segway is actually the brand name (think “Kleenex”). The name actually means “a smooth transition”, and derives from the Latin segue, “to follow”. Segways certainly are smooth, accelerating and decelerating according to how far the rider leans forward or backward. On our tours, Segways have their speed limited to 10Km/h at first, though after riding safely for a while, the guide can alter this to permit the top speed of 20Km/h. Segways are also very quiet, as they run off an electric motor, and batteries. Don’t worry though, they can take you through hours and hours of sightseeing before needing to be plugged in back at our offices.
How to get started
It’s simple! Call us, drop into our offices or find out about prices and tour times on our Segway Tours page!