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Segway Tours across 3 European Capitals




It’s faster than walking, more stimulating than cycling, easier than riding a motorbike, and more ecological than any other motored vehicle. The Segway tourism trend has reached virtually all European capitals. Segway city visits are a goldmine for tour agencies. Don’t be intimidated! You don’t have to be fit. All you need is a bit of balance, a body weight between 45 and 110 kg, and being over 12 years of age. The rest comes by itself.

The Berlin Wall and Surroundings by Segway

It’s becoming increasingly common to see them touring the streets of Berlin, the Wall, crossing at Checkpoint Charlie, or at Museum Island. The truth is that they’re a great formula for seeing a city like Belin, taking into account its sheer size, the low temperatures in the winter, and its wide sidewalks. Besides, Berliners are used to bikes, and pedestrians tend to be accommodating.

The company I’d recommend in Berlin is City Segway Tours with two tours daily, the City Tour, which lasts 4 hours and tours the Wall, Postdamer Platz, the Brandeburg Gate, and the Reichstag, or the Mini Segway Tour, which is shorter (one and a half hours) and only offered in German and English. It goes from Unten den Linden to the Brandeburg Gate, and ends up at Alexanderplatz.

Further information on this website.

Touring the Entrails of Valletta on Two Wheels

Valletta is one of those places that, proud of its sea, lives life facing the Mediterranean. Arriving in Malta’s capital is arriving in a well-preserved walled medieval city full of monuments. Just so you get an idea: Valletta, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city with the most monuments per square meter in Europe, and yet, it has a small population. My advice is to visit its old town by Segway.

Companies such as Malta Segway Tours devise tours through places of interest like the Palace of the Grand Master, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Cathedral, the cannons around Triton Fountain, Fort Saint Elmo, and the Museum of Fine Arts. If seeing Valletta on foot can take up an entire day, doing so by Segway won’t take longer than 3 hours. This tour is well worth it.

Check it out here.

Themed Segway Routes through Madrid

Madrid also boasts a significant net of Segway that tour the city on a daily basis. More and more tourist agencies are including them in their offer.

Madrid is Segway capital, with many types of tours: historic routes through the Madrid of the Habsburgs, sports routes that include a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, outdoor tours through the Retiro Park or the Casa de Campo, gastronomic tours –with the mandatory stop at Botín, the oldest restaurant in the world- or tours that include a snack: wrapping it up with a good chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with fried dough pastries) to refuel!

Discover their suggestions on this link.

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