How many times have you traveled around the city by traditional means of transport? This time we propose you to travel it in a very different way. What do you think if you dare to tour Barcelona by Segway in the company of an experienced guide, following a special itinerary and discovering far away corners that are not common?
This simple means of transportation takes you in an original and fun way. The “Segway Personal Transporter” is a lightweight, two-wheeled, self-balancing, gyroscopic electric vehicle controlled by an integrated microprocessor.
How the Segway works
Thanks to the computer that controls it and the motor located inside the base, the vehicle remains horizontal at all times. All you have to do is tilt the control stick and handlebars in the direction you want to go (backwards, forwards, left or right).
The Segway’s motor is electric and silent and can reach 20 km/h, with an average battery autonomy of 45 km with permanent use.
How to tour Barcelona by Segway
Start with a simple 5 to 10 minute training session so that you can maneuver the vehicle properly and comfortably to enjoy the ride through the city. The starting point is the Arc de Triomf, one of the most emblematic monuments of the city.
The route you choose will depend on the time you have available and the sites you want to visit.
Itinerary 1: 60-minute route where you can visit the Ciutadella Park, the old chapel of the Citadel and the pavilions of the 1888 world exhibition. The most outstanding site on this itinerary is the “Fountain of the Cascade”, the park’s ostentatious fountain in whose design Antonio Gaudí participated.
Itinerary 2: 90 minutes route for you to go through the Ciutadella Park and then drive to the edge of the Born and reach the Port Vell of Barcelona(historic port of the city). Then you can go to Barceloneta Park and finish the tour at the starting point.
Itinerary 3: 2-hour route in which you can walk through the alleys of the Gothic Quarter and then the maritime façade of Barcelona: the promenade, the ports, the beaches, the fishermen’s quarter and the Olympic Village.
Itinerary 4: 3-hour route in which you can breathe the fresh air of the city’s beaches and harbors, cross the Arc de Triomphe and walk around La Ciutadella.
Touring Barcelona by Segway is a very original way to rediscover your city alone, as a couple or with family and friends. In this page you can find the routes and prices for online booking and purchase: https://www.yumping.com/segway/barcelona