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Valérie tested the Segway

In charge of the booking platform at the Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Valérie tested the visit of the city on a Segway as part of her job.

September 2018

 

Segway - Gyropode

Playful, ecological ... On a Segway, discover the most beautiful sites of Nice in a different way and without getting tired!

For some time, I wanted to test this activity but I had a slight apprehension about the mode of travel, the Segway! So, I first booked the "Initiation" 30 minutes and then the "Nice Grand Tour" of 2:00 ... With my flat-heeled sandals, here I am ready for a new experience ...

The agency is located rue Halévy in Nice, two minutes from the famous Promenade des Anglais. It is possible to park at the many car parks in the area but you can also come on public transport (bus, tram ...).

I was greeted by a team of very smily young people to fill out a fact sheet.

That being done, the instructor gave me a charlotte and a helmet ... After the instructions of the guide, I took the Segway that was given to me to go on the Promenade des Anglais, to start my initiation.

The instructor individually tested the manipulation of the Segway with all the participants.

What a good surprise !!! It's easy ... It's fun ... My fears about the use of this machine have faded and gave way to a desire to have fun while admiring the landscape around.

The Segway in hand, the Promenade des Anglais was even more beautiful by gaining height; we went to Rauba Capeu where the #ILOVENICE sculpture is installed; a photo stop was imposed to immortalize this unique moment; the Baie des Anges, sunny, radiant, luminous, offered itself to us!

Now almost a "Pro" driving the Segway, I followed on with a Nice tour while enjoying the comments on the heritage of Nice.

The group of tourists to whom I was attached followed, too, an introduction to the operation of this Segway. During the ride, the guide comments on the sites, the monuments we meet and offers photo stops.

The proposed 2-hour circuit: Promenade des Anglais, Cours Saleya, Palace of the Dukes of Savoy, Place du Palais de Justice, Vieux-Nice, Rossetti Square, Rue Droite, Former Senate, Castle Hill and return by the magnificent Promenade des Anglais !

The Segway being electric and making no noise, this visit is very pleasant; in addition it allows us to have a better overview. This machine is limited at 10 km / hour for the first hour of the "Nice Grand Tour": during the second hour, the guide has the opportunity to unleash it and I managed to reach 20 km / hour.

I highly recommend the Segway! I wanted to see my city from another angle and I was not disappointed!

Possibility to book this activity on the booking platform of the Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau, in the original visits tab
Or by purchasing the French Riviera Pass City Pass on the Internet or in our reception desks, the "Tour Initiation" is included!

The +:

. Located near the Promenade des Anglais
. Friendly team
. Several languages spoken: French, English, Italian, Spanish
. Tours adapted for 8 people maximum
. Small pocket at the front of the Segway to store your personal belongings (phone, water bottle ...)
. Open every day
. Helmet and charlotte available
. Tours supervised by a Segway certified instructor
. Medium of ecological displacement (electric and without noise)
. Child from 14 years old (accompanied by an adult), minimum weight 45 kg