Why walk when you can explore the city on wheels…
At first glance, it looks nerve-wrecking, and if you’ve ever seen anyone whizz pass on one of these battery-powered, self-balancing machines, it would have boggled your brain. Put all your fears aside to discover that while Milan can be explored on foot, taking a guided tour on a machine that becomes a natural extension of your body just makes the adventure that much more exhilarating and unforgettable.
Anyone can do it – able-bodied or not, you can zip around on a nifty two-wheeler but to experience the cool breeze brush across your face, you must be at least 16 years old and weigh a minimum of 45kg.
Learn how to ride a Segway – dress for the occasion by wearing casual, comfortable clothes and flat shoes – helmets are not compulsory. A quick training session teaches how to step onto the machine, the importance of staying clear of hazards, the Segway’s limitations and how to correctly shift your body weight.
It’s a guided tour – a professional guide will lead and assist you, and as the group size increases, so will the number of guides who will explain the history and significance of important locations in your preferred language.
See a lot in a very short time – in just 1 hour and 30 minutes, you can roll along Parco Sempione’s gravel paths, through the Sforzesco Castle to the Duomo, admire San Fedele Church and greet Leonardo Da Vinci’s statue in Piazza alla Scala – a neatly packaged, effortless, educational round-trip. The big plus? No sore feet!
Great group activity – both the Downtown Tour to the city centre and the Movida Tour to glamorous night spots can accommodate up to 20 people. Segway Tours also caters to paraplegics with a seated ‘Genny’, so if you have a disabled friend, they don’t have to miss out on the fun.
Get perspective on the city make-up and proximity – you get a clear understanding of just how compact Milan is and how close in proximity the must-see locations are.
By Umayya Theba
For more information and pricing on all tours, visit the official website
Getting to the Segway Tours office:
New address: Via Rovello 1/N02 (side of Via Dante), Duomo area
M1 (red line) Cordusio