If you fancy something a little more hard-core and want to test yourself on different terrain, then maybe you should check out the Segway Rally Experience. You might have read the previous article about my Segway ecological tour when I went holidaying in Tenerife. That was very much geared towards new riders and novices, driving around the town at a leisurely pace, taking in the sites. Smooth roads and flat surfaces meant that you weren’t tested too much and a quick training session to get to grips with the basics was enough to set you on your way.
The Segway Rally Experience is off-road so much more fun and you’ll need a bit more skill to navigate the rugged terrain. You’ll kick-off with a safety briefing of-course and there is a training session to make sure you understand the controls properly and feel competent using the Segway. There’s a cool training track and games area where you can put your skills to the test. The instructors won’t allow you to go-ahead until they are confident that you’re ready to roll. Safety is taken very seriously so you’ll be dressed-up with all the safety gear to keep you protected from any accidental tumbles or collisions. Helmets, wrist guards and knee protectors are handed-out before you ride.
The experience itself, once all training is completed, lasts for approximately 60 minutes. You’ll start-off with a small excursion before then trying your hand at the more challenging off-road rally course. The rally course throws up twists, turns and tight corners so you’ll have to be sharp and alert.
How do I book?
At the end of the day you’ll be gifted with a certificate to take home with you as a souvenir for the experience. Search Segway Events online to find out more and how to book.