Segway Tours

Here is a Segway with a crowd of people surrounding it wanting to know everything about it.

One of the most fun ways to do a tour is by Segway. Tours are offered in Paris and I tried one. There is a short lesson beforehand but it is amazing how you can turn on a dime, stop and speed along passing all of the other tourists on foot. I think it was initally made for older folk unable to get around well but it is so much fun, tours are now done on it. We started are tour near the Eiffel Tower and a college student led us on a tour of the area. We attracted so much attention that it was like being a movie star. As soon as we would stop somewhere, other tourists would surround us wanting to know what it was, how it worked, and where it could be rented. I often felt like what I’m sure Madonna must feel like when she gets out on the streets somewhere. One guy on the tour turned to me and said, “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever done!” And it was. Towards the end of the tour my legs and feet ached from standing still in one spot for so long. There is a weight limit-you can’t be too light or too heavy and its not as cheap as a bike tour or walking tour, but it sure is fun.

Here was our guide. They are all American college students. The rental place was Mike’s Bike Tours.