Season: All‑season Days: Daily Monday to Friday Duration: 1 to 1,5 Experience the impressive landscapes of the beautiful north coast of Fuerteventura around Corralejo on a Segway Tour. This trendy vehicle will inspire you. You do not need any previous…explore
Discover Fuerteventura by Segway
Be it with the security service in the shopping center, the police or on television. Surely everyone has seen this two-wheeled one-man transporter called Segway somewhere. This trendy form of transportation has also found its way into the leisure and holiday industry since its invention. Fortunately, you will also find some Segway tour providers on Fuerteventura. It is an incredibly fun and relaxed way to get to know interesting sights and emblematic places on the holiday island.
Driving a Segway is very easy. The sophisticated technology of the vehicle enables that it is self-balancing, so that almost everyone gets to manage well with it. Even if you have never stood on a Segway before, this is not a problem, because you can get the hang of it quickly. On Fuerteventura you have the opportunity to try out a Segway extensively on one of the tours. You will be instructed in detail and off you go. The emission-free engines hum quietly while you slide almost weightlessly over the floor. Find out what makes Segway so exciting, what you need to know and where you can take Segway tours in Fuerteventura.
- Segway tours in Fuerteventura
- For whom is Segway driving suitable
- Consider during the Segway tour
- Where to go Segway on Fuerteventura
- What you should have with you
- What a Segway is
- How a Segway works
- The range of a Segway
- Our Segway tours in Fuerteventura
Segway Tours in Fuerteventura
Segways are suitable for a wide variety of surfaces. In addition to paved roads and promenades, you can also use it to drive along sandy slopes. Therefore, you can also go to the beaches or the wild inland of Fuerteventura. Accordingly, Segway tours are also offered in the different areas of the holiday island. The range of the electric fun vehicles is sufficient to get to see quite a lot of the impressive island on the tour. The guide gives the direction and you just follow him on your own Segway. At the end of this article you will find all Segway tours that we offer. These are assigned to the regions north, center and south, which should make it easier for you to choose the excursion near your holiday location.
Who Is Riding a Segway Suitable For?
Riding a Segway is one of the activities that anyone who wants to try something extraordinary and fun can do. There are almost no restrictions on taking part in the tours. You basically just need to be healthy, able to stand and walk. However, if you weigh a lot more than 100 kilograms, the permissible weight for the Segways will be exceeded and you will not be able to ride the Segway. Also children under 8 years and people who weigh less than 30 kilograms cannot take part in a Segway tour in Fuerteventura.
No driver's license or any other certification is required to participate in a Segway tour. You do not need any previous knowledge for most routes. Before starting the tour you will be shown in detail how the Segway driving works and then do a few trial laps. You will realize that you quickly understand the behavior and control of the Segway. You can find out what participation requirements are given for the individual tours in the excursion descriptions under “Please note!” and “Services & Prices”.
What Should You Pay Attention to During Segway Tours in Fuerteventura?
Before the start of each tour, the operator makes a briefing. Here you will learn the basic rules, how you should behave on the road and what you need to consider when using the Segway:
- Of course you should be free of alcohol and drugs before and during the tour.
- Always follow the guide's instructions.
- Never step off the Segway while driving.
- Always pay attention to where you are driving.
- Avoid driving over stones and curbs as this can damage the Segway.
- Keep a minimum distance of 3 meters from your vehicle in front.
- Do not ride side by side or in slalom.
- Of course, never let go of the handlebars while driving.
Where Can You Drive Segway on Fuerteventura?
Segways are often being used for informal and fun city sightseeing tours. In Fuerteventura, for example, you can explore Corralejo by Segway. But there are also tours by Segway in Morro Jable. In addition, the Segways used by the operators are all-terrain. That means that tours in the more remote areas of Fuerteventura are also possible. For example, follow the guide on the Segway to La Pared. This tour takes you on gravel roads past goat farms to the rugged west coast.
What Should You Have With You on Your Segway Tour?
You should definitely wear closed, sporty shoes for your Segway tour. Flip-flops or sandals are not suitable for these trips. It is highly recommended to wear a cap and sunglasses. In the winter months, it is definitely better to have a jacket with you, as there can be cooler breezes, especially in the interior of the island. The most important thing, however, is adequate sun protection. It's best to wear UV-resistant T-shirts and use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor. The sun intensity on Fuerteventura should never be underestimated - not even in winter.
Information About the Segway
What Is a Segway and Where does it Come From?
The Segway was invented in the early 2000s. At that time it was actually designed as a new kind of electric wheelchair. But it was finally recognized that the device could also be used as a one-man means of transport. The name “Segway” is a registered brand name and as such may only be used by the manufacturer Segway Inc. itself. The Segways essentially consist of a standing platform, two wheels and a handlebar. The two motors are powered electrically by the integrated battery. The entire interior is sealed so that the Segway can also be used in the rain. In addition, some types are off-road and can climb slopes of up to 45 degrees, making off-raod tours by Segway possible without any problems.
How does a Segway Work?
You are probably wondering why the Segway does not fall over. After all, it is only on two wheels. This is ensured by an extensive sensor system that permanently measures the inclination of the Segway including its driver and controls the wheels so that the device itself can keep its balance. This system makes the driving of the Segway so extremely easy. Driving forward, braking and turning are done by shifting your body. That's why you won't find any controls on the vehicle. If you lean forward slightly, the Segway will start to move. Bend back, it brakes. Left and right-hand drives are also carried out with the corresponding displacement of the body. When driving downhill, a sensor measures the speed and automatically slows down the Segway if it exceeds 20 km/h. Once you have done a few trial laps by Segway, you will be able to use it intuitively.
How Far Can You Get on a Segway?
The Segways have powerful lithium-ion batteries. The manufacturer specifies the range at around 35 kilometers. How long a battery charge actually lasts depends on various influencing factors. These are:
- Weight of the driver: The higher the weight of the driver, the shorter the range.
- Incline levels: Repeated and strong ascents shorten the range.
- Tire air pressure: If the tire pressure is low, the rolling resistance of the wheels increases and reduces the range.
- Underground: Loose or stony ground slows down the Segway and reduces the range.
- Headwind: Headwind creates resistance when driving forward and increases energy consumption.
- Driving style: Permanent fast driving or repeated strong accelerations uses a lot of energy and has a negative effect on the range.
As a rule of thumb, one can apply: Anything that increases the resistance when driving forward leads to higher energy consumption and thus shortens the range.
Segway Driving in Fuerteventura
In the north, in the center and in the south of the island. Find the excursions in your area.