This week I was invited to try out the
Segway Gliding Tour in Durban. For those
that have never done it, it is a wonderful experience and something to put on
your bucket list for people of Durban and for Tourists from South Africa and
Once you put your helmet on, you head off
to the Segway Training at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and you are given
some tips on how to ride and do a few practice rides with the expert guides who
are with you all the way along the ride.
Once you get the basics it is pretty easy to glide around. Users lean forward to go forward, lean back
to go backward and turn by using a ‘Lean Steer’ which is explained to you by
the guides. It’s all in the hips and
knees, that’s all I’m saying. The Segway can go up to 23km/h but it will slow
down automatically to notify you that you are going fast.
When you have the basics down you are
taken on a wonderful guided tour of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Lovers of architecture and design will love
Next you are taken along the beachfront
and you really get to appreciate the beauty of the Golden Mile from high
up. You seem to whizz past everyone
You even experience a pier on a Segway and
that is something else.
After that you take a long winding route
back along the beachfront and past the sights which include coffee shops and of
The last stretch is wonderful and you
might even get to push to up to 20km/h and enjoy the breeze as you go.
There’s something called the Segway Smile,
you will discover it along the way, you find yourself having so much fun you
just have to Smile.
Before you know it you are back at the
Stadium where the ride began and sadly you have to get off until the next time.
The battery will last you for 40kms. That’s about 2 hours at max. speed.