A Segway on the Downtown Discovery tour can reach a top speed of 10 miles per hour, akin to the top speeds of a squirrel or a fat, slow cheetah. Roll at your own pace with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a 90-minute Downtown Discovery Segway tour (a $55 value)
- $57 for two Groupons, each good for a 90-minute Downtown Discovery Segway tour (a $110 total value)
- $112 for four Groupons, each good for a 90-minute Downtown Discovery Segway tour (a $220 total value)
The encyclopedic guides at Triangle Glides recount tales and anecdotes that testify to Raleigh’s colorful history on tours that usher groups across the city on self-balancing Segways. Before tour groups depart from City Market, pilots strap on provided helmets and soak up safety tips in an indoor training session that covers the basics of stopping, turning, gliding, and starring in spontaneous musical montages. The two-wheeled odyssey commences as guides comment through a wireless audio pack that relays interesting factoids about the M.T. Pope House, Shimmer Wall, Nash Square, and other highlights. To view the schedule, click here.
The mobile historians at Triangle Glides lead tours through the most exciting locations in Raleigh's past and present. They spin tales as groups glide past modern and historic landmarks on the Downtown Discovery tour or learn of riots, duels, and public hangings during a more macabre tour, aptly named Raleigh's Darkest Secrets. In other tours, groups travel into the 19th-century neighborhood of Oakwood and enjoy the lush grounds of Oakwood Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers.
This sort of exploration is the foundation of Triangle Glides, but its Segways are restricted to land. To explore the area's waters, the company also sells and rents standup paddleboards. Resident instructors can help newbies master these watercraft during seasonal lessons on nearby Lake Wheeler, where paddlers find calm waters surrounded by leafy forests.