Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the Segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $25, you get a one-hour Segway tour of Annapolis with a 20- to 30-minute training session from SegZone (a $49.50 value). This Groupon is only valid at SegZone's Annapolis location.
SegZone's two-wheeled excursions give sightseers a comfortable, entertaining way to see the most notable sights of Annapolis and to learn about its lengthy history. During your one-hour tour, you'll glide through the streets as if carried by roller-skating angels, passing some of the pivotal points in local, state, and national history. Tours take in sights such as the Maryland State House and the United States Naval Academy. For maximum informational uptake, tour takers wear personal earpieces during the journey, with live narration from the tour guides being piped in. Helmet use is mandatory, and each participant is provided with nearly a half hour of extensive Segway training before setting out, ensuring riders know how to properly use the Segway as well as where it likes to be tickled.
Except for cases of extreme weather, tours take place rain or shine and are generally composed of eight riders, allowing for the formation of an octagonal fighting pattern in the case of a run-in with a Vespa gang. Call ahead to schedule your tour for vertical horizontality with SegZone.
Riders must be at least 14 years of age and must weigh between 100 and 260 lbs.
Though reviews are limited, TripAdvisors give SegZone a perfect five-star average rating:
- This was the first time we tried to ride segways and it was a really great experience. It does not take long to learn how to ride, it is as easy as just standing. In addition to the joy of just riding the segway we had a great educational tour around Annapolis. Our guide gave us tones of interesting information about historical buildings that we saw as well as general Annapolis history. – Melamory
Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.
131 Prince George St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401Get Directions