There is nothing like discovering Nice through a patchwork of urban landscapes during this 2-hour Segway tour…
Meet your guide at our agency and go on to the Promenade des Anglais to start a short training session. Then, follow your guide along the seaside and its palm trees up until the Opera House of Nice. From there, you will leave the famous "Prom'" and take passage through Old Town and see its beautiful cathedral and busy market. Explore this ancient maze of streets flush with typical Mediterranean colours while your guide demonstrates to you the rich history of Nice.
Take the road in the direction of the Port of Nice and live a unique experience of riding a Segway at its maximum speed to the top of the Castle Hill. Once there, enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city. Take your time to admire the waterfall and to take some pictures of Nice from the top of the hill…
This tour is perfect to see the most of the city and enjoy your Segway at the same time !
• For groups (+8 people): please contact us
• Duration: about 2 hours (training included)
• Course: about 10km
• Pace: moderate (10km / h max) in the old town, fast (20km / h) on the hill of the castle
Mobilboard Agency - rue Halévy
Meeting point is at the Mobilboard agency, 2 steps from the Promenade des Anglais, to get to know your guide, who will make you aware of the conditions of use.
The Promenade des Anglais
After the training given by your guide, you will ride on the most famous avenue of Nice! The route that was once only a stony and muddy trail at the beginning of the XIXth century, will offer you the pleasure of gliding along the incomparable sea!
The "Prom" is on the edge of being inscribed on the world heritage of Humanity!
At the end of the prom, you will ride along the Ponchettes, whose terraces were a very popular walking path until the 60s. A study project is underway to revive this tradition.
"Pounchetta" means "small point" in the Niçoise language, and thus designates the rocky points of Rauba Capéu.
The Cours Saleya
Cours Saleya is the main pedestrian way of Old Nice. Parallel to the Promenade des Anglais, it is a must-see for anyone wandering around the old town.
It is also the place of a real Mediterranean market, warm and full of life where you will find fruits, vegetables and local products from the hinterland of Nice.
It is also here where there is a flower market, when Nice was once the Flower Capital of the world at the beginning of the 19th century.
The Palace of the Dukes of Savoy
Halfway along the Cours Saleya stands the Palace of the Dukes of Savoy, or "Palazzo Sarde". As the residence of the sovereigns of the State of Savoy, during the visits of the Dukes to the County of Nice, it has accommodated the seat of the prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes since 1860.
The Place du Palais
It is on this square that the Palace of Justice stands. This neo-classical building built at the end of the 19th century faces the Rusca Palace, a former military barracks and now annex of the Palais de Justice, and the clock tower.
With no assembly point in the old town, it was Charles Rossetti de Châteauneuf who gifted to the town in the 19th century the land on which his villa was built, so that it could be demolished, thus giving the Nice inhabitants a real meeting point!
The church of Sainte Reparate has thus benefited from a real square, offering a great spectacle for the passers-by.
This square is a great opportunity to return to after the tour, where you can find over 100 flavours of ice cream, such as the very local "tomato-basil" flavour!
Rauba Capéu Wharf
An unmissable stop with a breathtaking view of the Promenade des Anglais, the Ponchettes and the Nice Opera house. Keep your helmet on, because "Rauba capéu" means "fly" and "hat" in French; This place is indeed one of the windiest of the city!
Before beginning your ascent to the top of the castle hill, take in the perspective of Port Lympia, which takes its name from the spring that fed a small lake in this area. The construction of the port began at the end of the eighteenth century and lasted more than a century and a half. You can then observe the yachts mingling with the traditional Pointus of Nice.
Your Segway gyropod is now unlocked to its maximum speed to approach the ascent of the hill. An exceptional feeling of pleasure in its raw state awaits you!
Once at the top of the hill, you will be speechless in front of the panoramic views of the Bay of Angels, Lympia Harbor and Mount Boron Hill. You can even refresh yourself and / or rest for a few moments (depending on the timing).
Do not look for the castle, you will not find it, only a few ruins ... Louis XIV took charge of destroying it at the beginning of the eighteenth century!
TERMS OF CANCELATION
• Offer non-cancellable, non-refundable. Except under conditions: contact us.
• Guaranteed departure in case of rain.
• Any delay of 10 minutes is considered a cancellation and can not be refunded.
• Please arrive at the reception 15 minutes before departure.
• Parking: under the hotel le Méridien
• Minimum age required: 14 years.
• All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Minimum weight: 45 kg. Maximum weight: 118 kilos.
• This visit is not available to pregnant women.
• This visit is not recommended for people with internal ear problems.
• Flat shoes and casual wear recommended.