Segway Tours

I just can’t seem to get excited about the
Segway, especially for sightseeing. I understand the benefits from an
environmental standpoint, and the value it has for those who have trouble getting aorund. But for healthy trravelers
who have time and age on their side, I just don’t see the draw in driving around on one of these. Seeing a city by
“high tech luxury scooter”  seems rather unnatural.

But human transport tours continue to pop up everywhere! They’ve got
’em in Thailand, the
Florida Everglades and
Minnesota (note the clever URL). How about a scenic tour of
southern Utah or
Sausalito by Segway?! And
Treehugger points to seven US and European
City Segway Tours. I even noticed that
Segs in the City has made it to Baltimore — $70 bucks for an
inner city safari!

I guess I can’t knock it till I try it out, but it really doesn’t appeal to me. Walking is my preferred method
almost always, and bikes are much more my speed if I don’t feel like footing it. Is this Segway tour thing here to stay
or just a passing fad?