Visiting Paphos? Here are 10 Fun Facts about Segways!

Planning a trip to Paphos is great – but why not make it even greater?

Explore Paphos’ finest spots in the most fun-packed, fascinating and effortless way, along with your family and friends – by joining a Segway Tour! We offer the most advanced, safe and easy-to-handle Segway PTs, experienced guides – instructors and some of the best views of the Mediterranean you will ever get to see. As we say, it’s “Certified Fun!”

Paphos is one of those few sites that strangely blend amazing historical sights, picturesque alleys, majestic views and much sunshine! Our tour is designed to fascinate all 5 senses: marvel nature at its best, hear great stories and legends, feel the sun’s warmth – even smell and savor some of Paphos famous mezedes!

Whether a single traveler, a couple thirsty for romantic memories, a family with youngsters hungry for something new, or a group of friends seeking adventure, Paphos Segway Tour is undoubtedly your top option.

Being by far the most fun, informative and popular way to explore Paphos, we thought it would be great to know a few fun facts about Segway’s own saga. Check them out!

  1. Who was Segway’s Inventor?

Segway’s inventor was Dean Kamen, a brainy businessman from New York.

  1. What was meant for initially?

At first, the whole idea was to create a wheelchair that will have its user higher off of the ground. Eventually, it ended up in an innovative product that allowed people to ramble around the streets effortlessly and funnily. Kame’s first wheelchair-model, known as iBOT, was discontinued about 8 years ago.

  1. When was the first Segway constructed?

On July 27th, 1999.

  1. When did it make its first public appearance?

In December 2001, on the famous TV show “Good Morning America.”

  1. Why were they called ‘Segways’?

Well, there is much discussion about that. Most people believe the term to stem from the word ‘segue,’ meaning ‘smooth transition.’ Segways are also known ‘Personal Transporters.’

  1. What exactly is a Segway?

Segways core structure is pretty simple: they are a 2 wheeled vehicle powered by electricity and stirred by hands and body weight distribution.

  1. Is it easy to learn their handling?

Yes, very easy! The only thing you have to do is push the handle bars to direct the vehicle and balance your body! Highly sensitive fluid-based leveling sensors and gyroscopic sensors detect any changes in weight distributions and move accordingly.

  1. When were Segways first available to the market?

In the winter of 2002. Its first buyer ordered it from Amazon!

  1. How fast are they?

Well, if you have seen the Mall Cop movie, you already have a clue! Segways can actually go faster than the average squirrel and pig!

  1. Which is the best way to try them?

If you are fascinated by the whole idea, then… Don’t delay, book today! The best way to learn how to handle them is by taking a tour in Paphos: the majestic landscapes, stunning sea views, and numerous historical monuments will quickly alleviate the anxiety of all first timers, and within minutes you will master all its moves and sways!

Our friendly and experienced guides will always be right next to you, showing you around Paphos’ best sights, and teaching you all Segway tricks.

Book now online!