Lavasa introduces Segway tours

FE Online Posted online: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Lavasa, India’s first planned hill city has introduced Segway tours, a first of its kind offering in India. Visitors to Lavasa will now have the option of exploring the hill city in an eco-friendly way with segway a mode of green transportation. These battery powered vehicles are not only conducive to be used on regular roads but also for mountain and adventure tours. The services at Lavasa are being offered by Ecomantra Nature Adventure.

Segway is a rage globally and many international tourist destinations are offering the self balancing mini-bicycle powered by a battery to tourists for personalised and unhindered exploration. At Lavasa, tourists can now cover large distances with great ease and discover the lush green trails and scenic pathways.

Commenting on the launch of the first Segway tour in India at Lavasa, Rajiv Duggal, senior vice president, Tourism Hospitality and Leisure, Lavasa Corporation, said, “At Lavasa City, it has been our continuous endeavour to introduce new ways of city exploration and sightseeing that makes one’s holiday experience pleasurable. Segways are revolutionary new devices that are easy to learn and tons of fun. What’s more, we combine the thrill of riding the Segways with comprehensive city tours that is not only a fun way to explore the city but also make getting across large distances actually enjoyable.”

A unique gyroscope technology and the lean steer riding way makes Segway, one of the safest and efficient mode of transport to cover large walking distances. With dimensions not larger than the average adult body and the ability to emulate human balance, the Segway PT uses the same space as a pedestrian and can go wherever a person can walk.