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Old 05-31-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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Barcelona Segway Tour

I was on the EB TransAtlantic and wanted to let everyone know about an excellent excursion available to do on your own in Barcelona. I booked the excursion through ShoreTrips for $110. I told my fellow DISers about it and two others booked it directly through Barcelona Glides (http://www.bcnglides.com) for 60 Euros. We were the only three on this tour. Edgar gave us a few minutes to get used to the segway (two of us had been on one before at Epcot, but the third person had no problem with it), then we took off on an almost three hour tour of Barcelona. We saw the old town, the gothic quarter, several of the plazas, the beach, the Olympic buildings, and more.

This tour was A+ and Edgar was full of information and very helpful. He even recommended an inexpensive restaurant just off Las Ramblas that is popular for the locals. I went back there for lunch and it was excellent. I had pasta, bread and a 1/4 litre of wine for 8 Euros (including tip).
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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thanks for the info--my dh wants to do this tour--now we can schedule it!!!!

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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I was the one with no experience on the Segway and I have to say that Edgar was very good about making me feel that it was easy to learn - and it was - I'd say about 10 minutes after practice we were off on our wonderful tour of Barcelona - I was in awe how much fun it was and how much we had seen!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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I have heard such awesome things about the Segway tour in Barcelona. Do you think they would allow children to ride with an adult -- is that possible?
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What is the age minimum to drive the Segways? --thanks
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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I don't remember seeing an age limit, but I'm pretty sure there was a minimum weight requirement of 99 pounds. Contact Edgar for your questions. We had talked to him about a friend that wanted to go but was over the weight limit. He said he could probably work with her on that and indicated he was flexible. I sent him an email after I got back and he responded almost immediately, so I'm sure he'll answer your questions. I assume that you can get to his email through the website, but if not, here is what I have: info@spainglides.com.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:09 PM   #7
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the website says 100-250 pounds and ages 15 and up
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:40 PM   #8
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Susie-thanks for posting. I was going to post also but have been very busy since getting home and went right to work!

Robert and I did the segway tour with Edgar on Sunday morning after the EB Med at 10 a.m. Robert and I were the only two on the tour. Edgar was awesome. We did the same tour as you and had almost 3 hours with him. Edgar speaks excellent english and was very knowledgeable about the whole area. (and he is not bad looking either!)

I told him I would post a good review on the disboards and encourage others going over to the Med. this summer.

He said anyone over 13 years of age is welcome on the tour. You can't ride double. He is doing a 10 a.m. tour and 5 p.m. tour this summer. We rebooked with him for July 17th for Robert, me and our DD Jamie (15) to do it again because we loved it. We get on the Magic on Wed. the 18th. We booked the 5 p.m. tour if anyone wants to join us.

The cost when you book directly with him is 60 euros per person. You pay cash at the end of the tour in Euros.

I will try to post a couple of pictures of the tour when I get a chance.

Hope that helps give people additional information!
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I looked at that, thought it would be great but with a 6 year old we couldn't do it. Maybe next time if I make it over again.
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I took the tour with Susie and Mary. It was awesome. As was mentioned above, Edgar was a fantastic tour guide. He said his marketing skills weren't great so he appreciated us getting the word out about his tours.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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I would SOOOO love to do this but since we arrive in Barcelona at 9:15 am and have to be on board for the 5 PM boat drill, I can't make the times for either tour. They need a mid-afternoon tour!!!

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:46 PM   #12
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I would SOOOO love to do this but since we arrive in Barcelona at 9:15 am and have to be on board for the 5 PM boat drill, I can't make the times for either tour. They need a mid-afternoon tour!!!

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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Thank you for this thread. We booked a tour for Friday morning, July 27th.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:21 PM   #14
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What is a Segway? ?
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #15
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Smile great advice!!

Great advice I am definitely going to look into it. Do you know if they all children on them? I am on the Med cruise on 6/27 and have a few days before. the kids would love this... They are 12,13, and 15.

Also, do you remember the name of that great restaurant? and what street it was on? every little bit helps!! Thanks so much
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