San Francisco Crooked Street & Hills Segway Tour
San Francisco, California, USA
- Russian Hill: One of the oldest neighborhoods of San Francisco is now home to gorgeously sloping views of the city and some charming old world architecture.
- North Beach Little Italy: Here you'll find the city's take on old-world Italy, complete with ristorante-style eateries and inviting cafes and shops.
- Lombard Street: Climb past the cable cars to the peak of the crookedest street in the world and its eight hairpin turns. Not for beginners or the faint-hearted.
About this San Francisco, California tour
You might think that the people who designed the northern areas of San Francisco could see into the future.
Why? The roads and hills in this area make it challenging to navigate with a vehicle. But a Segway makes the perfect choice for tearing through the hilly streets at over 12 mph.
The city's planners couldn't have imagined a form of transportation like a Segway, but for those who are game for a two-wheeled challenge, it fits the bill.
We're talking about Russian Hill, where you'll get a chance to see Lombard Street, known as the world's crookedest. (They invented the word.) If you can handle its hairpin turns and steep elevation changes, feel free to reward yourself by pausing on one of the many overlooks that provide panoramic views of the city.
At the top of the hill, zip over to the Aquatic Park on the northern edge of the city. This tranquil park features soft green grass, beautiful views of the bay, and some of the oldest ships in the country.
At Pier 39, the giant crab statue welcomes you back to the city, with flailing claws that stick out amongst the crowd like sore…well, not thumbs, but you get the point. It's almost like he's pleasantly surprised that you made it. And when you're riding a Segway in a city that is known for having some of the most hilly, crooked streets in the whole world, well, you may be a little surprised yourself.
Horse Kill Road
How challenging are the streets in San Francisco? Just ask 19th century horses in the area (not literally – Mr. Ed wasn't around back then). On the steep city streets, horses going uphill would often become overwhelmed by the weight of their carriage, sliding backwards so severely that they sometimes died from the impact. These tragic events were what inspired the invention of San Francisco's renowned cable cars.
Please make your way to the rear parking lot at 757 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in and start your tour and training on time. Reservations are required 3 day in advance.
This is a high-activity tour and is only recommended if you are fit, and accustomed to exertion. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Adventure, Cultural, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for travelers 12 years of age and older.
You must weigh between 100 lbs. and 250 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited to travelers in very good physical condition. It is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Travelers on this advanced tour must have taken a full Segway Tour within the last 12 months. Training/refresher rider course for this advanced tour is 20-25 minutes.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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