Off-Road Segway Tour: Scottsdale, Fort McDowell
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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Overall, it was a fun ride with my guide, Kathy. We had many stops along the way so she could tell me about the local wild life and flora. I did think it was a bit pricey for a riding around residential areas, but it was a 2-2.5 hour bike ride so it was good exercise. I think some spots going uphill could be a challenge for people not as fit or without much lower body strength. However, I thought it was a casual, and "easy" ride if you are looking to be active, yet low intensity.
Nice day. Good guide/driver. The tour was well paced with many stops. Enjoyed the scenery throughout the drive as well as scenic walks. It was a very picturesque time of year (early May) and pleasant temps. My personal favorite stop was Tortilla Flat. Great little 'old west' stop. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was so peaceful and relaxing. And last, the time at the Ghost/Mining town was a fun finish to the day. All and all a good day!
Great starting location, plenty of parking and not hard to get to. Shane, our guide, understood that we were all experienced and allowed us to go at a comfortable speed while being safe. Saw a lot of sights of Old Town Scottsdale that I would have never experienced on our own. He obviously loves living in Scottsdale and his enthusiasm is contagious. Highly recommend.
The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. Stopping for a "picnic" break half way through was enjoyable because it gave us a chance to meet the other people on the tour. Learned much we did not know about the Sonoran desert, Saguaro cacti and the Yavapai tribal nation. Fort McDowell is a lovely place and very well preserved.
Cowboy Wayne made our ride so much fun! Three members of our group had never ridden segways before, and he was encouraging and kind during the instructional/training session. It was the perfect way to see the desert and we all learned so much. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Cowboy Wayne!!! Sheila (aka Scooby)