SEGWAY CURITIBA: Experience Curitiba in an innovative and fun way!

By Guilherme Mendes Thomaz@guimendesthomaz

SEGWAY TOURS CURITIBA? WHAT?

You might have seen a Segway but just don’t know the name of that interesting two-wheeled vehicle that you saw…

Segway is an innovative self-balancing personal and electrical transportation device, perfect to be used on pedestrian sidewalks and pathways. It was created in 2001 in the United States and it is the first self-balancing  and zero emissions personal transportation vehicle. Yes, it doesn’t have any accelerator or brakes! The acceleration responds to the conductor’s movements and inclinations, simply leaning forward or backwards, very easy and safe to use/ride. Segway can reach speeds of 20 km/h (12 mph) and can only be used by people older than 12 years old that weights between 45 kg (100 lbs) and 118 kg (260 lbs).

Segway Tours Curitiba

Segway Tours Curitiba

Segways are ecologically correct, does not pollute the air and it is not noisy! The two-wheeled has been transforming the way people get around and stroll around the cities…

The tourism industry have discovered its potential and Segway Tours have been launched in several main travel destinations around the World. They are very exciting, fun, safe and give you the opportunity to experience the destination in a  new way!

Considering this, Special Paraná (whl.travel‘s local connection in Curitiba and Paraná Coast)launched few weeks ago SEGWAY TOURS CURITIBA, the first Segway Tour in Brazil with daily departures!

It is very very easy to ride a Segway! Even though, the tour guides will give you a short training and orientation session before the tour for about 20 minutes, so you can try and practice until you feel yourself confident and ready to glide through Curitiba riding your Segway. It is so easy that I guarantee that you will be ready within 5 minutes!!!

After that, the guide  will lead you on the tours where you will get to see Curitiba in a different perspective! The groups are small (5 people) and fun is guaranteed either on sunny or rainy days, during the day or at night!

Segway Tours Curitiba

The acceleration responds to the conductor’s movements and inclinations, simply leaning forward or backwards, very easy and safe to use

Special Paraná offers 4 Segway tour options ! Check them out:

CENTRAL BASIC ROUTE

This is the main and most popular tour. Taking the Central Basic Segway Tour you get to see several interesting places in downtown and main tourist attractions of the historical center of Curitiba like: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Saint Francis Ruins, Belvedere, Largo da Ordem (Old Town), Paço da Liberdade (former city hall), Generoso Marques Square, Palácio Avenida, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Boca Maldita, Rui Barbosa Square, Zacarias Square and Osório Square.

Price per Person:  R$ 80 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 100 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  9h; 11h; 14h; 16h30 and 18h30

For bookings and further details, click here.

OSCAR NIEMEYER MUSEUM AND POPE’S WOODS ROUTE

This is an excellent tour option for you that want to enjoy and ride Segway for more time and also get to see other famous tourist places in Curitiba, the wonderful Oscar Niemeyer Museum and the relaxing Pope Woods. In this route, you will ride your Segway on bicycle paths most of the time and see the following points of interest: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Osório Square, Rui Barbosa Square, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Santos Andrade Square, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra Theatre, Passeio Público, cycle path, Pope Woods and Oscar Niemeyer Museum.

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here.

HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN ROUTE

In this tour you will pass by most tourist attractions in Curitiba downtown and historical centre, like: Tiradentes Square, Cathedral, Saint Francis Ruins, Belvedere, Largo da Ordem (Old Town), Paço da Liberdade (former city hall), Generoso Marques Square, Palácio Avenida, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Boca Maldita, Rui Barbosa Square, Zacarias Square, Osório Square, Santos Andrade Square, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra Theatre, Passeio Público, Praça 19 de Dezembro Square, Riachuelo Street and Solar do Barão.

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here.

DOWNTOWN AND RAILROAD MUSEUM ROUTE

This is an alternative route for when it is not possible to pass by the historical centre of Curitiba in reason of  the events and cultural celebrations that  take place in the local. The attractions visited in this tour are: Passeio Público, Rua Riachuelo, Santos Andrade Square, Guaíra Theatre, Federal University of Paraná, Rua Barão do Rio Branco, Eufrásio Corrêa Square, Train and Railway Museum, Carlos Gomes Square, Rua das Flores (pedestrian street), Osório Square, Rui Barbosa Square, Tiradentes Square, Generoso Marques Square and Paço da Liberdade (former city hall).

Price per Person:  R$ 120 (Monday to Friday) and R$ 150 (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)

Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Departures:  Advanced bookings indeed.

For bookings and further details, click here

Tours departure from Crowne Plaza Curitiba Hotel. The hotel is located on Rua Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti, 600 –  downtown, really close to Passeio Público and Largo da Ordem, the historical center.

Come to experience this new tour that Special Paraná exclusively brought to Brazil! Book your Segway Tour Curitiba now and get to know and experience Curitiba in a different way!

You can also contact Special Paraná at +55 (41) 3232-1314 or  www.segwaycuritiba.com.br/en

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