What does Madsegs mean?
Madsegs is an abbreviation of Madrid Secure Environment Glides. This name was adopted as it allows a foreigner/s to see Madrid safer (themselves and their belongings with a monitor), and with less effort than they could normally on their own.
What segway model?
We use generation 1 segways (i180 / i170 / i167 / P133).
Will there be a tour guide?
The worlds most experienced segway monitor (yes seriously) will teach you how to use the segway and accompany you on your sightseeing tour, taking photos along the route. But this is not a historical guide, as less spoken more seen…….
How easy is it to use a Segway HT (human transport)?
How long did it take you to learn to ride a bicycle? Drive a car? Roller skate? A Segway HT will normally take you between 10-20 seconds to become stable and only minutes to move, turn, accelerate and stop. Within an hour most people are comfortable to move from the beginners setting to intermediate level.
What happens if it rains?
A Segway HT is able to operate in rainy and wet conditions. Remember a Segway HT is an extension of your movements and just as you would take care when walking/running in wet or rainy conditions, the same care must be applied when using a Segway HT in the rain/wet conditions. BUT if you dont want to go please let us know and not affect the other customers.
Do I have to wear any safety gear?
A Safety helmet can be supplied for each glider on a glide but as it is not mandatory in Spain to wear one, the decision is yours.
Can children use a Segway HT?
The Segway HT is an intelligent mode of transport and makes calculations for you. There are sensors in the base that detect when you have lost your balance or at worst fallen off. Due to this there is a minimum weight of 25kg for any rider. When gliding you are the responsible person and in complete control of the Segway HT, so we at Madsegs, for your safety and others have applied a minimum age of 17 (7 if accompanied by parents and a safety helmet is preferred).
How safe is using a Segway HT?
The Segway HT has redundant systems and sophisticated alerts built into its design, and many thousands of hours of use have demonstrated that the Segway HT is safe when used appropriately. It is important that Segway HT riders understand their responsibility to ride safely. Proper skill level and understanding of the Segway HT prevents injuries caused by loss of control or misuse. BUT yes it is possible to collide with an obstacle and fall.
How do I reserve and pay for a Glide?
Use our automated reservations page to find an available slot and pay a deposit securely online, the rest to paid on/after the glide. This will confirm your place/s on your selected glide and you will receive an automated email reply with all the relevant details. If you experience any difficulty please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who cannot use a Segway HT?
There are some limitations to using a Segway HT.
You must be able to climb and descend stairs without assistance as you will be required to mount and dismount the Segway HT.
You must weigh between 25-150 kg (55lb-331lb).
You must have full use of your left hand to enable you to operate the steering control.
No pregnant women may use the Segway HT (due to the speed limiter placing some pressure on the abdomen).