What is a Segway?
It’s an amazing, SELF-BALANCING platform that gives an extraordinary “magic-carpet” experience. So easty to pick up, yet such a rich and rewarding experience. Because people of all ages find it great fun, this is a really good family activity (with the grandparents, too!).
Explore our beautiful Highland estate as our friendly guide gets you starated, then helps you build your skills. Our environmentally friendly, electronically powered Segways are a fun and novel way to explore places not easily accessible by car.
After you’ve aced our training and off-road Segway introduction, get ready to enjoy a 50 minutes Segway Experience inspired thrill bursting with a mix of twists, turns and straight open paths – you may also catch a glimpse of the local wildlife if you’re lucky.
If your an experienced Segway glider, then ask for our advanced trails and skills-building option.
Adult (18+) – £35.00, Child (17 & Under) – £25.00, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – £110.00
Too young? Being able to ride a Segway is actually a weight thing – the Segway needs to pick up slight changes in body weight via its footpad, in order to get instructions. Children under 45kg will find this a challenge.
If in doubt, then come along and see how your child gets on. At the end of the day, it’s the guides decision (we operate on hilly terrain, and if the child can’t use weight to stop the Segway, that could be a problem!).
Minimum of two people per booking. All will be introduced to all correct safety requirements. All activities are supervised by qualified instructors. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book activities prior to your arrival.
We recommend that you wear closed toe, flat shoes. And bring gloves, if it’s cold and waterproofs when it’s raining.
‘On Monday 23rd July we were passing Glencoe Activities. We have passed every year while we holiday in Ardnamurchan, and have a day trip to Oban. Each year we’ve said “We’ll have a go at that one day” – this year we said “today’s the day”. We hadn’t booked, but the woman at the counter managed to fit us in. We were almost disappointed as we were told there was a problem with one of the Segways, but we were offered a refund if it failed, so we had nothing to lose. I am so glad we did. We had an absolutely fantastic time. It was really enjoyable, and after the initial wobbles, it was so easy. The views were wonderful, and the tour around the grounds and along the cycle track was delightful. The main reason I’m emailing is to praise the person who trained us how to use the Segways. I’m afraid I don’t know his name, but he had what sounded like an Australian or New Zealand accent. None of us, or the others in the group, had been on a Segway before. He made the lesson very easy to follow, from the basics of safety, how to get on and off, and basic controls. He was extremely patient, especially with my wife who was extremely nervous, and struggled at first. Within minutes we were all getting to grips in the “training area”. He then lead us out onto the greens, explaining bit by bit, letting us try one new feature out at a time. He didn’t overload us with information, and gave us enough encouragement to keep trying. I had been worried that we would have spent money on something where we ended up just wobbling and falling off, but instead we were using them to their full, whizzing along the tracks, and really having fun. He also offered to take photos of us with my camera, and did a great job! We live in a society where people are all too ready to complain about things, and rarely take time to turn round and say thank you when something goes well, so I like to try to redress this. As such, if it is possible to pass our thanks on to the gentleman who trained us so well, I would be very grateful. His approach is spot on – patient, friendly, helpful, and perfectly timed, taking us a step at a time to build our confidence. Well done! I’ll make sure to put a good review on Trip Advisor. It was a gamble – we spent over £100, the biggest spend of the whole fortnight holiday – but it was worth every penny! ‘
‘My husband played golf and in the meantime me and my teenage children did the Segway experience. Great fun amazing views all the segways well maintained – and there is a good induction for first timers. James our guide was knowledgeable and supportive. All the staff is very helpful and friendly, the place is obviously run by people who care about its future and reputation. After the segways we relaxed in a lovely cosy cafe with stunning views and delicious homemade cakes. Will certainly be back, lovely place to spend half a day in!’
‘We’ve passed by here on our way to Oban many times, often said we’d have a go with the Segways, but never bothered until last week. SO glad we tried it. Myself (46yr old petrolhead), my wife (uncoordinated, age classified), and daughter (17, aspergers, no confidence at learning something new) had a whale of a time. The man who instructed us was very patient, very understanding, and took the lesson step by step in such a way that we were all able to build confidence easily. We went from never having even seen a segway in real life before, to being able to max them out on the tracks. The scenery around the course was stunning, and the route we took allowed us to get the most out of the experience – from smooth grass, through fast downhill slopes to winding tracks through the forest. It’s not the cheapest thing to do – £35 each for a 50 minute experience – but we felt it was well worth it, we thoroughly enjoyed it!’
‘We were guided by Kristen, who made it a wonderful experience to ride the Segways. She was very helpful to ensure we could operate the Segway safely and also gave lots of other useful information, such as the story about the Dragons Tooth. Not only was it fantastic to ride the segways, on great tracks, but it was all in fantastic scenery. We will go back.’
‘I had a fantastic visit here with my family, great time and loads of laughs, it was a really good experience. Five minutes tuition and your off. Easy to master and lots of fun!!!! Segways. Best ever.’
‘A group of 15 of us consisting of children from 5 up spent a wonderful morning using the segways, archery and laser clay shooting. Everyone got to participate and the instructors “adapted” each persons level to suit the activity. It was a smashing morning well spent and I cant rate the centre highly enough. Staff were just superb, we had a shortage on the segways given our number but they managed to deal with it perfectly by putting us into groups. There was a surprise at the end which I wont spoil, just to say it was a lovely touch. Highly recommended.’
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