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“Not terrible, but not great either...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pedal Power Bike and Segway

Pedal Power Bike and Segway
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Private Tour: Vienna City Segway Tour
Ranked #1 of 112 Tours in Vienna
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Owner description: Pedalpower Bike and Segway is happy to welcome you! To rent a bike please come to our rental shop in Boesendorferstrasse 5, 1020 Vienna (near Prater/Giant Ferris Wheel). Meeting point for regular Segway tours: Elisabethstrasse 13, 1010 Vienna. Meeting point for regular Bike tours:Schillerpark in Elisabethstrasse, 1010 Vienna
Solothurn, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Not terrible, but not great either...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

This was mine and my husband's second segway tour (also did one in Prague last year) and I wasn't too impressed. It wasn't horrible, but it was more of "let's have fun on a Segway" rather than "let's learn about the city while riding segway".

GOOD: They take 20-30 minutes to get every situated with the segways in an open area (not in the middle of the street). You get a 10% discount if you pay with cash. The staff was friendly. The segways have small bags attached to the front, which will fit a small purse, cell phones, cameras, a bottle of water, etc. For larger bags, they allow you to store them at their office (though they are not secured in any way -- e.g. no locker).

BAD: The guide (Ewald) did not speak clearly or loud enough. There were 8 people on our tour, so it wasn't a large group, but unless I was standing directly in front of him and he was talking directly to me, I could not understand what he was saying (tour was in English and I'm a native English speaker). His voice didn't project well and the street noise didn't help. The three hour tour includes the 20-30 minute practice and a 20-30 minute drink break at a restaurant (drinks not included in the price), so it is really more like a two hour tour. I didn't think it was worth it (pricewise), even with the 10% discount (63 euros). We only paid 75 euros p/p for our PRIVATE Prague segway tour, which lasted a full hour longer and included a drink at our drink stop and a bottle of water during the tour.

All in all, being on the segways was fun, but I really didn't learn much about the city from the tour. I would not recommend this tour to my family and friends, but I do recommend that everyone try a segway tour -- loads of fun.

Visited July 2014
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pedalpowerVienna, Manager at Pedal Power Bike and Segway, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Hi! Thank you very much writing this feedback to us, it is always very helpful for us to improve the quality we offer.
Most of the time everyone is very satisfied with Ewald and we are sad you had problem understanding and hearing him. We will make sure he knows about it and fix this problem.
The 20 minutes training is very important, we have to make sure everybody can ride the segway safely. Also we usually suggest to have a 20 minutes break since standing for 3 hours require a bit of strech out in the middle.
We hope you still had fun in Vienna.
Nice greetings, the pedal power team
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“Segway Tour of Vienna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Took the Segway tour on 2nd August 2014. Feelings of nervousness (having never been on a Segway before) were soon replaced with smiles and laughter. Our guide (Lothar), was very patient and extremely informative. I would highly recommend this as it is a great way to see the city and find out about it's history.

Visited August 2014
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pedalpowerVienna, Manager at Pedal Power Bike and Segway, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Trish,
Thanks for taking time writing this nice feedback, we will pass it on to Lothar. :)
We are happy that you enjoyed your segway tour through Vienna.
best regards, the pedal power team
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“Bike ride in Vienna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

On a holiday recently in Vienna, we came across this company and thought we would see about renting 2 bikes to explore this city. The cost was very reasonable with 5 euros per hour, we opted for 4 hours and the charge was 17 euros per person. Once we had our bikes we were given maps and a recommendation on where to ride. We had a lovely 4 hour bike ride, seeing areas we would otherwise not have seen. We stopped for lunch during this ride and thought the day had been enhanced with our cycle rides

I would recommend this company and they also offer cycle tours with a guide

Visited July 2014
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pedalpowerVienna, Manager at Pedal Power Bike and Segway, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Hi. Thank you very much for the feedback. We are happy you were satisfied with the bike rental service of the pedal power team. Next time come and join for a bike tour too!! :)
Nice Greetings from Vienna, the pedal power team
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“Good intro to Vienna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My sister and I took the pedalpower bike classic vienna tour in June 2014. Our tour guide Max was very friendly and considerate towards the whole group (we had some young riders). This tour was really worthwhile taking as an introduction to the city and its sites. The riding is easy as the land is flat and the bikes very good quality. The tour took about 3 hours and I understand covers 10kms but there are plenty of stops along the way. We are in our late forties and managed it without difficulty. The only problem we experienced was understanding Max sometimes due to his accent.

Visited July 2014
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pedalpowerVienna, Manager at Pedal Power Bike and Segway, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Claire,
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you soon again!
Nice Greetings from Vienna, the pedal power team
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great fun, and great way to see Vienna!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Our guide was amazing- a fun and interactive tour experience. Got to loads of the more distant sights, and it was really beautiful at night. Evening tour goes through the park with wonderful space for segway fun. Really recommended.

Visited July 2014
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pedalpowerVienna, Manager at Pedal Power Bike and Segway, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Joanna,
We are very happy you enjoyed the evening impression of Vienna.
Thank you for the good feedback!
Hope to see you again!
Nice Greetings, the pedal power team
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