During our 8 week summer road trip, we spent a few days in Valencia. My mom, brother, and I went on a tour with Segway Valencia. These are my favorite tours, because we can see so much in only a few hours.
This isn’t our first time riding segways, we have ridden them in Malaga and Granada. I absolutely love it so much more than walking. At first Mom and I were a little nervous, because we thought we had forgotten how to ride the segways. It turns out we remembered everything and it was no problem.
Segway Valencia Tour
First we went to the big Valencia Turia park and stopped right in the middle. Our guide explained that it is a dry river bed, that was turned into a really gorgeous park. The reason the river is dry now, because many years ago there was a big flood, so they diverted the water around the city. They needed to do something with the river bed, so they turned it into a park with lots of activities in it.
One of the cool things is Gulliver park. It is a giant Gulliver tied to the ground and he is the playground. I know it sounds kind of weird, but it isn’t a real human. Here is a full list of the parks in Valencia.
After going through the park and passing play areas and lots of people doing yoga and having picnics, we ended up at the City of Arts and Sciences. This is an area with buildings with science stuff in them and the outside of them are really funky. One looks like an eyeball and a couple of others together look like a fish.
What time is it?
At the very end of the Science Museum we saw all kinds of different sun dials and cool things with shadows.
There was a big open and flat plaza where we took a break. The guide unlocks our Segway, so we could go faster. My brother and I now could go really fast around the plaza and we were racing. He said we were going up to 12 mph. We played around in the plaza and then we up to the garden terrace and saw an outdoor nightclub.
After roaming around a bit more we had some Horchata (Orxata). It is a very sweet creamy drink made from tiger nuts. I didn’t really like it that much, but my mom and brother absolutely loved it. If you are in Valencia, you should at least give the horchata and nuts a try.
Old town here we come!
Next we went to the old town. It’s cool because on segways we can go where cars can’t, plus we can get around much faster than just walking.
In old town we saw a lot of old buildings, plazas and the old city walls. Our guide also pointed out several cat houses around town. A cat house is a little hole in the wall, that has been decorated to look like a little house. Inside the houses are little cats. People from the neighborhood feed them every day. We saw one with a mother with cute little kittens.
I just love riding segways because you can go where cars can’t and can go really fast. You can see a lot more of the city faster. It is also load of fun. If you haven’t been on one, don’t be afraid to give it a try. I am sure you will love it. You will look kinda strange, but it is really fun. Our guide was Eugeni and he was great!
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Time to Eat!
After the segway tour we were really hungry. We used our 48 hour Valencia Tourist Card, to ride the metro and meet up with dad, near the City of Arts and Sciences for lunch. We went to an all you can eat buffet at FrescCo Valencia. It was great, because we could eat as much as we wanted.
At first we had big salads and pasta, but the we discovered the pizza, soup and main meal items too. It was a great lunch and Mom just loved all of the veggies. Lars and I went a little crazy with the ice cream, but Mom and Dad said we could.
There are also many organized tours for you to enjoy from being active on walking or biking tour, to enjoying a food or wine tour. There is so much to do and Viator has so many great offers for you. Click here to see their latest Valencia Deals!
Disclosure: Our experience was provided by Valencia Tourism and all opinions are our own.