Recently my husband and I, with friends took a Segway tour of Madrid and it was fantastic!! The segways are very easy to use and it takes no time to become accustomed to them — quite quickly, it feels like they’re an extension of one’s legs!!
We’ve taken the tour twice now with different visitors and everyone loved it. The two-hour tour is fabulous for getting a good look at Madrid from a different perspective. You have a guide of course who points out the different sites and landmarks and who provides a commentary to the group.
We segwayed (yes, I just made that word up) to the Royal Palace and the Cathedral, we took in the Temple of Debod in Parque del Oeste. From the park, we segwayed down to the river on the outskirts of Casa de Campo which was great fun because we got to put our foot down (so to speak) and open up along the wider paths. From there we toured up to the old part of Madrid and meandered through some of the back streets, past the café where one can get the best churros in Madrid (and it’s apparently open 24 hours) and to the Plaza de la Villa where you can purchase the most delightful sweets and conserves from the convent shop.
We finished the tour at Mercado de San Miguel where we were treated to a delicious paella tapa courtesy of the tour.
I highly recommend a Segway Tour as a fun and different way of exploring what central Madrid has to offer. There are numerous operators booking tours from Opera (and thereabouts).