Walled Lake, Michigan Guided Segway Tours
Experience Walled Lake in a whole new way!
Segway Tours are a fun new way to explore and experience the sites and sounds of Walled Lake, Michigan!
Cruise the beautiful lake, explore the downtown, learn about the rich history and enjoy the breath-taking scenery as we capture the memories in snapshots for you.
NO SEGWAY RIDING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Tours During COVID-19
Great Lakes Segway will have the following rules in place for all tour riders this season, until further notice. All tours must be pre-booked for staffing purposes. Unfortunately walk-ins cannot be scheduled due to the current situation regarding the COVID crisis. Thank you for respecting these policies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 248-896-2600.
- All riders and guests will need to wear a mask, while inside and training. Masks can be taken off once we start going around the lake, but will need to be put back on once the group returns.
- All machines and helmets will be disinfected before and after a ride, ensuring that you get a clean machine, and that the next rider will get a clean machine as well.
- All training will be done outside, and by prepaying through FareHarbor, there is no need to stay inside the showroom.
- If a rider is feeling sick before the tour, we ask that your group respectfully stay at home. We can reschedule the tour at your convenience, provided those slots are open.
Guided Segway Tours
- Groups of 1-6 (for larger groups please call)
- 30 minute training & 60 minute tour of beautiful Walled Lake!
- Helmets & water bottles provided.
- Explore the rich history of Walled Lake including the Casino, Rollercoaster, and juicy secrets that made Walled Lake infamous!
Cost is $50 per person
Sun, Mon, Tues: No Tours
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm
Sat: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
Other tour times may be available by appointment only (please call!)
We require all riders to watch a safety training video and sign & submit waivers per rider prior to your visit.
Click here to view our safety training video.
What They’re Saying
“The tour of Walled Lake is great and the staff was wonderful.”
Erika via Google
“Hubby & I did our first Segway tour yesterday , WHAT FUN ! Owner John couldn’t have been nicer . He and Jody set us up with Jennifer as our Guide . All 3 made sure we knew what we were doing before we zipped off for a Fantastic Hour of Fun around Walled Lake . The staff here is delightful . I’d highly recommend this recreational activity . We’re not the most coordinated folks – if hubby & I can do it – anyone can. Go for it”
Valerie via Google
“We were a family group of six adults, with two of us in our 60’s. We had a blast. None of us had ever experienced riding a Segway. Great Lakes Segway took good care of us and showed us how to ride by practicing starts, stops and turns before we left. The tour took us around part of Walled Lake on sidewalks and included time to ride around on our own at a local waterfront park. It was a great time. Riding a Segway is a really cool experience. I was pleasantly surprised and felt safer than I expected. Nice friendly staff, I definitely recommend!”
bkbee via Trip Advisor
“Great time. They explain how to ride quickly and in a way that makes it easy from the moment you step on. Lots of fun riding around the lake, would definetly recommend.”
Adam via Facebook
“We had a great time! John is a very laid back and detailed tour guide. This is our second time riding with him. Riding the segways is easy and and a lot of fun! Very enjoyable experience!”
Marisa via Google
“Second time with a tour. This is a great way to experience using a Segway. John was personable and patient making sure we were all comfortable. You start with practice, allowing for all the time you need. This is followed by a led excursion to the local park on Walled Lake where you are free to ‘seg’ about before heading back to the shop. We had a great time and would (and do) recommend.”
Deana via Trip Advisor
“My wife and I had a ton of fun riding the segways, touring the beautiful community, and spending time with the amazing staff here. Can’t wait to bring friends and family and one day purchasing a few toys here!”
Lavell via Facebook
“I love the trail scenery. The tour guide takes 30 minutes to teach you how to ride the Segway the tour is about an hour the scenery is very relaxing and beautiful and you’re also off the lake.”
Keepit via Google
“The tour was a lot of fun. I have never been on a Segway before. Jody made us very comfortable on the Segway and because of him everything went very smoothly. Walled lake is beautiful and the experience of going around on a Segway was amazing!!”
Vedangana via Trip Advisor
“Absolutely hands down the greatest 1 hour of my life! Truly enjoyed it! On top of that our chauffeur could not be topped!”
Mohamed via Facebook
“My friend and I had the great time! John was an awesome instructor and tour guide! His patience while training was appreciated! I loved that safety was his utmost concern. The ride was awesome and the views were the best!”
Charlyne via Facebook
Schedule Segway Tours
Plan a Segway Event
We are thrilled to offer private Segway Events for your group! These could be corporate events, team building, holiday/family parties, and more! When you book an event with us, you get to experience a Segway tour as well as take part in some exciting Segway games. We can also provide food at your event!
Segway Tours FAQs
The Segway Human Transporter is the first of its kind – a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to go anywhere people do. Segways are easy to use and operate and usually takes new riders 10 minutes of training to learn. The two-wheeled Segway sports high-tech gyroscopes that monitor your balance 100 times a second and automatically respond to your body’s movements. To move forward, the rider simply leans forward. To stop or move backwards, the rider leans back slightly. The rider glides smoothly as the Segway senses where you want to go. We provide riders the i2 Segway with Lean Steer Segway Model
All first time customers are required to take a on board training session to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Training time is generally part of the overall tour time. Riders are trained on safe Segway operation and emergency stops. Training includes a 10 minute safety video. Riders are required to wear helmets.
The Segway has a top speed of 12.5 miles per hour. Some tours operate at slower more pedestrian friendly speeds. with Lion (Lithium Ion) batteries a rider can average about 24 miles between battery charges. A fully charged Lion ( Lithium Ion) battery will last with constant riding for approximately 6 hours.
Riding times vary with hills, rider weight and speed. Segway has key settings that limit the top speed. Most tours will start at a lower training / turtle speed setting. Each tour location determines the appropriate top speed for its local route and conditions. With many routes through crowded streets and city centers speed is reduced for a relaxed cruise and safety.
You can guarantee your ride time if you call ahead to schedule your Seg adventure. Call: 248-896-2600. Feel free to drop in the store anytime and take a ride if they are not currently being used.
We recommend: Comfortable shoes – no high heels. You will be standing and want to wear comfortable footwear. Feel free to bring a bag for your camera, wallet and water. Backpacks and messenger bags work great.
Riding a Segway is similar to riding a bike – it’s intuitive but nobody is born knowing how to operate it. All tours offer training so you can get familiar with the device. A Segway is not an ideal mode of touring for people with some mobility or BALANCE issues.
All guests must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without any assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance or use of a handrail. Segway riding is not recommended for pregnant women. Unfortunately, pregnant women will not be permitted to participate in these tours.
Safety is very important to us: All guests must be age 12 or older and weight at least 100 lbs. (46 kilos). You will practice on the Segways until you feel comfortable and are ready to tour.
- Age 12 is the youngest rider we accept.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
- Weigh at least 100 lbs and not exceed 270. For guest safety minimum age and weight requirements are strictly enforced.
- Be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail.
- Be able to stand on the Segway for a period of 1 hour.
- Guests must wear a bike helmet – provided with the tour.
- Sign liability and damage waivers.
- Complete the Segway rider training.
- Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride.
- It is important to note that the Segway has not been designed, tested, or approved as a medical device.
We can help you get a Segway of your very own. Call or E-mail us for more information.
If the authorization on the credit card provided is declined the reservation will be cancelled and will need to be rebooked depending on availability.
Purchased tours are non-refundable. A purchased tour may be rescheduled by providing at least 24 hours advance notice from the tour time to Great Lakes Segway. Any tour not rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice is subject to cancellation without a refund. A purchased tour may only be rescheduled one time by the customer.
Tour riders must arrive no later than 10 minutes after their scheduled tour time or their tour may be forfeited without a refund.
As the safety of our tour riders is of the utmost importance, Great Lakes Segway reserves the right to cancel tours on any given day due to weather conditions.