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“Off-Road Segway Trip was GREAT!”

Biltmore Estate Segway Tours
Ranked #30 of 61 Tours in Asheville
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

As you may have read before, we love Segway Tours so when we found out that The Biltmore offered them it was a no-brainer! This tour was our first off road tour and it was so fun! Same premise of your typical Segway tour, but with "rugged terrain." Your trip will begin with a 30 minute training session and then you are on your way. Most of the trails are available for anyone to walk, run, bike, etc. so you will see lots of other people as you cruise by. The trip runs along the French Broad River and past the Mirror Image Lake and ultimately takes you to a hilltop behind the Biltmore Mansion where you will have a beautiful view of the rear facade...stunning! The guide was amazing and made our trek even better with her humor and knowledge. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to see some of the Biltmore grounds, you should sign up for the Biltmore Off-Road Segway tour. I definitely recommend this activity!

Thank John B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I've done Segway tours in several cities and nature places. The Biltmore Off Road Deerpark tour was one of, if not the best. The up-front training was extremely well done without wasted time. The two beginners (my family) picked it up very fast, and were fascinated (see pics). We started with a paved path to the lagoon (with Biltmore house across and above the water), then the difficulty increased as we climbed to the deerpark. Then down to the bridge to the wild west side of the estate. We promised to go back.

Thank VillageGypsy
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took the 2 hour off-road segway tour on the Biltmore Estate this weekend and it was so much fun! Our guide George was so informative but also very, very safety-conscious! As you can see from my photo, he spent 30 minutes training us on riding the off-road segways (which are different than on-road segways for sure) and I felt very comfortable starting off on the tour. We road all over the estate and at one point had the most amazing view of the Biltmore House across the lake. It was gorgeous. This is a definitely must-do and we thought it was quite affordable at $75 a person. The guides don't make a big deal out of it, but they do take tips so take some cash -- they totally earn it! :).

1  Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our family has gone on Segways before, and perhaps we misled the guide into assuming he needed to provide only cursory instruction, as we moved very quickly into our journey. Unfortunately it had been several years since our last outing, so we could have used the refresher (and in hindsight should have asked for it). Subsequently we did not feel totally comfortable, and 2 of us fell off more than once. Our guide did not seem particularly concerned or helpful (perhaps he was having an "I told you so" moment) - but we came back 15 minutes early because he told us we had not asked for/needed the upfront instruction time. This was disappointing. First, we do take responsibility for letting him believe we were more competent than we obviously were. But once he realized we were not doing as well as we should have been doing, it was not addressed in a helpful way, and we felt we were not treated with the same kind of attention that we should have been given. Having said that, the tour itself was very scenic and for those of us who had no problems, very enjoyable. Advice to others: be totally honest about your abilities, and take the offered refresher. Do not hesitate to ask your guide for help. Segways are a lot of fun, and the views here are great, but if you are having a bad time it can ruin the experience for everyone.

Thank wendy L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

At a recent stay at the Biltmore Inn my wife and I went on a carriage ride, horseback ride, raft ride, multiple house and ground tours and the segway tour. Needless to say, we enjoyed every activity but this one, the Segway Tour, stood out. Certainly some of this is attributed to the novelty and joy of riding a segway (no experience needed) but our guide Sean was truly outstanding and made the activity so much more enjoyable. Our only regret is that we didn't have our four children with us to see their joyous faces on the trip. Well, we'll just have to come back and take them on the ride as well.

Thank TheLabrozzi6
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