Valencia Seaport Segway Tour
A bit far from the city center, the Seaport in one of the most interesting corners of Valencia to visit. Don’t forget to put it on your “must-see” list. Our Valencia Seaport Tour will bring you through all the emblematic places of this area.
What will you see on the way to the Valencia Seaport?
Our amusing segway tour will start from the Serranos Gates, which are one of the two remaining ancient gates of the city wall. Smoothly gliding the segways, we will go down to the Turia Park. On your way, you will observe plenty of rare African trees and other beautiful plant species. Then we are going to pass through the Palace of Music (Palau de la Música) where a lot of international classical concerts take place.
After fifteen minutes of strolling through the wide paths of Turia Park, we will see a giant figure of Jonathan Swift’s stories – the Gulliver Park. This is an awesome entertaining playground for children who pretend to be the small lilliputians trying to climb on a giant Gulliver. Afterwards, we are going to see a highlight of our tour – the futuristic architecture complex of Santiago Calatrava that became a masterpiece and an emblem of Valencia “The City of Arts and Sciences”. We will stay there for about twenty minutes, so you can see everything and take a lot of memorable pictures. After one hour of our exciting journey, you will reach the final point – the Seaport itself.
What is this Seaport famous for?
Firstly, it is one of the most important commercial ports in Mediterrenean, but not only that: this is also the place where the cruise ships arrive to Valencia and their exploration of the city. There are about 5 kilometers from Valencia’s Seaport to the city center, so the best and fastest option is to do it on a segway.
When Valencia was selected as the host city of the 32nd America’s Cup, the famous sailing competition, the authorities of the city decided to reshape entirely its port. The result of the reconstruction is La Marina Real Juan Carlos I. Today this beautiful area of the port of Valencia is an important place for sporting events such as the traditional Pas Ras al Port, Triathlon or the 15k Night running. It also attracts hundreds of locals and tourists for its gastronomy. A Segway ride through the Marina will take you back to the beginning of the 20th century, the golden age of Valencia as an exporting city with a rich port activity.
The next stop of your Segway tour will be the Valencia Street Circuit. This is the famous street circuit that hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe from 2008 to 2012. The rumors going around that it will soon be renovated and given to the public use.
Velez e Vents – the treasure of Valencia Seaport
Veles e Vents is the iconic building of the architects Chipperfield and Vazquez. A great sample of minimalist style, it covers a surface area of 10 000 square meters, that consists of horizontal platforms where the spectators of the America’s Cup were seated. It is now an impressive gastronomic and cultural center, called Amstel Art. It proposes a rich program including live music shows, performing arts, painting, sculpture, photography and cultural events.
After discovering the amazing Seaport of Valencia, you will return back to the office with enough pictures and memories of this tour, Segway Anyway Team will be happy to show you our fantastic city and make your memories about this trip unforgettable! Feel free to ask us for more information about this tour. We would be pleased to be your Valencia seaport guide.
|TIME RANGE/PRICES||150 min/120 min – 60€/70€|
What is included?
The participants are provided with essential equipment for an unforgettable experience. Here’s what is included in the tour:
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Our Office Location – Carrer de l’Herba, 4, 46003 València|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive 15 min earlier for a prompt departure|
|YOU SHOULD WEAR||Comfortable clothing and shoes|