Glide on Land

Sightsee on a Segway
Simply the best way to see Raleigh!

Segway gliding is so much fun!

"Really Excellent!"

"Superb Experience & Safe & Fun"

“A Must-Do in Raleigh!"

OUR FULLY NARRATED SEGWAY TOURS will get you up close to Raleigh’s fascinating points of interest. There’s nothing like sightseeing on a Segway, and we often hear from our guests that our tours are one of the most fun things to do in Raleigh! And unlike a walking tour, you’ll cover much more ground as you “glide” from place to place. We provide training, helmets, and a wireless audio pack so you can easily hear your guide’s live narration about Raleigh’s interesting history. No Segway experience is necessary. All tours include Segway rider training. Our store is located at 321 S. Blount St (in City Market). 

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To participate in our Segway tours, you must be age 14 or older and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. Ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Reservations are required. Please scroll down to bottom of page to view our Tour Restrictions, Weather Policy and Guidelines.

Not all tours are offered every day. Please see our monthly calendar to view the schedule. The calendar includes all scheduled activities (Segway tours and stand up paddleboarding classes.)

Triangle Glides is the only authorized Segway tour operator in the North Carolina Triangle. Join us for a sightseeing adventure of Raleigh’s historic neighborhoods and landmarks!

The experience was so fun from beginning to end! The tour guides were such a delight, and riding through the streets and by the sites was a breeze. I would recommend this tour to everyone who has an hour or so to spend in downtown Raleigh!“ (Guest review from Nicole G., June 30, 2014)

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NARRATED SEGWAY TOURS 

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North Carolina State Capitol at dusk


RALEIGH'S DARKEST SECRETS
1.5 hours of gliding.  $55 per person  ($55.99 with booking fee)

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Our newest Segway tour focuses on the untold, true tales of our Capital City! The wicked, sordid past of Raleigh is full of scandal and intrigue, including some bizarre deaths and even a few ghost stories. Starting with the city's namesake in the earliest days to early 20th-century politics, this tour reveals the other side of Raleigh that you won't find in guidebooks! 

Highlights include:

  • Crime and punishment: Barbaric 18th- and 19th-century public brandings and hangings, and punishment at the dreaded pillory.
  • Scandals: Politicians fist-fighting inside the Capitol; Raleigh's first state treasurer and the mountain of missing state funds.
  • A Most Unusual Duel: Raleigh's one and only known duel turned out a lot different than you'd think!
  • The Military Riot: Considered the most dangerous event to happen in Raleigh during the Civil War and it didn't involve any Union troops.
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Segway tour at the State Legislative Complex


MID-WEEK RALEIGH EXPLORER
1.5 hours of gliding.  $55 per person  
($55.99 with booking fee)
Weekdays Only (Tue-Fri)

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This tour showcases highlights of downtown Raleigh, including many of the popular points of interest and landmarks, and a slice of the lovely historic Oakwood district! It's offered weekdays onlyTuesday through Friday. 

It's a terrific option for sightseeing a lot of our fabulous downtown spots but in less time than our two-hour Segway tour.

Highlights include:

  • Fayetteville Street and State Capitol: A memorable sightseeing adventure showcasing a mix of historic and new landmarks along our "Main Street", including our state Capitol building.
  • Governor's Mansion: Built in 1891, the stately Queen-Anne style home was built using convict labor and serves as the official residence of North Carolina's governor.
  • Oakwood Historic District: The 19th-century neighborhood was Raleigh's first true suburb and is filled with lovely period homes.  (Oakwood Cemetery is not included in this tour.)


SEGWAY EXPERIENCE TOUR
1 hour of gliding.  $45 per person   ($45.99 with booking fee)

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Join us for a brief but memorable sightseeing adventure that showcases a mix of  historic and new landmarks in downtown Raleigh. On your narrated Segway tour you'll see these highlights and more:

  • Fayetteville Street: This "Main Street" of downtown Raleigh is the centerpiece of a multibillion-dollar revitalization effort.
  • North Carolina State Capitol: The 19th-century beauty is steeped in history and has been restored to its 1840-1865 appearance.
  • Legislative Building Complex: Designed by Edward Durell Stone, it has housed North Carolina State Government since 1963.
  • Governor's Mansion: Built in 1891, the stately Queen-Anne style home was built using convict labor and serves as the official residence of North Carolina's governor.
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Shimmer Wall in downtown Raleigh


DOWNTOWN DISCOVERY TOUR
1.5 hours of gliding.  $55 per person    
($55.99 with booking fee)

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You'll discover "New Views of an Old City" on this 90-minute Segway glide in downtown Raleigh. Highlights on your narrated tour include:

  • The M.T. Pope House: The 1901 Victorian  row house, a registered landmark, was the home of Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, a prominent African-American physician (a graduate of Shaw University) born in 1858. Dr. Pope was a community leader, freemason, and Spanish-American war veteran.
  • Shimmer Wall: On the west side of the Raleigh Convention Center, more than 79,000 aluminum squares create a spectacular outdoor wall feature, depicting an image of an oak tree, which changes with the blowing wind. 
  • Nash Square: Shaded by magnificent oaks, this historic park is one of the few remaining open green spaces from the original Raleigh plan of 1792. At its center is the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad Building: Built in 1862, the three-story brick Italianate structure served as railroad offices for more than 100 years. The Raleigh Historic Landmark is one of the city's earliest surviving office buildings.
  • Center for Architecture and Design Building: This bold, modern addition to Raleigh's downtown is the headquarters for the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The cypress-clad building was constructed with sustainable, locally sourced materials and features a rainwater collection system and geothermal heating and cooling.


HISTORIC OAKWOOD TOUR
1.5 hours of gliding.  $55 per person  ($55.99 with booking fee)

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This tour focuses on Oakwood Historic District, a pretty downtown neighborhood filled with restored 19th-century homes in a variety of architectural styles. See where prominent city founders once lived and tour through the rolling, park-like grounds of historic Oakwood Cemetery. On our Oakwood Cemetery authorized tour, you'll see these major points of interest:

  • Oakwood Historic District: The 19th-century neighborhood was Raleigh's first true suburb and is filled with lovely period homes.
  • Oakwood Cemetery: Founded in 1869, this beautifully landscaped cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers; the House of Memory pays tribute to North Carolinians who have served our country in times of conflict.
  • Governor's Mansion: Built in 1891, the stately Queen-Anne style home was built using convict labor and serves as the official residence of North Carolina's governor.


CAPITAL CITY EAST TOUR
2 hours of gliding.  $65 per person    ($65.99 with booking fee)

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This is our "Grand Tour." Two hours of Segway gliding that includes the highlights from our popular Segway Experience tour, plus these added points of interest:

  • Oakwood Historic District: The 19th-century neighborhood was Raleigh's first true suburb and is filled with lovely period homes.
  • Oakwood Cemetery: Founded in 1869, this beautifully landscaped cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers; the House of Memory pays tribute to North Carolinians who have served our country in times of conflict.

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Segway treasure hunters


SEGWAY TREASURE HUNT - Groups Only!
3 hours of treasure hunting & gliding
$105 per person   
($105.99 with booking fee)
Tour minimum is 8 people/max 11

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Go Treasure Hunting on a Segway for a unique, interactive sightseeing experience! Our three-hour Segway Treasure Hunts are special events that are ideal for corporate team-building, groups of friends, family reunions, and more! On our Segway Treasure Hunt you will:

  • Draw upon your creativity and critical-thinking skills to seek out clues and decipher "National Treasure"-style riddles.
  • Ride on Segways through Raleigh's historic downtown neighborhoods, led by an expert guide. Each team travels on slightly different routes, but will see each other along the way to add to the competitive spirit of the event!
  • Be able to customize your Treasure Hunt by including your own prizes for team members at the conclusion of the outing.

Triangle Glides uses the history of our Capital City as the foundation for our Treasure Hunts! You'll see downtown highlights, hear interesting stories, search on foot for hidden "caches" and solve a word puzzle. 

Groups only! Minimum of 8 people required for this activity. (Max of 10)

Segway Treasure Hunts are special events and do not appear on our regular calendar. If you are interested in booking a Treasure Hunt for your party, please contact us at 919-828-1988 or click on the above "Contact us" button. 

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