For spectacular Trikke Tours, meet me in St. Louis

For spectacular Trikke Tours, meet me in St. Louis

From the Gateway Arch, that iconic symbol of American expansion, to the sprawling historic public space known as Forest Park, to the Cardinals, the Blues and the Anheuser Busch Brewery, there’s no Midwest city on the Mississippi River quite like St. Louis, the next stop in our periodic segment highlighting Trikke Tours the world over.

Whether you’ve never been to the Gateway City or are a lifelong resident, taking a Trikke tour on a three-wheel, light electric vehicle is a great way to see St. Louis, according to Trikke STL Guided Tours, a mobile company operating seasonal tours from March through mid-November. So what happens on a Trikke tour of Missouri’s largest metropolitan area? Here’s what your tour guides at Trikke STL Guided Tours had to say in our Q&A:

Q: What are the advantages of taking a Trikke tour, as opposed to other kinds of tours, including walking tours, bus tours and bike tours?
A: This is not your same old walking/bus riding/”are we done yet” tour! Since Trikkes have a stable, three-wheel base of support, they are simple to get started on and have a quick learning curve. Ease of use = Less training. Basic bicycle-riding knowledge transfers quickly to the new rider, and electric Trikkes are very intuitive and easy to control. Forget crowded sightseeing tours and busses! Come with us to discover the Gateway City, or just ride around and have the most fun ever! You won’t have to worry about being hunched over handlebars, chafing your posterior on a seat, or craning your neck to see in front of you. The electric Trikke Pon-e is “clean and green,” leaving minimal impact on the riding surface. They are battery powered and emit zero emissions. They are also very quiet, so they don’t disturb wildlife or the public. Trikkes are blazing the green trail with technology that’s 100% green!

“…take selfies with the Gateway Arch, ride out over the Mississippi River…”

Q: What kind of people are best suited for Trikke tours?
A: While guests find our electric Trikkes to be especially easy to ride, all riders must be able to perform such tasks as going up and down stairs without assistance. You must be able to stand on the Trikke for the length of the tour. No Trikke riding is experience necessary. A comprehensive training and practice session is provided prior to each tour. The Trikke is incredibly stable, safe and can be mastered in a few minutes. Riders should also be reasonably acclimated to outdoor activities and able to tolerate sun, heat and humidity. Trikke STL Guided Tours reserves the right to decline a rider if we determine there’s a safety issue.

Q: What are some of the things one might see on a St. Louis Trikke tour?
A: Whether you’ve never been to St. Louis or have lived here your whole life, this is a great way to see the city. Depending on the tour, you can take selfies with the Gateway Arch, ride out over the Mississippi River on the Eads Bridge, visit the Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues hockey team, or Busch Stadium, home of the 11-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the new Ballpark Village. Then there’s the city’s “crown jewel,” Forest Park, featuring the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Science Center, home of the 1904 World’s Fair.

Other notable sites on the tours we offer include the Anheuser Busch Brewery and Soulard Farmers Market, as well as two of St. Louis’ oldest and most charming neighborhoods, Soulard and Lafayette Square, with their Victorian mansions and much more. At Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum – the other history museum with over 87,000 graves — we explore the lives — and hear the famous and infamous stories – of folks like explorer William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), Anheuser Busch founder Adolphus Busch, US Senator Thomas Hart Benton and author William S. Burroughs.

Q: Is riding an electric Trikke for a Trikke tour easy for most people to learn?
A: Yes! It takes very little time to become proficient on a Trikke. As long as you can stand up, you can ride a Trikke. However, unexpected and unfortunate things can and do occasionally happen, and you should be aware that you will be riding at your own risk. If you follow your tour guide’s instructions, wear the provided safety helmet, pay attention to yourself, others and your surrounding area, and use common sense, your tour will be safe, comfortable, and fun. We will patiently work with you until you are sufficiently proficient on your Trikke and safety is always emphasized.

Q: What kinds of reactions do you get from people who have been on your Trikke tours?
A: We always have people stop and ask “what are those?” Often, those same people come and do a tour with us, especially after hearing from others how fun and easy-to-ride the Trikke is.

Q: Are Trikke tours good for groups or organizations?
A: We do team builders and specialized tours for larger groups, and we strive to have a personal approach to the group or event.

Q: What are some of your favorite stops along your Trikke tour?
A: The St. Louis Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, the Anheuser Busch Brewery, so many in Forest Park.

Q: How old do you have to be to go on a Trikke tour?
A: 10 to 101. Anyone under 18 must be attended by a parent or guardian, no exceptions!

Q: Anything else you would like to add about your particular Trikke tour?
A: We are a mobile company operating our seasonal tours from the first day of spring in March through mid-November. We transport our innovative three-wheeled electric Trikke fleet to many Greater St Louis locations. Being mobile affords our patrons unlimited and never-ending choices of locations from which to “carve” on our Trikkes.

After operating as tour guides for other guided tours in the St Louis area and also being members of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (PTGSTL), we were looking for new ways to add to the touring experience. We found Trikke — simply the coolest, portable, electric-powered carving vehicles on the planet.

Our guides are also certified Trikke trainers and instruct you on how to properly operate your Trikke, making sure that you are comfortable and confident in no time. Our tour guides tell you fun facts about each site and are willing to snap photos for you. You will have an amazing time learning about the city while having a blast on the Trikke.

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In Raleigh, NC, tourists prefer Trikke Tours over Segway

In Raleigh, NC, tourists prefer Trikke Tours over Segway

For the next stop in our periodic segment highlighting Trikke Tours the world over, we travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, home of Carolina Touring Company (former Triangle Glides), which after 10 years in operation, has firmly decided that touring the city on a three-wheel light electric vehicle provides for a more engaging experience than touring on a Segway. Here’s what else your Carolina Touring tour guides had to say about their tours in our Q&A:

 

Q: What are the advantages of taking a Trikke tour, as opposed to other kinds of tours?
A: We operated Segway tours for 10 years and we find that Trikkes are not only easier to learn how to ride, but they are genuinely more fun! The Segway is very linear and typically travels in a straight line from point A to B. However, gliding on a Trikke offers a more active and dynamic touring experience, so you feel more connected to your environment.

 

Q: What kind of people are best suited for Trikke tours?
A: Anyone with a spirit for adventure! Almost anyone can learn to ride an electric Trikke.

 

“A favorite activity for our groups is our signature Trikke Treasure Hunts … it’s a blast!”

 

 

 

Q: What are some of the things people might see on a Trikke tour that they might not see on other tours of Raleigh?
A: When you’re on an electric Trikke, you can go much farther than you can on a walking tour, but with the same ability to get up close to landmarks, just like you could on foot. It’s the best of both worlds!

 

 

 

 

Q: What kinds of reactions do you get from people who have been on your Trikke tour?
A: The feedback from our Trikke guests has been phenomenal. We switched over from Segways to Trikkes a year ago and overwhelmingly, our guests have said they like it better than the Segways. It’s just a more fun and active experience that keeps you continually engaged.

 

Q: Are Trikke tours good for groups or organizations?
A: Absolutely! Our tours attract a lot of corporate groups. Riding a Trikke makes for a great team-building activity because it’s new and different for most people, so there’s a feeling of accomplishment and excitement. A favorite activity for our groups is our signature Trikke Treasure Hunts, which combine solving clues, finding hidden treasure caches, and riding from point to point on the Trikkes while being led by our expert guides. It’s a blast!

 

Q: What are some of your favorite stops along your Trikke tour?
A: We offer six different Trikke tours in our downtown Raleigh location, so even if you’ve taken a tour with us before, you can come back and experience a whole different tour next time. Some highlights include the North Carolina State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, the historic district of Oakwood and our trendy Warehouse District.

 

Q: How old do you have to be to go on a Trikke tour?
A: The minimum age on our Trikke tours is 14 years old.

 

Q: Anything else you would like to add about Carolina Touring Company?
A: We take pride in being the very first Trikke tour company in the world to offer the new Trikke 2WD electric model for touring. As a company, we’re always seeking out the most innovative forms of touring, and Trikke is it! So if you want to try something new that’ll get you outdoors and discovering new things and cool stories of historic Raleigh, come on out and join one of our tours! Our tours include hands-on training, live narration and audio for each guest, plus we offer the convenience of online booking from our website.

 

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‘See more, sweat less’ on an Athens, Greece Trikke tour

‘See more, sweat less’ on an Athens, Greece Trikke tour

For the next stop in our periodic segment highlighting Trikke Tours the world over, we travel to Athens, Greece, home of Scooterise, which was named the best company for City Tours at the 2018 Greek Tourism Awards.

Touring the ancient city on a modern day Trikke Light Electric Vehicle is a great way to beat the heat and traffic while taking in the sites of a region whose recorded history spans over 3400 years. It also provides a great opportunity for team-building exercises and much more. Here’s what else your Scooterise tour guides had to say about their tours in our Q&A:

Q: What are the advantages of taking a Scooterise Trikke tour, as opposed to other kinds of tours, including walking tours, bus tours, bike tours and other tours?
A: You get to cover a long distance in a relatively short time. We have the ability to cover the biggest part of Athens’ downtown area, i.e., our complete tour on Trikke covers approximately 8 kilometers of distance in 2 hours.

Also, during summer, weather conditions in Athens can be extremely hot and people prefer not to walk, especially during the afternoon. Doing a Trikke tour, you’re not walking, riding a bicycle or sweating! And (as opposed to bus tours), with a Trikke tour, you get to avoid the traffic conditions of the city centre.
Additionally, our Trikke tours are a really personalized experience – the majority of groups are small (8 people maximum). Thus, you get to enjoy, in fact, a private tour. The customer can stay at stops as long as one wants and enjoy riding at the pace he or she feels comfortable with. Tour guides provide the tourists with all the significant historical information about the stops, while, at the same time, trying to adjust to the customers’ needs. All in all, our company offers one-of-a-kind, fascinating tours along with personalized routes and schedules.

“Our customers can feel relaxed and comfortable while riding the Trikke and not feel tired or sick by the heat at all.”

Q: Which kind of people are best suited for Trikke tours?
A: Almost everyone can learn how to use a Trikke! It’s rare for someone not to be able to ride, however, one should be aware of one’s personal safety while riding. Trikke tours are a fun and adventurous way to discover Athens and we highly recommend this experience to families with children, couples or groups of friends.

Q: What are some of the things people might see on a Trikke tour that they might not see on other tours?
A: In Scooterise, we are driven by our motto, which is “see more, sweat less.” In the summer months, our customers can feel relaxed and comfortable while riding the Trikke and not feel tired or sick by the heat at all.

Q: Is riding an electric Trikke on a Trikke tour easy for most people to learn?
A: Our tour guides take great care in making sure each customer feels comfortable while riding. Before every tour, there is an orientation period where the customers learn how to use the Trikke. The tour starts only when the entire group feels comfortable driving, turning and stopping.
Because Trikkes have three points of balance, it’s easy for everyone to operate the vehicle and tour around Athens in a fun way.

Q: What kinds of reactions do you get from people who have been on your Trikke tour?
A: Most customers do not want the tours to end. When we get back to the office after each tour, everyone has big smiles on their faces and expresses their satisfaction.

Q: Are Trikke tours good for groups or organizations? Why?
A: For large groups and organizations, we offer excursions that are personalized to take advantage of this unique team-building experience. As the group drives together, we also have fun at the stops where the participants can ride freely and race against one another, which is lots of fun!

Q: How old do you have to be to go on a Trikke tour?
A: Little children do not have the ability to operate the vehicle, because they cannot reach the brakes or control the speed. We prefer children to be over some height in order to be able to control the vehicle and older than 8-9 years old.

Q: What are some of your favorite stops along your Trikke tour?
A: Zappeion is one of my favorite stops, because it is a large area with a smooth surface, making it suitable for riding without having to stop at traffic lights or worry about traffic. The place also offers tree shade, which is very welcomed during afternoon tours. Touring through the National Gardens is great, as well, because, it’s like an oasis in downtown Athens and a good way to avoid roads and traffic.

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Trikke touring sunny San Diego, California

Trikke touring sunny San Diego, California

Trikke Light Electric Vehicles are revolutionizing guided tours and providing a fun new way to sightsee the world for couples, families, lone travelers, businesses and organizations alike. Is there a safer, more fun and adventurous way to take in the local sights and sounds? We’ll let you be the judge in our new, periodic segment spotlighting the many different Trikke Tours available the world over.

In this segment, we take off to sunny San Diego, California, with its near-perfect-year-round weather and 70 miles of spectacular coastline. It’s also where Paradise Trike Tours (spelled with one “k”) offers a variety of excursions, from Coronado Island to San Diego Harbor to neighboring Carlsbad and Oceanside.

San Diego promotes itself as California’s Beach City and has a seemingly infinite amount of recreation options. So what makes taking a three-wheel guided tour a good option? Here’s what your tour guides at Paradise Trike Tours had to say in our Q&A:

Q: What are the advantages of taking a Trikke tour, as opposed to other kinds of tours, including walking tours, bus tours, bike tours and other tours of San Diego?
A: We see the advantage of taking a Trikke tour every day, especially with the sunny weather that we always have here. There is no effort and no sweating involved in our tours. We ride right by those who are pedaling a bike or walking, and we can go so much farther with less effort than any other choice. Plus, we are constantly told how much safer Trikkes are than a Segway.

Q: What kind of people are best suited for Trikke tours?
A: We’ve had an elderly couple on our tours, as well as a family of seven, including three teenagers and a 12-year-old, and they all say the same thing: best time they have ever had!
“We have many favorite stops, including the historic Hotel Del Coronado and its world famous beach.”

Q: What are some of the things people might see on a Trikke tour that they might not see on other tours?
A: Due to our size and mobility we can pretty much go anywhere we want to show our guests the sites. Bus, bicycle and Segway tours have to stay basically on paved areas or streets, whereas we can even go on some light off-road areas.

Q: Is riding an electric Trikke for a Trikke tour easy for most people to learn?
A: Learning how to use one of our units takes only minutes to master. We give personalized instruction to every guest and within minutes, they are rolling along by themselves. Plus, the switchable speed selection allows us to control even when they are on their own.

Q: What kinds of reactions do you get from people who have been on your Trikke tour?
A: As seen in our reviews, people have an absolute blast on our Trikke tours. The reaction that we get at the end of the day is the same all the time: “Aw, we don’t want it to end.”

Q: Are Trikke tours good for groups or organizations? Why?
A: It’s great for groups, especially since we try and stay in a tight enough group that guests can converse with each other along the way. We promote our tours as “team-building” events to major companies in our area.

Q: What are some of your favorite stops along your Trikke tour?
A: We have many favorite stops, including the historic Hotel Del Coronado and its world famous beach, as well as the eclectic food and shopping that Seaport Village offers.

Q: How old do you have to be to go on a tour?
A: A minimum age of 13, but if a guest asks before booking about a younger guest accompanying them, we ask if they can handle a bike without training wheels. If they can handle that well, we allow them to ride but reserve the right to make the final decision once we see them on the Trikke.

Q: Anything else you would like to add about your particular tour?
A: We are extremely proud of our nothing but 5-star reviews across all of our booking platforms. We know we have a fun unit to ride so we do our best to keep the guest informed and constantly having a good time. It has been a nice partnership with Trikke and we look forward to growing it even more in the future.

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