Colina Flora www.colinaflora.com (that small, yet lovely, eco-guesthouse set in the heart of the Sintra Natural Park, with ocean views, and only minutes to beaches has spruced up it´s walking holdiday package with the additon of an exciting 3 hour guided tour of the Serra da Sintra on Segways. Silencetours www.silencetours.pt are the organizers. These tours add a special adrenaline rush to Colina Flora´s eco-style vacations. Touring the country side on Segways is a funfilled, exciting experience and is eco-friendly, since the vehicles are electric and virtually soundless.
Segways are two wheeled, self-balancing electric veheicles. The user stands on a platform and controls the Segway movement by shifting her/his weight. Segways can go up to 20 km/hour. In Portugal various police forces employ them for patroling.