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The Trikke – Eco-Tourism

Clearly there is a new generation of tourists emerging, one that is engaged, mobile, and committed to discovering the historical, cultural, natural spaces of world cities in an ever more conscious and responsible way.

In general, the Trikke is eco-mobility “par excellence”, but more particularly, it is a perfect response to this strong, new wave of “green”, urban tourism, much like the Segway before it. It is “clean”, silent, and secure but what makes it optimal for streets, avenues, and all of the byways and back alleys that make up every city in the world, is its light, sleek design and dynamic suspension, able to take on the tightest of turns even on the most irregular surfaces.

But just what differentiates the Trikke from others in this family of electric hybrids, say scooters or electric bikes? If we listen to the Cool Tools’ writer Craig Umanoff, it’s all in the sensation. “When you do finally get into the groove, the feeling is beguiling. You move in a sinuous carving motion gently S-curving your way along city streets or park paths on the flat, downhill, and (eventually) uphill at an average 8 mph.” (Trikke Three Wheel, Cambering Transit – Cool Tools, July 16, 2007). This can no doubt be an exhilarating way to visit landmark cities in an alternative “globe-trikking” way, without the stereotype blisters to commemorate the day! What to do at sentosa singapore¬†

Sure, there are Trikke clubs throughout the States, but Trikkes are relatively new on the streets of Europe and guided Trikke tours even newer. But imagine gliding through Rome’s Piazza Navona or down Paris’ Champs Elysees. When planning your visits, it may be worth checking to see if sightseeing tours by Trikke are offered, a sure way of discovering without ever having to put your foot to the ground and what’s more, without leaving your ecological footprint.

 

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