Written by Gemma Cocomello on 03.09.15

It may feel like the end of summer is rapidly approaching, but there’s plenty of time to profit from many activities. The weather is still nice enough to visit Old Montreal and enjoy the great restaurants and outdoor terrasses. You can also enjoy some new and exciting activities, like cruising around the Old Port by means of hands free segways! For this, all you need to do is pop into Cosmobile.

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With its ideal location in the heart of Place Jacques Cartier, Cosmobile is the perfect place for those who want to see Montreal in a different way. Cosmobile rents out hands-free segways and guided tours on these cool contraptions. This start-up company was created by Melissa and Pietro after they purchased their very own hands-free segways. While cruising on their segways at Montreal’s Poutinefest, people were constantly asking them where they could purchase them. What started as a joke with Melissa saying “let’s rent them out,” has now become a new up and coming Montreal-based business.

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Cosmobile has already become very popular with both tourists and locals with adults enjoying the hands-free segways just as much as the kids do! A 5 to 10 minute training is given before taking them to the streets. You can take a 30 minute guided tour that costs $35 per person. If you’re more than 3 people, you get a group rate of $30 per person. For those who are more adventurous and independent, a 60-minute solo option is available for $45.

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The segways look like something from Back to the Future: lights project from them and it feels and looks like you’re floating on air. It’s hard not to feel like Marty Mcfly when riding one! It’s quite daunting to get on one at first and it can take a few moments to get used to it, but it’s fun once you get the hang of it. The trick is to really know how to balance yourself while going at a speed that’s most comfortable for you. Once you master controlling these devices, you’ll be segway-ing your way past pedestrians and having people wondering, where can I get one of those?

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At Cosmobile, safety is also very important. Wearing a helmet is mandatory, and knee and elbow pads are also available. Waivers must be signed before taking the segways out and the minimum age to ride one is 10. Cosmobile‘s future plans include selling hands-free segways and possibly having an indoor arena during the winter, so the fun can never stop. Don’t miss out on this thrill and try out these cool devices for yourself before the season ends. You can glide over to Cosmobile‘s office or you can call and email them and let the fun begin!

Photos courtesy of Cosmobile Mtl, unless indicated otherwise.

440, Place Jacques Cartier (2nd floor), Montreal, QC, H2X 3B3
(514) 577-2336
[email protected]

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