Kyiv Private Scooter Tour

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Maximise your city sightseeing

Our guided e-scooter tours are the perfect way to explore Kyiv. The e-scooters are fun, easy to ride and definitely the coolest way to travel around the city. Our guides are friendly and will make you feel welcome as you scoot with us.

The routes we take have been carefully chosen to show you the key sites of the city whilst making as much use as possible of Kyiv’s developing cycle and pedestrian network.

You’ll see Kyiv’s superb architecture and take in stunning scenery from carefully chosen viewpoints. We will not overload you with historical facts and figures but instead our guides will entertain you with tales of modern day Kyiv and Ukraine. Find out how the city has changed in recent years and what makes it so unique today!


Essential Kyiv (2 hours)

The original Kyiv scooter tour

A 10 km scoot around central Kyiv. This tour will take you to the key city sites of Maidan, St Michael’s and St Sofia’s churches, St Andrew’s descent, Klitschko glass bridge, Friendship Arch, Mariyinski Palace and Khreschatyk Street.

Meeting at our city centre office, you will be shown the scooter controls and have a short practice ride under the watchful eye of our friendly staff. It’s then time to head out in company with your group and guide for your 2 hour tour.

Itinerary

Your tour starts with a short scoot from our shop along the newly built cycle lanes along to Maidan / Independence square. We will stop to let you contemplate historical events at this site and get some great photos of the Independence Monument, Hotel Ukraine and the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy.

It’s then onto St Michael’s monastery – one of the most photogenic of Kyiv’s churches with sky blue walls and a golden domed roof. From here you can also see the high belltower of St Sophia’s Cathedral, one of the most ancient cathedrals from the ancient times of Kyiv Rus, protected under UNESCO world heritage.

We will now ride on to the top of St Andrew’s descent. On top of the hill you can see the majestic St. Andrews Church, the only church in Ukraine without bells. This pretty cobblestone street leads down to the hip and cultural district of Podil and is lined with cute cafes, street vendors and artists. We detour for a moment to take in some great views over Vozdvyzhenka district. This ornately designed district was completed just as the housing market crashed so most buildings laid empty for several years. Now the buildings are slowly being re-inhabited by shops, cafés and restaurants which provide a great backdrop for a picture.

Our tour turns off from St Andrew’s descent to get one of the best views over the river Dnipro from the observation platform. We then follow the newly renovated pedestrian and cycle route along a chain of and under the funicular railway along to the people’s friendship arch. We will stop to let you stand on the glass walkways of the brand new Klitschko glass bridge if you dare and take in some more great views of the river and city skyline. From here you will catch a splendid view of both banks of the Dnipro river, right – with historical Podil, and left bank – with sleeping districts surrounded by old trees and quiet parks.

We continue through the city parks and along to Mariyinski Palace – the official residence of the president of Ukraine. This stop has some great views and nice riding for our scooters and a romantic Lovers Bridge as well an ancient beautiful fountain hidden between lush greenery in the park.

This brings us to the upmarket shopping street of Kreshatyc. This wide yet short road was mostly destroyed during the second world war and rebuilt in the Soviet neo-classic style. On weekends, the street is closed to traffic although on weekdays we will use the wide pedestrian walkways to scoot along.

It’s then a short ride past the Kyiv city sign at city hall for some final selfies and back to our offices to drop off the scooter and where your tour ends.


Sunset Scoot (2 hours)

Kyiv is at its prettiest by night

A 10km tour that follows the main route of our Essential Kyiv tour with a few changes to take advantage of the evening light and views.

Meeting at our city centre office, you will be shown the scooter controls and have a short practice ride under the watchful eye of our friendly staff. It’s then time to head out in company with your group and guide for your 2 hour tour.

Itinerary

Your tour starts with a short scoot from our shop along the newly built cycle lanes along to Maidan / Independence square. We will stop to let you contemplate historical events at this site and get some great photos of the Independence Monument, Hotel Ukraine and the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy.

It’s then onto St Michael’s monastery – one of the most photogenic of Kyiv’s churches with sky blue walls and a golden domed roof. From here you can also see the high belltower of St Sophia’s Cathedral, one of the most ancient cathedrals from the ancient times of Kyiv Rus, protected under UNESCO world heritage.

We will now ride on to the top of St Andrew’s descent. On top of the hill you can see the majestic St. Andrews Church, the only church in Ukraine without bells. This pretty cobblestone street leads down to the hip and cultural district of Podil and is lined with cute cafes, street vendors and artists. We detour for a moment to take in some great views over Vozdvyzhenka district. This ornately designed district was completed just as the housing market crashed so most buildings laid empty for several years. Now the buildings are slowly being re-inhabited by shops, cafés and restaurants which provide a great backdrop for a picture.

Our tour turns off from St Andrew’s descent to get one of the best views over the river Dnipro from the observation platform. We then follow the newly renovated pedestrian and cycle route along a chain of and under the funicular railway along to the people’s friendship arch. We will stop to let you stand on the glass walkways of the brand new Klitschko glass bridge if you dare and take in some more great views of the river and city skyline. From here you will catch a splendid view of both banks of the Dnipro river, right – with historical Podil, and left bank – with sleeping districts surrounded by old trees and quiet parks.

We continue through the city parks and along to Mariyinski Palace – the official residence of the president of Ukraine. This stop has some great views and nice riding for our scooters and a romantic Lovers Bridge as well an ancient beautiful fountain hidden between lush greenery in the park.

This brings us to the upmarket shopping street of Kreshatyc. This wide yet short road was mostly destroyed during the second world war and rebuilt in the Soviet neo-classic style. On weekends, the street is closed to traffic although on weekdays we will use the wide pedestrian walkways to scoot along.

It’s then a short ride past the Kyiv city sign at city hall for some final selfies and back to our offices to drop off the scooter and where your tour ends.


Trip to the motherland (3 hours)

Ride out to the iconic motherland statue

Itinerary

This 20km tour takes you out to the south of the city to visit Kyiv’s 102m high motherland statue. Enjoy a longer ride on our scooters with brief stops at Mariinsky Palace, Perchersk Lavra, and 30 minutes to explore the Motherland Statue. We return via Kyiv food market and the Kyiv governmental district.


Forest and River Scoot (3 hours)

A 25 km ride through city parks and the river embankment

Itinerary

This 25km tour takes you to the north of the city far away from the usual tourist routes. We ride 10km through Trukhaniv Island along a pedestrianised forest route before stopping for a 20 minute break to explore X Park – an adrenaline lover’s paradise. Here you can find all sorts of extreme activities such as wakeboarding, indoor skydiving and off road bikes and buggies.

We leave X Park and cross the river Dnipro at Kyiv’s North bridge and into Natalka park in the fashionable Obolon district. It’s then a scenic 15km ride back to Kyiv along the river embankment and Podil.