To facilitate alternative transportation
and leisure activities in urban waterways

We believe 2017 is the year of the scooter! We are launching this new activity with very high expectations: our aim is to become the specialists in promoting and organising events for the scooter as a method of transport. In the spirit of Le Grand Huit, that means both 

  • for leisure: guided fun family tours on scooters and a course for scooter activities
  • for daily travel, to encourage alternatives to the car.

The scooter course 

  • an original, amusing activity suitable for everyone, young and old, to have a go
  • you can test your balance, control and ability
  • it will make you want to use the scooter for getting around
  • with no engine, it is a environmentally friendly activity
  • it gives your event a sympathetic, human element
  • the participants who succeed are given a “scooter licence”

Conditions for the activity

Venue for the activity : a tarmac area, approximately 18m x 18m demarcated with barriers

Our guide can welcome a maximum of 3 people at a time. 2 who are practising and 1 who is taking the “scooter test”. Each participant will spend about 5 minutes on the scooter course.

The scooters have suspension and a brake, top of the range at Decathlon stores. They are suitable for adults weighing up to 100kg and children over 6 years old.

Our guide will check the scooter course for safety, give advice, assess the test and award the “scooter licence”.

We can provide a quote with more precise details of the circuit, the little extras that Le Grand Huit brings to this activity, more particulars regarding conditions and security, and, of course, the price.



This is definitely the summer of the scooter. In Lomme for the school children who pass the Grand Huit's scooter license, at Codifis whose employees try out our scooters for a month to get to work, at the Joinville le Pont summer party and of course during our famous guided tours of Lille and the historic heart of Paris.

Eight brand new crazy bikes have joined Le Grand Huit this 1st of may. Weird, rare, unknown, for some of them we don't even have found a name, yet. But this one is the Monster, presented by our brand new guide Elisa. Will she success on the bike ?? Welcome Elisa ! 

Inauguration of the brand new Paddling section of Le Grand Huit in Amiens this Week End 06/07th of april . No need to get to to Venice. You will surf at the foot of the Gothic cathedral and in through the unique maze of l little canals running through garden plots known as “hortillonages”. Whether you are an experienced paddler or just a beginner, you are welcome.