William R., CA
John L., FL
"We had a great time on our Vermont bike tour. We particularly loved the last day - winding along those beautiful valleys and finishing off with some light beer in the company of friends - what a great way to finish. Thanks again to all the GFA guides for taking such great care of us!"
Eric C., Scotland
Inspired Biking and Walking Tours and Adventure Travel Vacations for Groups, Couples, Solos, Families and Companies
Great Freedom Adventures offers exceptional bike tours, walking trips and active vacations in Belize and Northeast US regions distinguished by a wealth of natural beauty, vibrant history, rich culture and superb biking. Our three- to eight-day tours are fully guided and supported. Meticulously planned routes and indulgent itineraries draw from 35 years of experience biking and exploring these backroads. We show you the places you absolutely don’t want to miss along with hidden treasures that we know about because these are our backyards.
The Experienced Great Freedom Adventures Team
The GFA team possesses a wealth of experience. Founder Jeanne Rummel combines a management background with 35 years of bicycle touring experience and 16 years of experience creating awesome multi-day biking, hiking, skiing and adventure tours. She has designed and run award-winning charity bike tours and events as well as corporate trips and outdoor team building events. Dedicated service is provided by trained tour leaders who live in, know and love our diverse landscapes and seascapes.
Exceptional Service by Exceptional People
Great Freedom Adventures' tour leaders are a bright, fun-loving, enthusiastic group with wonderful interests and backgrounds. This talented group includes bike racing team members and captains, triathletes, marathoners, long-distance cyclo- tourists, and Nordic champions. They come from backgrounds as leadership trainers, mediators, bike shop repair employees, camp counselors, educators, and social workers. They are musicians, photographers, cycling instructors and group facilitators. They volunteer in places like Rwanda, New Orleans, South Africa and Chile helping hurricane survivors, AIDS victims and under privileged school children. What they all have in common is a love of biking and the outdoors, knowledge of the region, an understanding of bike safety and cycling techniques and the desire to share all of this knowledge with you. As our past tour guests will attest, our guides provide truly exceptional service and their #1 priority is insuring that your vacation is absolutely wonderful.
Biking Trips to Remember
On a Great Freedom Adventures biking trip, you’ll bicycle along dramatic shoreline, bucolic farmland, salt-marsh filled with shore birds -- and through covered bridges, fragrant vineyards and charming villages. Along the way you’ll stop at lighthouses, mansions, gardens, historic sites, wineries, micro-breweries, artisanal cheese making farms, beaches, national wildlife refuges, country stores, art galleries and chic shops.
Engaging Beyond-the-Bike Activities
Great Freedom Adventures’ tours are distinguished not just by superb biking but also by the wealth of unique activities and authentic experiences that fully immerse the traveler in each destination. Walk nature preserves at the height of the Monarch butterfly migration; kayak sparkling bays and wildlife-filled estuaries; explore barrier islands, northern forests, tide pools, salt marsh, bogs, headlands and grasslands; and learn about the ecology of these diverse habitats.
Bike Vacations That Offer Exclusive Experiences
Journey back in time on a private lantern-light tour with a local historian to learn fascinating colonial history, learn about sustainable shellfishing techniques from a local shellfish constable, sail into the sunset as the lobstermen return with their catch, meet local artists in the oldest artist’s colony in the US, relax on a narrated cruise on the Hudson River, learn about marine life from a NOVA scientist, view maple syrup and cheese making at a private cohousing farm, talk with fishermen unloading their catch at the oldest working port in the country and so much more. Each tour offers opportunities to interact with local people and experience regional culture. Our tours tread lightly on the land and ecosystems through which we pass while informing, engaging and inspiring. Every Great Freedom Adventure provides a fun and deeply rewarding experience.
First-Class Biking and Hiking Trips
Accommodations include Select Registry Hotels, boutique inns, Historic Hotels of America, luxurious resorts and inns on the National Register of Historic Places. Gourmet meals offer fresh, locally-grown foods ranging from farm-to-table feasts at a working farm to dinner at the famed Culinary Institute of America.
Adventure Vacations for Groups, Families, Couples and Singles
Our tours are perfect for couples or groups, for memorable family adventure vacations and are equally fun as adventure travel for singles. Private tours as well as corporate trips are available. Bicycling tours are appropriate for all abilities as daily cycling mileage is flexible. Because our tours run in locations with so much to see and do off-the-bike, the trips also work well for non-cycling traveling companions. We look forward to meeting you and to providing you with an unforgettable vacation!
If you are interested in biking trips in which feature coastal regions please see our Block Island, RI tour and our New England bike tour in MA our Islands and Seacoast Cycle Tour and our Inlets and Isles Rhode Island Vacation.
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