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Testimonials & Reviews

“I would not hesitate to book another tour with Great Freedom Adventures and would urge anyone contemplating a bike tour in the Northeast to look no further than this fine company.”

Bill R., CA

“The Great Freedom Adventure trip was excellent ! The leaders were truly amazing- kind, knowledgeable, respectful, and so helpful! The itinerary was clearly well thought out, the inns were excellent and the meals were outstanding.  I look forward to signing up for another trip. I have gone with several companies- this is the best!”

Karen B., NY

“We just wanted to tell you that, for several reasons, this was one of the best vacations we’ve had in a long time and GFA is our new favorite bike-tour company. Our great experience began with our guides – their expertise and complete dedication to insuring that every detail was covered, but without being over-indulgent, made all the difference. They are bright, knowledgeable, committed, and bring life experiences and personal values that absolutely shape the way they serve their guests. Every single thing about this trip contributed to our satisfaction – the food, the accommodations, the destinations, the quality of the bikes, the routes, the chemistry (and size) of the group…there is nothing we would want you to change. And somehow you arranged for weather that many locals told us was unusually good – thanks for however you managed that, too. We think it says something that, as a trip is reaching its conclusion, members of the group begin talking about wanting to get together again and ask the guides which trips they recommend we consider next. We originally chose GFA because it was the only company we found that included both Nantucket and MV on one itinerary…when we choose GFA in the future it will be because of the memorable experience you and your staff made possible.”

Mike V., CO

“What an amazing 3 days we had in Woodstock, Vermont this October.  We have been on bike trips with all the top bike companies so we were a bit nervous about trying a new company for us. So glad we did! The accommodations and meals were perfect and the rides were just right. The guides gave us excellent support and encouragement. They really know the area and provided great tips to help us improve our biking too. The staff is so warm and friendly and it’s clear they love what they do. We will be back, next time for a longer trip with Great Freedom Adventures!”

Ziporah J., NY

“It is impossible to visualize that this trip could have been better. Everything was truly fabulous!”

Whitney F. NC

“Just finished the Salt Marsh and Songbirds Tour with Great Freedom Adventures. It was amazing! GFA thinks of everything from the details of the bike routes, to the beautifully presented snack tables, to the great hikes and sights mixed in with the riding. I would not hesitate to recommend Great Freedom Adventures to anyone looking for a wonderful experience they won’t forget.”

Deb F., MA

“Love love GFA. The staff, the accommodations, the food, the scenery – the best times ALWAYS. Thank you for a super time – AGAIN!”

Jacky M., CA

“I highly recommend a Great Freedom Adventure! A fall foliage bike tour had been on my “bucket list” for years. My wife and I toured the Hudson Valley during peak leaf season with Great Freedom Adventures. I was simply blown away by the meticulous planning that went into our tour! The accommodations were superb and the restaurants were outstanding. Each dinner was better than the one before and the last one was one of the best meals I have ever had. The cue sheets and maps were meticulous and the guides were highly qualified and helpful. The beauty and serenity of the routes was inspiring and the views of the Catskills were magnificent. And, the SAG wagon was always close by with snacks and goodies. If it is possible for a “do over” on a “Bucket List”, like General McArthur–I shall return!” 

Pruett B., GA

“We loved every minute of our Great Freedom Adventure and will not hesitate to book another tour with them in the future.”

Heidi H., UT

“My bike tour with Great Freedom Adventures exceeded all my expectations. The tour guides were professional and knowledgeable, and I felt their support and enthusiasm throughout the trip. I couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience. The expert support and attention to detail were above and beyond. There is no need to look any further than Great Freedom Adventures when I plan my next adventure.”

Carol B., NM

“This was our first bike trip and you have set the bar very high!”

Deb D., PA

“I have been on other bike tours and our Great Freedom Adventure provided the best support, the best service and the nicest special touches. The guides went above and beyond to make the trip perfect! We had a wonderful vacation!”

Lynn S., PA

“My sales team and I enjoyed a wonderful half-day experience with Great Freedom Adventures as we biked approximately 18 miles on the MA North Shore.  Every detail was professionally handled by the GFA team including picking us up at our office, providing lunch, fitting bikes and educating us on the local lore. Besides the beautiful scenery, our leaders somehow coordinated wildlife sightings of numerous deer and wild turkeys!  Dinner and transportation back to the office completed an outstanding event that we thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend Great Freedom Adventures’ events to anyone looking for an affordable, healthy, and unique team-building activity.”  

John S., MA

“Great Freedom Adventures Coastal New England Wine Trail Bike Tour was superb.  Having been in the wine industry in Australia, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of some of the excellent white varietals we tasted on this tour.”

Ian F., Austalia

“What an awesome vacation! Great Freedom Adventures did a great job providing the perfect combination of cycling with tourist activities. There was enough flexibility with distance and speed, to accommodate different cycling levels. Each day left me energized and invigorated. The guides were great, and eager to share their passion for cycling and the Cape Cod area. The attention to detail, sleeping accommodations, and meals were all wonderful. I highly recommend Great Freedom Adventures for a stress-free vacation!!”

Angel M., NC

“We had a wonderful week of cycling through the beautiful Hudson Valley with Great Freedom Adventures.  The well-planned routes were scenic and doable for all comers while also providing enough challenge for advanced cyclists.  The bikes were terrific, the accommodations were high end charming and the restaurants were superb.  Our only complaint is that the food was so good, we gained weight!   We enthusiastically recommend Great Freedom Adventures for east coast cycling!”

Sharon and Rob McD., BC

“Our trip to Cape Cod and the Islands was fantastic! We enjoyed every minute of it. You run a high quality operation and your guides exemplified it. They were great – flexible, attentive to our safety and comfort and always focused on giving us a wonderful trip. We would not hesitate to recommend Great Freedom Adventures to others and we hope to do another GFA tour soon.”

Connie & Michael M., VA

“Thank you for everything you did to make our corporate outings such a success. It was perfect for fostering camaraderie and team bonds and for giving everyone a chance to relax and have fun together. Everyone had a blast and we’d like to do it again next year.”

Shanta P., MA

“The planning was easy and the equipment and the restaurants were excellent. The guides were suberb and made everything so easy for us. They were knowledgeable, encouraging, kind, interesting and easy to talk to. Really can’t say enough nice things about both of them.”

Randy and Ellen C., TX

“We just wanted to send you a huge thank you for providing one of the best vacations we have ever had. We loved every moment! The Cape Cod trip was absolutely beautiful. We appreciated all of the planning and organization. The cheese and crackers at poolside was a lovely touch! We really enjoyed the people we rode with. The lodgings and restaurants were perfect. We have so many lovely memories of the week in Cape Cod – thanks to you and your team! The bike ferry ride at Menemsha was particularly memorable – seeing Hugh Taylor! We look forward to riding with you again!”

Deb and Jon D. PA

“We just wanted to say what a great trip we had! Our guides were very caring and happy to share their knowledge and traveling experiences. They went out of their way to attend to every need for everyone in the group. What special guys they are! From the meals to the rooms… everything was perfect. We will certainly recommend Great Freedom Adventures to others and look forward to taking another trip ourselves.”

Debbie and Dan B, NC

“I had a great time on the recent Cape Cod and Islands bike tour! The itinerary was wonderful combining diversity, quaintness, beauty, culture and history. The accommodations and food were superb. The guides were outstanding. Both were experienced, knowledgeable, very patient, humorous, kind and great story tellers.”

Barb M.,  FL

“My mother and I went on the 3-day Salt Marsh and Songbirds tour in honor of her 60th birthday. Neither of us had ever been on a bike trip before, and my mother follows a fairly strict low-fat vegan diet. So we weren’t the easiest customers. But the Great Freedom Adventures team blew away our expectations every step of the way. They professionally weathered our barrage of clueless pre-trip questions and did an incredible job of making sure our needs were exactly understood. So when we arrived in Newburyport they were more than prepared with the right equipment for our ability level and pre-arranged special menus at a variety of local eateries that more than met the challenge. 



And then there was the trip itself. While each of us has traveled extensively in the US and abroad, neither my mother nor I had ever visited this part of New England. We chose the trip mainly based on how it fit into our busy schedules. But I can’t convey just how wonderful it was. The routes and directions were perfectly planned. The terrain challenged us without overwhelming us (and there was a chase van to pick us up when we did wear out). The scenery was varied and beautiful and completely new to us. And our guides shared a wealth of information about local history and ecology. The accommodations were great, the food was great, and the company was great. What more could we possibly ask?

I cannot recommend Great Freedom Adventures enough, and will definitely be back for another trip in the future.”

Micah A., NY

“Personal service was just top notch. Never even filled my own water bottle. Bikes are in great shape. Everything done to deliver the ride that each person wants. What makes customer satisfaction is how the customer feels, so the little touches can be as important as the big. (One of the guides met me on the ferry with a gluten-free cookie!) The guides set the tone for an all-around positive experience, no wrong choices or abilities, was the message. Plus they were both very knowledgeable and lots of fun.”

Mary Y., MA

“This tour far exceeded my expectations!”

Jen D., CO

“Rich and I will look back on this vacation with the fondest of memories. We are already trying to figure out when our next trip will be. Again, thank you for this gift. It was just what the doctor ordered!”

Eileen N., NY

“What I liked about the trip was the meticulous planning, the pace of the rides, the magnificent scenery, the fact that everything was taken care of in advance, the insights into local history and culture. The guides made every moment relaxing and enjoyable. They are the consummate professionals, very welcoming, engaging, knowledgeable, generous with their time, flexible, helpful, respectful and thoughtful. I don’t know how they could have been any better!”

Carol B., NM

“We are still talking about our wonderful trip! It really exceeded our expectations. We loved the ease of the trip. The accommodations were great. The guides were wonderful and very attentive. The bikes were fantastic, and I want to purchase the same model for myself to ride back home. The snacks and breaks were perfectly timed. We liked that there were options for different rides depending on the guests’ fitness and energy level. The environment was always friendly and fun. We never felt rushed or competitive with the other cyclists, and this made for a very pleasant experience for everyone. The staff were all very approachable and engaging and put all of the riders at ease and created a fun adventure for everyone.”

Joan T., IL

“I just want to personally thank you for everything. I KNOW that what made this such a successful adventure went on behind the scenes and tours such as this don’t just happen. Job well done!”

Pruett B., GA

“Today marks one week since the end of our MA Bike & Beer tour with Great Freedom Adventures and it’s hard to describe how much we miss it. The biking was incredible – the routes were meticulously planned, easy to follow, and showed us breathtaking sights of MA country & coastline. The people (both the staff and the other cyclists) were equally awesome. The leaders were wonderful and made sure we had delicious snacks available all day. I’d highly recommend GFA for anyone looking for an active vacation, and the Bike & Beer tour specifically for anyone who appreciates both beer and cycling. We can’t wait for our next adventure with GFA!”

Anna F., PA

“I cannot think of a better way to see and experience Maritime New England than on this bike tour. It combines history with nature, forests with architecture, relaxing beaches with exercise. We biked, sailed, kayaked and walked through beautiful countryside and lovely historic and oceanside towns. Great Freedom Adventures took good care of us with snacks and meals more often than we expected, and the route is meticulously planned to get to the loveliest country roads. I highly recommend this tour”

Bernard P., Vancouver

“We would highly recommend a Great Freedom Adventures vacation! Even two months after our Rhode Island vacation, we are still talking about it. The itinerary was interesting and different every day and cycling allowed us to see the local landscape in ways not possible with a traditional vacation. Even our time off the bikes was well planned; from hiking to kayaking to the snack breaks along the way and the hand picked restaurants, we were never without something to do and felt well cared for. A truly great vacation!”

James W., MA

“Fantastic trip, great locations and very well run. The cycling routes were excellent, with very high quality cue sheets and maps. The folks at Great Freedom Adventures took special care arranging the meals. All of the dining was memorable and the meal on the last evening was one of the best I’ve ever had.”

Peter S., Ontario

“Came by chance with uncertainty, left by force with sadness yet fulfillment! One of the most amazing experiences of my lifetime! Pedaling through the beauty of the Vermont countryside was an incredible experience not only nourishing my soul but invigorating my mind. It was an inspiring trip and I can’t wait to pedal with GFA again!”

Katie C., SC

“Our guides were outstanding. I have taken 5 or 6 guided bike tours and Great Freedom Adventures’ guides are the best I have had.”

Stan V., OR

“We just got back from a bike trip in Vermont with GFA enjoying the stunning colors of fall. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the beautiful scenery, terrific company and the careful guidance of our leaders. It was a trip of a lifetime! We were well taken care of and the knowledge of biking and the local area was remarkable. A terrific way to celebrate 60!”

Dawn B., NC

“I’ve never had this level of service and attentiveness from the guides on a tour before and we have taken dozens of bike tours.”

Jackie W., CA

“We just finished the most amazing vacation with Great Freedom Adventures. Everything was wonderful, picture perfect locations, beautiful inns, great food, and of course superb cycling routes. This is our second year traveling with Great Freedom Adventures and we thought it could not get better and it did!! Thank you Great Freedom Adventures!!!!”

Pepita K., Mexico

“Our Great Freedom Adventure was truly the trip of a lifetime. The staff left no detail untouched. As a new bike-tripper, I was a bit nervous about going the distance (literally), but the pace was perfect and I felt totally at ease. The bikes were top-of-the-line and our guides were prepared to assist in any way needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations, which were in beautiful, historic inns. We loved the added highlights such as the shellfishery tour with the local shellfish constable and the walking tour of Edgartown. Thank you Great Freedom Adventures – I can’t wait to plan another trip with you!”

Mary O., AZ

“I loved my bike trip! What an awesome adventure! The food, drink, sights, views, and smells were wonderful. But I think the people made the trip! You did such a great job, so organized and such kind and fun guides. I’m so sad it’s over but glad to have found you, to have made new friends and I can’t wait for another adventure with Great Freedom Adventures! Thank you so much for a perfect bike trip!”

Beth R., OH

“We loved riding through the back roads and really enjoyed the snack stops with the fresh local breads and other products like maple cream. The hotels were excellent. Our guides were excellent! We couldn’t have asked for more! They looked out for everyone, and allowed us to ride at our own pace when we wanted to.”

Ann S., CA

“What a great trip! We so appreciate your attention to detail and your gracious accommodation to everyone – and to our travel challenges. We really appreciate that you worked it out for us to ride on Wednesday afternoon when we got in late because of travel delays. We will definitely recommend Great Freedom Adventures ! Thank you for a great vacation!”

Brent and Lori K., MI

“I was touched by the kindness and care that I received from when I first contacted the company, while on the tour and even after with the thank-you and photos I received. Great Freedom Adventures provides a personal touch and an exceptional experience.”

Julia W., Germany

“Our trip was better than we could have expected. It was the perfect way to celebrate our birthdays! We loved the routes and the timing of the fall color was perfect. The meals were great and we especially loved the farm dinner. The inn was the perfect place to stay and to relax. It was great to learn more about the area from people that know and understand the local culture, environment and history – we appreciated that Great Freedom Adventures is a locally (New England) based company. The guides were knowledgeable, supportive and fun. We felt free to ride at our own pace but had support when we needed it. The snacks were great and we always felt well taken care of. It was a fantastic trip and we had a wonderful time!”

Lynn R., CA

“I recently received a bike trip with Great Freedom Adventures as a gift from my partner. He has always had a knack for finding gifts that I love, but this time he really outdid himself! He arranged for me to participate in the 3 day “Short and Very Sweet Vermont Bike Tour” and all I had to do was show up in the charming town of Woodstock, Vermont. Every detail had been taken care of by the GFA team—from lodging and meals, to gear and itineraries, to cold water bottles and snacks—leaving me free to enjoy the exhilarating biking, the camaraderie of the other participants, and the beauty of central Vermont. The GFA guides were the perfect combination of extremely competent and delightfully easy-going. The accommodations, meals and bikes were top-notch. I would highly recommend a Great Freedom Adventures trip to anyone who is looking for a fabulous biking experience and a luxury get-away rolled into one.“

Pam C., RI

“Thank you so much for safely leading our Cycle USA team of 54 riders over 250 miles through 4 states from Boston-New York. It was a great opportunity for us to bring different elements of the Virgin Family together on such an epic adventure. Your support team were all very competent, friendly, and accommodating. Leading a group of this size can never be easy, but your team accomplished it with ease, making the whole experience truly wonderful. From feedback already received from the group, I can tell that it has had a positive life-changing impact to many of those who participated. Thank you once again and we look forward to partnering with Great Freedom Adventures again in the near future.”

Phil W., CT

“We had a wonderful tour of Vermont! The Great Freedom Adventures staff was absolutely lovely – the trip was well organized, and we had a fabulous time!”

Marcy D. 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

“Our Martha’s Vineyard bike tour was great! This was our first biking tour and we were not quite sure if we were good enough bikers for it. It was not a problem. The staff was great about letting us bike within our own capabilities and feel good about it. The lodging was fantastic as was the food. We really enjoyed our fellow bike tourists. The equipment was top notch and in fact the bikes that Lynne and I used were of higher quality than the ones we own and use at home. We are going to do another Great Freedom Adventure next year; we just have not decided which one yet!”

Richard F., SC

“We had a wonderful time on our Vermont Bike Trip! I think our VT adventure hit the peak of the fall color which was such a treat! We wear our Great Freedom Adventures shirts with pride!”

Chris P., OR

“Your tours are a gift to all that participate.”

Laura G., AK

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