Bike Tour and Adventure Travel: Great Freedom Adventures in the News
GFA is pleased to share a sampling of press articles that highlight some of what makes our bike tours so special: green travel through green landscapes in iconic destinations rich in natural beauty, vibrant history and cultural offerings, with exciting side activities and dedicated service.
December 9, 2016
Great for Groups
Great Freedom Adventures was selected by Trip Advisor as the winner of Top Vacation for Groups for the Nantucket/Cape Cod Bike Tour.
March 1, 2016
"...more and more companies are recognizing the benefits of getting outdoors and getting physical to motivate their employees...Great Freedom Adventures made all the arrangements for bikes, kayaks, guides, maps, etc." "It was perfect for fostering camaraderie and team bonds and for giving everyone a chance to have fun doing these outdoor activities,", says Puchtler, company president.
March 6, 2016, Sunday Travel Section
Step Up For a New Vermont Walking Tour
"Great Freedom Adventures known for its fun and well-run Vermont bike tours, branches out this year with a new guided walking and hiking tour that lets you experience the Green Mountain State by foot..."
Great Freedom Adventures: The Real Deal
"Tell us about yourself. What do you do when you're not traveling the world..."
10 Summer Vacations tha Can Help You Lose Weight
Inlets and Isles Rhode Island Vacation Bike and Sport Tour—Block Island, R.I.
"Every day of this adventure trip includes nearly a full day of activities like cycling, hiking, kayaking and sailing—just to name a few. Each adventure is led by an experienced guide who can help guests make technique improvements that will translate into increased fitness..."
Explore the Cape and Islands On Two Wheels
"Hop on the ferry from Boston to Provincetown and then explore the Cape and islands during Great Freedom Adventures' new Captivating Cape Cod and Islands Vacation Bike Tour..."
Bike Cape Cod and the Islands this Summer
"Those of you who have followed my writing over the years know I love biking on Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. All three locales are blessed with a network of bike trails that line the coastline, snake through the kettle ponds, or roll atop the dunes of the Province Lands Bike Trail at the tip of Cape Cod (a favorite family outing). So I was delighted to see that Massachusetts-based Great Freedom Adventures will be offering a 6-day guided bike tour to the Cape and Islands this summer. They’ll visit Provincetown, ride along most of the Cape Cod National Seashore to the Rockwellesque village of Chatham, before ferrying over to Nantucket and the Vineyard to bike a good chunk of both islands..."
Let the Adventures Begin
"Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours - "Great" is an understatement. Bike along dramatic shorelines and bucolic farmland, stopping at fragrant vineyards, micro-breweries, artisanal cheese making farms, art galleries, chic shops and much more on one of these fully guided 3 to 6-day biking tours."
Boston: Bicycle Along the North Shore for Views - and craft brews
"Massachusetts travel outfitter Great Freedom Adventures has created a new summer tour that combines two pastimes: cycling and beer tasting, though not necessarily at the same time. The Maritime Bike and Beer Adventure Tour spends six days exploring Boston's North Shore and Cape Ann..."
Two Cycling Tours Include Music Festivals
"...A four-day trip around Rhode Island in July includes a visit to the famed Newport Folk Festival. A six-day August ride through New York's Hudson Valley takes in performances at the four-year-old Hudson Music Fest, a free rock/pop/folk event scheduled in the ever-hipper river town of Hudson...."
New England Biking Tours with Great Freedom Adventures
"If you are visiting New England or even if your family has lived here for generations, a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty, history, and culture is to leave your vehicle behind and to experience all that New England has to offer at a more natural pace. Great Freedom Adventures offers a variety of tours throughout New England and the northeast, inviting you to take it all in on biking trips that “delight the senses, energize the body, and rejuvenate the soul...”
14 Best Tour Companies Offering Cycling Vacations
Great Freedom Adventures - "WHAT WE LIKE BEST: Their in-depth knowledge of the Northeast U.S."
October 2012 Sunday Travel Section
Bike Trips Highlight Seasonal Events
"Great Freedom Adventures' cycling tours take bikers through some of the Northeast's most stunning landscapes, from Vermont's rolling hills to the shores of Martha's Vineyard. Many coincide with bird and butterfly migrations and seasonal harvests. The three- to six-day fully supported tours include plenty of off-bike adventures: Learn about the ecology and wildlife of diverse habitats, and discover local art and architecture en route..."
June 2012 Sunday Travel Section
Cycling With Seasonal Migrations
"Great Freedom Adventures has launched a new Islands and Seacoast Cycle Tour that coincides with local wildlife migrations. The six-day tour lets you explore Martha's Vineyard and Rhode Island's Conanicut, Aquidneck, and Block Island while viewing migrating monarch butterflies, songbirds, and sea mammals. Participants can stop for wine-tasting at a vineyard..."
Active Travels: Bike Martha's Vineyard and Block Island
"Ever since I wrote my first book, Outside Magazine's Adventure Guide to New England, I've admired local outfitters who specialize in one sport and one region of the world. After all, who knows his neck of the woods better than the guy who lives there?...Take, for example, Great Freedom Adventures new 6-day bike trip called the Islands and Seacoast Biking Tour. It seems intuitive to combine New England's most majestic islands, Martha's Vineyard and Rhode Island's Block Island in one summer bike trip, but I've never seen that done before."
Great Freedom Adventures Offers New Biking Trip to Martha's Vineyard and Block Island
New York: Hudson Valley
"What is more refreshing than being outdoors, wheeling along a country road at a comfortable pace, taking in the sights. On a wine and bike tour through Hudson Valley, each day brings a cornucopia of pleasures."
New York: Explore the Hudson Valley by Bike
"Cycling through New York's Hudson Valley in October means more than a good workout and close-ups of fall colors. Great Freedom Adventures of Massachusetts offers a bicycle tour that combines cultural stops -- the Vanderbilt Mansion, Olana and Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill home -- with visits to wineries and historic villages. The tour packs a lot into the six-day exploration of the iconic river area."
Cycling the Hudson Valley
"Great Freedom Adventures' tours include more than just time bicycling rural backroads. Jeanne Rummel, the outfitter's founder and owner, has found - and incorporated into itineraries- the best artisanal cheesemaking farms, microbreweries, sunset sails, hiking trails, iconic homesteads, mansions, gardens, and more. She has also selected very nice upscale lodging."
July 2011 Issue
Mental Getaway - Great Freedom Adventures' Block Island Cycling Tour
"Glorious sea, country roads, and that down-to-earth New England vibe without the craziness of the region's better known islands. A four day multisport tour through scenic Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island."
June 2011 Sunday Travel Section
Biking and Luxuriating
"Massachusetts-based Great Freedom Adventures has launched four Northeast bicycle tours that combine "green" exercise with eco-friendly travel experiences."
June 2011 Sunday Travel Section
What's the Deal
Summer Deals on U.S. Travel
"Cycle New England's Block Island with Great Freedom Adventures. This picturesque island, accessible by ferry, is the perfect place for an adventurous family vacation."
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Cycling Tours Let Participants Discover The Hudson Valley
"Enthusiasm for cycling has grown in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley..."
Bike New England and New York with Great Freedom Adventures
"...show visitors a local cheese maker, a historic lighthouse, or the same incredible panorama painted by Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School painters in the mid 19th century. The daily itinerary includes a good dose of biking along with a chance to sea kayak, go on sunset sails, have lobster bakes and take a necessary break at a local microbrewery. Not a bad way to push the eject button and de-stress!"
"For travelers looking to stay closer to home, Great Freedom Adventures is offering a 5-night Vermont Bike
...biking along scenic routes through Woodstock..."
Great Freedom Adventures Offers Biking Getaways to Block Island
"...Block Island is an easy ferry ride away yet once there, it feels like you're worlds away..."
Bike Tour in the Hudson Valley, Deluxe Style
"The Hudson Valley - that part of New York State along the Hudson River north of New York City and its closest suburbs - offers a historic and cultural treasure trove for vacationers, as many of us who live in the Big Apple know. What many don't realize is that the best way to see the region in these times of $4-per-gallon gas is by bike. Yet until now, there have not been much multiday organized bike touring."
Bike New England and New York with Great Freedom Adventures
"I love an outfitter who sticks to one region of the world and does it well, especially when the owner lives in that region and knows it better than most."
Bike Tours in New England, Long, Short, Far and Near
"Grab a helmet. Bicycle touring in New England is as hot as beach sand in the summer sun, and as cool as mountain air on a June night."
National Bike Month
"In honor of National Bike Month, Great Freedom Adventures encourages people to get out and explore..."
Cycling New England
"Company founder Jeanne Rummel says she's passionate about engaging guests in green destinations and low impact travel that allows riders to connect with the green around them."
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