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"Thank you for leading our team of 52 riders over 250 miles through four states from Boston to New York. It was a great opportunity for us to bring the Virgin family together on such an epic adventure. Your support team were all highly 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."
Aviation Security Mgr. Virgin Atlantic Airways
“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 Salamone
Corporate Team Building Events, Outings, Incentive & Reward Travel
Engaging Corporate Team Building Activities and Events Request a Quote
Great Freedom Adventures provides engaging corporate events
that range from half- or full-day outings to multi-day tours, each offering highly effective avenues for team building, corporate incentive or reward. The fun events combine beautiful landscapes and seascapes with physical activity to build stronger teams, challenge limits, inspire change, promote wellness, boost morale, and reward success at work. The events provide an easy way to reward valued customers or top fundraisers as well.
Excellent ROI Through Team Building Events that Refocus the Mission
Great Freedom Adventures’ active, outdoor events are efficacious tools for strengthening team bonds and solidifying corporate missions. The camaraderie that develops on a Great Freedom Adventure improves cooperation and promotes collaboration back at the office. The improved work performance that results from a shared team vision creates an excellent return on investment to the company.
Corporate Outings that Inspire
The corporate outings provide time and space away from the demands of the office, which allows team members to relax and creative ideas to flourish. The outings encourage engagement and emotional involvement not only with the beautiful settings but also among coworkers. These shared group experiences have the capacity to change the attitude of each employee and to transform the effectiveness of the team as a whole.
Team Building Activities Complement Business Meetings, Conferences and Sales Training
Fun team building activities and event options can include bicycling, hiking, nature walks, kayaking, sailing, skiing and snowshoeing or a combination of these. The outings are designed in accordance with the goals of the business and the interests of the group and conveniently enhance business meetings, conferences, or sales training.
Unique Corporate Outings
Great Freedom Adventures founder Jeanne Rummel, brings a comprehensive background to the creation of unique corporate outings. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a focus on utilizing fitness programs to increase workplace productivity and the mental and physical wellness of employees. Rummel has over 10 years of corporate management experience and 17 years of experience organizing bike tours, multi-sport adventures and charity bike events.
Improve Employee Wellness, Performance and Morale
Great Freedom Adventures’ outings have the advantage of combining the significant physical and mental health benefits of exercise with the similar boost to health that results from time spent in nature. Moderate aerobic exercise can improve important brain circuit connectivity and increase performance of cognitive tasks. Time spent in nature has been shown to improve disposition, increase mental clarity and attention, and reduce recovery time from illness. Recent research has shown that the largest positive health changes occurred when people exercised in the outdoors. Thus, active, outdoor team building activities and events have the greatest potential to significantly improve performance in the workplace.
Comprehensive Planning and Support for your Corporate Outing
Great Freedom Adventures handles all details of the corporate outing including event planning, itinerary, travel to and from the event, bikes, gear, guides, support throughout the outing and arrangements for meals and special activities as desired. This attention to all details means that company principals are free to focus on meeting or work agendas.
Short Corporate Outings and Team Building Activities Near Boston, Providence and Surrounding Areas
Companies may elect to choose from pre-established half- or full-day itineraries or may opt to customize the tour location and itinerary based upon team goals and interests. Set itineraries are easily accessible from Boston, Providence and the surrounding areas. The events work well for both companies that are based in these areas and businesses coming into the area for meetings or conferences.
Exciting Corporate Outings in Stunning Locales
Great Freedom Adventures’ outings focus on regions that offer a wealth of natural beauty and cultural offerings. One sample half- or full-day itinerary is The Salt Marsh Bike and Hike Tour of the MA North Shore that explores glacial drumlins, wildlife-filled marshlands, a working heritage farm, and a historic town with numerous first period homes. Cyclists stop at a National Historic Landmark to view the hilltop mansion with its landscaped gardens and grounds, all set off by panoramic ocean views. Participants bike about 17 mostly flat miles along picturesque roads and walk scenic trails through oceanside dunes and along sandy beaches.
Wine Tasting, Gilded Age Mansions and Dramatic Coastal Vistas
A Rhode Island outing, Sparkling Bays and Summer “Cottages”, includes lunch and wine tasting at a scenic vineyard that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Participants bicycle along the coastline, stopping at a national wildlife refuge to take in views of ocean, beach and bird-filled maritime scrub. The ride continues past the iconic Newport mansions, along renowned Ocean Ave, and finishes at historic Fort Adams, site of the America’s Cup. The outing can include dinner in Newport followed by a Ghost Tour.
Multi-Day Corporate Events Throughout New England and New York
Business may also select a multi-day tour to any of our destinations as a fabulous private team-building event or reward. Additionally, employees or clients may join scheduled departures, an option that offers employers a convenient and memorable way to incentivize or to say “thank you.” Sample multi-day tour options are the six-day New York Bike Tour in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, The six-day Islands and Seacoast Cycle Tour through coastal MA, Martha’s Vineyard and RI and the three-day Vermont Bike Trip based in beautiful Woodstock, VT. Please view the tour list for more trip options.
Bike, Hike, Walk, Sail, Kayak, Ski or Snowshoe
In addition to biking and walking events, eco-kayak excursions explore the ecosystems in salt-water bays and estuaries with their myriad shorebirds and waterfowl. Sailing outings can be timed to enjoy the sunset along with cocktails and views of classic New England lighthouses. Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing outings offer invigorating winter options.
Easy Team Building Exercise or Corporate Challenge
The corporate team building exercises generally include gentle terrain – easy to bike, walk, or ski – that is appropriate for a range of physical abilities. However, for teams seeking a challenge, alternate adventures can be arranged. These may include a mountaintop hike or a distance cycling event. The outings can be timed to take advantage of bird and butterfly migrations, spring blooms or fall foliage.
Please contact us with questions and to obtain a proposal for your corporate outing and team-building event. We look forward to creating a wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable event that will truly inspire your team.
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