Corporate Team Building Events, Outings, Incentive & Reward Travel
Engaging Corporate Team Building Activities and Events
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
Past team building activities and event options have included bicycling, hiking, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, surfing, beach volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, geocaching, nature walks, deep sea fishing, whale watching, yacht cruises, skiing, snowshoeing and more. Outings can be designed as races and competitions or more relaxed events. 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.
Depth of Expertise Means Successful 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 two decades of experience organizing bike tours, multi-sport adventures, corporate outings 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.
Bike, Hike, Walk, Sail, Kayak, Paddleboard, Row, Fish, Surf, Ski, Snowshoe – You Name It!
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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“Thank you so much for safely leading our Cycle USA 2013 team of 52 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.”
“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.”
“The Great Freedom Adventures team has organized our corporate summer outing for three years now, and each has been a huge hit. Perfect logistics and precision planning mean little down time and a lack of chaos. Biking, kayaking, fishing, and sailing options give the staff ample choices for fun and activities. Catering of food and drink has varied and always been well received. Two thumbs up for Great Freedom Adventures in satisfying this discerning group!”
“I was totally impressed by the organisation of the trip. It was done in such a way that every little detail was taken care of, yet we were given the breathing space to cycle at our own paces and were equipped with the resources to allow us to cycle either individually or as part of a larger group. Our scenery on the routes mapped out by Great Freedom Adventures changed from sleepy rural farmland and historical old New England towns during the first days, to the exciting noise, bustle and buzz of New York City and the enormous appeal of Central Park by bike en masse. The GFA cycling guides were really experienced – such pleasant and easy company throughout the trip and it was a real pleasure to get to know them. We had GFA support vehicles carrying an array of tools and spares and rest stops at regular intervals with more energy food than we could manage and a good supply of water and energy drinks. Everyone made the journey to New York City safely and as we crossed the Queensboro Bridge and caught site of central Manhattan we were all filled with complete awe. Fifty-five of us in red Virgin jerseys cycling together into the city is a memory that will stay with me for a long time. Everyone stopped to watch us and so many people were filming us arriving into Central Park!”
“This ride taught us that we can bring a group of people together from different organisations and backgrounds and succeed in achieving a common goal (252 miles in 4 days, across 4 states), raising money for Free the Children and other charities.”
“Thank you for everything you did to make this event 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.”
“The whole event was a huge success … thank you very VERY much.”
“I rode in the Pedal for PSC event in Martha’s Vineyard in September of 2015, and had an absolutely fantastic time. I cannot imagine how the three-day event could have been executed any better! Great Freedom Adventures had clearly put a lot of time and effort into researching and organizing the event. The routes, inn, restaurants, and snacks were all expertly chosen, and the support team ensured that every rider was well taken care of. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife, and had interesting historical information to share. In all, it was a phenomenal weekend that raised almost $50,000 for a great cause.”
“You and your team do an outstanding job with our summer outings – every year!”
“The staff you had were amazing! They did their jobs extremely well and were really amazing to work with! We look forward to working together again in the future.”
The Great Freedom Adventures Advantage
Great Freedom Adventures offers bike tours, walking trips and multi-sport adventures in the US and Belize. The company focuses on regions possessing a unique diversity of natural beauty and cultural interests.
Great Freedom Adventures is uniquely positioned to create exceptional tour packages based upon an in-depth knowledge of each tour region, decades of experience with creating outstanding active travel itineraries and the ability to deliver exceptional guest service.
Itineraries and routes are meticulously designed in order to immerse the traveler in each destination, to provide an insider’s perspective and to showcase the most beautiful scenery and the finest amenities in each locale. Great Freedom Adventures’ tour leaders are passionate about sharing their love for the outdoors and their knowledge of each region. We excel in providing an unsurpassed guest experience.
Distinctive tours include a wealth of activities such as cycling, hiking, kayaking, nature walks, history tours, sunset sails, river cruises, wine and beer tastings, snorkeling, paddleboarding, art, architecture, demonstrations and more. Tour packages include accommodations at Historic Hotels of America, Select Registry Hotels and boutique inns, while gourmet meals feature cuisine from the regions’ best chefs.
There is great freedom in spinning along on a bicycle and in journeying by foot and in our view, there is no better way to see the world. On a Great Freedom Adventure, you are not just passing through; you are engaged with your surroundings and fully connected to the people and the places along the way. A Great Freedom Adventure will delight the senses, energize the body, and rejuvenate the soul. Join us!