Following in the footsteps of Italian explorer Giovanni Verrazzano, present-day Great Freedom Adventurers explore Rhode Island’s inlets and isles by bike, foot, kayak, and sailboat on a four-day multi-sport adventure. Guests walk bluffs where Verrazzano once met native Wampanoags, sail the Great Salt Pond, kayak estuaries near Verrazzano’s anchorage and cycle coastline as stunning today as it was to the early explorers.

Sherborn, MA, March 20, 2012 – For the first time, Rhode Island’s iconic gems and lesser-known pearls can be explored, full-immersion style, on a guided and supported multi-sport tour offered by Great Freedom Adventures. The Inlets and Isles Rhode Island Vacation Bike and Multi-Sport Tour explores Rhode Island’s scenic, historic and cultural diversity, from tranquil Block Island, to vibrant Newport. The tour traverses landscapes and seascapes shown to Giovanni Verrazzano in 1524 by his Native American hosts.

The full-sensory Rhode Island vacation promotes discovery through the ages as guests leave Verrazzano’s day behind to explore Colonial Era history and Gilded Age prosperity.

“As America’s smallest state, Rhode Island makes an ideal destination for a bike and multi-sport adventure because it’s compact, diverse and beautiful. In the space of one day, the cyclist will discover 17th century farms and settlements, wind-swept headlands, harbors filled with sleek yachts, the third oldest lighthouse in the country, and jaw-dropping, Gilded Age mansions,” says Jeanne Rummel, Great Freedom Adventures founder.

The August 5-8 program includes lodging, most meals, ferries, admissions, side-excursions, bike, kayak and trimaran rental and a private lantern-light history tour at $1,895 per person based on double occupancy. Space is limited on the tour, which includes transportation to and from the start, so early reservations are recommended. Custom dates are available for groups.

Guests arriving by plane or train are met at the Providence, RI airport or the West Kingston, RI Amtrak station at the start of the tour and are returned at the trip conclusion. For more specific tour information, please view the package details on this Inlets and Isles Rhode Island Vacation Bike Tour.

Great Freedom Adventures offers additional sensory-, body- and eco-friendly explorations of northeast USA on bike tours and adventure vacations traversing mountains, river valleys and seacoast. For more information on the new Rhode Island tour or others, please visit www.greatfreedomadventures.com.