In honor of National Bike Month, Great Freedom Adventures encourages people to get out and experience the joy and freedom of traveling by bicycle - and will pay $100 of guest travel expenses
Online PR News – 30-April-2011 – – Contact: Jeanne Rummel
Great Freedom Adventures
Tel: (508) 545-1864
Great Freedom Adventures Offers $100 Public Transportation / Gas Voucher
For Bookings Made in May, National Bike Month, for Its 2011 USA Bike Tours
SHERBORN, MA, April 28, 2011 – In recognition of National Bike Month, the tour operator who promotes freedom on two wheels, Great Freedom Adventures (http://www.greatfreedomadventures.com/), announces a month-long booking promotion in May offering a $100 gas/public transportation voucher for each double and single occupancy reservation secured during the month for any of its 2011 biking vacations.
“In honor of National Bike Month, we want to encourage and inspire people to get out and experience the sheer joy and freedom of traveling by bicycle,” said Jeanne Rummel, founder and owner.
“Great Freedom Adventures supports bicycle travel as a healthy and green alternative to traveling by car,” said Rummel. She noted that each of the four 2011 USA bike tours can be accessed by car or public transportation.
Eleven scheduled departures and per person double occupancy rates for the six-day/five-night programs (except for Block Island which is four days/ three nights) are:
-Maritime New England Bike Tour - June 26-July 1, July 17-22 and Aug. 21-26 at $2,395, single supplement $500 http://www.greatfreedomadventures.com/new-england-bike-tours.html
-Best of Vermont Bike Tour - July 24-29, July 31-Aug. 5 and Sept. 25-30 at $2,195 ($2,395 for September trip), single supplement $450 http://www.greatfreedomadventures.com/vermont-bike-tours.html
-Magnificent Hudson Valley, New York Bike Tour - Aug. 7-12 and Oct. 2-7 at $2,350, single supplement $425 http://www.greatfreedomadventures.com/new-york-bike-tours.html
-Enthralling Block Island, RI Vacation - July 10-13, Aug. 14-17 and Sept. 11-14 at $2,295 (September trip $2,195), single supplement $500.
While biking is the main daily activity, none is a bike-compulsive itinerary. Rummel has sleuthed out artisanal cheese-making farms, micro breweries, sunset sails, hiking trails, iconic homesteads, mansions, gardens and more to engage the curious in ways that allow them to discover new worlds. She has also selected upscale lodges that mirror their locales and that also bring a diversity of proprietors into each regional and cultural mix.
The programs include some lunches and all but one dinner so that guests can explore local eateries on their own now and then. Lodging, all breakfasts, most meals, guides, van support, entrance fees where required and other region-specific costs are included in the tour rate, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and guide gratuities.
Rummel, who has been arranging and running bike and other active tours for 13 years, is passionate about engaging her guests in green destinations and at a pace of low impact travel mandated by bicycle that allows the spirits of the riders to connect with the green around them.
“There is nothing like the physical and mental high that comes from reaching your destination under your own power after a day spent cycling through beautiful surroundings in the company of friends or family. I’ve seen it time after time with people young and old and it’s really quite remarkable. People are just happier by the end of the day. They feel as if they have really accomplished something and they’ve had fun doing it,” said Rummel.
Emerging research supports Rummel’s claims regarding the benefits of green exercise. Recent studies show that such exercise is a potentially powerful solution to improving both the physical and mental health of individuals while reducing health care costs. The health benefits of exercise alone are well established and include reducing blood pressure, combating heart disease, increasing serotonin levels in the brain, controlling blood glucose levels, fostering weight management, improving efficiency of the cardiovascular system for increased energy, and slowing of the aging process.
The benefits of green exercise appear from recent research to be greater than the sum of its parts. USA Today recently published an analysis of 10 separate studies showing that the largest positive health changes occurred when people exercised outside. Additionally, outdoor exercise encourages more complex movements on varied surfaces, resulting in greater development of balance, coordination, and muscle groups which stabilize the body. Engaging in these activities as a group facilitates social connectivity which brings its own set of mental and physical health benefits. Activities such as cycling, hiking and walking, have been found to confer the extensive benefits of green exercise.
About Great Freedom Adventures
Great Freedom Adventures offers road bike tours with hiking and kayaking in New England and New York in regions distinguished by possessing a unique diversity of natural and cultural interests. The tours are four to six days in length and are guided and supported. Please see the website for additional information and for specific information on each tour. For information please see http://www.greatfreedomadventures.com/.
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