Freewheeling Adventures vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Hiking plus!

5.0 October 2016
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiked Cape Breton Island for 7 days with 14 people of varying abilities. They made it work to everyone's delight! The food was excellent as well as the accommodations. At lunch break on a longer hike they pulled out hot coffee and tea served in ceramic cups. I have hiked with other companies but found Freewheeling the best value...and the...
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Tour Freewheeling Adventures Company Reviews

Superb

5.0 August 2016
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We joined Freewheeling for a guided cycling trip around the Cabot trail, plus some sea kayaking and bike rental in our second week, with our 12yr old boys. We could not have been looked after any better. From our initial contact, to advice on what to see and do in Nova Scotia and the trips themselves, everything was superb.
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Tour Freewheeling Adventures Company Reviews

Bike trip

5.0 July 2016
R
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
So far so great! 2days into a 6 day guided tour of Fundy Shores. Lovin' it!! Rode 58 km today around the scenic Aspotogan Peninsula. Included a picnic lunch laid out for us by Katie and Rochelle.

Tour Freewheeling Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 273 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Australia & Pacific
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
      • 50+
      • 18 - 35
      • 50+
      • Budget
      Headquarters Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
      Year Established 1987 N/A
      Solo Friendly N/A N/A
      Tour Languages N/A N/A
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            About Freewheeling Adventures

            Freewheeling Adventure is a travel operator designed for cyclists. Some Freewheeling Adventures are designed for expert cyclists and include long distances, steep terrain, and daily challenges. Others are designed to accommodate relaxed riders, or groups with varying desires. To help you choose which trips are right for you, please take note of the difficulty levels that are available for each trip. If you want greater independence to cover the routes at your own pace, choose a self-guided trip and enjoy the privacy and intimacy of traveling by yourselves. You will have a driver to move your luggage, and can include one “boost” per day when your luggage is moved.

            About Signature Collection by Gate 1

            A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.

            What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?

            These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.

            They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.

            The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.

            Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

            Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.  

            Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.

            While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.  

            Top Destinations

            They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

            Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style

            Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.

            Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.

            Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

            If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.

            All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.

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