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Activities

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Activities

Wales comes well equipped for adventure. We have mountains for mountain bikers, salmon rivers for anglers, bogs for bog snorkelers. And as we’re surrounded on three sides by sea, we’re pretty well off for water too. The information here should give you a few ideas to help you plan your client’s trips to Wales and covers some of the most popular pastimes. One or two are fairly sedate, others are for risk-takers and adrenaline junkies only.

 

 

Mountain biking
 

Mountain biking
Wales is only half the size of Holland, yet in its forests and valleys there are more mountain biking options than anywhere else in the UK. There are 13 dedicated mountain bike centres and bases delivering a nerve-tingling experience all year round, whatever the weather.

cycling
 

Cycling
After walking, cycling is the most popular holiday activity in Wales. People come for the variety – whether they’re coast to coast distance freaks or once a year riders who go green at the sight of a steep gradient. We’ve got 1,900 kms of National Cycle Network, 532 kms of traffic free ride, three long distance cycle routes – parts of which are weekend-sized. Plus 11 cycling holiday ‘hubs’ throughout Wales which provide access to some of the loveliest day cycling routes in Wales.

 
Fishing
 

Fishing
There’s a lot of game fishing to boast about here in Wales. We’ve got 22,000 acres of lakes, 3,862 kms of sea trout rivers and 2,942 kms of wild brown trout rivers. You’ll find big carp in our course fisheries, wild brown trout in the tumbling Teifi and Usk and salmon in world famous rivers such as the Dee, Wye and Severn. This isn’t forgetting the ultimate fly fishing challenge – sea trout (or sewin) where the River Tywi in Carmarthenshire is simply the best sea trout river in Europe.

watersports
 

Watersports
With sea on three sides, Wales is blessed with lots of water which means there’s a whole host of things to do whilst getting wet. If it’s diving you want, there’s a superb range of dive sites from offshore islands, wrecks and marine nature reserves. We have some of the best surf breaks in the UK and the sea also provides a playground for great sailing, kayaking and coasteering a wild combination of scrambling, climbing, traversing, cliff jumping and swimming that was first invented in Pembrokeshire. If it’s inland water you want why not try white water rafting in one of our mountain rivers or canoeing along a tranquil lake.

 
Horseriding
 

Horseriding
Wales is full of perfect places to go horse riding. Nothing beats exploring Wales on horseback and there are plenty of accredited trekking and riding centres offering lessons, half day and full day rides for complete beginners up to really experienced riders. You can also bring your horse with you and stay at one of the many B&Bs for horses.

Climbing and Caving
 

Climbing and Caving
Climbing is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the UK and isn’t just for rugged mountain men as there’s also the option of indoor climbing walls that can be used all year round. If above ground isn’t for you, why not try heading underground and scrambling through tunnels and along passageways to reach spectacular unspoilt caverns.

 
Alternative Action
 

Alternative Action
Want to try something a bit different then why not try Bushcraft which is the art of making yourself comfortable in a wilderness environment, using traditional skills and modern survival equipment; or try a Ropes Course which makes an exciting and unusual alternative to heading for the hills or coast and will teach you a few techniques that can come in useful in other outdoor activities such as climbing.

 
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