There are few feelings as exhilarating as getting right off the beaten track, out into wild, wide open spaces, and taking in lungful’s of fresh, clean air on walking holidays that could take you to some of the most spectacular locations in the world. Whether it’s exploring magical coastal cliffs, rugged mountainous interiors, or idyllic riverside rambles, the most essential feeling is that of escaping the crowds, finding hidden trails thanks to your local guides, and simply soaking up the landscape.

Our walking holidays in Wales get you in touch with the beautiful landscape of the adventure capital of Europe. Explore the once-in-a-lifetime routes through stunning Snowdonia National Park, or head to the windswept hills and mountain ridges in the Brecon Beacons, discovering offbeat experiences and locally known trails along the way.

Hiking adventures in Wales

Walking and hiking are an absolutely essential way of getting truly in touch with a landscape, and the only real way to get yourself truly off the beaten track, and far from the crowds. It’s a wonderful way to really experience a destination, and this is as true in Wales as it is anywhere.

And walking holidays in Wales are about so much more than rolling green fields and wild coastlines, even if you do have them in abundance. Whether you’re venturing on a hike into the rugged, brooding mountains of Snowdonia, or along the windswept fells of the Brecon Beacons, there’s always a cosy pub and warm hospitality waiting at the end of a long day.

Hiking in Wales represents a chance to see the things that most tourists don’t, hidden trails creeping around abandoned slate mines, wide glacial valleys and quietly rushing rivers, atmospheric forests where few people know the ways through.

A walking or hiking holiday in Wales is about finding these hidden gems, these off the beaten track locations, and with a local guide, passionate about their home and the trails that wind through the hills, you’ll be sure to find the very best locations and the most thrilling walks.

You can relax and soak up the scenery, let go of worrying about directions or places to stay, and simply drink in the experience of exploration.

Where to experience walking holidays in Wales

Head to Snowdonia National Park, a mecca for adventurers and hikers alike, for a walking holiday that explores narrow mountain ridges, glacial lakes, and old slate mines.

Alternatively, make tracks for the wild, windswept Brecon Beacons, and explore atmospheric forests and dramatic fells on a walking holiday led by a local guide.

Wherever you head for your walking holiday in Wales, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

Who are our Welsh walking holiday guests?

Experienced hikers, people looking for a way to get in touch with the landscape, and those who just fancy getting out into the fresh air; absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome on our Welsh walking holidays.

Your guides will be experts in judging the lengths and difficulties of each hike, and the experience will be totally tailored to you, so that you can simply relax and enjoy the feeling of getting your legs pumping, filling your lungs with fresh, clean air, and discovering the hidden gems far from the tourist trail.

All you need to bring is lots of energy, a willingness to discover new things and a love for the outdoors. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In the Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Wales, from the wild coastlines of Pembrokeshire in the south, all the way to the pristine beaches and stunning mountains of Snowdonia. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Wales means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.