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A North Wales Adventure

From £1195 pp

Snowdonia, Wales

8 Days

Small Group of 6-15

A North Wales Adventure

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What You'll Do

Experience the adventure capital of Europe on an 8-day journey through wild Snowdonia, as you explore mountains, forests, rivers and coasts by hiking, canyoning, coasteering, and camping out in the pristine wilderness under the stars.

Available start dates for groups: 11th September 2021

*Please note, if you have a private group of 4 or more, you can book this experience year round. We are able to amend the itinerary for your own personal preferences and can also be flexible with the activities if we have bad weather....so feel free to get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Meet in Llangollen, then embark on the ultimate adventure through the craggy, saw-toothed mountains, the swathes of forest and the fresh, fast-running rivers of Snowdonia.

The jaw-dropping scenery provides the ultimate adventure playground, just waiting to be explored. This UK adventure holiday is packed with the most challenging and exhilarating experiences on offer, and is the perfect multi-day activity for those looking to some serious excitement out of their next trip.

You’ll be truly immersed in local life, as you venture between two incredible locations, as you challenge yourself to get to grips with the wild landscape and get well and truly off the beaten track.

Every day will be a different adventure, whether you’re racing down rapids on a riverbug, zipping across the open sea on the world’s fastest passenger RIB, hiking stunning trails on exposed mountain ridges or getting hands-on with the rugged coastline on a coasteering expedition.

This carefully crafted bundle of adventures in North Wales has been designed to really make the most of the amazing natural landscape and you will truly escape back to nature.

Experience
Highlights

Hike through stunning wilderness and spend a night camped under the stars.

Go riverbugging down the beautiful river Dee.

Experience the thrill of coasteering on the rugged Welsh coastline.

Your Local Host:

Claire Copeman

Based in North Wales, Claire and her team create authentic adventures in some of the UK’s wildest spaces. From trail running and mountain biking, to multi activity breaks, wild wellness retreats and so much more. As well as giving you the most incredible experiences to enjoy, each of their adventure holidays is designed to be low carbon, low impact and supportive of local independent businesses. Making travel better for everyone.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival in Snowdonia

Arrive in Llangollen ready to check in to your hotel from 15:00. 

Relax for the afternoon and take a stroll around Llangollen’s pretty town centre. Or enjoy the rooftop hot tub at your hotel, which is free for guests before 18:00.

Enjoy a free evening to get settled in relax and unwind and get to know your fellow travellers, ready for your adventure to begin!

Accommodation

Manorhaus Llangollen

A standard double room includes free WiFi, parking, flat-screen TV with radio, work desk, cooling/heating fan, beverage tray with teas and cafetiere, complimentary magazines, non-allergenic down like bedding, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, towels & bathrobe, bespoke handmade toiletries, hairdryer, wet-room with ceiling mounted rain head shower, WC and washbasin, in-room small bath.

Room types may vary depending on the numbers that book onto the experience.

 

The adventure begins

Get set to go canyoning, your first adventure of the week! Climb, scramble, jump and splash your way through the challenging terrain of the Trawsfynedd Gorge for a truly fun but physically demanding experience.

It’s a full day out with your travel group in a stunning part of North Wales – enjoy the views as together you abseil down waterfalls and leap from rocks into the river below, as you start your adventure in style.

This evening, dinner is hosted for you and your group in a local restaurant. How better to get to know each other better than reflecting on today’s memories, while enjoying locally produced food and a few Welsh beers.

Accommodation

Manorhaus Llangollen

Explore Llangollen & experience riverbugging

After the physical activity of canyoning and the fun of last night you can enjoy a more relaxed start to ease any sore muscles, or heads, into the day.

Use your free morning to explore more of Llangollen and the surrounding area. If you’re feeling energetic, we highly recommend the hike up to Dinas Bran, a 13th Century castle perched high above the town on the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

Be back in town for 12.30 for the crazy sport of river bugging! Pull on your wetsuit, jump on your bug and paddle off down the beautiful River Dee, charging headfirst through rapids as your adrenaline pumps with the sensation of flying just above the rushing waters.

Then kick back and relax, watch the wildlife along the riverbank, before holding on tight for the next rapids! Enjoy a unique adventure that gets you exploring this idyllic section of the River Dee in a really memorable way.

Accommodation

Manorhaus Llangollen

Packrafting & wilderness hiking

Pack your bags, you’re going packrafting! For the next two days, you’ll be winding through the stunning hills and lakes of Snowdonia on foot and by raft, until you reach the coastal town of Beaumaris on the island of Anglesey.

With a pack-away raft on your back, along with snacks and other essentials, your guide will take you down the seldom-trodden trails and paths through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

In the evening you’ll cook together around an open campfire. Your local guide will show you how to prepare your meal so you can really get stuck into cooking in the great outdoors.

Chat the night away, sharing stories around the fire before retiring for a night under canvas. We provide large bell tents on a shared basis (up to 6 per tent), so you don’t have the hassle of bringing a tent with you. We’ll even take your overnight bag to the camp for you, so you don’t have to carry it on your hike/packraft.

What better way to truly experience the great outdoors than relaxing under the stars, enjoying a hot chocolate with new friends, totally immersed in nature and far from civilization.

Continue to Angelsey

After a wild breakfast, pack away your kit and continue your expedition to the coast on foot and by raft.

You’ll arrive in Beaumaris around mid-afternoon, ready to check in to the hotel that will be your base for the next few nights.

At one time Wales had over 600 castles and today 100 of those still stand, either in ruins or restored. One of the most impressive is Beaumaris Castle with its ‘walls within walls’ design.

If you have some energy left, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this fascinating historic town and its magnificent castle at your own pace (or more likely, have a hot shower and crash out in a comfy bed!).

Accommodation

Beaumaris Boutique Hotel

A day of speed

The next day, experience the incredible thrill of the fastest commercial RIB ride in the world…

Feel the wind in your hair and the seaspray on your face as we rip along the Menai Straits, twisting, turning and bouncing through the swell. Your captain will put this specially-designed high-powered boat through its paces, reaching speeds of 110km per hour or more.

Once back on dry land, we’ll take you back to Beaumaris for around lunchtime. The rest of the day is yours to chill or explore.

Optional activity:

As always, we like to offer something to do in the afternoon. It means you’re in control of tailoring your adventure to be as full-on as you want to make it. This afternoon’s activity is not for the faint-hearted, but is a pretty unmissable adventure experience in this part of the world.

You’re in the home of the world’s fastest, and Europe’s longest, zipline, where you can fly through the air at speeds of over 160kph! It’s exhilaration in its purest form. Hurtle headfirst over the old slate quarry, now a vast blue lagoon, and lay claim to having done the world’s fastest zipline. Spaces fill fast so book quickly.

Cost: £85 per person

Accommodation

Beaumaris Boutique Hotel

Majestic Snowdon sunrises & coasteering

Snowdon mountain is the jewel in the crown of Snowdonia National Park. Standing at 1,085m it’s the highest mountain in England and Wales. The views from its summit are spectacular on a clear day.

Optional activity:

Join us for a very(!) early morning hike to its peak in time to see sunrise over the stunning national park landscape.

You’ll be provided with a simple packed breakfast so you can refuel while soaking up views that make you feel alive.

Please note, the sunrise hike will require a very early departure from the hotel, as early as midnight in midsummer. It’s a 40 minute drive to the hike starting point and the hike itself will take around 6 hours from base to peak and back to base, depending on the fitness of the group.

If the weather forecast up Snowdon is poor and the chance of seeing a good sunrise is low, your guide will brief you on an alternative hike where you can still enjoy the exclusive beauty of a stunning sunrise.

Cost: £55 per person

On your final afternoon, get ready to jump, climb, scramble and swim your way along the coastline of Anglesey. Coasteering combines the best of rock and water-based activities, and North Wales offers one of the best coasteering experiences you can find.

Scramble across rocks, get swirled around in the water and climb tough walls as far as you can before crashing back into the waves.

It’s a truly exhilarating experience and a fantastic way for you to get up close and personal with the rugged Welsh coastline for your final day of adventure.

Accommodation

Beaumaris Boutique Hotel

Departure day

Wake up on your final morning, pack your case and say goodbye to your adventure companions.

Your minibus will be waiting to take you back to Llangollen at 11am to reunite you with your vehicle, where we’ll say farewell and hope you’ve had a trip that has been truly memorable.

Reviews (2)

Emma

Friday 27th September, 2019

I echo the other reviews: the tours are fantastic and Claire soon became a friend by the end of the trip! She's a brilliant host and guide. We tried SUP, hiking, canoeing and foraging - the itinerary was brilliantly crafted but flexible too. Would re...

I echo the other reviews: the tours are fantastic and Claire soon became a friend by the end of the trip! She's a brilliant host and guide. We tried SUP, hiking, canoeing and foraging - the itinerary was brilliantly crafted but flexible too. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see the best of Wales and experience the great outdoors.

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Patrick

Sunday 8th September, 2019

Fantastic experience from day one! Perfect planning and always a backup-plan for bad weather. The best guides gave us the best time in Wales!

Fantastic experience from day one! Perfect planning and always a backup-plan for bad weather. The best guides gave us the best time in Wales!

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Location Information

The adventure is based at Llangollen, in Snowdonia National Park. You will meet your guide in Llangollen, then explore the national park, as well as heading to the incredible island of Anglesey for some coastal adventures.

For arrival, it’s easiest to drive due to the rural location. Car parking will be provided.

Directions and your exact meeting point will be specified on your booking voucher.

  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodation on a shared basis (private rooms can usually be accommodated if preferred – please enquire before booking)
  • 2 days packrafting with overnight wildcamp – shared tent and cooking equipment included
  • Full day canyoning
  • Half day coasteering
  • Half day riverbugging
  • Ride on the world’s fastest passenger RIB
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Professional local guides
  • Equipment for all activities
  • Car parking for the duration of your stay
  • All transport during the trip

FAQs

We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a likeminded traveler to share with. Your room in Beaumaris will be on a twin basis and in Llangollen you’ll be in either a multi-bed or twin room. The bell tents for wild camping each sleep up to 6 max. If you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply – simply select the appropriate option when you book your adventure tour online.

- Swimwear – to wear under the wetsuits we provide
- Towel – to dry off after the water activities
- Trainers – these are to wear when canyoning and coasteering so will get very wet
- Sturdy, waterproof walking boots and walking socks
- Waterproof clothing – even if the forecast looks good, the weather can be very changeable in the mountains
- Warm layers – even in summer the mountains and the coast can be chilly
- Warm, lightweight sleeping bag – for one night of camping
- Small bag – only needs to hold your overnight essentials when camping and a change of clothes for the next day. We will transport this to the camp for you
- Lots of energy!

You will be provided with an exact meeting point and time upon booking. Once there, you can leave your car for the duration of the experience free of charge, and you will be dropped back off there at the end of the 8 days.

Check in from 3pm on, and check out at 11am.