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Micro Adventure North Wales

From £775 pp

Snowdonia, Wales

5 Days

Small Group of 6-15

Micro Adventure North Wales

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What You'll Do

Experience Europe's adventure capital, and the incredible activities that rugged mountain, river and coastline landscapes can offer, on a multi-day, adrenaline-pumping tour of North Wales.

Dates: 5th June 2021, 31st July 2021, 11th September 2021

*Please note, if you have a private group of 4 or more, you can book this experience for your group all year. Please let us know your preferred date and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Short on time but want a genuinely wild, exciting adventure holiday? Or do you want to add a slice of action to your European tour? On this tour, we’ll show you the very best ways to explore the dramatic hillsides and stunning coastlines of North Wales, and help to satisfy that inner adrenaline junkie.

Whether it’s packrafting through torrents of white water, kayaking down serene, beautiful rivers, or scrambling through rugged canyons and rushing waterfalls, you’re sure to get your fix of adventure and activity.

Recharge and unwind under the stars with a night of camping under the stars in the dark sky reserve in Snowdonia National Park, share a few local Welsh beers with your fellow travellers, and leave having made new friends and some incredible new memories.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the seldom-trodden trails of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Cook together around a campfire under the stars in a stunning location.

Meet like-minded, adventurous travellers for an unforgettable experience.

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 & Llangollen

We’ll pick you up from Manchester airport at 12.00pm, or from Chester train station at 1.00pm if you’re arriving by train. We’ll take you to your hotel in Llangollen, arriving around 2.00pm.

Relax for the afternoon and take a stroll around Llangollen’s quaint town centre. Or, enjoy the rooftop hot tub at your hotel, which is free for guests before 6pm.

Enjoy a free evening to get ready for your adventures to begin tomorrow!

Canyoning adventures

A big day of canyoning. Climb, scramble, jump and splash your way through the challenging terrain of the Trawsfynedd gorge for a fun, genuinely physically demanding experience.

This is a full day out with your group of fellow adventurers in a truly beautiful part of North Wales, as these canyons cut deep gorges into the sheer, dramatic valleys and razor-sharp ridges.

Enjoy the views as you abseil down waterfalls, leap from rocks into the river below, and scramble your way up slippery cliff faces.

In the evening, we’ll host dinner for you and your group in a local restaurant. There’s no better way to bond as a group than over a few local Welsh beers, sharing stories of the day, immersed in the satisfying weariness of an active day.

Dinas Bran hike & riverbugging

After a full day of excursions (and potentially an evening of free-flowing beers), we give you this morning free to relax, recharge, or explore on your own time.

Stroll around Llangollen, or 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.

Arrive back in town for 12:30, so that we can introduce you to the brilliantly fun sport of riverbugging. Pull on your wetsuit, jump on your bug and paddle off down the beautiful River Dee, charging headlong through sections of raging white water.

Kick back and relax as you cruise serenely down the calm sections of river, checking out the local wildlife and enjoying being well and truly out in nature, before diving back into another adrenaline-pumping section of rapids.

Back to nature

Pack your bags, you’re off packrafting. Your adventure tour continues with the next two days spent hiking and paddling your way from the Welsh hills to 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 seldom trodden routes through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

A long, winding journey through the heart of Snowdonia, you’ll get truly off the beaten track, away from the crowds and into the wilderness.

In the evening, relax around a crackling campfire, as we prepare and cook a delicious meal together in the great outdoors. Relax under the stars, chatting the night away with a hot chocolate under a carpet of stars, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Retire for the night under the canvas of a bell tent that sleeps up to six people, we will provide the tent so that you don’t have to lug it all the way across North Wales. We’ll also carry your overnight bag for you, so that you can travel as light as possible on your day of trekking and paddling through the stunning Snowdonia landscape.

Time to go

Time to pack your kit, enjoy a light breakfast, and start making your way home. After four days of exciting adventures and a back-to-basics night in nature, you’ll have (briefly) satisfied your inner traveller.

Our minibus will take you to our facility with access to hot showers and changing rooms so that you can enjoy luxuriating in the knowledge that you’ve spent some time really getting in touch with nature, and so that you can freshen up before your onwards journey.

Hop back on the minibus, and don’t forget this last chance to swap details with your new travel mates! It’ll be group hugs all round as we make drop-offs at Chester train station around 3.00pm and at Manchester airport for 4.00pm.

Reviews (2)

James

Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Not only did I feel like I got the local experience of Wales, but Claire's expertise and drive to see Wales made me appreciate my trip more than I initially thought I would. Claire was more of a friend than a tour guide, and it made the trip truly sp...

Not only did I feel like I got the local experience of Wales, but Claire's expertise and drive to see Wales made me appreciate my trip more than I initially thought I would. Claire was more of a friend than a tour guide, and it made the trip truly special. I also felt that with Claire's discretion I saw some sights in Wales that I would never have stumbled upon.

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Esben

Thursday 5th September, 2019

Everything went on time and all the events were great fun and all we could have hoped for. Great people all around. I would recommend to everybody interested in an action holiday.

Everything went on time and all the events were great fun and all we could have hoped for. Great people all around. I would recommend to everybody interested in an action holiday.

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Location Information

Your Welsh adventure will use the quaint town of Llangollen as its base to begin with, before camping in Snowdonia National Park on your final night.

If you are travelling by air, you’ll be picked up from Manchester Airport at 12.00pm so make sure you book a flight landing no later than 11.30am.

Anyone arriving by train will be collected from Chester train station at about 1.00pm.

Your return transfer will drop you off at Manchester Airport around 4.00pm, so you can book any flight departing after 6.00pm. Drop offs at Chester train station will be at 3.00pm.

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation on a shared basis (guests travelling alone who would prefer their own room can usually be accommodated - please enquire before booking)
  • 4 breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Full-day canyoning
  • Half-day riverbugging
  • Full-day packrafting with overnight wild camping - tent and cooking equipment included
  • Equipment for all activities
  • Return Manchester Airport / Chester train station transfers

FAQs

- Swimwear - to wear under the wetsuits we provide.
- Towel - to dry off after the water activities.
- Trainers you’re happy to get soaked when canyoning & riverbugging.
- 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!

We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a like-minded traveler to share with. Your room in Llangollen will either be a multi-bed or a 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 optional extra when you book your adventure online.

This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people but no more than 15, to make sure you enjoy that small group feel.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 6 people are booked. We'll let you know at least 30 days in advance.