From abseiling to white water rafting,
world-class mountain biking to paragliding, karting to wall
climbing, Wales has everything to offer those seeking adventure and
an adrenalin buzz.
Its stunning coastline hosts a huge range of year-round outdoor
activities for all ages, and there are many adventure centres,
close to the Wales Coast Path, specialising in providing thrills
North Wales Coast & Dee Estuary
Marsh Tracks in Rhyl is a 1.3km
closed circuit cycling and national standard race track for BMX
bikers. This traffic-free arena has challenging jumps and
bends, and is part of a local project to provide low-cost sport. Or
try the increasingly popular activity of kite surfing at Kinmel
Isle of Anglesey
Experience the thrill of sea
fishing in the abundant waters around the Isle of Anglesey. A
wide variety of fish have made their home in the wrecks close to
shore so you get maximum fishing time with minimal travel.
is also popular for kayaking, surfing, coasteering, kite surfing
and sea cliff climbing.
Menai, Llŷn & Meirionnydd
Against the awesome backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, the
coast of Gwynedd
provides some of the best sea cliff rock climbing in the UK. The
Llŷn Peninsula beaches have kite buggies and kite surfing.
Abersoch majors in water sports, its nearby beaches at Porth Neigwl
(Hell’s Mouth), Porth Ceiriad and Porth Oer, exposed to the
Atlantic swells, being ideal for surfers and body boarders.
The flat water of Abersoch Bay is a favourite with water skiers and
Visit Plas Menai for some
expert sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and power boating tuition in
this magnificent location on the Menai Strait, overlooking
coastline majors in adrenalin sports such as canoeing, surfing,
stand-up paddle surfing, blokarting and paragliding. The area
abounds in adventure centres - you can even learn to ski
Pembrokeshire is a
paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Warm welcomes, great
conditions and beautiful backdrops await surfers, sailors,
windsurfers, kayakers, coasteerers and climbers. Try diving
in the Wales’ Marine Nature Reserve at Skomer, the offshore islands
of the Smalls or enjoy some of the finest shore diving around.
is perhaps the least likely activity you’d expect to find on the
Coast Path but you can learn the skill or sharpen your moves on the
artificial slopes at Pembrey – you don’t even need to bring your
own equipment. There is also a specialist snowboarding area.
Gower & Swansea Bay
Gower has some great surfing
beaches at Langland, Caswell and Llangennith. Surf schools operate
at Caswell and Llangennith all year round. Aberavon has also become a
popular surfing destination and regularly produces cleans swells
suitable for beginners and more accomplished surfers. Or you can
try your hand at stand up paddle boards.
South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary
South Wales Kart Circuit is 870 meters long and is the only
fully floodlit outdoor kart circuit in Wales. Or try
Porthcawl for a range of high adrenalin experiences including
Cardiff International White Water is one
of the attractions in the capital city’s international sports
village, and is ‘not for drips.’ Take part in rafting, hydro
speeding, kayaking and canoeing. Cardiff Bay a freshwater
lake behind the barrage, hosts a range of year-round recreational
activities, such as speed thrills in rigid inflatable boats and
trips to the islands in the Bristol Channel.
Activity Centre offers quad-biking, paintballing, sphereing,
combat lasers and 4x4 driving. Learn scuba diving at the National Diving and Activity Centre
near Chepstow, where skilled divers provide courses starting at
moderate depths from training platforms in a former quarry. Explore
sunken objects such as a cruiser, helicopter, light aircraft and an