He may not have zip lined over our stunning scenery but ever since Sir Edmund Hilary trained in Snowdonia for his ultimate Everest climb the area has become known as a paradise for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Drawing world-class mountain leaders to it’s craggy peaks Snowdonia is in turn becoming the adventure capital of Britain. With stunning scenery, high mountains, hidden valleys, unspoilt lakes and many many rivers there’s an activity out there for everyone!
Want to create your own adventure? Then here are a few we’ve tried and tested that are bound to whet your appetite and pique the adrenalin junkie in you…..
Come on over to the dark side, where an adventure starts as daylight ends……..and experience a totally different kind of adventure activity, go underground and explore the abandoned mines of Snowdonia!
Go Below and test your nerve by journeying through a mountain via a series of exciting adventurous challenges. Try your hand at zip-lining over water or climbing up a near vertical shaft, boat across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in Snowdonia! It’s Adrenalin pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun, guided by some of the most experienced and dedicated mine explorers in the UK.
In 2015, after five years of the planning, Go Below have opened the longest underground adventure in the world! Now that’s quite some achievement – want to zipline 9 lines over deep caverns and unleash the Goliath?? Book a day at Go Below for adventure like you’ve never felt before…
You can join all year round, whatever the weather! No experience is necessary, there’s no potholing or squeezing through small gaps and activities can be bypassed if preferred. All equipment and footwear is provided. And if you book 10 spaces or more you also get a 10% discount….
Ever tried Gorge Walking, Kayaking or Climbing?
Rob and his team at Outdoor Adventure Wales can guide you through the basics and then train you to be the best – whatever your level these guys are dedicated to ensuring you have a great adventure whatever the weather and guarantee teaching you some new skills you’ll want to try out time and time again!
Want to update your skills or meet an endurance challenge
then look no further than Breese Adventures – under Stu and Tracey’s expert guidance you can experience scrambling, three day treks, climbing, wild camping or just a few hours guided walking through some spectacular scenery – whatever your needs these guys will tailor your adventure around you!
Or how about feeding your competitive side…?
Feed your inner Hamilton and experience Go Karting like never before at Glan Y Gors Park. With 1600m of outdoor track and a computerized timing system, take to the track and show that you don’t need to be an F1 professional to be a darn good driver! With Junior karts for children aged 9 upwards this can be the perfect adventure for the whole family!
Adrenalin Junkies sign up here….
Zip World won international acclaim when it opened Velocity at Bethesda in March 2013. Now try Velocity 2 – a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying.
ZipWorld also offers an exciting range of adrenalin adventures ranging from giant trampolines in deep underground caverns, roller coasters which speed through trees or four person zip lines which have you zipping down a Welsh mountainside… so now you can tick off “rode the fastest zip line in the world” on your bucket list!
on yer bike………
There are trails and routes suited to all skill levels, from complete novice to seasoned trail rippers both on and off the beaten track right from Betws itself. Not brininging your own bike? Then book your ride with Beics Betws who supply upto date Mountain Bike hire right in the heart of Betws-y-Coed.
right then we’re off to book a new adventure….. hope to see you Discovering Snowdonia soon!