Wales, ideal destination for adventure sports tourists

Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016

sports touristsFor adventure lovers, a visit to Wales is a must as it guarantees a burst of adrenaline.

Wales is a mountainous country with a wealth of terrain and landscapes.

Coasteering, a unique adventure practice can be enjoyed in Welsh. Anglesey Adventures organises such tours around more than 200 kilometres of the island’s coastline, providing wetsuits, helmets and life-jackets.

Surfers have reason to cheer, too. Surf Snowdonia is a 300-metre-long artificial lagoon, with churning waves over 2 metres high. In fact, the lagoon is perfect for kayaking as well.
If kayaking is your thing, Holyhead is considered one of the best places in the world to practise. Its narrow passages and irregular tide changes make for an intense training ground – hikers sometimes have to jump into the water from a 12 metre-high cliff!

Welsh is also great to explore for zip-line lovers. Zip World, an adventure sports company, has 2 of the most famous zip-line facilities in Bethesda and Llechwedd Slate Caverns. The first one is the world’s fastest zip-line, where you can reach speeds of up to 160km per hour. The second zip-line, considered the largest in Europe, crosses an old slate mine. Beneath, in a deep cave, exists yet another zip-line.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns are also home to Bounce Below, possibly the scariest underground attraction. Several trampolines hang over the emptiness of a 60-metre-deep old mine, where children and adults jump and scream in delight. There are 3 levels from which you can jump, all of them connected by tunnels and bungee cords.

And if all you’re looking for is some rest and relaxation, just move towards Wales’ fairytale castles and velvety hills, where history lies beautifully preserved and intact.


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