Activities and Adventure along the Cambrian Way (South and Mid Wales)

 

This itinerary includes some of the main activity and adventure stops along the The Cambrian Way in South and Mid Wales. The itinerary is designed for you to include and exclude some trips and days to make it work for your clients.

Day 1 

Cardiff International White Water is situated at the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. For a thrilling water sports adventure they offer White Water Rafting, Indoor Surfing, Air Trail, Hot Dogging, Gorge Scrambling, River Boarding, Paddleboarding, Canoeing and Kayaking.  They also provide bike hire if your clients would prefer to cycle the Cardiff Bay Trail.

Taff Valley Quad Bike & Activity Centre is located on a Welsh hill farm near Cardiff, offering outdoor activities such as quad biking, assault course, archery, laser shooting and clay pigeon shooting.
Helicopter landing available.

Overnight: Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil

Day 2 

Bike Park Wales, UK’ first full scale mountain bike park with a network of trails for riders of all abilities. Bike hire, bike shop and café on site.

Walk up Pen-y-Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales at 886 m (2,907 ft) high. The easiest route to take is to start from Storey Arms but there are a number of routes to choose.

If you are looking for a less energetic walk you can visit the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre at Libanus and enjoy the view of Pen-y-Fan instead. There’s a tea room serving breakfast, lunches and snacks.

Overnight: Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon

Day 3 

Activities along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf.  Walking, cycling, canoeing, boating and fishing are available within the 8 acre site. Cycle hire and a canalside café is available. 

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Llangorse Multi Activity Centre offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities on-site including rock climbing, bouldering, rope bridges, caving, abseiling, Sky Trek challenge, horse-riding and more. The Base Camp Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Brecon, Llandrindod Wells

Day 4 

Elan Valley, known as ‘the Lake District of Wales’ – a Victorian fantasy landscape of stone dams and immense man-made lakes. Learn about the building of the dams and what else the area has to offer at the Visitor Centre. A café and gift shop is available. Visitors can choose to just visit the centre or spend longer around the estate which is ideal for walking, cycling, driving and angling. Guided tours of the estate with a ranger can be arranged.

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Walk part of Glyndwr’s Way, a long distance walking route with a variety of walking routes and distances. The route starts at Knighton and ends in Welshpool and includes Llanidloes along the Cambrian Way and then diverts off the route onto Machynlleth. This section is approx. 16 miles (25km).

Overnight: Welshpool, Bala

Day 5 

Possible options to end your tour include:-

An outdoor adventure with Bala Adventure & Watersports. Options include canoeing & kayaking, climbing & abseiling, archery & camp craft, mountain biking, windsurfing, sailing, gorge walking and raft building.

Cycling or walking along The Mawddach Trail which starts in Dolgellau and ends in Barmouth. The spectacular flat route takes you 9.5 miles (15km) along a disused railway track and is suitable for wheelchair users. Bike hire is available in Dolgellau – Dolgellau Cycles.

Climb Cadair Idris, translated The Chair of Idris and named after a mythical giant and warrior. If you spend the night here you may wake up as a poet or mad! The shortest route is around 3 miles (4.8km) with an ascent of 2,850ft, 869m.

Mountain biking at Coed y Brenin Forest – choose from a variety of routes suitable for all abilities starting form the eco visitor centre. The centre has a gift and craft shop, play areas and a cafe. Bike hire and a bike shop is available and the here’s also a variety of waymarked walking trails.