Activity holidays in Wales - Find amazing outdoor activities with nearby places to stay in North Wales, Mid Wales, South Wales, and South West Wales.

Activity Holidays in The Great Outdoors in Wales

With its amazing and varied landscapes, Wales provides the perfect destination for activity holidays, the inland rivers, canals and lakes offer opportunties to try your hand at canoeing, kayaking, fishing, Stand-up Paddleboarding and white water rafting and tubing. The coastline around Wales allows for a plethora of water-based activities such as coasteering, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing, and much more besides.

Wales is blessed with many natural challenges which are perfect for mountain biking and walking, rock climbing, abseiling and caving.

We have put together some great outdoor activities to be enjoyed across Wales, and nearby holiday accommodations to rent, so that you don't spend more time travelling to it than doing it.

 

Coasteering in Wales
Coasteering in Wales What is it? Well, it's all about getting up close and personal with the coastline of Wales, this thrilling adventure involves rock and cliff jumping into the sea, traversing rocks, being flushed down natural water features directly into the sea, exploring caves from the water and meeting the local wildlife. So if you're up for elegantly squeezing yourself into a wetsuit and putting on some essential safety gear, here are some locations for trying out coasteering in Wales. A word of caution, coasteering should only be attempted with professional operators.

Destinations

Coasteering on Holy Island on Anglesey

Coasteering on The Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd

Coasteering at Stackpole in Pembrokeshire

Coasteering at St Davids in Pembrokeshire

Coasteering on The Gower Peninsula in South Wales

Coasteering along The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

 

 

Fishing in Wales
Fishing Holidays in Wales Between its many meandering rivers and canals, and mignificent wild lakes, Wales can provide anglers with some excellent opportunities for coarse and game fishing. Some of the most popular fishing rivers in Wales include the Dee, Dovey, Conwy, Taff, Teifi, Towy, Wye, and Usk. With 750 miles of coastline, Wales can also boast some memorable shoreline sea fishing for species like Bream, Bass, Mullet, Wrasse, Conger, Rockling, and Pollack.

Destinations

Fishing Holidays in Wales

Fishing Holidays in North Wales & Snowdonia

Fishing Holidays in Snowdonia

Fishing Holidays in Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Fishing Holidays in The Brecon Beacons

Fishing Holidays in South Wales & The Valleys

Fishing Holidays in The Wye Valley & Vale of Usk

Fishing Holidays in South West Wales & The Pembrokeshire Coast

Fishing Holidays in The Pembrokeshire Coast

 

 

Golf in Wales
Golfing Holidays in Wales Wales is fortunate in that it has well in excess of 160 golf courses located in either stunning coastal settings or amidst picturesque Welsh countryside, between them, there are testing internationally renowned 18-hole championship golf courses for avid golfers and plenty of 9-hole links, parkland and heathland courses to choose from. It doesn't matter which county in Wales you are holidaying in, you will find you are never too far from a wonderful golf course.

Destinations

Golfing Holidays in Wales

Golfing Holidays in North Wales & Snowdonia

Golfing Holidays in Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Golfing Holidays in South Wales & The Valleys

Golfing Holidays in South West Wales & The Pembrokeshire Coast

 

 

Horse Riding in Wales
Horse Riding Holidays in Wales Wales is the perfect destination to be in the saddle, there are gorgeous valleys to trot through, beautiful beaches to gallop across and an ever-expanding network of bridleways to enjoy a leisurely hack along. Wales has lots of equestrian centers up and down the country which offer first-time tuition, or for the more experienced rider, the chance to learn a new discipline and to head out on full and half-day treks.

Destinations

Horse Riding Holidays in Wales

Horse Riding Holidays in North Wales & Snowdonia

Horse Riding Holidays in Snowdonia

Horse Riding Holidays in Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Horse Riding Holidays in The Brecon Beacons

Horse Riding Holidays in South Wales & The Valleys

Horse Riding Holidays in The Wye Valley & Vale of Usk

Horse Riding Holidays in South West Wales & The Pembrokeshire Coast

Horse Riding Holidays in The Pembrokeshire Coast

 

 

Kitesurfing in Wales
Kitesurfing in Wales Fancy trying something totally exhilarating? Kitesurfing should fit the bill quite nicely. This fast-growing sport will certainly get your adrenaline pumping, as you're propelled at speed across the water on a board with a kite. There are many fantastic beach locations around Wales that are ideal for kitesurfing, but we simply couldn't list them all, so we've pulled a few popular hot spots out of the hat for you. If you're new to the sport you will find plenty of certified IKO schools around Wales that will take you from zero to hero and have you turned in to a full-on kitesurfing addict.

Destinations

Kitesurfing at Porthcawl on The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Kitesurfing at Llangennith on The Gower Peninsula

Kitesurfing at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire

Kitesurfing at Borth in Ceredigion

Kitesurfing at Rhosneigr on Anglesey

Kitesurfing at Black Rock Sands in Gwynedd

 

 

Mountain Biking in Wales
Mountain Biking in Wales The varied terrain across North, South, Mid and South West Wales lend themselves perfectly to mountain biking, there are many riding experiences to be had and a vast array of trails including 'Black Graded' trails which have gnarly jumps, drops, and berms for the more adventurous MTB rider, there are also 'Green Graded' trails with shallow climbs and descents which are ideal for beginners.

Destinations

Mountain Biking at Antur Stiniog in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking at Penmachno in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking at Coed y Brenin in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking at Coed Llandegla Near Wrexham

Mountain Biking in The Brecon Beacons

Mountain Biking in The Elan Valley in Powys

Mountain Biking in Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest in Ceredigion

Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park in Neath Port Talbot

Mountain Biking in Brechfa Forest in Carmarthenshire

 

 

Rock Climbing in Wales
Rock climbing and abseiling in Wales Wales is absolutely perfect for rock climbing (and abseiling), there are many natural crags, rocky escarpments and old quarries that are well-suited for bouldering, sport climbing, sea cliff climbing and scrambling. North Wales is renowned for its various styles of rock climbing and for its easily accessible areas, the Southern side of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales offers good outdoor climbing along its limestone belt, whilst South Wales is popular for its sea cliff climbing.

Destinations

Sea Cliff Rock Climbing At Gogarth on Anglesey

Rock Climbing in The Ogwen Valley in North Wales

Rock Climbing in The Llanberis Pass in Snowdonia

Rock Climbing at Tremadog in Gwynedd

Rock Climbing in The Brecon Beacons National Park

Rock Climbing on The Gower Peninsula

Sea Cliff Rock Climbing By Pembroke in The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Rock Climbing in Rhondda Cynon Taff in The South Wales Valleys

 

 

Surfing in Wales
Surfing Holidays in Wales With 750 miles of coastline to the North, West and South of the country, surfers will find plenty of opportunties to ride the waves around Wales. Young or old, a complete beginner, or a seasoned surfer, whatever you are, you'll find Wales has some fantastic surfing beaches where you will encounter decent swells for the experienced and mellow breaks for newbies. In addition to coastal surfing, Conwy Valley in North Wales is home to Surf Snowdonia, the world's first inland water lagoon.

Destinations

Surfing at Llantwit Major in The Vale of Glamorgan

Surfing at Porthcawl in Bridgend

Surfing at Langland Bay on The Gower Peninsula

Surfing at Llangennith on The Gower Peninsula

Surfing at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire

Surfing at Manorbier in Pembrokeshire

Surfing at Newgale in Pembrokeshire

Surfing at Whitesands Bay in Pembrokeshire

Surfing at Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl) on The Llŷn Peninsula

 

 

White Water Rafting in Wales
White Water Rafting in Wales For the ultimate adrenaline river adventure why not give white water rafting a try? Get your friends or family together and take on the thundering rapids on the rivers Dee, Tryweryn, Wye, and Teifi in Wales. Your river journey will take you through some picturesque scenery which you can take in during a steady Grade 1 or 2 paddle, then suddenly you can be on the edge of your seat as your raft accelerates into Grade 4 rapids. Be prepared to get wet! Be prepared for fun! Be prepared for the time of your life! In addition to water water rafting on the rivers around Wales, there is also a purpose-built white water facility in Cardiff called Cardiff International White Water.

Destinations

White Water Rafting on The River Dee in Llangollen

White Water Rafting on The River Tryweryn Near Bala

White Water Rafting on The River Wye Near Hay-on-Wye

White Water Rafting on The River Teifi Near Llandysul