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Wales' Year of Adventure

This year Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is taking part in Wales' Year of Adventure; a celebration of the wide range of adventure experiences this great country has to offer, with its outstanding natural landscapes and rich and distinctive culture. Take a look at our video to discover the adventure and activities that are waiting for you...

To see more videos visit our YouTube channel and to see images of the locations go to our Flickr pages.

Begin your Adventure with...

Mountain Biking

If you’re a mountain biker you’ll have heard of Coed y Brenin. Modern mountain biking in Britain was born in these Woods north of Dolgellau when a band of enthusiasts created the first purpose-built single tracks. From little acorns...the range and scope of CyB’s mountain biking network is now enormous, with everything from family trails to the ‘exhilarating, skill-stretching’ Beast of Brenin. Or for the hardcore routes why not visit Antur Stiniog, Blaenau Ffestiniog!

Beicio Mynydd, Antur Stiniog, Mountain Biking 

Zip World

Zip World Velocity at Bethesda attracted worldwide publicity when it opened in 2013. No wonder. It’s the longest zip line in Europe and fastest in the world – and a ‘Best Days Out’ winner in the 2015 Wales National Tourism Awards. But don’t stop there, there’s also the option of Zip Titan, the first 4 person zip, and Zip Caverns – the world’s largest fully underground zip line - in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Which one will you like best?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

He may have been an English invader, but Edward I left a legacy that’s now famous worldwide. This great medieval Castle-builder’s Welsh fortresses, extraordinarily ambitious and expensive for their time, are so iconic that they are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Castles at Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech are stunning examples of Edward’s work. And bringing things bang up to date, Harlech’s new state-of-the-art visitor Centre and stunning ‘floating bridge’ give a fresh perspective on this ancient site.

Castell Harlech Castle

Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is knows as one of the most beautiful and most tranquil locations in Gwynedd, where a number of activities await you. Fishing, climbing, geographical elements and of course walking. Look at our Cwm Idwal video for inspiration. 

If you wish to learn more about this stunning location look at our Cwm Idwal page on our website or on the Snowdonia National Park website.

Need some inspiration?

Snowdonia Mountains and Coast have wonderful walking opportunities, and where better to start than with the Wales Coast Path. Snowdonia Mountains and Coast have 180 miles of beautiful coastline with a variety of views to offer. If you don't fancy the path, how about trying one of our 18 circular walks? This will give you a taste of coast, nature, heritage and culture. 

Below are more suggestions:

> Snowdon Walks and Sherpa Bus Service
> Snowdonia Walking Routes
> Slate Valleys Paths
> Digital Coastal Circular Walks

Brailsford Way 

More interested in two wheels than two legs? Pack your bag and head on over to Ffordd Brailsford Way

The route named after Sir Dave Brailsford sits majority within the Snowdonia National Park. Cycle past Edward I's Caernarfon Castle a designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dolbadarn Castle and Dolwyddelan Castle!

‘The natural landscaoe of Snowdonia was my motivation for being out in the road. Look out for Snowdon, Glyderau, Rhinogydd, Menai Strait, Swallow Falls, Nant Peris and Deiniolen.’ - Sir Dave Brailsford.

There are also some cracking cafes on the routes serving what cyclists need. Fuel!

See below for more routes in the area:

> Gwynedd Recreational Routes
> Llŷn and Dolgellau Cycle Routes
> Bala Cycle Routes