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Thrilling adventures, mesmerising landscapes and gastronomic delights across Wales

Exploring countries by trails has certainly become an emerging trend this year. For those planning to hit the trails on holiday in 2024, Wales stands out as the ideal destination. Create your own adventure in Wales by designing a holiday trail that blends heart-racing adventures, stunning scenic wonders, and gourmet food experiences.


(Bounce Below/Zip World)

Thrill-seeking adventures


Wales is a haven of water and adrenaline activities for adventure seekers. Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts can embark on multi-day adventures, camping under the stars and exploring the coastline. Surfing schools in Pembrokeshire, the Gower Peninsula, and the Llŷn Peninsula provide an ideal learning environment.


Thrill-seekers can embark on Anglesey Bridges Powerboat Trip to explore the magnificent Anglesey shore, try water rafting at Cardiff International Whitewater CentreRIB rides in the Menai Strait, coasteering along the rugged coastline or ziplining at various locations, including Zip World Llechwedd and Penrhyn Quarry.


Explore deep underground and learn about Wales’s mining history with a visit to Bounce Below and Caverns or Go Below and explore abandoned slate mines and huge caverns on zipwires.

 

Breathtaking experiences in nature


Boasting the highest percentage of land protected by Dark Skies, Wales offers photography enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect shot of the night sky.


(The Milky Way/Eryri International Dark Sky Reserve)

The Eryri (Snowdonia) International Dark Sky Reserve in North Wales, along with the magical Isle of Anglesey and the stunning Llŷn Peninsula, provide captivating celestial displays, especially during the darkest nights of autumn and winter. Join fellow astronomers and book a Stargazing tour at Brecon Beacons Observatory  and visit the observatory deck for breathtaking views of the night sky.


Discover the ancient sands of Borth Beach and its connection to the petrified forest and the legend of Cantre’r Gwaelod. Walk along the Ceredigion coast and snap shots of the sunken trees only visible during low-tide. Offering the picture-perfect setting to capture nature's beauty, venture around Skomer Island Nature Reserve to capture images of wildlife, dramatic clifftop banks, and enchanting starry skies.

 

Smashing gourmet delights


Various food festivals in 2024 offer food lovers a great way to discover the Welsh foodie scene. Offered in many cities across Wales and England, the Real Ale Trail  is a one-day festival celebrating award winning ales.


Vale of Glamorgan on April 27th is the perfect time to try fantastic ales and home-cooked meals. Check out the Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival on May 11th and soak in the historic charm of Caernarfon, and sink your teeth into delicious eats from food and craft stalls.


Calling all cheese lovers this May 19th  and 20th. Gower Cheese and Cider Weekend offers up traditional Welsh ciders, locally produced cheeses and even live music. Taste cuisines from the best street food worldwide, including Greek, Korean, Moroccan, Afghan and Mexican, at the Pemrokeshire Street Food Festival this June 7th to 9th.


That same month, Pembrokeshire also plays host to Fish Week Festival. Flatter your tastebuds with seafood tastings, foraging sessions and cooking classes with top chefs.


(Jeremy Pang/Abergavenny Food Festival)

Experience one of the most renowned food festivals in Wales, the annual Abergavenny Food Festival on September 21st  and 22nd. Apart from a wide choice of food stalls, you can explore the town that has plenty to do and see.

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