Wales is proudly home to some of the most extreme and wildest sports and adventures. The country may be well known for its dramatic green scenery, proud rural heritage and quaint countryside, but there is still plenty to get the adrenaline of any thrill-seeker pumping.
From the capital city of Cardiff, right through to the quiet spots in the national parks such as the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia, you’ll find an activity to fulfil your need for speed or sense of adventure.
Not only does the country provide routine activities such as hiking, mountain biking and quad biking, there are also a bunch of bucket list adventure sports that are unique to Wales.
Coasteering is a sport that originated in Wales and is to this day still only practised in a handful of other countries. It is a one-of-a-kind mix of rock climbing, swimming, cliff jumping, and cave exploring and is perhaps the most exciting way to get up close and personal with the stunning coastline. Meanwhile, Go Below in Snowdonia allows those brave enough to abseil 70ft through cavernous chambers and down to the deepest point in the UK.
Or, if you’re looking for an extraordinary chance to feel the freedom of flight, why not glide on the world’s fastest zip wire which reaches speeds of up 100 mph over a short 1-mile stretch?
All these Welsh adventure sports and more can be explored further in our handy and extensive guides. Explore all of our top tips and recommendations to ensure your trip to Wales is fuelled with adrenaline.