Reasons to Go · Activities
We've earned our reputation as the small country with the Great Outdoors. In every season, nature beckons to be experienced.

Mountain Biking, Clywedog

Tackle mountains, meander through forest trails, or tee off at the Nefyn Golf Course with the sea below you. Sail the waters of West Wales, ride a horse along empty beaches and coastal paths, or fish pure lakes and rivers. With such stunning and varied terrain, being active has never been such a pleasure.


There's no better way to experience firsthand the passion or “hwyl” of the Welsh people than to be in the heart of a Welsh sporting crowd. We follow our sports with intensity, and there's always plenty going on - from prestigious international events to local community games. The Millennium Stadium sees more than its fair share of nail-biting soccer games.

Rugby - our traditional national game - is a phenomenon unto itself. Experience the enthusiasm at the grassroots level at a club rugby match, held at grounds like Stradey Park, Llanelli, Cardiff Arms Park, Rodney Parade in Newport or at the new Liberty Stadium in Swansea. But for the ultimate sporting - and social - spectacle, nothing can match the electric atmosphere at a packed Millennium Stadium on international day when the Welsh team takes to the pitch. As they say in Wales, “You have to be there.”


What better place to hold the 2010 Ryder Cup than at one of Wales’ spectacular courses? The world is beginning to notice that we have some of the best golf in Britain and Europe. Our more than 200 courses are set against the backdrop of Wales’ stunning scenery and interesting terrain. They range from the challenging to the charming to the historic, from windswept links to majestic championship ones. Whatever your level, Wales has an excellent variety of friendly, welcoming courses, which offer something to challenge all standards


Many people come to Wales to experience its unspoiled natural beauty on foot. Tailor-made for walking, Wales has three national trails and six other designated long distance paths, which run along our hills and coastlines. The terrain varies from gentle slopes and spectacular cliff tops to the rugged outcrops of Snowdonia. All walks can be adjusted to suit your level. There’s no better way to get to know our coves, ruins, valleys, and mountains.


How would you like to cycle from any major town in Wales, directly onto a network of safe green lanes that cross the country? Or ride a mountain bike across stunningly beautiful landscape on the official Best in Britain mountain bike trails? With such beautiful and dramatic scenery, mountain biking is hugely popular in Wales, and we now have seven Welsh “Centres of Excellence”. For more leisurely cyclists, there are a number of long distance routes criss-crossing the country chosen for their scenery and traffic-free roads.


With our long, craggy coastline, more than 400 lakes, and three major rivers, Wales is full of open spaces to enjoy game, sea, or coarse fishing. Join the many anglers who have discovered the truth – that Wales is simply an exceptional place to catch fish.


Wales has your adventure ready to go. You choose the challenge - tough or not so tough, on land, in water or soaring above us all. Reach that bit further, climb that bit higher, push yourself that bit harder. Because nothing is real until it's experienced.

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