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North Wales : Road Trip

🇬🇧United Kingdom

Wales packs a lot of natural beauty into its small but mighty land.

7 Days
Outdoor
Active
Road Trip
Nature
History
Beach
Wildlife
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Home to miles of rugged beaches, moody ancient castles, the Italian Riviera of Wales and the majestic Mount Snowdon, this part of Wales really packs it all in!

The epic landscapes of North Wales are alive with action, and rich, distinctive culture. From challenging bike trails and white water rafting, to pretty coastal towns and cosy pubs, there is something for all.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Hike trails with breath-taking backdrops in Snowdonia National Park
  • Discover the magnificent Caernarfon and Conwy castles
  • Scale the highest mountain in Wales, the majestic Mount Snowdon
  • Explore the fantastical collection of colourful buildings in Portmeirion, the Italian Riviera of Wales
  • Zip into Llechwedd slate caverns

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • OTHERHire bicycles
      Marian Cefn Car Park, Dolgellau, UK
    • ACTIVITYCycle the Mawddach Trail
      Marian Cefn Car Park, Dolgellau LL40 1UU, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Harlech
    • ACTIVITYVisit Harlech (beach)
      Harlech Beach, Harlech, UK
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYVisit Portmeirion
      Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, UK
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYFfestiniog Railway
      Llyn Bach Car Park, Llyn Bach, Porthmadog, UK
    • ACTIVITYCwm Idwal walk
      National Trust - Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 3LZ, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYHike to the summit of Snowdon
      Maes Padarn, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TD, UK
  • Day 5

    • ACTIVITYVisit Caernarfon Castle
      Caernarfon Castle, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, UK
    • ACTIVITYZip World Penrhyn Quarry
      Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Bangor
      Bangor, UK
  • Day 6

    • ACTIVITYPuffin Island Cruise (see notes)
      Seacoast Safaris - Puffin Island Boat Trips, Seacoast Ticket, Beaumaris, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Providero - Llandudno Junction
      Providero: Tea & Coffee House, Conway Road, Llandudno Junction, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Conwy Castle
      Conwy Castle, Rose Hill St, Conwy, UK
    • FOODBryn Williams at Porth Eirias
      Bryn Williams Porth Eirias, Promenade, Colwyn Bay, UK
  • Day 7

    • ACTIVITYCanoeing on the Llangollen Canal
      TNR Outdoors, Berwyn Street, Llangollen, UK
    • ACTIVITYLlangollen Railway
      Llangollen Railway Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, UK