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Conference June 7-10, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales
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Cardiff, Wales

Get Active in Wales Tour

4 days/4 nights
June 3-6 or June 10-14

It's rare to find three national parks and five designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a country the size of Massachusetts but in Wales you'll discover unique landscapes and a world of outdoor adventure.

Day One

(Pre- Tour) Arrive into Manchester Airport where you will be met by your guide.
(Post- Tour) You will be collected from your Cardiff Hotel by your guide.

Day Two - Walking the Wales Coast Path

Wales is blessed with over 800 miles of stunning coastline and May 2012 will see the completion of the Wales Coast Path, a continuous path around the entire coastline of Wales. The path takes in some spectacular scenery from towns & villages to tiny hamlets, cliff tops to sandy beaches. As you walk a section of the path you will experience some of the most spectacular scenery Wales has to offer. Don't worry--we wont expect you to walk the whole thing!

Day Three - Mountain Biking Experience

Wales has some fantastic world-class mountain biking facilities that offer fantastic riding for everyone, from families to the world-class racers and 2012 will see the opening of new mountain biking facilities following considerable investment over recent years.

You will cycle the 'Afon' trail at Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau--a mecca for mountain bikers. The route is a gentle introduction to mountain biking and offers spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park including the picturesque Mawddach Estuary and the old Welsh Gold Mines of Gwynfynydd.

Rock Climbing Experience

Mother Nature has been hugely generous to Wales, endowing it with alluring, craggy mountains. The Snowdonia range in North Wales is breathtaking beautiful and includes Wales' highest peak, Snowdon at 1,085 metres. This is where Sir Edmund Hillary honed his skills before scaling Everest. This fantastic landscape makes Wales one of the UK's top places to go rock climbing and abseiling.

A fully qualified climbing instructor will teach you the basics, provide all the equipment you need, and then let you put the theory into practice on the local crags and mountains.

Day Four - Coastal Explorer Day

You will experience a mix of sea based activities off the coast to include sit-on-top kayaking, coasteering, snorkelling and fishing. You'll discover hidden coves, explore dark caves and sandy beaches, and hopefully get to see the wildlife above and below the water.

During your coastal explorer trip we will experience the sport of Coasteering, a breathtaking combination of rock scrambling and cliff jumping (cliff jumping isn't compulsory, although the guides will do their best to persuade you to give it a try).

You will eat lunch on an otherwise inaccessible beach or cove. During the day you are more than likely to have some interaction with the local wildlife. The Welsh coastline is home to some magnificent wildlife including seals, Orca Whales, Puffins, Razorbills and one of only two colonies of Bottlenose Dolphins in the UK.

Day Five - Morning Departure


Accommodation and meals will be included. Participants should advise if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Itinerary is subject to change.

© Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

© Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales
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Tour Bookings - Deadline is April 1, 2012

For all pre/post tour bookings and enquiries please liaise with Bob Titley at The Robert Titley Consultancy (the Visit Wales PR Agency in North America) - Email or Telephone 917 690 8418.
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