Cardiff, located along Cardiff Bay in South Wales, is the largest city in Wales. It's also that country's commercial centre and most popular tourist destination, drawing more than 18 million visitors each year. Cardiff offers a myriad of things to do for those who enjoy sports and being outdoors. Just a few of those outdoor activities in Cardiff include:
1. Gorge walking. Gorge walking (also known as canyoning) is the most popular outdoor activity in the Cardiff area. Brecon Beackons National Park, located just 45 minutes from Cardiff, offers spectacular wooded scenery, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs. Imagine scrambling up the side of a pristine waterfall or jumping into deep mountain pools.
2. Surfing. Hawaii has nothing on South Wales. Portcrawl, on the south coast of Wales just outside of Cardiff, is a mecca for surfers and offers excellent waves year round--up to 6 foot on good days. This area faces the west and enjoys the full force of the Atlantic Ocean swells. You don't have to be an experienced surfer to enjoy the waves here. You can rent your gear at the beach and take a private or group class before you get in the water.
3. Kayaking. Another one of the most popular activities in Cardiff and South Wales is kayaking. Paddling along Cardiff Bay in a one or two-person kayak is a unique way to see the sights of the city, such as the National Assembly and the Millennium Centre. You can even take a guided kayak tour that includes stops at various sights and a break for lunch at one of the city's culinary centres.
4. Powerboating. If kayaking is too physical for you, you can still enjoy the beauty of Cardiff Bay by taking a powerboat tour. Such excursions are far from sedate. They whiz across the bay at speeds of up to 85 kph, slowing down to take in the sights.
To learn more about outdoor activities in Cardiff and other parts of Wales., visit Quest Adventures or call us today in Cardiff at 02920 303545. It's not too early to book your travel for 2014.