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Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK


A haven for outdoor activity ranging from swimming and cycling to canoeing and coasteering.

Blackened slate bluffs stand against pink heather. The mountains of Wales are an escape of contrasting colours. Far below, wave-washed sands decorate hidden coves along a coastline shaped by the force of the ocean.

This is a haven for outdoor activity ranging from swimming and cycling to canoeing and coasteering. But Wales is also far more than this. From contemporary literary festivals to 12th-century cathedrals, it hides an intriguing mix of culture and history amidst its vast natural beauty.

Footpath in Snowdonia National Park along to Glyder Fawr mountain, Wales, UK
he Lln, Wales
View at Sugar Loaf, Wales, England, UK
Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Why choose Wales

Those in search of wild places and empty spaces often head to Scotland. But anyone who has crossed the heart of Wales can tell you that the same intoxicating sense of wilderness can be found amongst these seemingly never-ending hills.

Here, the great outdoors awaits you. Walk undulating coastal footpaths, spot red kites soaring on thermals, hike the peaks of the Brecon Beacons, search for crabs in tidal pools or cycle up the Devil’s Staircase. And when the weather breaks, seek shelter in a cosy tea room or beside the fire in a rural pub, as the lilting tones of Welsh murmur through the bar.

View down on lake, Snowdonia, Wales
Snowdonia, Wales

Cycling the Spine of Wales

Ride the rollercoaster landscape of inland Wales as you cross this cycling nirvana from south to north. Take on a succession of challenging climbs, in the company of a dedicated cycling guide, as you pedal through intriguingly remote landscapes.

8 days

from £2,450 pp

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Land Rover on moorland track, Wales

Welsh Mountains and Coastlines by Land Rover

Explore Wales without limitations on this guided self-drive adventure. From historic castles and holy islands to stunning foresty tracks and coastal trails, this holiday combines history, landscapes and nature. With an experienced driver-guide leading the way, cross mountain passes, drive on tidal sands and picnic on remote clifftops.

8 days

from £2,165 pp

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Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Coastal footpath

Walk the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which passes above a series of sweeping beaches, sheer cliffs and inaccessible coves.

Search rock pools

Search tidal rock pools for marine creatures, including crabs, anemones and sea urchins.

Skomer Island

Visit Skomer Island in search of the countless bird species found here, including puffins.

Climb Pen y Fan

Hike to the summit of the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons for stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Climb Sugar Loaf

Hike up this heather-covered hill for beautiful views over Abergavenny and the Brecon Beacons.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Bird

It wasn’t part of the script, career plans were quite different but after four global trips visiting such exciting destinations, travel became a passion that eventually led to me entering the industry. The more I have travelled the greater the desire has been to see and do more.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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John Faithfull

My love affair with travel began in a vintage Italian train carriage at sunset on a hot and sticky September evening in 1983. Sardined into a two-bench compartment, I’d spent five hours sharing sweaty thighs, broken-Italian pleasantries and furtive glances while rattling towards Turin, stopping at every wisteria-draped village along the way.

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It is always a pleasure to 'plan' adventures with Steppes and to travel in the knowledge that everything has been carefully thought through by experts who know exactly what they are talking about and go out of their way to tailor-make each trip.  Having all the 'bits in-between' planned for in advance means that we can travel worry-free. I'd give you 10/10!  

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