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Land Rover on moorland track, Wales

Welsh Mountains and Coastlines by Land Rover

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

8 Days

Prices Start from

£2,165pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Adventure Traveller

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.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Land Rovers on coastal track, Wales 1

Off-roading

Head off-road and experience some of Wales’s remotest areas on this 4×4 adventure

Cardiff Castle, Wales 2

Welsh history

Visit medieval castles, crumbling abbeys and beautifully preserved churches along the way

Land Rovers on beach, Wales 3

Wild coastlines

Explore dramatic coastal areas, from the Mawddach Estuary to the Llyn Peninsula

Land Rovers driving past bay, Wales 4

Fully guided

Benefit from an experienced guide accompanying you in their own vehicle, leading the way

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Liverpool to Peckforton Castle

  • Day 2

    Peckforton Castle to Monmouthsire

  • Day 3

    Monmouthshire to Brecon Beacons

  • Day 4

    Brecon Beacons to the Cambrian Mountains

  • Day 5

    Cambrian Mountains to Snowdonia

  • Day 6

    Snowdonia to Llyn Peninsula

  • Day 7

    Llyn Peninsula to Beaumaris

  • Day 8

    Anglesey to Liverpool

Day 1

Liverpool to Peckforton Castle

Meet your guide and collect your vehicle near Liverpool, driving into Cheshire.

Day 2

Peckforton Castle to Monmouthsire

Enter Wales and continue south, stopping for the night in Monmouthshire.

Day 3

Monmouthshire to Brecon Beacons

Swing north and get your first taste of mountains as you drive through the Brecon Beacons.

Day 4

Brecon Beacons to the Cambrian Mountains

Head into the Cambrian Mountain and take on the challenging but rewarding Strata Florida off-road trail, before continuing to the coast.

Day 5

Cambrian Mountains to Snowdonia

Leave the coast for the mountains and drive towards the heart of Snowdonia.

Day 6

Snowdonia to Llyn Peninsula

After Snowdonia, descend to the coast to explore the Llyn Peninsula.

Day 7

Llyn Peninsula to Beaumaris

Begin to loop back eastwards going via Anglesey.

Day 8

Anglesey to Liverpool

Drive back to the outskirts of Liverpool, where your holiday ends.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

More details

Land Rover in front of ruins, Wales
Wales

How Does it Work?

We recommend you take the guided, small group option because having a knowledgable guide on hand will hugely enhance your enjoyment of the trip.

You will be accompanied by one other vehicle, typically booked by a couple, with a lead vehicle at the front showing the way. There will be planned stops en route but you are still free to do your own activities and excursions, which we can of course book in advance for you. In the evenings, you will join the guide and the people travelling in the other vehicle, at your accommodation for the night, and it is normal for the group to join together for an evening meal and a few drinks.

If you think you may prefer an unguided, self-drive experience then please talk to our experts.

Land Rover on moorland track, Wales
Wales
Road going into distance, Wales
Wales
Land Rovers by castle, Wales
Wales

Monmouthshire and Brecon Beacons

Begin on the outskirts of Liverpool, before heading south and into Wales. Passing through Shropshire and then Monmouthshire, stop along the way at an award-winning organic farm and take a stroll to visit the beautiful local challenge.

As you swing north again and through the increasingly rugged landscape of the Brecon Beacons, the adventure really begins. Stop to explore the market town of Abergavenny before you enter the mountains, with its rich history and fine selection of eateries.

Land Rovers on coastal track, Wales
Wales
Land Rovers driving past bay, Wales
Wales
Cynghordy Viaduct, Wales
Cynghordy Viaduct, Wales
Land Rovers on beach, Wales
Wales

Cambrian Mountains and Coast

The Cambrian Mountains offer some of Wales’s best and most challenging off-roading. Here, in the company of an expert guide, tackle the Strata Florida trail, which begins beside the ruins of the abbey that gave it its name. This is a challenging but rewarding journey that includes nine river crossings.

Continue on towards the coast, passing through a lush region often referred to as the “green desert of Wales”. There are a number of nature reserves along the way, offering sightings of otters, red kites and leaping salmon.

Finally, reach the sweeping Mawddach Estuary, which sits in the shadow of Cader Idris, the highest peak in southern Snowdonia.

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK
he Lln, Wales
Lake under storm clouds, Wales
Wales
Land Rover in front of ruins, Wales
Wales

Snowdonia

Cross the estuary on the old wooden toll bridge and head towards to the dark-stoned town of Dolgellau. Set amidst peaks, this town is the perfect place to try mountain biking or hiking, spending some time away from the vehicle.

Continue on to Ffestiniog, which lies at the heart of Snowdonia. Here, you have the option of a challenging drive into the old quarry, learning about its history. From the top, you can admire stunning views of the mountains and Harlech Castle below.

Anglesey Lighthouse, Wales
Wales
Land Rovers above coast, Wales
Wales
Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Wales

Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey

Descend out of the mountains and back to the coast, heading west towards the Llyn Peninsula. This culminates in a stunning off-road route on to a high, rocky promontory – perfect for a picnic stop.

Staying in the quaint village of Aberdaron, you have the chance to explore on coastal walks. Or even to take a boat trip out to the island of Bardsey. Settled by St. Cadfan in the sixth century, this holy island is known as the “island of 20,000 saints” in Welsh folklore.

Finally, head north on to Anglesey and loop back towards England. It is a leisurely journey back, with chances to stop for coastal exploring or even a taste of surfing.

Land Rovers on beach, Wales
Wales

Land Rover Touring

Land Rover is renowned for its exemplary design credentials and engineering capabilities. It is arguably the most iconic, robust yet comfortable all-terrain vehicle available and as such, is the perfect 4×4 for our trips. You will be given a Land Rover Discovery 2014 model to drive for the duration of your tour.

If you want to familiarise yourself with driving a Land Rover, then take the opportunity to put a vehicle through its paces in a challenging but safe environment at Land Rover’s centre in Cheshire. You’ll be given a new factory Land Rover Defender to drive across a natural, off-road assault course with rutted tracks, steep hills, boulders, slippery slopes and woodland tracks. This optional add-on can easily be included on Day 1 of your holiday.

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A note on price

This price includes Land Rover hire, as well as the lead vehicle and guides to accompany you.

This Itinerary
Price
From £2,165 Per person

When to travel

United Kingdom in January

January is usually the coldest month of the year and also when you’re most likely to experience clear and frosty days but with blue skies and crisp mornings. Perfect conditions for winter walks, if dressed suitably.

United Kingdom in February

You may experience snowfall in February and temperatures will still be relatively cold. In the south of the United Kingdom, snowdrops begin to emerge, particularly in woodland areas and you’ll see the first sprouts of wild garlic.

United Kingdom in March

The weather gradually begins to improve in March as the Spring season starts to get underway. Temperatures begin to rise and spring flowers appear, both on the ground and as blossom on the trees. The rugby Six Nations Championship is held during February or March when England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy all go head to head.

United Kingdom in April

April can be a little unpredictable for the weather; it can be warm and sunny or it can be a very rainy month. Towards the end of April swathes of bluebells cover ancient woodland areas and meadows burst into colour.

United Kingdom in May

The weather is usually warm during May. The month has two Bank Holiday weekends, which can be particularly busy as British people make the most of this time off work. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in June

The warm weather continues through to June. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in July

Traditionally the summer months, July and August are in theory the hottest and driest months of the year although, as with all British weather, this cannot be relied on. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in August

Traditionally the summer months, July and August are in theory the hottest and driest months of the year although, as with all British weather, this cannot be relied on. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in September

September often has warmer and drier weather than August, and the summer crowds start to disperse as schools reopen.

United Kingdom in October

The autumn leaves are at their best, most vibrant russet shades during October with around, on average about 10 days of rain. Temperatures are cooler and some sites in more rural areas start to close for winter.

United Kingdom in November

In early November the autumn leaves are still in full show, but mountainous areas may experience snow and daylight is restricted to around seven hours in northern Scotland. The weather is usually cool and damp, although it’s not uncommon to have wonderful cold, dry spells. The UK acknowledges daylight saving time on November 1 and the clocks will be set back by one hour

United Kingdom in December

December is usually cold and damp, with little foliage and the least daylight hours of the year (fewer than seven in the north of Scotland).

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