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Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Levels 2-4
From: $5,099 - $5,449 pp dbl occ
($1,750 for sgl occ)
Endless comes to mind in southern Wales. A seemingly infinite patchwork of Welsh valleys and fields blazing verdant green, purple and gold. A castle around every corner. Bountiful layers of history and archaeological wonders. Uninterrupted coastal views. Surprising discoveries of lakes below weather-worn cliffs. The possibilities, it seems, are boundless on our Wales Walking & Hiking Tour.
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
From Cardiff, venture to stunning Brecon Beacons National Park and try your first taste of Welsh scones and tea | Hike into the heart of the mountains along a fern-lined path to the summit of Fan y Big, one of the park's highest peaks | On the border with England, arrive at Hay-on-Wye, the town of books | Ascend through a shallow valley to find stunning views of Fforest Fawr | Walk the beautiful verdant hills and passes of enchanting Mid Wales | Grand vistas unfold below you: sparkling lakes, farmland, rural hamlets and perhaps glimpses of soaring birds of prey or a Welsh mountain pony.
Set on the banks of the River Irfon, this elegant country retreat offers casual luxury, comfort and gorgeous gardens filled with birdsong. (pool, spa)
Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Britain's most breathtaking coastline, complete with craggy cliffs, twisting estuaries and secluded coves | Starting at scenic Whitesands Bay beach, a favorite of surfers, walk up to an overlook for views of Ramsey Island and perhaps spot porpoises below | Jaunt into small harbors filled with colorful fishing boats | Learn about Pembrokeshire's agricultural and industrial history | Explore the tiny city of St. David's, named after the patron saint of Wales and known for its magnificent 12th-century cathedral and ruins | Relish views of some of the UK's most beloved beaches, following an undulating path over rolling wildflower-strewn terrain | A glistening seascape provides the backdrop for impressive rock formations | Get to know the fabulously colorful, quirky and historic town of Tenby with its medieval walls and picturesque seaside setting | Visit a hillside-perched grand castle and tour the Norman and Tudor fortress' magnificent ruins, gardens and woodland.
Nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside, the peaceful and intimate Grove of Narberth is surrounded by ancient oak trees, flowerbeds and emerald meadows and offers views of the Preseli Hills.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
The terrain on this trip is mostly rolling, with some moderate and occasionally steep ascents and descents. Many of our hikes are on boggy and uneven trails, pavement and dirt roads that can be wet, muddy and rocky. We also traverse some steep mountain paths. Please note that on several sections of our hikes the van will be unable to intersect the route.