AROUND RHYD Y GALEN
Rhyd y Galen Glamping is a great base to explore the rugged mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes of Snowdonia. Discover the stunning countryside and coast of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula with its golden sandy beaches and quiet coves. The local area has a wealth of outdoor activities on offer, from zip wires to surfing, canoeing to mountain biking. There are numerous ancient sites, castles and museums steeped in Welsh history and heritage nearby.
ZIP WORLD VELOCITY
Zip World Velocity, Bethesda, is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. This adventure takes you on the Little Zipper to build your confidence before you journey up the quarry on our famous red trucks where you are told about the history of Penrhyn Quarry. Take in the stunning views from the Big Top of Velocity, out towards Anglesey with views of the Isle of Man on a clear day! You will then descend down the Big Zipper over the quarry lake often reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph.
A network of cycle routes are within easy reach of Rhyd y Galen and Snowdonia also has excellent mountain biking facilities. Bikes can be hired in Caernarfon.
WALKING AND HIKING
Snowdonia is renowned for its walking and climbing. Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Wales's highest peak, is only 15 minutes drive away and there is an impressive network of footpaths to enjoy with breathtaking views. The Wales Coast Path is just 1.5 miles away from Rhyd y Galen and offers access to 870 miles (1400) of coastline.
HERITAGE AND CULTURE
The local area has many historical and cultural sites such as the famous castles of Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Dolbadarn. Wales's more recent industrial heritage can be discovered at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis.
The Italianate village of Portmeirion is another highlight not to be missed.