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Cardiff & Brecon Beacons

Active Holidays South Wales; Canyoning, Waterfalls & City Exploring

 

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Cardiff & Brecon Beacons

Active Holidays South Wales; Canyoning, Waterfalls & City Exploring

 

Book Your Adventure

Cardiff as a city trip destination has everything you could possibly wish for; endless bars & restaurants, shops, a historic castle and the modern Cardiff Bay area (which offers white water rafting & indoor surf). Cardiff is also known as one of the UK’s best cities for group travel and as your gateway to the famous Brecon Beacons National Park. The park offers 500 square miles of natural landscapes, including highlights like Pen-y-Fan (highest peak in southern Britain) & Waterfall Country. The Brecon Beacons are made for outdoor activities such as canyoning, rock-climbing and hiking.

We also offer awesome accommodation options to make your active holiday in Cardiff & Brecon Beacons comfortable and carefree. Choose between private villas (perfect for large groups), hostels, hotels and cottages. When you’re ready, request a ‘quote’ to book an adventure that fits your group or individual experience.

Create your perfect adventure holiday:
1. Activities
2. Accommodation
3. Package Extras

Cardiff as a city trip destination has everything you could possibly wish for; endless bars & restaurants, shops, a historic castle and the modern Cardiff Bay area (which offers white water rafting & indoor surf). Cardiff is also known as one of the UK’s best cities for group travel and as your gateway to the famous Brecon Beacons National Park. The park offers 500 square miles of natural landscapes, including highlights like Pen-y-Fan (highest peak in southern Britain) & Waterfall Country. The Brecon Beacons are made for outdoor activities such as canyoning, rock-climbing and hiking.

We also offer awesome accommodation options to make your active holiday in Cardiff & Brecon Beacons comfortable and carefree. Choose between private villas (perfect for large groups), hostels, hotels and cottages. When you’re ready, request a ‘quote’ to book an adventure that fits your group or individual experience.

Create your perfect adventure holiday:
1. Activities
2. Accommodation
3. Package Extras

1. Activities

 

Canyoning, also known as gorge walking, is a unique outdoor activity that we only offer in Wales. It involves scrambling across the river, sliding with the rapids, jumping into rock pools and climbing behind waterfalls. Waterfall Country in Brecon Beacons is a lush piece of Welsh rainforest that should be on everyone’s travel-list. Canyoning is great for all types of adventurers, depending on the confidence level of the group we can adjust the route.

  • Experienced instructor & all needed equipment (wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids) are included
  • Our Canyoning adventures usually last 3/4 hours incl kitting up
  • ⇒ Click here for more info on Canyoning in Wales
For mountain lovers we offer rock-climbing at various locations in the Brecon Beacons, with stunning views of the natural surroundings.

  • Choose between half or full climbing days out
  • Our Rock-Climbing activity is app. 4 hours incl. safety briefing
  • Experienced instructor & equipment included
  • Rock-climbing is available for complete beginners as well as experienced climbers
In Cardiff Bay you can paddle the rapids on a white water rafting session or try your hand at indoor surfing (bodyboarding). Who doesn’t like to play around in the perfect wave and practise some new tricks & skills?

  • White Water Rafting is great for both beginners as well as more experienced
  • Good for individuals and families as well as groups
  • Rafting takes 2 hours (incl. kitting up)
  • Indoor Surf / Body Boarding is 1.5 hours incl. kitting up
  • Max 12 pax per indoor surf session
  • Instructor & equipment included (wetsuits, helmets)
  • All year round activities!
Explore Cardiff Bay and the River Taff on a SUP lesson. Whether you are an experienced Stand Up Paddleboarder or a complete beginner, paddleboarding is a fun watersport activity for everyone. It is fairly easy to learn and it is also an awesome (core) work-out!

  • Our SUP activity usually lasts 2/3 hours
  • A session includes experienced instructor and equipment
  • Great for small & large groups
  • Paddleboarding at Gower coastline also available
There are endless routes to hike in Brecon Beacons National Park. Hiking with an experienced instructor who knows all the best spots makes it a real adventure. Climb up the famous Pen-y-Fan mountain with an extended hike or explore some of the lesser known areas in the Beacons.

  • Experience Pen-y-Fan with sunset whilst enjoying Welsh wine & delicacies
  • Learn from a professional photographer and find the most photogenic angles in this beautiful Welsh landscape
  • Map reading & navigation with experienced instructor
  • Choose between half-day or full-day hikes
Adventuring in Cardiff & Brecon Beacons doesn’t just stop here, check out these other activities we have on offer!

  • The Gower Peninsula is only 1.5 hours away! We can take you on a day-trip coasteering, surfing or paddleboarding.
  • Go-karting & Paint-balling near Cowbridge
  • Quad-biking, Assault Course & Clay-pigeon Shooting in Taff Valley

1. Activities

 

Canyoning, also known as gorge walking, is a unique outdoor activity that we only offer in Wales. It involves scrambling across the river, sliding with the rapids, jumping into rock pools and climbing behind waterfalls. Waterfall Country in Brecon Beacons is a lush piece of Welsh rainforest that should be on everyone’s travel-list. Canyoning is great for all types of adventurers, depending on the confidence level of the group we can adjust the route.

  • Experienced instructor & all needed equipment (wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids) are included
  • Our Canyoning adventures usually last 3/4 hours incl kitting up
  • ⇒ Click here for more info on Canyoning in Wales
For mountain lovers we offer rock-climbing at various locations in the Brecon Beacons, with stunning views of the natural surroundings.

  • Choose between half or full climbing days out
  • Our Rock-Climbing activity is app. 4 hours incl. safety briefing
  • Experienced instructor & equipment included
  • Rock-climbing is available for complete beginners as well as experienced climbers
In Cardiff Bay you can paddle the rapids on a white water rafting session or try your hand at indoor surfing (bodyboarding). Who doesn’t like to play around in the perfect wave and practise some new tricks & skills?

  • White Water Rafting is great for both beginners as well as more experienced
  • Good for individuals and families as well as groups
  • Rafting takes 2 hours (incl. kitting up)
  • Indoor Surf / Body Boarding is 1.5 hours incl. kitting up
  • Max 12 pax per indoor surf session
  • Instructor & equipment included (wetsuits, helmets)
  • All year round activities!
Explore Cardiff Bay and the River Taff on a SUP lesson. Whether you are an experienced Stand Up Paddleboarder or a complete beginner, paddleboarding is a fun watersport activity for everyone. It is fairly easy to learn and it is also an awesome (core) work-out!

  • Our SUP activity usually lasts 2/3 hours
  • A session includes experienced instructor and equipment
  • Great for small & large groups
  • Paddleboarding at Gower coastline also available
There are endless routes to hike in Brecon Beacons National Park. Hiking with an experienced instructor who knows all the best spots makes it a real adventure. Climb up the famous Pen-y-Fan mountain with an extended hike or explore some of the lesser known areas in the Beacons.

  • Experience Pen-y-Fan with sunset whilst enjoying Welsh wine & delicacies
  • Learn from a professional photographer and find the most photogenic angles in this beautiful Welsh landscape
  • Map reading & navigation with experienced instructor
  • Choose between half-day or full-day hikes
Adventuring in Cardiff & Brecon Beacons doesn’t just stop here, check out these other activities we have on offer!

  • The Gower Peninsula is only 1.5 hours away! We can take you on a day-trip coasteering, surfing or paddleboarding.
  • Go-karting & Paint-balling near Cowbridge
  • Quad-biking, Assault Course & Clay-pigeon Shooting in Taff Valley

2. Accommodation

 

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Our Cardiff city centre hostel has a great location; on the banks of the river with Millennium Stadium views, 5min walk into the centre but still far enough to have a good night’s sleep. The hostel offers both dorm rooms with bunk-beds & shared bathroom, as well as private en-suite rooms. It has a popular (craft beer) bar with regular live-music and relaxed vibe.

  • A continental breakfast is included
  • Our Cardiff hostel is perfect for large groups as well as individuals and couples, with a variety of room combinations
  • Hostel has a communal kitchen and lounge area, food is also served at the bar – try the delicious pizzas!
  • Outside patio overlooking the river
  • Free wi-fi and secure (paid) parking available
This quirky house in the heart of Cardiff Bay is made for large groups up to 22pax. It is perfectly located near bars & restaurants and the modern bay area. Cardiff’s city centre is also in easy reach; a 25-min walk or a 5min taxi ride away.

  • The villa is split over 3 floors and rooms are made up of single beds, regular bunk-beds and triple bunks (double on bottom)
  • Comes with a pool-table and table-football
  • Large kitchen area + living room
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi storey parking 2 min away. Villa is in easy reach of public transport, why not take the train or bus?
  • Add on a self-catering breakfast & drinks reception
Group accommodation in a private villa located on the edge of Bute Park within a 10min walk from Cardiff’s city centre. This modern villa is split over 3 floors and can fit up to 20pax, it comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Welsh capital.

  • Mix between single beds, regular bunks and triple bunks (double on bottom)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool-table and lounge
  • Free wi-fi and 3 to 4 free parking spaces
  • Add on a self-catering breakfast & drinks-reception
Llandaff is on the outskirts of Cardiff’s city centre and just is a short taxi ride away. The village is historic with its famous cathedral and offers cute pubs & tea-rooms. The Llandaff Townhouse is perfect for medium sized groups. It can fit 14 pax comfortably and up to 20 pax on a shared basis.

  • The Townhouse offers a variety of rooms (doubles, singles, sofa beds & a bunk bed)
  • Can fit up to 3 cars in private parking, with more pay & display parking just around the corner
  • Comes with small living room, large kitchen area & sun-room
  • Free wi-fi
  • Add a drinks-reception & self-catering breakfast
Our modern Cardiff Studio is perfect for couples or a family of 3, wanting to explore Cardiff on foot. Cardiff Bay is just around the corner and the studio is located just across the river Taff. The Studio offers everything you need for a short weekend break with self-catering options.

  • Studio comes with a double sized bed and a single sofa bed if needed
  • Small kitchen with basic utilities; microwave, toaster, removable hob, fridge
  • Small bathroom with shower
  • Dining table & Large TV
  • Free wi-fi
  • On street parking
The Cardiff City Centre Hotel is located right next to the central train station and a stone’s throw from everything that Cardiff has to offer! With over 70 rooms the hotel is not only great for couples but also for large groups.

  • Modern hotel with essential facilities; incl. lounge & bar area
  • Choose between double or twin rooms
  • A buffet breakfast is included (continental & cooked)
  • Function rooms available; great for corporate groups
  • Free wi-fi
In the heart of Brecon Beacons we offer a modern bunkhouse & cottage on a working farm, surrounded by rolling hills and stunning views. The bunkhouse fits up to 26 people, whilst the cottage can fit up to 9 individuals. The properties can be booked together or separately, making it flexible for medium and large groups. Both properties come with self-catering kitchen, modern bathrooms, log burner, lounge area and outside pick-nick benches.

  • Mix of single, double & bunk-beds
  • Parking spaces available
  • Free wi-fi
  • Start your hike up to Pen-y-Fan summit right from the accommodation
  • Add a breakfast package, drinks-reception & BBQ
  • In easy reach from Cardiff

2. Accommodation

 

Our Cardiff city centre hostel has a great location; on the banks of the river with Millennium Stadium views, 5min walk into the centre but still far enough to have a good night’s sleep. The hostel offers both dorm rooms with bunk-beds & shared bathroom, as well as private en-suite rooms. It has a popular (craft beer) bar with regular live-music and relaxed vibe.

  • A continental breakfast is included
  • Our Cardiff hostel is perfect for large groups as well as individuals and couples, with a variety of room combinations
  • Hostel has a communal kitchen and lounge area, food is also served at the bar – try the delicious pizzas!
  • Outside patio overlooking the river
  • Free wi-fi and secure (paid) parking available
This quirky house in the heart of Cardiff Bay is made for large groups up to 22pax. It is perfectly located near bars & restaurants and the modern bay area. Cardiff’s city centre is also in easy reach; a 25-min walk or a 5min taxi ride away.

  • The villa is split over 3 floors and rooms are made up of single beds, regular bunk-beds and triple bunks (double on bottom)
  • Comes with a pool-table and table-football
  • Large kitchen area + living room
  • Free wi-fi
  • Multi storey parking 2 min away. Villa is in easy reach of public transport, why not take the train or bus?
  • Add on a self-catering breakfast & drinks reception
Group accommodation in a private villa located on the edge of Bute Park within a 10min walk from Cardiff’s city centre. This modern villa is split over 3 floors and can fit up to 20pax, it comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Welsh capital.

  • Mix between single beds, regular bunks and triple bunks (double on bottom)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Pool-table and lounge
  • Free wi-fi and 3 to 4 free parking spaces
  • Add on a self-catering breakfast & drinks-reception
Llandaff is on the outskirts of Cardiff’s city centre and just is a short taxi ride away. The village is historic with its famous cathedral and offers cute pubs & tea-rooms. The Llandaff Townhouse is perfect for medium sized groups. It can fit 14 pax comfortably and up to 20 pax on a shared basis.

  • The Townhouse offers a variety of rooms (doubles, singles, sofa beds & a bunk bed)
  • Can fit up to 3 cars in private parking, with more pay & display parking just around the corner
  • Comes with small living room, large kitchen area & sun-room
  • Free wi-fi
  • Add a drinks-reception & self-catering breakfast
Our modern Cardiff Studio is perfect for couples or a family of 3, wanting to explore Cardiff on foot. Cardiff Bay is just around the corner and the studio is located just across the river Taff. The Studio offers everything you need for a short weekend break with self-catering options.

  • Studio comes with a double sized bed and a single sofa bed if needed
  • Small kitchen with basic utilities; microwave, toaster, removable hob, fridge
  • Small bathroom with shower
  • Dining table & Large TV
  • Free wi-fi
  • On street parking
The Cardiff City Centre Hotel is located right next to the central train station and a stone’s throw from everything that Cardiff has to offer! With over 70 rooms the hotel is not only great for couples but also for large groups.

  • Modern hotel with essential facilities; incl. lounge & bar area
  • Choose between double or twin rooms
  • A buffet breakfast is included (continental & cooked)
  • Function rooms available; great for corporate groups
  • Free wi-fi
In the heart of Brecon Beacons we offer a modern bunkhouse & cottage on a working farm, surrounded by rolling hills and stunning views. The bunkhouse fits up to 26 people, whilst the cottage can fit up to 9 individuals. The properties can be booked together or separately, making it flexible for medium and large groups. Both properties come with self-catering kitchen, modern bathrooms, log burner, lounge area and outside pick-nick benches.

  • Mix of single, double & bunk-beds
  • Parking spaces available
  • Free wi-fi
  • Start your hike up to Pen-y-Fan summit right from the accommodation
  • Add a breakfast package, drinks-reception & BBQ
  • In easy reach from Cardiff

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3. Package Extras

BBA Crew
With any of our Big Blue adventures we always aim for a personal customer service (Travel & Hospitality Award winners for ‘excellence in customer service 2017’) and have a friendly face there to welcome you to your adventure holiday or weekend trip. We can host your whole adventure so you can sit back and relax, we’ll do the organising for you and provide some good vibes! Heleen & Dan and their small team are happy to help.
Pictures & Videos
On a hosted adventure we take our GoPro cameras and shoot some cool pictures & videos. We’ll send these to you afterwards and make a personal highlights video for your group, the best way to remember your trip! If you’ve booked the activity only and we are not there, let us know if you’d like any pictures, we can always arrange something.
Transfers
Need transport from your accommodation to our activities? No Worries, we have mini-busses available for groups of all sizes. Our mini-busses are also available for day-trips to surrounding areas, or if your group fancies a night out.
Meals & Drinks
Choose between Bed & Breakfast, half board or all-inclusive. We can also add extras like a drinks-reception, BBQ night or packed-lunch. Just add it to your ‘get quote’ options and we will get a package sorted for you soon!

3. Package Extras

BBA Crew
With any of our Big Blue adventures we always aim for a personal customer service (Travel & Hospitality Award winners for ‘excellence in customer service 2017’) and have a friendly face there to welcome you to your adventure holiday or weekend trip. We can host your whole adventure so you can sit back and relax, we’ll do the organising for you and provide some good vibes! Heleen & Dan and their small team are happy to help.
Pics & Videos
On a hosted adventure we take our GoPro cameras and shoot some cool pictures & videos. We’ll send these to you afterwards and make a personal highlights video for your group, the best way to remember your trip! If you’ve booked the activity only and we are not there, let us know if you’d like any pictures, we can always arrange something.
Transfers
Need transport from your accommodation to our activities? No Worries, we have mini-busses available for groups of all sizes. Our mini-busses are also available for day-trips to surrounding areas, or if your group fancies a night out.
Meals & Drinks
Choose between Bed & Breakfast, half board or all-inclusive. We can also add extras like a drinks-reception, BBQ night or packed-lunch. Just add it to your ‘get quote’ options and we will get a package sorted for you soon!

Why We Love This...

Cardiff is a small city which makes it easy to get around and explore the many bars, restaurants and sights the city has on offer. I love how you can be surrounded by mountains and waterfalls in Brecon Beacons in no time! My personal favourites are Canyoning in Waterfall Country & Paddleboarding in Cardiff Bay.

Heleen – Co-Owner

Why We Love This...

Cardiff is a small city which makes it easy to get around and explore the many bars, restaurants and sights the city has on offer. I love how you can be surrounded by mountains and waterfalls in Brecon Beacons in no time! My personal favourites are Canyoning in Waterfall Country & Paddleboarding in Cardiff Bay.

Heleen Co-Owner

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Big Blue Adventures Ltd is a registered company in England and Wales with the company number of: 10038556

© 2017 by Big Blue Adventures

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