Local activities in and around Llanberis and Snowdon

Llanberis is the perfect base from which to take part in a great variety of activities. With the mountains, lakes, forests and the sea all within easy reach you can go mountain biking in the morning and kayaking in the afternoon. Whether you want a gentle walk or a challenging climb, we have it all on our doorstep!

Click the buttons on the left for more information on the outdoor activities listed but there are plenty of other activities to try. Click on the links below to find out more:

High level ropes - challenge yourself on a high ropes course taking you up into the tree canopy. Ropes, swings and zip wires!

Boating on Lake Padarn

Boat trips on Lake Padarn - a gentle trip around Lake Padarn with wonderful views looking across to Llanberis and Mount Snowdon behind. Trips start from a jetty reached from the Slate Museum car park.

Snowdonia Riding Stables - enjoy pony or horse riding in the magnificent scenery between Snowdon and the sea. All abilities welcome.

Zip World Snowdonia - Zip World has the longest zip line in Europe and is NOW OPEN at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda – “The Nearest Thing to Flying”!!

GoBelow - Test your nerve by journeying through a mountain via a series of exciting adventurous challenges on one of our three epic underground adventures. Try your hand at zip-lining through caverns, or climbing up a vertical shaft, boating across a lake, traverse over an abyss, scale a waterfall or abseil your way down to the deepest point in the UK! It’s Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, pulse jumping fun, guided by the most fun, experienced and qualified instructors in the country!

RibRide - Whether it's the adrenalin rush of high speed turns or the encounters with wildlife, you are sure to leave the boats with a smile on your face.

Pleasure flights - a choice of flight routes for spectacular views of Snowdon and beyond

Paragliding
Snowdon Gliders - based at Mynydd Llandegai, not far from Llanberis, Snowdon Gliders provide pilots using the 'gradient' and 'swing' brands of equipment.
NWHGPC (North Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club website giving details of all the flying sites in North Wales.

Microlight flying lessons
New Heights Microlight School - based at Dinas Dinlle, 5 miles from Caernarfon.
30 or 60 minute taster flights, NPPL licence training courses.

Kite surfing
FKS Kitesurfing School - based at Rhosneigr on Anglesey with BKSA/IKO instructors.
Turbulence Extreme Sports - based at Llandudno Junction for power kite and kite-buggying lessons.