Watersports in Betws-y-Coed
White water rafting is a must for any water enthusiast in this area. Try the rapids at the National White Water Centre in Bala and you won't be disappointed with the amount of adrenalin pumping through your veins!
The centre is open for rafting any day there is a water release (this is roughly 200 days per year, largely between March- October).
Normal rafting times are:
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm
From £37 per person
Other things to do nearby
Rise and fall with the countryside on quiet lanes and exciting downhill sprints in this stunning area. Try one of the ride with GPS routes that we've created.
A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest Ziplines, or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures called Bounce Below. See the Zip
There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.
The Fairy Glen is a secluded and enchanting gorge carved by the river Conwy.
A wonderful location for horse riding, pony trekking or extended day trail rides with breathtaking views across the Snowdonia Mountains. A variety of routes and options cater for all types of rider
The quieter area of southern Snowdonia, with fewer tourists, is absolutely beautiful and a great place for walking.
We have several forestry routes leading from the hostel grounds to go off and explore on foot - just ask at reception! Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: The Qu
Swallow Falls Waterfall is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales. The falls are set on the River Llugwy in the beautiful Gwydir Forest. Visit the website.
A high ropes centre offering thrilling activities from rope courses to gorge walking. Visit the website
The Mawddach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth is ideal for families who enjoy gentler cycling. Running alongside the estuary, following the route of the old railway, it is totally flat and o
Mountain Biking enthusiasts will have heard all about Coed-y-Brenin. Approx 15 minutes from the hostel and run by the Forestry Commission, it's the mountain bike mecca of Wales. Bike hire
The National White Water Centre is at Bala, 20 miles from the hostel, with white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking - you can hire your equipment or get tuition. For something a bit different
The Queen of Welsh Resorts
The Marin Trail is a world famous downhill trail, just 5 minutes ride from the hostel.
Bike hire is available in the village but we can arrange for bikes to be collected and returned at the hostel.
Popular with confident mountain bikers from all over the world, there's excellent mountain biking in the area, especially on the Marin Trail - but this is only suitable for serious mountain bikers as