Holiday like an Olympian in the Brecon Beacons…

Holiday like an Olympian in the Brecon Beacons…

There’s nothing more fulfilling than taking a trip to the Brecons Beacons National Park and taking part in some fun activities. 

So to roll with the current trends that are taking place over the next two weeks, here’s a round up of how you can impersonate an Olympian in the Brecon Beacons… who needs to be watching it when you could be doing it yourself!

Power walking in the Brecon Beacons….

1. Power Walking…

There’s really no better place to test just how fast you can walk than on rough hilly terrain, of which there is plenty in the Brecon Beacons! You might not get to see the glorious views and experience the true tranquility of the mountains when you’re pushing yourself to the limit, but you’ll feel very satisfied having just ripped up the mighty Pen-y-Fan in record time, beating the rest of your group in the process…

A gone wrong race on the Wye…

 

 

 

 

2.  Kayaking on the river Wye…
Time yourself to see just how quickly you can get from Glasbury-on-Wye to the ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye – you could even have a race with a friend if you’re feeling ultra competitive, or join a friend in a canoe for 2. It’s true that you might not get the best value for money having just paddled at a record rate, but you’ll doubtless feel like a champion when you get there in 5 minutes flat.  Alternatively, for the ultimate long-distance paddle, you could try reaching Ross-on-Wye.

A race on the ranges….

3.  Equestrianism… 
A Welsh Cobb might not look as glamorous as an Olympic horse, however you can try out cross country riding, see some incredible sights and, if you’re good enough, you can canter along on the mountain ranges. A particular favourite route is the Three Rivers Ride, which is part of the National Bridalroute Network, and which takes riders through some 35 miles of stunning scenery, crossing the beautiful River Usk.

Road cycling is so much fun….

4.  Road Cycling…
Already a favourite section of the Tour De Britain, the Brecon Beacons offers cycling routes that are perfect for road cycling.  You’ll find plenty of traffic free roads, along with a great mix of descents and ascents and some spectacular views.  We’d recommend the Brecon Beacons east to west tour with some friends… take the train to Abergavenny and then depart on the train from Llandovery which is around a 42 mile ride.

Sailing on Llangorse Lake…

 

5. Sailing on Llangorse Lake…
The lake has now been re-opened and is ready for some summer fun.  Learn how to tie some knots, hoist a sail and float into the wind.  Before you know it, you’ll be so good you could be competing in Brazil – it’s only 4 years away!

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