New Year, New Experiences in Wales Monday 17 December 2007 PDF Print Want to try something different this New Year? Looking to experience something exciting and exhilarating? Need a new hobby? Then log on to WalesinStyle.com and visit the site’s ‘Things To Do in Wales’ section for inspiration. Teeming with huge open spaces, spectacular scenery and rugged coastlines, Wales is an outdoor activity holiday dream. Visit the country’s many active areas and introduce yourself to the thrill of surfing and sailing or push yourself to the limit by climbing sheer granite ascents, off road driving or coasteering. Here’s how: For the ultimate adrenaline rush try Coasteering in Pembrokeshire If there’s only one thing all adventure aficionados should try, it's a coastal exploration along the wild and invigorating Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. Coasteering, as it’s known in Wales, is a heady mix of sea level traversing, rock climbing, cliff jumping and swimming into sea caves – it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted! Wales in Style member, Preseli Venture, offers you the chance to try your hand at coasteering during one of its heart-racing activity breaks. Two-night adventure breaks with the adventure company cost from £175 and are available all year round. Breaks include two-nights adventure lodge accommodation, hearty home-cooked food, three half-day activity sessions, transport and train transfers. Partakers will also be provided with helmets, floatation jackets, a qualified guide and toasty warm winter wet-suits so there’s no need to worry about the cold Welsh waters! Half and full day coasteering trips are also available for £45 and £85 respectively. For more information visit Preseli Venture Buck the trend and ride the waves in Wales Instead of following the crowds to Cornwall, do something different and head to West Wales to catch some UK surf this coming summer. The country’s rugged coastline offers some of the best outdoor activities in Wales, and some of the best surfing in the UK, providing a refreshing change whether you’re an old hand or a total newcomer to this sexy sport. From the sheltered surf and clean swell lines of Caswell Bay to the challenging reef breaks of Crab Island on the Gower Peninsula Wales offers a nice alternative to the usual surfing hot spots. Wales in Style member, Gower Surfing Development, is the only four star British surfing school in Wales, offering lessons and personal surfing development for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the surf connoisseur. Prices start from £30 per adult. For more information visit Gower Surfing Development Stop hanging around and have a go at climbing and abseiling in the Brecon Beacons What better way to see the Brecon Beacons National Park or the coastline of the Gower than by scaling your way up one of the mountains or cliffs and surveying the landscape far below. Wales in Style member, Call of the Wild caters for a variety of ages and climbing abilities and provides equipment, knowledge and back-up to get you up there safely. Of course once you’re at the top, there’s only one way to go, and there’s no more thrilling way to go down than abseiling. Adult prices start from £45. For more information visit Call of the Wild Enjoy some dirty driving in Snowdonia If you’ve ever wanted to go off road and experience the thrill of putting a 4X4 through its paces Wales is the place to do it. Wales in Style member,Land Rover Experience is based in Palé Hall, a magnificent Victorian mansion house on the edge of Snowdonia, and promises to take petrol heads through their paces. The experienced instructors here will take customers off into some of the most rugged, but picturesque landscapes the country has to offer, as well as put them though a series of off road challenges. Land Rover experiences start from £150. For further information about alternative activities, extreme events, and hotels in Wales go to: Wales in Style -Ends- For media enquiries: Rachel Witham Bugsgang & Associates Tel: 020 7808 9770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org About WalesinStyle.com Launched in 2007, WalesinStyle.com is a comprehensive travel website showcasing the finest that Wales has to offer, in an independently selected collection of hotels, country pubs, shops, activities and attractions. The website works in partnership with and is supported by Visit Wales, the official tourism organisation for Wales. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of ICrossing Ltd in the following categories: Men's Interest, Leisure & Hobbies, Environment & Nature, Motoring, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.