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As well as our traditional sports, we like to do things a little differently in Wales.

How does a mile long zip wire sound to you? Zip World in Bethesda, North Wales, has the longest and fasted zip wire in Europe. If you aren't feeling so brave above ground, the newly refurbished Bounce Below just down the road at Blaenau Ffestinniog is great fun! A network of trampolines hidden within an underground slate cavern - it's the world’s first subterranean playground of its kind!

Every year Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales plays host to a line-up of unusual events with it’s World Alternative Games, including the World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Man vs Horse Marathon and wife carrying!

How about trying something we invented? Coasteering was pioneered in Wales. An exciting blend of rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell-riding, cave-exploring and cliff jumping. It is the ultimate aquatic adventure amidst our beautiful scenery and wildlife. Find out where to start your coasteering adventure here.

Located in Cardiff Bay, The Cardiff International White Water Centre offers on-demand white water rapids for rafting experiences and lessons for those wanting to try something a bit different. The centre also has an indoor surfing arena and air trail challenge.

You can even surf inland at Surf Snowdonia in North Wales. A fresh-water 300m lagoon roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the green Conwy Valley. A guaranteed head-high wave that rises from the centre of the lagoon and peels perfectly for more than 150m, dissipating softly as it hits the shore.

If you’re looking for something more extreme, then Skydiving and Gliding offer a unique way to view our coastline! If you’ve always wanted to give it a try there are plenty of opportunities to give it a go in Wales, so no more holding back!

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