Suggested tours

Snowdonia National Park

This 40-mile route starts in the quaint market town of Conwy, North Wales, known for its imposing medieval castle and walls, pretty harbour and mountain backdrop. From the fortress’ 21 towers to Britain’s smallest house, there’s plenty to see in this small but vibrant town. Conwy is on the doorstep for walkers and mountain bikers, while the marina offers both sailing and excellent fish and chips.

Next is Llanfairfechan, a popular seaside resort with a welcoming beach that’s used for swimming and watersports, such as kayaking and kite surfing. Stroll the long promenade, climb the hills to find the druid circles or take a boat tour to see the Menai Strait’s marine life, including seals and dolphins.

From Llanfairfechan, take the motorhome south-west to Llanberis at the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. This is a great base for exploring Snowdon, whose summit can either be reached on foot or, for a more leisurely route, via the Mountain Railway. Whichever route you choose, you can be sure of spectacular sights and an otherworldly experience.

Driving eastwards through the park you will arrive at Capel Curig, a wonderful place to stop and take in the landscape. For walkers, the 3.5-mile Crimpiau route starts here with magnificent views of the Ogwen and Mymbyr valleys, Llyn Crafnant’s sparkling waters and Snowdon horseshoe’s ridge trails.

Last stop is Betws-y-Coed, Wales’ answer to Alpine resorts with its dense forests, trails and high-octane activities. Here you can do a spot of fishing, discover the bike routes or visit Swallow Falls, a multiple waterfall system accessed via a walk through Gwydir Forest.

Portmeirion and Cardigan Bay

From the coast to the mountains, the 60.5-mile Pwllheli to Ffestiniog route takes in nature, adventure and unusual sights.

Start your Swift Go motorhome road trip at Pwllheli, a lively seaside town on Wales’ Lyn Peninsular (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The sand dune beach boasts Blue Flag status as well as an exciting history of pirating and smuggling, thanks to the harbour’s busy trade routes.

Driving east along Cardigan Bay, you’ll arrive at Portmeirion – a quirky attraction designed to imitate an Italian village. Complete with a fountained central piazza, the colourful village draws international visitors thanks to its iconic architecture, stunning beaches and exotic gardens. Beyond its Mediterranean charms, Portmeirion has wonderful outlook over the estuary, coastal walks and folly-filled woodlands.

Following Cardigan Bay through Harlech, you’ll be surrounded by views of Snowdonia, the sea and the town’s dramatic castle. Next stop is Barmouth, where paddleboarding against the background of the bay’s breathtaking sunsets is an experience to remember for life. Whether you want to watch the boats bob in the harbour with an ice cream or climb through the hills, Barmouth is a superb base.

The route then turns through Coedy Brenin Forest Park, a sanctuary for roaming deer and mountain bikers alike. At the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, there is a whole world of outdoor activities to choose from and an abundance of wildlife to spot.

The route ends at Ffestiniog, the former slate capital of the world offering even more than meets the eye. Under the ground, the historic caverns house the world’s largest subterranean trampoline park, a surreal world in which children and adults can bounce through a natural wonder. Or for a bird’s eye view of the area, take Europe’s largest zip zone across 3 exhilarating lines suspended 500ft above the ground!

Breacon Beacons and The Mumbles

The route from the Wales-England Border to The Mumbles takes in mountains, forest and seashore over an 88-mile road trip. Starting out in Haye-on-Wye, an idyllic town famed for its book stores and literature festival, you’ll have access to as much culture as scenery. Encircled by the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the River Wye and Herefordshire’s rural landscapes, it’s perfect for walkers, nature lovers and watersports enthusiasts.

Taking your Swift Go motorhome south-west through the Breacon Beacons National Park, an area as beloved for its countryside as it is for its heritage, you’ll encounter an eclectic range of attractions. This hugely varied region presents rural highlights such as waterfalls, caves, grassy moorlands and Welsh mountain ponies, alongside music, food and art.

Reaching Pontypridd, you’ll find a friendly market town which blends its industrial revolution heritage with a lively sport and performance scene. Home to Tom Jones, there’s music at any turn alongside picturesque surroundings and one of Wales’ biggest open-air markets, selling local specialities.

The route now winds through the Afan Forest Park, popular for its bike trails and forest safaris, before passing Neath’s medieval Abbey. On to the coastal city of Swansea, where there is as much adventure as relaxation, you can get active with everything from surfing to gorge walking, take a stroll along the promenade or follow in the footsteps of native poet Dylan Thomas.

Drive along Swansea Bay to finish your Wales roadtrip in The Mumbles, a quaint seaside village boasting delicious ice cream and independent boutique shopping. There’s a Victorian pier featuring a pirate boating lake, the labyrinthine Oyster Castle and fresh off the boat seafood, alongside a host of entertainments to keep you busy ahead of a quiet evening in the motorhome.