Departure Point: Betws-y-Coed or Llanbedr
Flight Time: 30 Minutes
Max Weight: 17st per person
The spectacular and dramatic beauty of Snowdonia is hard to describe. Your flight starts from Bettws y Coed, set in the beautiful Snowdonia forest park, surrounded by woods, mountains and waterfalls. No wonder it is North Wales’ most visited inland resort. From here you will fly south west, passing over the castle at Dolwyddelan, built in the 13th century by Llewellyn the Great. The breathtaking range of scenery continues to unfold beneath you as you pass by Blaenau Ffestiniog, you will be amazed at the size and scale of the quarries, the home for many years of the famous Welsh Slate, and nowadays, on a mountain ridge on the outskirts of the village, they run the Zip Wire where, if you like, you can slide at 100 mph across a rock face… Then onto to Portmerion, the picturesque Italianate village made famous by the Prisoner TV series looks idyllic as it nestles in woodland off the Dwyryd estuary. Heading north you will fly over Beddgelert, the prettiest village in Snowdonia and setting for Rupert the Bear. Watch out for the Dragons at Castle Dinas Emrys! The two Dragons were captured in a cauldron of beer and buried beneath the castle. On route back to Bettws you will fly pass Snowdon, at 1085m is the highest mountain in Wales, Sir Edmund Hilary trained here before climbing Everest, and legend has it that a giant killed by Arthur is buried on its summit.
Flights take place on certain weekends from April until October, once you have purchased and received your voucher you can redeem it online and book a date for your flight.
Prices are per person. Flights will be shared with up to three other passengers.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.