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Time for an adventure in Rhondda Cynon Taf


Posted: 30/11/2021

Time for an adventure in Rhondda Cynon Taf

It’s time to get the tribe together and let your next adventure unfold in Rhondda Cynon Taf, home to some of the most epic experiences in South Wales.

It’s the place where you can soar from the top of mountains, trek towards incredible views to enjoy the sunset or just enjoy a refreshing wild swim.

Cycle, hike, horse-ride or run through a dramatic landscape with some of the best views around.

Enjoy amazing food and drink, chill out in luxury spas, satisfy your wanderlust, and just have fun with your friends or family.

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Zip World Tower, Rhigos

This is the latest adrenaline experience from the world-famous Welsh brand. The Phoenix is the fastest seated zip line in the world! Soar from the top of the breath-taking Rhigos mountain.


Where to stay

Bird’s Farm offers a range of self-catering options, with hot tubs, including the farmhouse, the stables, the Bird House and the ‘Hetti and Harri’ converted horseboxes, which offer comfortable glamping.



Dare Valley Country Park

This is an amazing place to stay if you have a caravan, campervan, or motorhome. Dare Valley Country Park is a Dark Sky Wales accredited site, which means it offers perfect star-gazing conditions. Set out the hammock or floor cushions, get the BBQ going and chill out under a canopy of stars and constellations.

There are over 200 acres to explore in Dare Valley Country Park. Bring your own mountain bike or hire one of ours to take on Gravity Family Bike Park and the exhilarating trails. Venture up into the glacial mountains that surround the park for some of the best views around – especially sunsets.

Black Rock Café on site is perfect if you don’t fancy a BBQ. Meals are made onsite from fresh, local produce.



Where to stay

In Dare Valley Country Park! Bring your caravan, motorhome, or campervan (no tents sorry) and stay on-site with electric hook up and use of the modernised shower and washing up facilities. Black Rock Café is perfect for brunch.




No words are needed – this is one of just two table-top mountains in Europe and the view from the top is incredible – daytime, nightime, sunrise or sunset.

There’s a stunning waterfall and fairy pool popular with wild swimmers.



Where to stay

The Dunraven Hotel sits in the shadow of Penpych and is the perfect base for adventures – plus it serves great food and drink, including wood-fired pizza and often has “guest” street food events, like Caribbean.



Mountain Biking

There are too many biking trails on our mountains to list! Best to just grab your gear and get exploring! Keep an eye out for the Natural Resources Wales car parks, which act as starting points for trails into the forestry and on to the mountains. The main road over the Bwlch is one of the toughest sections of the epic Dragon Ride through South Wales.


Where to stay

St Alban’s Church in Treherbert sleeps up to 10, has bike storage and is a gorgeous, converted chapel.

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Maerdy Reservoir

The National Cycle Network and ancient Coed Morgannwg way run though this historic site. You can still see the remains of the Castell Nos, believed to have been built by the Welsh Lords of Meisgyn, descendants of Iestyn ap Gwrgant, the last Welsh King of Glamorgan.

Discover the walking route and more here.



Where to stay

Bethel Nook in Rhigos is a gorgeous, converted annexe with a mezzanine sleeping area that is perfect for those looking for somewhere to relax at the end of a busy day.




Llanwonno forestry is steeped in myths and legends. Walk or cycle through the forestry to the Clydach reservoir and Pistell Golau falls. The Brynfrynnon pub is a great place to stop and refuel – and you can enjoy gorgeous views from there too.



Where to stay

The Tunnel Cottages in Aberdare offer a range of cottages and are set in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons.




This mountain is packed with walks – find more here.

It’s also a great place to just chill with a cuppa and an ice cream.



Where to stay

Blaencwm Miner’s Cottage is really popular, offering cosy accommodation in the beautiful and friendly town of Blaencwm, near Treorchy.

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Taff Valley Quad Bike and Activity Centre

This incredible team, based in a farmhouse amid the rolling Taff Valley hills will build an adventure for you. They cater for groups of all sizes and offer quad treks, rock climbing, hill walking, gorge walking, archery and more – they can even sort places to stay if you are interested.

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Where to stay

Lan Farm Cottage in Graigwen, Pontypridd sleeps four and just look at those views!


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Carly Davies

Martin Agg

Delme Thompson

Lee Williams

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For letting us use their stunning pictures.