50 Mile Helicopter Tour of Snowdonia
It's not hard to believe magic exists after a helicopter trip over Snowdonia National Park in a comfy Jet Ranger Bell 206 or Robinson R44. Depart from Bettws y Coed, flying over woodland, mountains and waterfalls towards the 13th century castle at Dolwyddelan; pass Blaenau Ffestiniog and fly over Portmerion, the atmospheric Italian-style village where TV series The Prisoner was filmed. Then pass over Beddgelert, Snowdonia's prettiest village and the setting for Rupert the Bear, continuing over Castle Dinas Emrys, where legendary dragons were captured and buried. Heading back to Bettws, the route also passes Snowdon, Wales's tallest mountain at 1085m and the site where Arthur is said to have killed a giant. A legendary experience.
- A fifty mile helicopter flight over one of the UK's most beautiful National Parks
- Discover woods, glens, waterfalls, mountains, castles and villages
- See famous landmarks including Portmerion, Snowdon and Castle Dinas Emrys
- Takes place in a Robinson R44 or a Jet Ranger Bell 206
- Availability Description
Flights take place one weekend date per month from March - October.
- Participant Guidelines
Min age five, max weight 17 stone and anyone unders 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Disabled passengers are welcome, with carers. All passengers must purchase a seat on the flight.
This is a weather dependent activity, mainly due to wind speeds and cloud base above the ground. It is crucial to call the venue before setting out to check conditions. If the flight is cancelled, it can be re-booked directly with the venue.
Expect to be at the venue for about one hour, including a safety briefing and a flight time of 30 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of the booked time to ensure a prompt start.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the helicopter with up to three other sightseeing enthusiasts.
- Dress Code
Please bear in mind that inside the helicopter can get quite warm. Sunglasses are recommended all year round.
- Other Info
Please note, the actual mileage may vary slightly depending on Air Traffic Control requriements.