White Water Rafting

One of our most popular water sports, White Water Rafting is great fun!

Come and join the excitement with us at Adventure Beyond.

Session Details Option 1

Guided Rafting trip though grade 2 to 4 rapids on the river Teifi

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Sesion times: 0930-1300 / 1330-1700 (arrivals to farewells)

Distance: 9.35km

Location: We will send the meeting location in the conformation email

Minimum age: Recommended age of 8+ but this is flexable as every person has different abilites, the group will need to have adults to power the craft if little ones on board.

Minimum group size: 4

River limitations: This is a naturaly fed river, to make the rafts fit down the river we require a good level of water.

Session Details Option 2

Guided Rafting trip on the lower Teifi, flat water rafting taking in the stunning Teifi gorge, stopping for a packlunch on route

Duration: 3 - 5 hours

Sesion times: 1000 - 1300/1500 (arrivals to farewells)

Distance: 7.1km

Location: We will send the meeting location in the conformation email

Minimum age: Recommended age of 8+ but this is flexable as every person has different abilites.

Minimum group size: 4

What to bring / wear?

We will provide you with:
  • Full winter wetsuit (option 2 in summer if hot you may wish to just go in swimmers with tea shirt shorts on top)
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • (in the colder months we add more neoprene to more skin to make the session even better)

  • You will need to bring:
  • Shoes which will get wet, old trainers are best, idealy they have a good sole and dont come off easily.
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • (Packed lunch for option 2)
  • (Jumper for lunch break with option 2)
  • Adverse condition

    If the river is to high to make a safe trip we will adapt the session or change to an alternative session / location. We can still do the session in the rain. Option 1 if there is not enough water the tubing session is the best alternative. Option 2 nearly always works apart from in high winds.

    Swim ability:

    None requried, as you will float in the all the equipment. Please advise us if you are a non swimmer or nervous in the water so we can best cater for you during the session. There are sections where you can be 10 meters from the nearest bit of land but it is always safest to get back on the raft if you fall in.

    White Water Rafting is one of our most popular activities, and it's easy to see why.

    With just the right mix of exhilarating fast water and gentle paddling, our white water rafting sessions are one of the best ways to be introduced to this adrenaline-packed sport. On this adventure you will have the chance to paddle down some of the best white water in the UK, the Teifi River in West Wales, where the UK Raft Championships were held back in 2012.

    White water Rafting lesson basics Wales

    Before the river

    We learn control in a safe environment

    White Water Rafting Wales

    Rafting fun

    Heading down Henllan falls

    White water Rafting down Henllan falls Wales

    Smiles all-round

    Last drop before the exit

    This is a great activity for all the family, but it's also very physical and, because of this, the required minimum age is 8 years old. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service to provide white water rafting to unaccompanied under-18's, so this makes a great activity for schools and colleges.

    How does the session run first option?

    After an informative briefing, you will start learning how to steer your raft as a team, before being launched straight into the action as you make your first drop into real white water.

    Each raft will have a fully qualified Instructor guiding.

    White Water Rafting is an activity which usually lasts for 3+ hours.

    Our sessions run from one location to another on the River Teifi in West Wales, and during the trip you will travel through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

    There are three sections of rapids during the trip, starting on a Grade 2 before having a fun trip following the river round bends and playing games, then reaching a Grade 3 Rapid. After this there is a shorter length through the countryside before finishing the trip heading down a Grade 4 Rapid.(the team are required to paddle at command during the rapids, the guide can change the direction of the raft but the team are needed to make it go in that direction)

    How does the session run second option?

    After an informative briefing, you will start learning how to steer your raft as a team, then its a case of heading downthe river with your guide.

    During the session you will get a chance to all have a go at guiding the raft, where you will get to be the captain getting your team to help you manoeuvre the raft, as well as mucking around playing on the inflatable as you go.

    This option takes you down the stunning Teifi gorge, its a tranquil section of river filled with wildlife, we aim to find a nice spot to stop and swim and have a packed lunch along the way, finishing up heading out of the gorge to the estuary section leading into Cardigan town finishing at out office near Cardigan castle.(the team will need to do some paddling if there is a head wind on the final straight)

    We provide you with:

    All required safety equipment for your White water rafting Session.

    Wetsuit (winter wetsuit all year to keep you nice and warm)

    Buoyancy aid


    (Wet suit hood, gloves, socks depending upon season ).

    Qualified White water Rafting instructor

    We would like you to bring:

    Sensible footwear which will get wet (if you are unsure please ask). We recommend old trainers, we will bring a assortment of old ones but can not guarantee they will fit.


    Bather's to go under the wetsuit

    Sun cream (yes, even in Wales)

    Camera (optional) We can not guarantee it will stay dry or safe.

    We will arrange a shuttle at the start of the White water rafting session, leaving some vehicles at the end and some at the start.

    Can we do the Activity in the rain?

    Yes - White water rafting can be done in the rain.

    Do White water rafting trips happen all year round?

    Yes and No: All we need is water in the river this can happen all year it just depends upon the weather.

    What happens if there is not enough water to raft?

    If the water is too low the rapids we head down get too narrow for the rafts.

    If this happens we change the session to White water tubing or kayak, which are narrow enough to head down the rapids and are great fun.

    Alternatively we can still use the rafts on another section of river which is deeper, with it being deeper there are no rocks creating rapids. 

    Can we change our Activities?

    Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

    Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?

    Yes: people do wear contact lenses and say its ok but I don't where them so just go on others word.

    Glasses can be worn but its best to have a leash attached. If they fall off or get broken we can not be held responsible.

    If they are important to your driving think wisely before taking on session.

    What group sizes can you accommodate?

    Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

    Do we need to be able to swim?

    No it is unnecessary for White water rafting, the main aim is to stay on board.

    If you happen to fall in we provide you with enough floating equipment that you float. 

    Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?

    Yes - we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our Instructors will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and they'll make any necessary changes.

    What if I have a medical condition?

    Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.


    The wetsuits are made out of Neoprene which is a synthetic rubber.

    We clean the Wetsuits with disinfectant which:

    • Does NOT contain harmful Phenols, Aldehydes or Alcohol
    • Is NON-toxic, NON-staining, NON-tainting and a NON-irritant at all working dilutions
    • Is kind to the environment, as it is water-based and biodegradable
    • Is manufactured in the United Kingdom and efficacy tested by recognised UK laboratories

    To make the White water rafting trip viable we require a minimum of 4 People to be in the raft.

    If you are an adventurous couple and don't have enough people, you are not alone - this is a common question. We have started a list of people who require other members to join together with them to make up a group. We can put you on the list, and we would then try to make up a group for whenever you're available to play.

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