12/01/2012 10:35 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

Hidden Gems: Welsh Adventures

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there's nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country. In Wales, going off-the-beaten-path means literally going off-road, underground and even underwater.

From riding some of the most challenging mountain bike paths in the world to racing across a very smelly, very dirty peat bog, Wales has experiences to challenge even the most daring adventure traveler.

Get a piece of the action in the first of my next series of Hidden Gems videos from Wales.

For Welsh cultural experiences, check out my video Hidden Gems: Wales, Welsh Arts