Thanks to sweepstakes partners Visit Wales and Virgin Atlantic Airways, Sierra Designs is sending one lucky winner and a friend to Wales for a week of exploring the beautiful and expansive Welsh countryside. The trip will include airfare, hotel stays at the beginning and end of the trip, Sierra Designs gear, and BritRail passes for custom travel throughout Wales.
Wales, a land of historic castles (641 at last count), green pastures, and endless coastline is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true with abundant opportunities for hiking, biking, trekking, climbing, camping, caving, and that uniquely Welsh adventure, coasteering.
“One month into our Wales Adventure Sweepstakes and we’re already seeing hundreds of people entering to win,” said Kenny Ballard, president of Sierra Designs. “A trip like this really resonates with an outdoor community eager for new experiences and exciting adventures. Including the award-winning Lighting XT 4 and a variety of other Sierra Designs gear certainly helps to draw attention.”
Included in the grand prize package is a Sierra Designs Lighting XT 4 Tent, two award-winning Verde 20 sleeping bags and two sets of legendary waterproof hiking gear: the Cyclone Eco Jackets & Pants. This prize package also includes round-trip airfare for two on Virgin Atlantic Airways, two nights lodging in a luxury yurt at the Graig Wen resort, a BritRail FlexiPass for transportation around Wales and to Snowdonia National Park, and two nights at Escape, a five-star boutique bed and breakfast, prior to flying home.
The sweepstakes is running through September 30, 2009, and the winner will be notified. For a complete description of the prizes as well as sweepstakes terms & conditions, go to:
Wales is a country about the size of Massachusetts: 200 miles long and 70 miles across at its widest point. Wales and England and Scotland are the 3 distinct countries that make up the island of Britain. Wales is “a peninsula on the western flank of England, facing Ireland,” as writer Jan Morris aptly says. The people of Wales are called Welsh and many still speak the ancient Welsh language (as well as English). Wales is the host nation for golf’s Ryder Cup competition in 2010, the sporting world’s third-most watched event. The Ryder Cup will be played at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, Wales in October 2010.