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Try our Short Active Breaks – Guided Walking and 2 nights B&B

Looking for a mini active break – weekend or midweek, then look no further than a guided walking adventure at Álaind Lodges on the Ring of Kerry. Unwind, switch off and rejuvenate with two days guided walking and two nights B&B at Álaind Lodges, Sneem. Fergal Harrington, Host and Professional Mountain leader will look after you during your stay. After a restful nights sleep, followed by a sumptuous breakfast, we’ll explore the trails, mountain, lakes and waterfalls of Sneem and the Dunkerron Mountains. Get you boots on for a wonderful refreshing experience!

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Do Something Different for your mini-break or holiday

Escape to Nature with Álaind Holidays In Sneem for a two night active break. By day rejuvenate your spirits with wonderful walking in the magnificent Kerry countryside of Sneem. In the evenings, kick back and relax with two nights bed and breakfast at Álaind Lodges.

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Highlights of Our 2 Night Mini Active Breaks

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Surrounded by wild nature at Eagles Lake and Coomanassig Waterfall in Sneem
Looking down to Coomnacronia Lake
View from above Coomnacronia Lake

Available Dates - Active 2 Night Breaks

Click a date below to book instantly or contact us to complete it for you. Holidays are typically Friday to Sunday with midweek options too.

Want to book a longer walking holiday?

No problem! Simply contact Fergal directly and he’ll get right back to you with details and answers to any other questions you may have.

Want to do your own thing and go at your pace? You can book one of our self-guided walking holidays.

As we are surrounded by fabulous walking opportunities, we're perfectly situated if you want to go and explore the area for yourself. We call this a self-guided package where you'll have maps and back up support but I won't be leading you on your walks. I'll be glad to help you organise this and you can check out our self-guided 'Kerry Geo-Park' and 'Kerry Way' packages on our Holidays Page. You can also combine both of these for a longer stay. Alternatively, you can simply contact me (Fergal Harrington) directly and I'll discuss all the walking holiday options with you.

Itinerary for Your Active Getaway

On Day 1 our guests on our two night Active Breaks arrive at Álaind Lodges on Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry, V93AC80. You’ll find directions and a map on our website. Please contact me if you require collection from Killarney Airport or Train Station.  I’ll brief you with the itinerary for your stay and you’re welcome to get comfortable in one of our lounges with a welcome drink.  

 

Álaind Ensuite Room

 

Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

 

Blazing real fire stove – a relaxing end to the day

After a peaceful night’s sleep in your luxury ensuite room, we’ll usually breakfast at 8.30 am and be ready to depart on our walk at 10 am.
 
Walk Description: Easy to Moderate; 8Km; height gain 380m; max height 400m.

Today’s walk is all about traversing the lower slopes of Sneem’s Dunkerron Mountains. Although these mountains are between 600m and 700m high, we’ll be keeping to a maximum height of approximately 400m. This means that, no matter the weather, we’ll get up close to the beautiful geological features of this stunning area.

 

 

Standing Stone at Dromtine with Knocknagantee and Coomnacronia Mountains in the background

Venturing higher into the Dunkerrons Mountains of Sneem, we’ll experience the ruggedness of these mountains and discover a geological wonderland of precipitous rock faces, rugged ridges and deep-walled cooms. 

On this walk we’ll visit the wonderful mountain lake Coomnacronia, which makes for a lovely place to have a snack. Then we’ll traverse across the Mountain to Eagles lake, Coomanassig 100m tall waterfall and the vertical cliff walls of Knocknagantee.  

Taking in the scenery at Coomanassig – Sneem Waterfall

Lunch at Coomnacronia Lake

The tastiest lunches are those enjoyed in good company in the mountains.

If we’re lucky, we might even catch sight of the Kerry white-tailed sea eagles which regularly visit the area.

 

 Sea-eagles are regularly seen above Sneem’s Dunkerron Mountains

At the end of our walk, we’ll enjoy some apre-walk refreshments before getting ready for your chosen evening dining in Sneem village.

Description: Easy to Moderate difficulty. 9km; height gain 180m; maximum height 180m; 2.5 hrs. 

The Lomanagh Loop Walk in Sneem is a mix of tarred road, gravel track and hillside meadow. Due to its low lying nature (total height gain of 200m) this Kerry Walk is a very scenic adventure that everyone will love and in all seasons. 

We’ll start today’s walk from the gates of Álaind Lodges.  We’ll be walking for approximately 9km and 2.5hrs. This is a very enjoyable walk with some lovely scenery and landscapes and is gentle enough not to tire you out. 

River ford on the Lomanagh Walk in Sneem

 

River ford on the Lománagh Walk

Dunkerron Mountains viewed from the Lomanagh Walk in Sneem

Dunkerron Mountains viewed from the Lománagh Walk

 

We’ll return to Álaind Lodges after the walk to freshen up and have some hearty soup and brown bread and or tea/coffee, to get yourself ready for the journey home.

  • €225 per person sharing (€450 total) for two night break
  • €25 per night single supplement for a double ensuite room applies (€275 total)

 

A €100 per person deposit will be charged on all guided walking holiday bookings. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before arrival date, your deposit will be refunded.

  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Professionally Guided Trail Walking
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on both days
  • Apre-walk Refreshments
  • Drying Facilities
 

Not Included:

  • Any pre-tour or post-tour accommodation
  • Evening meals (although we’ll gladly make reservations for you)
  • Travel insurance

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What to Know Before You Go

If you want an exciting escape from your routine, this mini-break is for you. You’ll feel invigorated while exploring trails, open countryside and rugged mountain walks with a small group of walkers. 

You will enjoy stunning Ring of Kerry views of the Kerry Mountains, the wild Atlantic and beautiful lakes & waterfalls. 

Afterwards you’ll relax in your luxury accommodation at Álaind Lodges, Sneem – your base for the duration of your holiday.

Everyone who loves walking on way-marked trails but also like to spice it up with some off-trail mountain routes on lower hills.

Rest assured we take plenty of stops to take in the views and chat. We keep the group together, so everyone has a rewarding experience.

What’s more, our holidays are ideal for couples, groups and single guests.

Walking participants should have experience of upland walking and be of good health with reasonable level of fitness.

This is important as you can expect moderate ascents & descents at the start and end of walks. We will also traverse slopes through sometimes long grass and bracken. Waterproof boots are recommended when walking in the mountains. 

You can walk year round in Sneem as winter consitions are mild with snow and ice being uncommon. The average weather temperatures are between 7C degrees (45F degrees ) in January and February, and 15.5C degrees (60F degrees) in July and August. In fact the weather is largely frost free thanks to the warm Atlantic Gulf Stream that allows even semi-tropical vegetation to thrive here.

The maximum number of guests is 10 persons. Each holiday requires four or more persons to take place.

Please contact Fergal Harrington at +353852581480 if you want to discuss your holiday requirements. Alternatively, you can send him an email.

You’ll base yourself at Álaind Lodges in Sneem for the duration of your walking holiday, where you’ll find it easy to relax. We have a rating of 9.1 on Booking.com and 9.6 on Hotels.com 

This will be your home from home as you settle into your private luxury bedroom. You can relax in our spacious lounges complete with real fireplaces – wonderful in the autumn & winter seasons.

Our luxury rooms have comfy beds, pressurised power showers, wooden floors, satellite TV and wifi and tea/coffee facilities.

Furthermore, we have a drying room for your boots and wet gear so you can start each day in comfort.

Our Kerry Walking Trails holiday package includes all guided walks, luxury bed & breakfast, packed lunch and apre-walk refreshment.

Reassuringly we and our supplier partners take Covid-19 precautions to ensure you feel safe and protected. We participate fully in Fáilte Ireland’s Covid-19 Safety Charter.

luxury ensuite room

 

Luxury ensuite double room

The minimum you should have includes waterproof boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers and backpack.

As we may be walking through long wet grass, I recommend gaiters and a walking pole.

You should also have a hat, gloves, extra thin warm layers, thick hiking socks,  water bottle & lunchbox.

We can supply walking poles. You may also wish to bring a personal first aid kit and sunscreen / insect repellent. 

Fergal Harrington is the owner of Álaind Holidays and a professionally qualified Mountain Leader, who you can email or phone +353-85-2581480 directly to help you plan your perfect holiday.

We can arrange transfers to and from Killarney Airport or Train Station with the cost shared equally among those travelling. Please inquire directly with us. 

We understand that you want more flexibility and peace of mind in these uncertain times.

In the event that Government restrictions prevent you travelling for your holiday, we will cancel your booking for free.

You will also be able to reschedule your booking without charge.

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Experienced Guides

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Fantastic Value

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