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. While in the evenings, you can kick back and relax with two nights at Álaind Lodges bed and breakfast.
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No problem! Simply contact Fergal at Álaind Walking directly and he’ll get right back to you with details and answers to any other questions you may have.
The itinerary of all our holidays will be tailored to meet the expected weather conditions and the duration of each holiday.
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.
Today’s walk is all about traversing the lower slopes of Sneem’s Dunkerron Mountains. Although these mountain are between 600m and 700m high, we’ll be keeping to a maximum height of approximately 400m. This means that we’ll get up close to the beautiful geological features of the Kerry Geo Park, no matter the weather.
Venturing into the Dunkerrons of Sneem, we experience the ruggedness of these mountains which colliding continental plates began forming over 300 million years ago. Before this, believe it or not shallow tropical seas previously covered the land giving rise to their old red sandstone rock makeup.
The weather and ice movements eroded the sandstone over millions of years and today you’ll find a geological wonderland of sheer rock faces, rugged ridges and deep walled cooms.
On this walk we’ll visit the wonderful Eagles lake, Coomanassig 100m tall waterfall and the vertical cliff walls of Knocknagantee. Next we’ll traverse across Sneem’s mountainous backdrop for a lunchstop at Coomnacronia lake.
If we’re lucky, we might even catch sight of the Kerry white-tailed sea eagles which regularly visit the area.
At the end of our walk, we’ll enjoy some apre-walk refreshments before getting ready for your chosen evening dining in Sneem village.ascent
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 3 hrs. This is a very enjoyable walk with some lovely scenery and landscapes and is gentle enough not to tire you out.
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.
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.
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 with good grips are required 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.