Highlights Include Guided Hike of Carrauntoohil the Highest Mountain in Ireland & Torc Mountain via the Kerry Way
This 3 night half board Carrauntoohil Walking Holiday includes luxury ensuite accommodation at Alaind Lodges, Sneem, breakfasts x 3, packed lunches x 2, evening meal x 2 and two days of guided walks & trailhead transfers.
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The walks consist of a leisurely warm up to Torc Mountain via The Kerry Way on Day 2 followed by the challenge of Carrauntoohil on Day 3.
Carrauntoohil and the Macgillycuddy Reeks range on the Iveragh Peninsula on the ring of Kerry are the most majestic and tallest of Ireland’s mountains. Carrauntoohil is the central peek in this area with a height of 1,040m. These Kerry Mountains between Killarney and Sneem offer arguably the best hiking and walking opportunities in Ireland.
Holiday Itinerary Day 1 – Arrival in Sneem
On Day 1 our Álaind walking guests on the Carrauntoohil Walking holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges, Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry. Later that evening our small group of walkers gathers for some light food, a beverage and a holiday briefing.
Walking Itinerary Day 2 – Walking the Kerry Way to Torc Mountain
This Torc Mountain walk involves a moderate 4 hr walk initially along the beautiful Kerry Way. The Kerry Way winds through native woodland and stunning valleys before arriving at Torc Mountain. Now we ascend the sleeper covered trail to the top at 530m to take in beautiful views of Killarney lakes and the National Park.
Later in the evening the group meets for the first of two sumptuous meals.
Walking Itinerary Day 3 – Climbing Carrauntoohil
Today we’re setting out on to climb Carrauntoohil’s, Ireland’s tallest mountain. Choosing one of the lesser climbed routes to the top, we depart Álaind Lodges in Sneem nice and early. Whichever route we choose, the walk will be a strenuous one on rough track and open mountainside. It involves a height gain of approximately 900m which takes 6-7 hours.
Later in the evening the group will meet for our second meal of the weekend.
Why You Should Book the Carrauntoohill Walking Holiday with Álaind Walking
Expect to be invigorated while walking the wild and rugged Carrauntoohil, the tallest mountain in Ireland with a small group of walkers. You will enjoy stunning Ring of Kerry views of the Kerry Mountains, Killarney and beautiful lakes & waterfalls. Your luxury accommodation is at Álaind Lodges, Sneem, where you will relax for the duration of your stay.
Who Should Book This Álaind Walking Holiday
Everyone that loves an outdoor walking challenge. The Carrauntoohil hike in particular requires experience in mountain off-trail walking on rough ground. You should also be of good health with good level of fitness. The walks include prolonged periods of ascent to reach mountain summits & plateaus.
Each holiday requires four or more to take place.
What’s Included in the Holiday Cost:
- 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
- Luxury Ensuite Bedroom
- Light Food and Beverages on Arrival
- Guided Walking & Transport to trail-head x 2
- Evening Meals x 2 (Set Menu)
- Packed Lunches x 2
- Drying Room.
Transfers to and from Killarney can be arranged at additional cost. Please inquire with us. Guided walks are led by Fergal Harrington, qualified Mountain Leader and professionally insured.
- Any pre-tour or post-tour accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Personal drinks at evening meals.
What is the Cost of The Carrauntoohil Holiday
The cost of the holiday is from €450 per person sharing. €75 single supplement applies.
What You Need to Bring:
The minimum is waterproof boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers, backpack, gaiters & walking poles, hat, gloves and thick hiking socks; water bottle & lunchbox; small torch, personal first and sunscreen / insect repellent. Upon completion of booking, we will detail the full list of essentials.
How to Book Your Place on The Carrauntoohil Walking Holiday:
Let us take care of the logistics and all your accommodation needs, so you can focus on enjoying your walking holiday. Simply click the link below, select your desired bedroom, number of persons, the dates of the weekend and be sure to select the walking holiday extra.
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Want to know more about Carrauntoohil? Read our Guide to Climbing Carrauntoohil. This and our Guide to Walking in Kerry will give you a feel for whether the challenge of climbing the tallest mountain in Ireland is for you.