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You’ll Love Our Kerry Trails Walking Holiday – 3 Nights for you to unwind!

Our Kerry Trails Walking Holiday consists of 3 nights b&b and 2 days of guided walking, this holiday features easy to moderate walks for people who hillwalk on a regular basis. In reaching the mountain lakes, we will encounter some extended sections of gradual ascent and long grass. We will walk at a comfortable pace, stopping to take in the scenery. Trailhead transport is included. It is perfect for solo travellers, friends, couples and groups and includes sections of the Kerry Way, Sneem loop trails and the Dunkerron Mountains. We provide luxury ensuite accommodation at Álaind Lodges in Sneem with full breakfast, packed lunch and apre-walk refreshments. Evening meals will be organised for our guests.

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Highlights - Kerry Trails Holiday

Surrounded by wild nature at Eagles Lake and Coomanassig Waterfall in Sneem
Exploring the foothills of Sneem's Dunkerron Mountains

Available Dates - Kerry Trails

Click a date to book instantly or contact us to complete it for you. Holidays are usually Thursday - Sunday unless stated 'Midweek'.

Want to book a shorter or 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.

Itinerary - Kerry Trails

On Day 1 our guests on the Kerry Walking Trails Walking holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges on Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry, V93AC80. You’ll find directions and a map on our website. Please contact us if you require collection from Killarney Airport or Train Station. In the evening our small group of walkers gathers for a welcome drink and a holiday briefing.

 

Álaind Ensuite Room

 

Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

 

Blazing real fire stove – a relaxing end to the day

Description: Easy to Moderate difficulty. 12km; height gain 345m; maximum height 180m; 4.5 hrs. 

We’ll combine the best sections of these two walks in Sneem, taking in a mix of moorland, tarred road, forest track and hillside meadow. 

Due to their low lying nature (total height gain of 345m) this Kerry Walk can be done in all seasons. What’s more, you’ll encounter many animals and wildlife here in what is part of the Kerry GeoPark .

 

Fermoyle Bridge on the Fermoyle Walk
The Kerry Mountain Hare is one of our frequent wildlife visitors.

 

The Kerry Mountain Hare is one of our frequent wildlife visitors.

 

Kerry GeoPark incorporates Sneem village and its environs, which experts widely recognise as one of the most geologically significant locations. 

Why, you may ask? Because its old red sandstone mountains; glaciated features; ancient archaeological sites; and Irish Language, history and culture all combine to enhance the attractiveness of this remarkable region. You simply have to venture into its heart to really appreciate its splendour.

We’re combining both loop walks into a one day trail of about 12km which allows us to enjoy the most interesting sections of these two loops in one day.

After relaxing for a while with a drink at Álaind Lodges, you’ll retire to your rooms to freshen up and get ready for your chosen evening dining in Sneem village.2

Description: Easy to Moderate; 10Km; height gain 380m; max height 400m.

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.

 

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

Venturing higher 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.

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.

  • €300 per person sharing (€600 total) for three night holiday
  • €25 per night single supplement applies (€375 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
  • Welcome Drink on Arrival Evening
  • Professionally Guided Trail Walking
  • Breakfast
  • Packed Lunch
  • Trailhead Transport
  • 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 mountains 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.

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.

Have a question about Álaind Walking’s Kerry Trails Walking Holiday? Want to know more about walking in Sneem?
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