Kerry Trails Holiday – 3 Nights B&B, Guided Walks from €300pp

Consisting 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. 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, Sneem with full breakfast and packed lunch. Evening meals will be organised for our guests.

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Eagles Lake and Coomanassig Waterfall in Sneem
Exploring the foothills of Sneem's Dunkerron Mountains

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Itinerary

On Day 1 our guests on the Kerry Walking Trails Walking holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges on Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry. You’ll find directions and a map on our website. In the evening our small group of walkers gathers for a welcome drink and a holiday briefing.

 

Álaind Ensuite Room
One of our Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

What better than a blazing real fire stove on a cool evening

Description: 12km with 345m Height Gain. Maximum height 180m. Approx. 4.5 hrs. Easy to Moderate difficulty.

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 as you progress through this area that is part of the Kerry GeoPark area.

 

Fermoyle Bridge on Álaind Kerry Trails Walking Holiday
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, 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

Dunkerrons Trail Description: 10Km with a height gain of 380m; height loss of 450m and a maximum height of 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.

 

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, 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 whitetailed sea eagles which regularly visit the area.

 

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

You’ll enjoy apre-walk refreshments before getting ready for your chosen evening dining in Sneem village.

What’s Included in the Holiday Cost

  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Welcome Drink and Briefing 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

 

The Cost of The Kerry Walking Trails Holiday including luxury ensuite bedroom

  • Three Nights / Three Days Kerry Trail Walking – €300 per person sharing (€600 total)
  • €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.

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 with some off-trail mountain routes. 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.

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

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.

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.

You’ll base yourself at Álaind Lodges in Sneem for the duration of your walking, where you’ll find it easy to relax. This will be your home from home as you settle into your private luxury bedroom and 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, backpack, gaiters, hat, gloves and 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 arrange transfers to and from Killarney Airport or Train Station with the cost shared equally among those travelling. Please inquire with us. 

Have a question about Álaind Walking’s Kerry Trails Walking Holiday? Call us at +353-85-2581480 or send us a message!

Want to know more about walking in Sneem? Read our Guide to Walking in Kerry.

If you’re thinking about holiday ideas for, why not take a look at some of our other holiday packages and contact us with your desired dates.

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