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Kerry Trails Holiday with Professionally Guided Walks – 3 Nights

Our Kerry Walking Trails is our feature holiday package for 2021. Consisting of 3 nights and 2 days of guided walking, this holiday is perfect for solo travellers, friends, couples and groups. We provide luxury ensuite accommodation at Álaind Lodges, Sneem with full breakfast and packed lunch. Sneem offers a good choice for quality evening dining. Including many of my favourite walks, it is suitable for everyone with a love of walking. The daily guided walks follow sections of the Kerry Way, local loop trails and the Dunkerron Mountains.

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Enjoy a luxury Kerry Walking Trails Guided experience while holidaying at Álaind Lodges in Sneem

Our Kerry Walking Trails package includes professionally guided walks, Álaind Lodges luxury ensuite accommodation and full breakfast.

2021 Holiday Tour Dates

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.

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

3 Night Holidays
26th August (Thursday) – 29th August (Sunday)
30th Sept (Thursday) – 3rd Oct (Sunday)
7th Oct (Thursday) – 10th Oct (Sunday)
14th Oct (Thursday) – 17th Oct (Sunday)
Additional dates will be added. Please contact us for details.

What To Expect on Our Kerry Walking Trails Holiday

We offer guided holidays walking in Kerry on trails that will appeal to all tastes and abilities. You’ll relax and unwind while discovering some of the best Kerry trails and you’ll quickly understand why Sneem is a top hillwalking destination in Ireland.

While exploring the wonderful Ring of Kerry on foot, we’ll follow sections of the Kerry Way walking route, jump onto the loop Walks in Sneem and traverse the majestic Kerry mountains, called the Dunkerrons.

We match our itineraries to suit the duration of the holiday, weather, group size and abilities. Below is a sample itinerary from one of our five-day guided holidays.

You’ll Stay in our Álaind Lodges Luxury Accommodation

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, satellite TV and wifi and tea/coffee facilities. Furthermore, we have drying rooms onsite for your boots and wet gear so you can start each day in comfort.

Our Kerry Walking Trails holiday package includes all guided walks, breakfast and exclusive luxury ensuite bedroom. 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.

Small Walking Groups

Our small group walking holidays are popular with couples but also very suitable for singles travellers too. Whether you are a seasoned trail walker or this is your first such holiday, you’ll be in great company on our tours. Our typical small group size is between 6 and 12 and usually includes a mix of couples, friends and solo travellers.

The walks consist of easy to moderate walks of 12-14 KM each day of your holiday. We decide the exact walking routes depending on the weather forecast and the number of days of walking involved.

Holiday Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Sneem

One of Álaind Lodges’ cosy lounges – perfect for apre-walk unwinding.

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.

What better than a blazing real fire stove on a cool evening
Álaind Ensuite Room
One of our Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

Day 2: Lománagh Walk and Fermoyle Walk in Sneem.

Description: 14km with 345m Height Gain. Maximum height 180m. Approx. 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.

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.

Lománagh Loop Walk Trail Sneem
Approaching Lománagh Hill on Álaind Kerry Trails Walking Holiday

We’re combining both loop walks into a one day trail of about 14km 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.

Day 3: Dunkerron Mountains, Lakes and Waterfall – A Walk Across the Rugged Slopes of Knocknagantee, Coomnacronia and Finnararagh

Dunkerrons Trail Description: 12Km 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.

Coomanassig Lake in The Sneem Dunkerrons
Coomanassig Lake in The Sneem Dunkerrons

Today we venture higher into the Dunkerrons of Sneem, which colliding continental plates formed over 100 million years. 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. Traversing Finnararagh, Coomnacronia and Knocknagantee – the mountain backdrops of Sneem – we’ll encounter three coom lakes and a 100m tall waterfall.

Coomanassig Waterfall above Eagle’s Lake in The Dunkerron Mountainsof Sneem
Coomanassig Waterfall above Eagle’s Lake in The Dunkerron Mountains of Sneem

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

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

Why You Should Book the Kerry Walking Trails Holiday with Álaind

If you want an exciting escape from your routine, this holiday 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.

Who Should Book This Álaind Walking 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.

Each holiday requires four or more persons to take place.

What’s Included in the Holiday Cost

  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Welcome Drink and Briefing on Arrival Evening
  • Professionally Guided Trail Walking
  • Breakfast
  • Route details and map
  • Apre-walk Refreshments
  • 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.

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 – €305 per person sharing.
  • €25 per night single supplement applies.

What You Should Bring:

The minimum you should have includes waterproof boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers, backpack, gaiters & walking poles, hat, gloves and thick hiking socks; water bottle & lunchbox; small torch, personal first aid and sunscreen / insect repellent. 

How to Book Your Place on The Kerry Trails Walking Holiday

Let us take care of the logistics and all your accommodation needs, so you can focus on enjoying your walking holiday. So if you like what you see here, simply click the booking link of you desired dates. Then select your desired bedroom, number of persons, the dates of the weekend and be sure to select the walking holiday extra.

Are you ready to book the 2021 Kerry Trails Walking Holiday? Select your desired date below and from there you will be brought to our booking system page.

For help you can contact Fergal Harrington directly by email or phone +353-85-2581480 to help you with your booking.

3 Night Holidays
26th August (Thursday) – 29th August (Sunday)
30th Sept (Thursday) – 03rd Oct (Sunday)
7th Oct (Thursday) – 10th Oct (Sunday)
14th Oct (Thursday) – 17th Oct (Sunday)
More Autumn and Winter dates will be added later. Please contact us.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of Covid-19 official travel restrictions requiring cancellation of your booking, Álaind Holidays will not charge any fees. You will also be able to reschedule your booking without charge.

A €100 per person deposit will be charged on all guided walking holiday bookings with full payment required two weeks prior to the start of the holiday.

If you cancel more than 4 weeks before arrival date, €100 per person deposit will be refunded.

If you cancel 2 to 4 weeks before arrival date, all payments less the €100 per person deposit will be refunded.

If you cancel less than 2 weeks before arrival date, no payment will be refunded.

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 2021, why not take a look at some of our other holiday packages and contact us with your desired dates.

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