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Sneem Hills Walking Holiday

Álaind Walking’s Sneem Hills Walking Holiday takes you into the heart of Kerry Geopark as you explore the lower heights of Sneem’s Dunkerron Mountain Range. Kerry Geopark is an area of outstanding natural beauty and in the company of your expert guide, you’ll discover amazing places and stunning sea views. For the duration of your stay your luxury ensuite accommodation with breakfast is at Álaind Lodges, a wonderful countryside retreat in which to relax. You’ll share the experience with a small group of walking enthusiasts. You can leave the logistics to us allowing you to focus on enjoying your holiday.

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Highlights of Sneem hills Walking Holiday includes exploring the lower height of the Dunkerrons Mountains.

This Sneem Hills Walking Holiday includes luxury ensuite accommodation and breakfast at Alaind Lodges, Sneem with professionally guided walks, packed lunch, briefing and apre-walk refreshments.

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The walks consist of easy to moderate walks on Day 2 and Day 3 of the holiday. We will decide on the exact walking routes depending on the weather forecast for the day but below is our typical itinerary.

Holiday Itinerary Day 1 – Arrival in Sneem

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

On Day 1 our Álaind walking guests on the Sneem Hills Walking holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges on Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry. In the evening our small group of walkers gathers for some light food, a beverage 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

Walking Itinerary Day 2 – Lakes, Waterfalls and Wild Views

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 mountain lakes, waterfalls to enjoy the best views of the wild Kerry Geo Park.

Lough Coomnacronia on Alaind Walking Holiday in the Sneem Hills
On route to our lunch break at Lough Coomnacronia water’s edge

Kerry Geo Park incorporates Sneem and its hills and mountainous area and is widely recognised internationally as one of the most geologically significant locations. You simply have to venture into its heart to really appreciate its splendour.

Later in the evening our guests can enjoy an evening meal in Sneem village.

Coomanassig Waterfall on Sneem Hills Walking Holiday
Coomanassig Waterfall above Eagle’s Lake

Walking Itinerary Day 3 – Amazing Ridge Route with Coastal Views

Today we’re setting out initially onto a section of the Kerry Way, which is also a local pilgrimage trail. We pass a number of sacred spots along the way before we set out onto open mountainside.

To the one side we’re spoiled with views of mountains, valleys and lakes and to the other mountains stretching down to the sea. The coastal view are especially beautiful when the light is right and haze-free.

In total we’ll walk for approximately 12 KM before reaching the road back towards Sneem. For those who want to extend their walk, you can follow the Kerry Way trail back to Álaind Lodges. This extends the walk by 5 KM.

Álaind Walking Holiday taking to the wild Sneem hills
Setting out onto the off-trail hill section of the day’s walk.

Later in the evening our guests can enjoy another evening meal in Sneem village.

Why You Should Book the Sneem Hills Walking Holiday with Álaind Walking

Expect to be invigorated while exploring trails, open countryside and wide mountain ridges 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.  Your luxury accommodation is at Álaind Lodges, Sneem, where you will relax for the duration of your stay.

Who Should Book This Alaind Walking Holiday

Everyone that loves walking on way-marked trails but like to also spice it up by crossing some wide off-trail mountain routes.

Walking participants should have experience of upland walking and be of good health with reasonable level of fitness. Walkers 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 to take place.

What’s Included in the Holiday Cost:

  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Briefing on Evening of Arrival
  • 2 Days of Guided Walking
  • Packed Lunch x 2
  • Drying Room
  • Apre-walk refreshments

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
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal drinks at evening meals.

What is the Cost of The Sneem Hills Holiday

The cost of the holiday is from €335 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 Sneem Hills Walking Holiday:

Let us take care of the logistics and all your accommodation needs, so you can focus on enjoying your walking holiday.

Have a question about Álaind Walking’s Sneem Hills Walking Holiday? Send us a message!

Want to know more about walking in Sneem? Read our Guide to Walking in Kerry, which details an account of walking these hills. It’ll give you a feel for whether the challenge of climbing the tallest mountain in Ireland is for you.

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