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Ring of Kerry 1 week Trail

This trail provides an unequalled opportunity to explore the highlands of Kerry with the majestic McGillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range. Ride on country lanes, mountain tracks and some of the beaches at Waterville and on the magnificent 4 mile stretch of golden sand at Rossbeigh. The Iveragh Peninsula is located south west from the stables and is highlighted by the world renowned Ring of Kerry.

What's Included:

  • 6 nights B&B
  • 5 days trail riding
  • Total 20 - 25 hrs riding
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • Experienced local guide

Price: from £1995 pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details


Today you will be arriving. You will be checking-in at the stables and meeting the family to discuss your experience (check-in before 6pm). You will then be taken to you overnight accommodation. Usually, you will be staying at the same location as the other people on your trail ride allowing you to get to know them if you wish before the trail starts.


After an Irish breakfast, the day begins with a short trip to the base of Seefinn Mountain, where the first days ride starts. When horses and riders have been introduced, the ride heads off, and up over the Windy Gap, viewing the splendour of Caragh Lake and the valley beyond. The ride then continues on to Coomasaharn Lake enclosed by Horseshoe Mountain and this is followed by a scenic ride over an Irish Bog before reaching the stables in Mountain Stage. Tonight, you will be staying close to the quaint village of Glenbeigh. Glenbeigh is surrounded almost entirely by mountains and offers a famous friendliness and humour. The beauty of the area is breath-taking, with the River Behy and Rossbeigh Strand close by. History is evident throughout the locality and Winn’s Folly Castle is well worth a visit.


Today, you will spend the day on Rossbeigh beach. You can gallop along stretches of golden sand and pass the tower built more than a century ago, which is a guide mark for ships entering Castlemaine Harbour. The panorama of Dingle and the Iveragh Penninsulas to the north and south are truly breathtaking; lunch on the beach and the afterwards some more galloping before returning via the Cliff Road. Tonight, you will be
staying in the same accommodation as last night.


After breakfast, the morning ride takes horse and rider from Kells Station through the bogs of Cnoc Bawn and on to Liss Bawn, taking in some spectacular views of Caherciveen and its surroundings. Lunch is served alongside a nearby forest. After lunch, you will continue on through Island Boy and the Inny Valley finishing for the day alongside the Tulligane Woods. Tonight, you will be staying near the coastal village of Waterville. Waterville nestles on a narrow strip of land between Lough Currane and the Atlantic Ocean, in the very centre of south-west Kerry. Situated as it is between the seashore and the impressive mountains and headlands, the area has many interesting routes to offer and many fine beaches. The first Celtic invaders are reputed to have landed in Ballinskelligs Bay, coming ashore near Waterville. These beginnings of the Gaelic nation are echoed by the archaeological remains such as those found on Church Island, at Derrynane Abbey or Skellig Micheal, giving the area a wealth of history.


Today brings an adventurous morning spent in Tulligane Woods. You will lunch alongside the Inny River; afterwards, a scenic ride into Waterville via the Old Glencar road is planned, along the shores of the famous fishing lake, Lough Currane.


Today begins with a brisk ride to Waterville Beach. You will spend the morning enjoying some exciting gallops. The panorama of Hoggs Head and Ballinskelligs Bay conjures up the magic for the afternoon ride in Waterville. Afterwards, both horse and rider are transferred back to Killarney.


After breakfast, it will be time to depart.


The dates are as follows for 2023 Trail Rides:











































2023 prices

Full Trail 6 nights £1,995pp, single room supplement £250 

Mini Trail same start dates, 3 nights £895pp, single room supplement £125 per night

* these dates are over Irish bank holidays and have a surcharge of £190 for Full Trail and £90 for mini trail

Non-rider for 6 nights £590 & 3 nights £295

Price does not include evening meals or arrival/departure transfers.

Minimum number of riders for the trail to depart – 2 people. If only one rider is booked then a two and a half day trail ride will be put in its place and the balance refunded for the wednesday and thursday.

Transfers can be arranged from Cork, Shannon and Kerry Airport. Additionally, for
guests arriving in Dublin there is a regular train service to Killarney where
collection can be arranged. Prices available on request. Pick-up from Killarney
station is free of charge.

Riding Helmets are obligatory in Ireland. For this trail rider all riders should be able
to walk, trot and canter competently in an English saddle.

Accommodation will be in family run hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodations
along the route. All rooms will have a private shower with towels & toilet.
Food & Dining: Breakfast is at served at the accommodations; full Irish or continental style
breakfast. Lunch - Picnic style out on the trail (bread, fruit, meat, cheese etc.),
Tea/Coffee/Water. Dinner is not included; all villages and towns have a selection of Pubs &
Restaurants, serving food at reasonable prices.


Take a week long break on a riding holiday in Ireland and we can assure you that you will witness some of the most breath-taking scenery in the country. For more riding holidays click here.

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How To Book

  • Select your dates
  • 6 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123.

Optional Extras

  • Single Supplement £250