County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland is renowned for its spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry is a long tourist route which visitors often want to self-drive or walk through. It is also a great place to experience Irish culture with the county's gaelic teams and native Gaelic language speakers!
Although it is a rural area, transport is good with €5 return bus tickets.
While you will want to be spending your days on the mountain paths and beaches, be sure to always have a coat as Kerry experiences the most rainfall in Ireland!
Horse riding break in Kerry with 3 nights accommodation and an experienced guide
Suitable for all levels, this short horse riding break in Co. Kerry, Ireland lets you enjoy your hobby among beautiful Irish countryside. Based in the seaside village of Rossbeigh, you'll cover around 20miles in each of your 2 days of riding. This break includes 3 nights in 3* Kerry Ocean Lodge with breakfasts, 2 packed lunches, and 18-22 miles of riding per day with an experienced guide. Prices from €464EURper person
- Go horse riding over the picturesque beach of Rossbeigh
- Experience rural Ireland with your routes taking you through inland mountain paths
- Staying in a guest house, you'll get a taste of true Irish rural life
- 3 nights in 3* Kerry Ocean Lodge
- Breakfast each morning
- 2 packed lunches
- 2 days of 18-22miles of horse riding
- Experienced guide
- Meals unless otherwise specified
- Local taxes
- Everything else not mentioned above
Ride 1: The ride starts out through Glenbeigh village and on to the locally known high road, passing Wynn's Castle. From there you will travel through Seefinn mountain over the Windy Gap. As you leave the views of the Atlantic Ocean behind, the breathtaking lakes of Glencar set the perfect scene for you to enjoy. A rural Ireland setting will be on view for the rest of the day. The evening trip back in to Glenbeigh has wonderful views over the ring of Kerry as the Caragh River meets the Atlantic.
Ride 2: The ride starts at Rossbeigh beach, which is 6 miles long surrounded by over two hundred and fifty acres of sand dunes. Riding on Rossbeigh beach is an experience riders of all levels will never forget. The Dingle mountains to the North and the Iveragh mountains to the south enclose this heavenly beach. After lunch, a trip back along the coast road and over the Rossbeigh hills, will relax you after your day's adventure.
Ride 3: Today's ride takes in all the valley of Glenbeigh. You first head for the locally known Ballinakilla Townland before you get to see the splendour of Coomasharn Lake, a sight never to be forgotten. After lunch you ride across the bogs and onto the townland off Letter and as you head for home, Rossbeigh beach comes into view in all its glory.
Ride 4: A ride through the farm and across the mouth off the Behy river takes us onto Killnabrack Strand. The McGillycuddy Reeks stand out in the surrounding countryside, as does Dooks golf course stretching out into Castlemaine harbour, both wonderful views. A quiet ride through the local townlands takes you back to Rossbeigh Beach where we continue to ride on this seemingly everlasting beach.
Your base for the three nights is the picturesque seaside village of Glenbeigh, on the Ring of Kerry in Kerry Ocean Lodge a luxurious 20 bedroom guesthouse. The horse riding trails have been designed to make the most of the splendid local beach of Rossbeigh and the inland mountain paths and scenery. All rides start at 10.00 am and finish around 4.00pm.
3* Kerry Ocean Lodge Guest House
Nearest Airport: Kerry Airport (approx. 40mins)
Other airports: Cork Airport (1hr50mins), Shannon Airport (2hrs)
From Kerry Airport, head towards the N23, where you will soon turn right onto the R561. Continue onto the N70 towards the Ring of Kerry. Kerry Ocean Lodge will be on the left-hand side.
By Public Transport
Approx 2 hrs - Take the 14 bus towards Killarney bus station and alight after 30mins at the final stop. Here you will change onto the 279A towards Waterville (Butler Arms Hotel). You will get off the bus at Glenbeigh (Tower Hotel) after 50mins. The hotel is 900m walk from here.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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