The Ring of Kerry tour gives you the amazing opportunity to gallop through the sea spray on Rossbeigh Beach for long open stretches at a time. It’s as thrilling as anything we’ve ever done on a ride and leaves you grinning from ear to ear and a bit breathless at the same time. The area of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, is one of the most scenic parts of Ireland as folks love to explore the peninsula of Inveragh framed by the McGillicuddy Reeks.
The views of slate roofed villages which give way to coastal paths leading to the Atlantic never seem to grow old as riders and their athletic Irish Draft and Gypsy Vanners wind their way through the area. The week of riding is fun filled with long trots and canters and some of the most bucolic scenery in Ireland.
2023 Dates: April 1-7, April 8-14, April 15-21, April 22-28, April 29-May 5, May 6-12, May 13-19, May 20-26, May 27-June2, June 3-9, June 10-16, June 17-23, June 24-30, July 1-7, July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28, July 29-Aug. 4, Aug. 5-11, Aug. 12-18, Aug. 19-25, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, Sept. 2-8, Sept. 9-15, Sept. 16-22, Sept. 23-29, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Oct. 7-13, Oct. 14-20, Oct. 21-27, Oct. 28-Nov. 3
6N Program: $2,420.00 USD per person shared. (Single Supplement $375.00 USD)
Non rider rate: 6N program: $720.00 USD per person in a shared room with a rider, 3N program: $360.00 USD per person in a shared room with a rider.
***Note: Saturday-Tuesday rides (3 nights) are also available for $1,085.00 USD per person shared. (Single Supplement $190.00 USD)
***Certain holiday and festival weekends and bank holidays may incur upcharges from the base rate. You will be notified prior to booking if your desired week is subject. Current dates that apply begin on April 10, May 1, June 5, Aug. 7 and Oct. 30 but others may be added at the discretion of the hotels. Surcharge for these dates is as follows: 6N program: $300.00 USD per person. 3N program: $165.00 USD per person.
- 6 nights accommodation
- 5 days of riding
- Daily breakfast and lunch
- Horse and all tack
- Guiding services
- Daily transfers to the B&B
- Luggage transfers
- All local taxes
- Airport transfers
- Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities for the team at the end of the stay
Saturday - Transfer from Killarney or Shannon Airport to Killarney.
Sunday - Your ride will begin at the base of Seefinn Mountain and ascend to the Windy Gap to view the splendor of Caragh Lake. The trail takes you across green pastures and through charming villages to Coomasaharn Lake which is enclosed by Horseshoe Mountain.
The quaint village of Glenbeigh,(Glen of Birches) is your destination for the evening. Surrounded entirely by mountains, this town boasts breathtaking views of the River Behy and Rossbeigh Strand and you can enjoy a delightful visit to Winn’s Folly Castle.
Monday - You will gallop across the golden sand of Rossbeigh beach. A century-old tower which guided ships entering Castlemaine Harbour and the panorama of Dingle and Inveragh peninsulas will enhance your ride.
After lunch on the beach and another brisk gallop, your day ends as you return from the beach via Cliff Road.
Tuesday - Your morning ride will take you from Kells Station through the blanket bogs of Cnoc Bawn and Liss Bawn. The views of Caherciveen are spectacular. Lunch is served in a forest grove. Your next destinations are the fertile Inny Valley and the Tulligane Woods.
Your evening accommodation is in the coastal village of Waterville (the little whirlpool). This town is nestled on a narrow strip of land between Lough Currane and the Atlantic Ocean>. The first Celtic invaders are reputed to have landed near Waterville leaving many archaeological remains.
Wednesday - You will spend an adventurous morning in the Tulligane Woods. After a picnic lunch by the Inny River>, you will ride along the shores of the famous fishing lake, Lough Currane.
Thursday -After a brisk ride to Waterville Beach, you will gallop along the shoreline. The trail travels past old farmhouses as you ride to Hogs Head and the blue green skyline of Ballinskelligs Bay.
Friday - After breakfast, transfer to your airport.