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Ring of Kerry Ride

Ring of Kerry Ride
Kerry Ireland

Ireland's beautiful wilderness, mysteries and brilliant shades of green make this land stand alone among earth’s natural wonders as Ireland itself stands alone on the edge of the continent of Europe. Explore the highlands of Kerry with us, taking in the majestic MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range. This ride covers a variety of terrain - country lanes, forests, mountain tracks, bogs and some of the beaches at Waterville and on to the magnificent 6.4km (4 miles) stretch of golden sand at Rossbeigh. The Iveragh Peninsula stretches south-west from Killarney and has many places of historic and archaeological interest along the world renowned Ring of Kerry.

A typical day starts, after a hearty breakfast after which the horses are presented to the riders, ready to go on their day's adventure. There is approximately five hours of riding time to explore the bountiful green landscape per day with a lunch break in the middle. At the end of the day, the horses are handed over to the groom and the riders are transported to their bed & breakfast for the evening. You then have your evenings free to explore the nearby towns of the area. Two of the towns we visit are small seaside resorts and three nights are spent in Killarney, a tourist haven of shopping, restaurants and pubs with lively and traditional Irish music. Riders and guides meet on the Saturday to get to know each other and on Sunday we will start our trek to the Ring of Kerry and up into the mountains. One high-lighted destination is Lake Caragh, to which we ride to through a vibrant landscape with rogue cloud formations roaming overhead ,which bathe the hillside in intermittent splashes of sunlight, forming a strange halo over the valley. Crayola Crayons, in their box of 500 colors, has yet to capture all the shades of green featured in Ireland’s countryside....The trail is led at all times by an experienced guide(s) and we are happy to take special care of any nervous  or timid riders. Accommodations are in Killarney, Glenbeigh and Waterville. Luggage is transferred by vehicle to each accommodation. 

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Killarney town
Airport: Shannon, Cork, or Kerry
Transfer: Shannon, Cork or Kerry
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Ring of Kerry Ride
    Tour Code: PG-KYT8
    7 days / 6 nights ~$2,415.00
    Dates : Apr to Oct

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2023 09/30 - 10/06 7d / 6n 7 day trip 2 /10 Expired
    A 2023 10/07 - 10/13 7d / 6n 7 day trip 2 /10 Expired
    B 2023 10/07 - 10/10 4d / 3n 4 day trip (mini trails) 2 /10 Expired
    B 2023 10/14 - 10/17 4d / 3n 4 day trip (mini trails) 2 /10 Expired
    A 2023 10/14 - 10/20 7d / 6n 7 day trip 2 /10 Expired
    A 2023 10/21 - 10/27 7d / 6n 7 day trip 2 /10 Expired
    B 2023 10/21 - 10/24 4d / 3n 4 day trip (mini trails) 2 /10 Expired
    B 2023 10/28 - 10/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip (mini trails) 2 /10 Expired
    A 2023 10/28 - 11/03 7d / 6n 7 day trip 2 /10 Expired
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    Tack: English trail saddles with saddlebag
    Horses: Irish Sports Horses (Irish Drafts, Iri...
    Pace: Moderate to intermediate with trots, c...
    Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
    Airport: Shannon, Cork, or Kerry
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