Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
In line progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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The 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 and mountain tracks and some of the beaches at Waterville and on the magnificent stretch of golden sand at Rossbeigh. The Iveragh Peninsula, with many places of archaeological and historic interest stretches Southwest from Killarney for nearly 40 miles and is highlighted by the world renowned Ring of Kerry.
 

Itinerary
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HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN IRELAND
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1 - Saturday: Meeting at the equestrian center near Killarney before 6 pm. Presentation and transfer to your overnight accommodation in Killarney. You can have dinner in any restaurant or pub in the town.

Day 2 - Sunday: 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, followed by a scenic ride over an Irish Bog, finishing for the day in Mountain Stage. The overnight stop for Sunday and Monday night is by the quaint village of Glenbeigh. (Glenbeigh comes from Gleann Beithe, the Glen of the Birch Trees). Surrounded almost entirely by mountains, Glenbeigh 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 such a destination as Winn’s Folly Castle is well worth a visit.

Day 3 - Monday: After breakfast riders are collected at the accommodation, and returned to Mountain Stage to begin Monday’s ride. The day is spent on Rossbeigh beach, galloping along stretches of golden sand. The panorama of Dingle and the Iveragh Penninsula to the North and South. Lunch on the beach. Afterwards some more galloping, returning from the beach via the Cliff Road. (Only riders who can canter competently are taken on the beach).

Day 4 - Tuesday: Riders are collected after breakfast. Luggage ready for transfer to Waterville. A 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 and its surrounds. Lunch is served alongside a nearby forestry. After lunch continue on through Island Boy and the Inny Valley. Finishing for the day alongside the Tulligane Woods and the Old School House. The overnight stop for Tuesday and Wednesday is spent by the coastal town of Waterville.

Day 5 - Wednesday: WEDNESDAY -  Riders are collected after breakfast at Waterville. Departs from the Old School House for a forestry ride, leaving the Inny Valley behind and crossing over to Derriana, to take the old road to Cahersavane. Lunching with views over Lough Currane Afterwards continue a scenic ride into Waterville. We sometimes do the beach ride on Wednesday evening if the tide is too early or too late on Thursday, making Wednesday a long day and Thursday a short day with a scenic ride.

Day 6 - Thursday: THURSDAY - Breakfast. Riders are collected after breakfast at Waterville. , subject to tidal conditions. Luggage ready for transfer to Killarney for final accommodation move. The day begins with a scenic ride, followed after lunch with a ride to Waterville Beach. (Only riders who can canter competently are taken on the beach) The panorama of Hogg Head and Ballinskelligs Bay conjures up the afternoon ride in Waterville. Afterwards, both horses and riders are transferred back to Killarney.

Day 7 - Friday: Breakfast & Departure. If you need to arrange transfers etc or need bus or trail times, it’s best to do all this on check-in on the previous Saturday. 

* Indicative itinerary, may be changed if necessary.
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Saturday afternoon at the equestrian center before 6 p.m. or paid transfer from Cork airport (2 hrs drive), Shannon (2 hrs drive) or Kerry (15 mins drive). Free transfer from Killarney train station (Dublin and Cork train), and from Killarney bus station (Shannon and Cork bus).

DEPARTURE:
Friday morning after breakfast. Chargeable transfer possible to Cork, Shannon or Kerry airport, free to Killarney train and bus stations.

TRANSFERS:
Shannon airport transfers: 180 € / transfer / car for 3 people
Cork airport transfers: 140 € / transfer / car for 3 people
Kerry airport transfers: € 26 / transfer / car for 3 people

FLIGHTS:
Flights to Ireland are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive tvols package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL:
Be comfortable at three gaits (walk, trot, canter) outdoors.
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Irish horses, trail ride horses.  

GUIDE:
English speaking qualified guide.

TACK:
English saddles with saddle bags.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:
In very comfortable bed & breakfast and hotels.

MEALS:
In the evening, meals are free in local restaurants and pubs. At noon, picnics brought by an assistant.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 
Insured by assistance vehicle.

Rates
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2021 RATES / PER PERSON:
1795 € in 2 person bedrooms
Single bedroom supplement: 195 €
Shannon airport transfers: 180 € / transfer / car for 3 people
Cork airport transfers: 140 € / transfer / car for 3 people
Kerry airport transfers: € 26 / transfer / car for 3 people

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
The rental of the equipped horse, the guide, the assistant ensuring the preparation of lunch buffets and luggage transport, accommodation, breakfasts, transfer from the return to the starting point, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, evening meals, possible visits, transfers from / to airports, transport to and from Ireland, all that is not indicated in "the price includes"
 

Dates
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer Europe Union citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Useful information

CLIMATE IN IRELAND:

Ireland's climate is mild, humid and variable with abundant rainfall and few extreme temperatures. Ireland's climate is defined as a temperate oceanic climate, with generally hot summers and cool winters. The circulation of the Gulf Stream offers Ireland a milder climate than other temperate oceanic climates at similar latitudes. The prevailing wind blows from the southwest and breaks on the high mountains of the west coast. July and August are the hottest months, with average daily temperatures of 14 to 16 ° C, while average daily maximums in July and August vary from 17 to 18 ° C near the coast, at 19 to 20 ° C inside the ground. The sunniest months are May and June, with an average of five to seven hours of sunshine per day. During the summer months, and particularly towards the end of July / beginning of August, thunderstorms can develop.

Coast temperatures, +2 to +5 ° on average inland:

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Rain:

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