The Beara Bridle Way, a track along which horse riders have right of way, is Ireland’s first ever horse trail. A booking with Lios Lara will kit you out for this horseback trail which hug mountain flanks overlooking 23 kilometres of rugged scenery, stunning seascapes and dazzling views of Beara’s sister peninsulas and South Kerry.
For those considering riding the Bridle Way, Lios Lara offers a range of options. Long and short treks are available, as well as half and full days riding on the Beara Bridle Way
Full day treks
This consists of approx 5 hours riding, doing the full route of the Beara Bridle Path. Starting at the stables, riding over the hill to Allihies, stop off point for lunch here. Heading over the copper mines road into Urhan and finally riding back over the hill to the stables. A very challenging route, both for horses and riders, this is geared towards the experienced rider. Steep inclines enroute. Min of 2 people and max of 3, depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.
Price: €150 per person. Single supplement applies where only 1 person wants to ride the full day, price for single person is €175
(A shorter route can be made possible for those wanting a little more than a half day but not as intense as the full day. This includes 4 hours approx €120 per person. Min of 2 people and max of 3 or 4 people, depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.)
Half day treks
This trek can range from 2 hours to 3 hours depending on the speed riding based on riders experience. A smaller route with just as much fabulous scenery and landscape as the full day. Ideal for novice riders, ideally able to walk and trot, great for riders getting good back into riding or for the experienced rider. Great for groups of holiday makers. Min of 2 people and max of 5 or 6 people, depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.
Price: €75 per person, for groups bigger than 5 please call for a discounted price.
Single supplement applies for 1 person price is €100
Approximately 1.5 hours long, an enjoyable trek at a pleasurable pace. Ideal for a family wanting to spend a few hours together at an affordable price. Open for experienced and beginner riders , option for experienced rider to have a short canter while beginners stop and take in the view. 2 adults and 2 to 3 children , depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.
Price: €120 for family of 4 €150 for family of 5.
We offer over night livery for those wanting to bring their own horse on holiday. 5 star service, spacious 12×12 stables fully matted, automatic drinkers and use of our facilities. Bedding and hay included, we will do the mucking out for you so you can relax!
Price: €20 per horse per night.
Hire a guide
For those that bring their own horse, we can also supply a guide to take you over the paths if you are unsure of where to go. If you choose to ride out with one of our guides you will not be disappointed, all born and bred in Beara and bursting with knowledge of the area.
Price: please contact Annie for price
Full day treks generally tale place from June to October, this is when the horses are best fit for this kind of work work and the paths are more rideable. Half day trek go all year round but must booked well in advance. To book, please email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org with all your relevant information, if you could fill out one of our rider assessment forms and send it with your inquiry alot of the information we require will be on this. This will speed up the process on our side. Once you have confirmed a booking with Annie, you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of €50 euro per booking, and 100€ deposit of 4 or more or if more than on trek is booked. This is to secure your place. If you cancel you will loose your deposit, cancelling 48hours before the trek results in full payment. Please note full day and half day bridle path treks can only take place on weekends, Saturday and Sunday
Above is the link for for rider assessment form, these must be filled out for all bookings, this will be recorded as part of covid contract tracing as well as retaining specific information for the ride. Your details will be held on file in private.
*please remember while we still will be in a pandemic it is vital that all visitors should follow the rules of the yard. Hats and body protectors are supplied by our school but not footwear, please arrive with appropriate footwear such as wellies or boots with a small heel to ensure safety. The inside of the barn is off limits to visitors, please wait in the car park for assistance. No access to other parts of the yard. Please arrive 5 minutes or on time for your booked appointment. Our toilet is available if necessary but please sanitize before and after you enter. Payment can be accepted through card or revolut, if paying with cash please have the correct amount in an envelope.
For any more queries please call us.