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BRENDAN - December 2019
My son and I spent New Year's Eve day with Cesar on a hike of the Wild Atlantic Way. What a magical experience! Cesar demonstrated a superb command of the guiding profession, helping two clients with different skill and fitness levels enjoy themselves throughout the (literal & figurative) ups and downs of an Irish December day. He had a careful and caring attitude from the very start, when he sized us up and checked our equipment, all the way through. He even shared snacks!! I couldn't recommend him any more highly!
GUIDED WALK TO CARRAUNTOOHIL
JADE - November 2019
I had a wonderful time to hike until the top of Carrauntoohil with the guide Cesar (15th of November, with snow)! I am delighted to have chosen to contact him, I never could have done this walking alone. Cesar has adjusted the course with my physical condition and my equipment; I trusted him and we took a passage that I did not think I could cross! A real adventure! Thank you very much Cesar!
GUIDED HIKE KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK
EFREN - November 2019
Cesar was awesome, the weather wasn’t the best so he adjusted the hiking trail to accommodate us. He took us to Black Valley that we for sure would have never found on are own. Best hike ever.
ROZ - November 2019
Lovely hike with Cesar. Though it was a super foggy and rainy day, the hike was pretty amazing.
HIKING TOUR COOMLOUGHRA HORSESHOE
ANDREW - October 2019
We spent a weekend with Cesar. He was efficient, very nice and absolutely knew all the mountain walks. He will keep going all day which is what we like and we had a great time. Thoroughly recommend.
PETER - October 2019
I would have missed a great experience had I not found this hike. He was a good guide who came prepared with extra walking poles and snacks. Lots of fun. We got lucky on good weather!
GRETA - October 2019
Not to be missed. Very thorough and helpful guide.
TOM - October 2019
Great walk. Because it had rained, Cesar suggested a different trail. Otherwise, we would have had to navigate long stretches of tall, wet grass. But he let me make the decision. The alternate (Black Valley) was still spectacular. Cesar was also that I enjoyed myself, but did not push myself too much.
KATRINA - October 2019
Cesar hosted a fantastic hike. He is a very experienced hiker and really looked after all guests attending to their personal needs and fitness levels. This is a very special part of the world with great views of the lakes and Killarney town from the top of the mountain. Highly recommended!
CAROLINE - September 2019
Unter fachkundiger Führung haben wir ausgetretene Pfade verlassen und kamen an Stellen, die man sonst nicht gefunden hätte.
STEPHANE - September 2019
Excellente randonnée dans le parc de Killarney. Nous sommes sortis de la piste principale pour avoir une excellente vue pour le dîner. Superbe vue des lacs.
EVA - September 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk with Cesar! We were blessed with fabulous weather and as a result Cesar was able to take us ‘off piste’ and found some fantastic views of the river adjoining the lakes of Killarney National Park. We also went to the top of Torc mountain to finish the day. A great day out!
DIRK - September 2019
The walking tour with Cesar was a great experience for the whole family and the view from the mountain on top of the region was amazing - we really all loved it
MEGAN - September 2019
I can’t recommend this experience enough. I am an avid hiker, but I was travelling with my dad, who is less fit and not that comfortable being outdoors. Cesar went out of his way to tailor our hike to meet all of my dad’s needs and make sure he was safe and comfortable at all times. Coming from someone who never hikes, my dad said this experience was the highlight of his holiday, which means a lot!
EMER - September 2019
Cesar is an excellent guide. I attended a group hike and he really took the time to ensure everyone was comfortable with the pace at all times. His knowledge of the area is very thorough and we had such an interesting and enjoyable day!
JESSICA - September 2019
Cesar from Killarney Mindful Hiking was an amazing guide for varying fitness levels up Mangerton. He adjusted the trail we took based on weather, ability, and what he thought we might like. At one point I managed to get separated from the group. Cesar spotted me, assessed the situation, and calmly guided me back to the group. He provided a stellar experience that was challenging yet manageable. I would definitely recommend this business!
YVONNE- September 2019
I took part in a group hike up Mangerton mountain on 14th September 2019 with a group from the gym I attend. Cesar was absolutely fantastic. He lead us up with ease taking everyone's fitness levels into account and made sure we got the most spectacular views. I can't recommend Cesar enough.
NIAMH - September 2019
Cesar was an outstanding guide and took everyone's fitness levels into consideration. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide to help us up to the top of Mangerton. Highly recommend Cesar and Killarney Mindful Hiking.
NICOLAS - August 2019
If you are looking to climb the highest mountain in irland, Cesar is your man! I've really fell comfortable and in safety during all the walk, he takes times to explain us the area and we have enough moments to take some rest. He is really passionate about hiking and irland generally, I appreciate his curiosity.
CRISTIANE - August 2019
Cesar e molto gentile e preoccupato con le persone che guida, per freddo o pioggia e anche da mangiare. E stata una bella passeggiata.
PROMITA - August 2019
Highly Recommended experience.
JOANA MARIA - August 2019
César es un buen guía. Conectamos enseguida. Sabe perfectamente cual es el nivel del excursionista a simple vista.
ANN-KATHRIN - August 2019
It was a great experience! I would definitely do it again. Nice track and an amazing view at the top of the mountain.
ANNE - August 2019
Highly recommendable, especially when you are interested in staying off the beaten tracks.
PETER - August 2019
Cesar is a wonderful guide and is very enthusiastic
AURELIE - July 2019
Superbe expérience! Mais il faut quand même avoir un très bon niveau de marche, le rythme était trop soutenu pour ma part. (Ça ne m'a pas empêché d'apprécier quand même et de m'être dépassée!)
GIJS - July 2019
TESS - July 2019
Cesar is a great guide! We had a wonderful experience and he took us to places that were gorgeous and that we hadn't seen without him. I would really recommend this!
NANCY - July 2019
Cesar was absolutely amazing! Cannot recommend this hike enough, he is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, kind and accommodating. One of the best guides I've ever had on a tour!
STEFAN - July 2019
Eine tolle Tour auf den Torc Mountain und zu den Torc Wasserfällen mit Cesar. Treffpunkt, Anfahrt etc hat alles bestens funktioniert. Die Tour zum Torc Mountain war toll. Ein einmaliges Erlebnis garniert mit einem tollen Blick über den Killarney National Park. Im Anschluss zum Aufstieg hat uns Cesar noch zu seinem persönlichen Lieblings Spot geführt. Ein toller Ausblick in Gesellschaft von ein paar Hirschen. Wir würden den Trip wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Gute Schuhe, Verpflegung und Regenkleidung ist wie eigentlich überall zu empfehlen. Es geht hier auch über ein wenig unwegsames Gelände. Diese Tour war absolute ein Highlight unserer Reise!
DAN - April 2019 - HIKE THE MACGILLYCUDDY REEKS
Cesar Lopez of Killarney Mindful Hiking is an outstanding Hill Walking Guide with a great knowledge of the hills in Kerry and West Cork. His walks are always scenic, interesting and most enjoyable.
SHEILA - April 2019 - WALK TO CARRAUNTOOHIL VIA O'SHEAS GULLY
Cesar's knowledge, preparation to detail and expertise makes him an outstanding guide for all walks, hikes and mountain climbing. He led some of our family including an American visitor up Carrauntouhill via O'Shea's Gully and down via the Heavenly Gates. it was simply amazing!! Some us us were not very fit! Looking forward to the next outing. Thanks Cesar.
RONALD - March 2019 - A HIKE IN BEARA PENINSULA
Another fantastic day with Cesar Lopez and Killarney Mindful Hiking. This was my first time walking on the Beara Peninsula and the weather could not have been better. There were some tricky sections to be negotiated during our ascent but Cesar guided me through those before we enjoyed epic views across to the Iveragh Peninsula and the MacGillyCuddy Reeks along our entire ridge walk. The descent was a little boggy but the flowering gorse bushes made up for this and we were soon back onto the fields and lanes back towards our starting point.
ANNE - March 2019 - WALK TO CAHER MOUNTAIN
We have been for a few fabulous hikes and tours in Kerry with Cesar Lopez. He is a considerate and knowledgeable guide, who plans our route very carefully and adapts to the weather changes. He is mindful of everyone's limits and capabilities. Cesar shares his great sense of adventure with calm. We can highly recommend him as a guide.
BRIDIE - March 2019 - A HIKE TO PURPLE MOUNTAIN
I had a beautiful hike today on the mountains of Kerry. Our guide/leader was Cesar, who guided a group of 19 up a part of the mountain that is seldom trod. We set of from the Gap of Dunloe and traversed east. We ascended Shehy from the south and had lunch on the "rocks" there. Then onto Purple Mountain and descended back down to the Gap by the little lake of Glas Lough. There were fantastic views, great comradery and a feel good factor among the group, that was safely lead by Cesar. Thank you Cesar.
SHARON - March 2019 - WALK TO BENNAUNMORE
Most recently walked Bennaunmore (Co Kerry), guided by Cesar on 7th March 2019. Cesar is an excellent guide having an in depth knowledge of the area. I would recommend KMH for both individual and group outings at any level. Cesar is very good at tailor making walks to fit all ability levels. I have also been on 3 trips organised by Cesar to Alicante in Spain, where again the walking and guiding have been of the highest standard. Additionally I was very impressed by the logistical organisation, airport transfers, hotels etc on my Spanish trips. Sharon C (Near Macroom)
MARGARET - March 2019
Hi, my name is Margaret and I’m both a regular walker on many of Cesar’s walks and I’m also a pupil. Cesar is a brilliant teacher, his teaching is done on the mountains, his navigation lessons are well thought out and well taught. I’m confident that after a lesson or exercise he’s taught, I’ve actually picked it up. As a walk leader I’ve the upmost confidence in his skills to lead any type of walk safely in any type of terrain and in any of our very diverse weather conditions, all of which can occur on any day on our Irish mountains.
Walking with Cesar has led me to new truly beautiful places because as a Hill walker for years I thought I’d seen it all. I hope to enjoy many more years of walking and discovering new areas to explore.
Thanks Cesar for helping me explore different parts of my beautiful country.
STEVE - September 2018 - WALK TO MULLAGHANATTIN
“If I am thinking of some proper epic walking in the nearby Cork and Kerry Mountains, there is only one mountain guide. Cesar Lopez from Killarney Mindful Hiking. Take a bow, son. YNWA”
NYREE - April 2018 - CLIMBING TO CARRAUNTOOHIL FROM CRONIN'S YARD
"Climbing Carrauntoohil has been on my wish list for many years and as part of a small group I achieved this goal guided by the wonderful Cesar Lopez who has a genuine passion and excellent geographical knowledge of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks Mountain range along with many other locations across Ireland..”
NIALL - April 2018 - A HIKE TO CARRAUNTOOHIL
“Cesar took us to the top of Irelands highest mountain. Not only was it a huge personal achievement and a bucket list item but Cesar made it possible in a careful, considerate and friendly fashion. I was not the fittest person and found it a serious challenge but he took great care of me and I would not have completed it without him."
JANE - March 2018 - WALK TO MANGERTON
“Fantastic walk, leader was excellent, very accurate and accommodating
ROSE - February 2018 - A HIKE TO BEENKERAGH
“A great walk expertly led in tricky conditions, thanks Cesar”
EILEEN - January 2018 - WALK TO TOMIES MOUNTAIN
“Great walk, great day, great views…..and of course great leader. Thanks Cesar for guiding us on a magnificent trek through the Kerry mountains”