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  • I’m a repeat client (Dolomites in 2016). Everything on both trips has been 1st class every step of the way.

    Barclay B.
  • Great experience with your team from the start of the planning process to finish of the trek.

    Michael R.
  • We love your personal knowledge of the areas, the great hotels and good food and the helpfulness of your staff. I have used many of the major adventure travel companies and think you guys are the cat’s meow.

    Peter G.
  • The Julian Alps were stunning! We also loved that all the details were taken care of.

    Karen D.
  • We’ve greatly enjoyed each of these trips and love Ryder Walker’s attitude and style. We really didn’t consider another company.

    Jeff P.
  • We had a wonderful time! Everything was perfect! Ryder Walker is such a great company!! Thanks so much for another memorable adventure!!

    Kim C.
  • We had such an amazing experience with your Appenzell Hut Hopping that we thought about joining the Italian Dolomites for next year. Your company is the best! I am thinking about a year ahead on these European trips.

    Carol C.
  • What a wonderful trip! Organizing a trip through your group has spoiled me for the rest of my life….I can’t imagine going hiking overseas without your help now!

    Dr. David H.
  • This trip is ridiculously awesome. I think I just had one of the best dinners in my life tonight. Thank you for organizing this trip. You guys rock!

    Andy.

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CHOOSE YOUR HIKING STYLE!

We started with Ryder Walker in 2009 and have now been on five guided and one self-guided trip. We’ve greatly enjoyed each those trips and love Ryder Walker attitude and style so we really didn’t consider another company.- Jeff P. Private Guided Rob Roy Way
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Celebrating 35 years!

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Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures is a family owned and operated hiking tour company based in Telluride, Colorado. Founded in 1984, we specialize in handcrafted inn-to-inn hiking tours. Hike with us and explore the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Book private and small group guided hikes, to fully custom self-guided hiking tours. We make it easy to realize the perfect adventure vacation.

Call us by phone, send us an email, or check in via social media. You’ll always connect with someone that lives and breathes hiking and travel. We love what we do, and we know that you’ll love it too! Please join us for great hikes, good food, and friends. Discover why hikers around the world call us as the Global Trekking Specialists.

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OUR 2020 CATALOG

We’re having a lot of fun flipping through our 2020 digital hiking tour catalog. You can turn pages like a magazine, zoom in, print out individual pages, and download a pdf version if you like. You’ll find new trips, feature stories and more inside. Are you ready to get inspired?

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Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and acknowledges that there is growing uncertainty about the safety of traveling right now. Currently, our guided and self-guided treks are on schedule to run. Should travel restrictions be implemented by local or global authorities we will post updates on this link.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Update: March 26, 2020 for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and we would like to convey to our clients that your wellbeing is our first concern. In this frequently changing environment, we also have to continue to update policies and information so that we keep guests informed on our decisions to postpone or cancel trips as well as update policies to protect your investment in us and ours in your future travel.

Due to continued travel bans, all Guided treks during the months of April and May have been cancelled and the new dates are listed below:

· Scotland: Rob Roy Way has been rescheduled to September 4 – 12, 2020
· Sicily: The Aeolian Islands has been rescheduled to September 19 – 26, 2020
· England: The Cotswolds has been rescheduled to September 20 – 30, 2020
· Isola di Capri: The Jewel of Southern Italy has been rescheduled to October 2 – 7, 2020
· Peru: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu has been rescheduled to October 25 – November 4, 2020

All Self-Guided trips March through May have been cancelled or transferred to run later in the year.

New Cancellation Policy related to refunds and credits due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.*

Self-Guided and Guided Trips:

Cancellations between now and 60 days prior to departure, your options to consider are:

  1. Keep your balance on file and receive a transferrable credit of 110% to be used for a Ryder-Walker trip from 2021 forward with no expiration date.
  2. Switch to another date or destination in 2020. No change fee charged.
  3. Receive a full refund.

NOTE: For all options listed above you will be charged for any out of pocket amounts expended such as non-refundable hotel or taxi transfer charges that Ryder-Walker had to pay due to the cancellation or postponement.

For cancellations between 45 and 60 days of departure, your options to consider are:

  1. Switch to another date or destination in 2020 with no change fee.
  2. Keep your balance on file and receive a transferrable credit to be used for a Ryder-Walker trip from 2021 forward with no expiration date.

NOTE: For both options listed above you will be charged for any out of pocket amounts expended such as non-refundable hotel or taxi transfer charges that Ryder-Walker had to pay due to the cancellation or postponement.

Cancellations less than 45 days prior to departure, your options to consider are:

  1. Switch to another date or destination in 2020 with change fee of up to 10% of the trip cost.
  2. Keep your balance on file and receive a transferrable credit minus the $500 per person deposit. The credit can be used for a Ryder-Walker trip from 2021 forward with no expiration.

NOTE: For both options listed above you will be charged for any out of pocket amounts expended such as non-refundable hotel or taxi transfer charges that Ryder-Walker had to pay due to the cancellation or postponement.

Private Guided Trips:

Cancellations between now and 60 days of departure, your options to consider are:

  1. Switch to another date or destination in 2020 with no change fee. Trip Leaders, please contact the office to discuss options.
  2. Keep your balance on file and receive a transferrable credit for the 25% deposit. The credit can be used for a Ryder-Walker trip from 2021 forward with no expiration.

NOTE: For both options listed above you will be charged for any out of pocket amounts expended such as non-refundable hotel or taxi transfer charges that Ryder-Walker had to pay due to the cancellation or postponement.

Cancellation less than 60 days of departure, your options to consider are:

  1. Switch to another date or destination in 2020 with a change fee of up to 10% of the trip cost. Trip Leaders, please contact the office to discuss options.
  2. Keep your balance on file and receive a transferrable credit for the 25% deposit. The credit can be used for a Ryder-Walker trip from 2021 forward with no expiration.

NOTE: For both options listed above you will be charged for any out of pocket amounts expended such as non-refundable hotel or taxi transfer charges that Ryder-Walker had to pay due to the cancellation or postponement.

* We reserve the right to amend the policies at any time due to the unpredictability of the situation at this time.

Final Balance:

Final balances for all 2020 trips are now due 60 days prior to departure.

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Subscribe to the Ryder-Walker e-newsletter and we’ll send you the latest news a couple of times a month straight to your inbox. Our newsletters also highlight trip changes and offers info on how to stay healthy during these trying times. Whether you are planning your next bucket list trip or want travel ideas for future trips, we look forward to inspiring you!

Ryder-Walker Contact Information

Your travel concerns and questions are important to us. Please feel free to call the office and speak to a staff member who can assist you +1 970.728.6481 or 888.586.8365 or email us at adventure@ryderwalker.com. We are in the office Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time and will be monitoring all incoming messages after hours as well.

Thank you for choosing to trek with Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures. We hope that you stay healthy and are looking forward to your hiking trip this season.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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