National Geographic named Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures one of the “Top Ten Best Outfitters on the Planet” for hiking and trekking. Telluride Magazine named us “Telluride’s Ultimate Adventure Company,” and we’ve received numerous mentions in the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post and Outside Magazine, just to name a few. Please note just a few of the reasons why the media trusts us with avid hikers and walkers, and why you should too.
Ryder-Walker celebrates 37 years!
Founded in 1984, we’ve spent 39 years designing, customizing, and fine-tuning innovative inn-to-inn hiking and walking adventures throughout the world. Three decades of specialized service gives us an edge over our competitors. We offer guided, private-guided, and self-guided hiking tours that explore the most beautiful landscapes found anywhere on the planet.
We can offer anything you like. Just tell us where you’d like to hike in the Alps, what you’d like to see, and how you’d like to bed down for the night. We’ll do the rest. Our longest custom trip so far is a 54-day self-guided hike from the Italian Tyrol to the French Alps. Would you like to organize your own private hiking tour? That’s our specialty. We’ll help you and your group design a delicious itinerary.
From cozy wood-paneled chalets to grand, old-world hotels, we seek the inns that exemplify the character of each village and the charm of days gone by. From well-appointed luxury hotels to remote mountain huts, we know each property personally. Read more about our accommodations.
The cuisine is paramount and we enjoy inns offering the best in regional and haute cuisine with inspired menus and a fascinating array of local wines and beverages. Many of our chefs enjoy the highest culinary rankings awarded by the Gault Millau and Michelin restaurant guides. Two of our closest colleagues have repeatedly enjoyed Switzerland’s “Chef of the Year” distinction.
At Ryder-Walker, we have extraordinary leaders. Our guides have passion and extensive knowledge of our destinations. They are experts in their field and love sharing hidden trails, local cuisine, relationships with the locals, and culture that guidebooks don’t offer. Peruse our team page to get a look at some of our outgoing, fun, adventurous, and passionate guides.
We take care of everything, from luggage transfer to taxis. You simply hike with a day pack and leave your “real world” cares behind. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what our guests have to say. Better yet, join one of our hiking tours, and experience for yourself why more than half our guest list includes repeat travelers.