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“One of the most wonderful family vacations we’ve ever had. Amazing hiking — the Dolomites are fabulous. From one area to the next, fantastic views everywhere. Great hikes specified throughout the trip. And truly lovely first class hotels and food throughout. The transportation was well arranged and organized from end to end, including the taxis and lifts along the way. Our family will always remember this wonderful week together in the Dolomites. A truly first-rate experience.”
“Normally we are solo travelers but we decided to do this guided hike through the High Tatras of Slovakia with Ryder-Walker. We are so happy we did! Everything was top notch from beginning to end and the guides were fantastic. The hikes were incredible and the lodging every night was perfect. We highly recommend Ryder-Walker and wouldn’t hesitate to book another trek with them again!”
“Staying in 3 lovely hotels in 3 different locations afforded us interesting bases for challenging, spectacularly scenic daily hikes without having to pack up every morning. Kenny adapted our hikes to our enthusiasm and so, we always put in full days! We were worn out every day. Then it was time to relax in the spa.”
“I’m a repeat hiker and have been on the Highlights of Switzerland and Italian Dolomites treks. Hiking was excellent, accommodations were first rate and guides were pleasant and knowledgeable.”
“One of the best self-guided trips we have taken with Ryder-Walker. The food and the accommodations were spectacular. We went in May.”
“My Dolomites hike last September with Lynn was beyond the beyond. I have no words to describe the majesty of the region, the food, serenity, wine, topography, history, and Lynn! Ryder-Walker is the best!”
“I was on one of your trips recently with my mother Sarah Peckett and my sister Jess Tory, as well as our aunt and cousin. The trip was INCREDIBLE. One of the most unique experiences of my life, and I couldn’t get over the variety and sheer beauty every day in Switzerland.”
“The trip is very well organized and so it seems seamless and easy. I am sure there is a lot of preparation goes into making the trip seem seamless! It is in a very beautiful area, breathtaking really. One of my friends is not convinced that the photos are real. Each walk is different and this was enchanting. We had people at different levels of fitness and I loved the way that this was managed so everyone was able to do what they wanted without feeling in any way disconnected from the group. The guides were impressive at managing this.”
“We were extremely impressed with the Ryder-Walker adventure which exceeded our high expectations. Everything went well and we were singing your praises throughout the trip. Your planning of our itinerary was excellent, and we greatly appreciated all you did for us. Ryder-Walker’s excellent research in introducing us to the Dolomites and planning absolutely stunning hikes off the beaten path. Each hike every day was unique and different, which we enjoyed.”
“We took so many pictures, created lasting friendships and memories we will always cherish. Our daughter said it was the best trip we’ve ever had. We can’t wait to schedule our next Ryder-Walker adventure.”
“Wow. Not enough space here to list all we loved! We have bragged up Ryder Walker to all our friends, sent photos via text to everyone. We couldn’t have been happier with the trip. It was one of the top life experiences we have had, and consider ourselves fairly well traveled.”
“Thank you for everything! You did an amazing job planning everything for us making it nice to not have to worry about logistics! We had a wonderful trip. I would definitely go back to the Engadine valley again. There are so many hikes you could do there, we wished it was longer!”
Everything! I loved the daily physical challenge with the reward of incredible scenery and views- most especially because it was with a group that was very supportive and compatible. Our guides were wonderful and made the trip seamless and enjoyable for everyone. I loved that we had such a variety of terrain, sometimes all in one day! The hiking routes and places chose to overnight were excellent and I liked the variety in them as well. The times that we were transported by vehicle were well thought out as well.
“I feel like there is expertise in Europe with the Ryder-Walker and the guides having a lot of experience in the areas the company goes and deep connections with people on the ground. You get into towns and hotels and trails that would be hard to discover on your own I’ve returned because the guides really make it a fun trip.”
“It is a perfect blend of amazing hiking and fabulous places to stay. Every hotel was welcoming and treated us very well. It was a wonderful trip. We like the self-guided hiking tours and we have trusted you over other companies to find nice places to stay.”
“I loved the diversity of the trails. Each day had new sights, which kept the trek interesting. I loved that our group was large and fairly well-matched in pace. Our guides were also very interesting and engaging which made even the most grueling days fun and enjoyable. I generally liked the huts we stopped at for lunch. I also enjoyed that the hike was fairly strenuous – it was a perfect level of difficulty. Guides were EXCELLENT!”
“Really superb. We are devoted.”
“My wife and I just completed this hike with Branford and Conan. They were great guides and companions who were very professional and took very good care of us while giving us all the options available. Hiking the entire trek without shortcuts allowed us to really experience the beauty of this part of Switzerland and enjoy the physical side of trekking.
The walks were well balanced with some really tough ones but with great rewards visually, and other easier ones, still with spectacular scenery.
The accommodations were excellent and the food was very good and certainly enough to keep us going. Some sharing also allowed us to experience a wide range of Swiss cuisine. Overall it was a very special and unforgettable week.
Thank you Ryder-Walker.”