Nov 15

Ryder-Walker’s Seven Most Challenging Treks

Ryder-Walker’s Seven Most Challenging Treks Every hiker knows that the most rewarding hikes are paired with the greatest effort. Whether it is following the rugged cairn-marked trails across Iceland’s moonscape or climbing to the heights of the largest mountain passes in the Alps, there is something uniquely special about hiking... read more →
Oct 03

Why Hiking is Important

Watching Nature When guiding for Ryder-Walker, every day is a new adventure. The Alps remain a source of constant interest, in some ways a muse, in others a place of peace and relaxation. Spending a summer in the Alps is a view into a constant procession of different cultures. Everything... read more →
Oct 03

5 Reasons Why You Should Book a Guided Trek

Planning the perfect hiking trip involves making numerous decisions. If you would like to take a stress-free trek without having to make all the decisions, a guided trek is for you. Below are five reasons why traveling with a guide will make for an unforgettable experience.   1. EASE OF TRAVEL Traveling with a... read more →
Sep 29
Aug 01

A Girls Trip in the Alps

Earlier this summer, a group of ladies embarked on our self-guided Tour du Mont Blanc trip. From the video and images below, it sure looks like they had the trip of a lifetime. The complete circuit links Les Houches which is just outside of Chamonix, back to Chamonix in eight hiking... read more →
Jun 28
ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO

Visit Four Historic Towns on our Rocky Mountain High Life Trek

The Rocky Mountains are among the last great frontiers. Here wildlife is abundant, with everything from elk, marmots, birds of prey, and larger animals such as mountain lions and black bears still calling the mysterious Rocky Mountains their home. The home of Ryder Walker, the Rockies are one of our... read more →
Jun 01
Swiss Engadine hiking tour

The Best Hiking in the Swiss Engadine

  The Engadine, an enchanting and pristine Swiss valley bordering Austria and Italy, is among the most beautiful places in the world. Defined by peaceful countryside, medieval villages, and stunning glaciated mountains, hiking in the Engadine is truly a magnificent experience. Ryder-Walker as a company has been working in the... read more →
May 15
French Pyrenees Hiking Tour

Four Experiences You Can Only Find in the French Pyrenees

The French Pyrenees are a mountain range unlike any other. Situated along the French-Spanish border, these mountains have a distinct medieval history. Although they are less famous than their eastern sisters the Alps, their relative obscurity gives the Pyrenees a distinct peace. In the Pays-Basque, located in the lower Atlantic... read more →
May 04
Eiger Hiking Tour

Why the Eiger Trail is the Most Epic Hike on Earth

The Eiger Trail is the soul of alpine hiking. The stunning ten-day journey leads you through some of the most awe inspiring vistas on earth, locations critical to mountaineering history, and multiple alpine villages turned world class destinations. Parsing through the core of the Swiss Alps, between the villages of... read more →
Apr 20
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Mar 22

The Top 5 Aeolian Islands You Must Visit

No trip to Sicily is complete without an adventure to the Aeolian Islands. Take a trip through time to our five favorite Aeolian Islands. If you’re like us and need to add the Aeolian Islands to your to-do list, check out our Sicily & Aeolian Islands trek here. Stromboli The... read more →

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