Apr 26

Five Fantastic Reasons to Hike With Ryder-Walker in Austria

The Austrian Alps are known for their stunning limestone peaks and world-famous Mozart villages. Ryder-Walker offers several treks for hikers to explore crystal-clear alpine lakes, verdant valleys, and stunning mountain landscapes all ending with stays in charming inns and hotels. Whether you prefer lakeside pathways or challenging alpine trails, our... read more →
Mar 27

Your Guide to Epic Inn-to-Inn Hiking in the Alps

Explore the charm of inn-to-inn trekking with our handpicked routes across Europe's most magnificent landscapes. From the dramatic peaks of the majestic Berner Oberland to the rugged Pyrénées, each adventure promises delicious cuisine, excellent accommodations and rich culture. Whether you’re drawn to the iconic Mont Blanc or seeking a quieter... read more →
Mar 15

Wander Wise: A Guide to Safety on the Trails and Hiking Etiquette

If you’re hiking this season, whether with Ryder-Walker or on your own, we have tips to enhance your experience. Two key aspects to consider are: handling unexpected situations like bad weather or injuries and being a respectful hiker. Preparation and Safety Guidelines for Ryder-Walker Hikes: Every night before your hike... read more →
Jan 30

Discover the Irresistible Allure of Wales

While the characteristic Welsh humility and isolation may have caused the region to escape your notice, Wales is an exceptional destination to visit. The region is often quite remote, escapes the crush of tourists found in other more visited areas in the United Kingdom, and is complete with its own... read more →
Jan 16

Explore Four Favorite Gems of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands

The northern reaches of Scotland are a wild landscape that holds a natural purity and mystery that is unmatched across the British Isles. Panoramic vistasfrom rugged mountains, windswept coastlines, and expansive moorlands, all contribute to the unique character of the region. While the landscape itself may be foreboding, it finds a particular sweetness in... read more →
Dec 11

Give the Perfect Ryder-Walker Trek for the Holidays!

Unwrap the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season! As we approach the holiday season, the pursuit of the perfect present takes center stage. This year indulge in the extraordinary by gifting yourself and loved ones with an unforgettable Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures trek! View on Porto gulf... read more →
Nov 15

Why Book A Self-Guided Tour

A Ryder-Walker self-guided hiking tour gives you the freedom to be your own guide, go at your pace, and navigate like a pro! Explore our tours, select your preferred trek dates or choose one of our pre-booked treks, and leave the rest to us. We take care of everything from... read more →
Nov 02

The mountains are calling…all women!

Calling all adventurous ladies! Are you a solo female explorer seeking to hike with other women? Or maybe you’re a group of gals looking for an unforgettable experience together? Look no further! Whether you’re a solo hiker craving the thrill of a self-discovery journey, or a group of friends eager... read more →
Oct 04

The Best Italian Dolomites Hiking Experiences

Find Your Ideal Dolomites Adventure! It’s easy to see why Ryder-Walker’s many hiking options in the northern Italian Alps are perennially among its most requested. A colorful landscape of pale, vertical rock walls, towers, and steeples rising high above the alpine forests and meadows beneath them, this archetypal mountain landscape... read more →
Sep 07

Favorite Fall Dishes From the Alps

Fall Favorites: Food from the Alps Autumn in the Alps offers a wonderful chance to highlight local traditions and savor the seasonal ingredients featured in Europe’s rich, hearty cuisines and craft beers. Whether sipping on a chestnut beer during lunch at a high alpine hut or enjoying a fondue by... read more →
Aug 17

The Best Alpine Lakes Accessed By Hiking Trails

Many of Ryder-Walker’s favorite alpine adventures lead to magical, high-altitude alpine lakes, nestled like sapphire gems below towering peaks and beside lush meadows dotted with vibrant wildflowers. Below are some popular lakeside stops on our itineraries in the European Alps and Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Oeschinensee (Oeschinen Lake) in the... read more →
Aug 02

The Best Fall Hiking Trips

Our Favorite Global Trekking Trips for Fall Crisp morning air, changing leaves, striking views, cozy accommodations, and an extra cup of coffee are just a few of our favorite things about hiking in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the early mornings and late afternoons are complimented by pronounced mid-day sun.... read more →