May 15

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

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 →
Mar 13

Our Top 5 Favorite Foods in the Italian Dolomites

At Ryder-Walker we take good eating as seriously as we take good hiking, and no region of Europe offers dining opportunities quite like the Italian Dolomites. Whether it is in one of many michelin star rated restaurants, local farm to table restaurants, or in the alpine rifugios, where the food... read more →
Feb 23
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Jan 23
A group of hikers looks up at Corona Arch in Moab, Utah.

Sandstone Arches are Marvelous Works of Art

Throughout our planet some of the most sensational achievements have not been built by architects or even sculpted by artists. In our natural world, from sandstone mountains in Central Europe to the Desert Southwest of our own United States, nature has carved out some of the most beautiful and unique... read more →
Jan 18
Dave Gruss and 14 days of Patagonia on Instagram

See Dave’s favorite photos of Patagonia

We're currently featuring "14 Days of Patagonia" at our Instagram page. Our intrepid guide and Patagonia authority Dave Gruss picked out 14 of his favorite Patagonia photos, and he's posting one each day for the next two weeks.  Ever wondered what it's like to hike in Patagonia? Now's your chance... read more →
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