Jul 21
Training for a large hike

Training For A Multi-Day Hiking Trip

Training For A Hiking Trip As you are preparing for your next Ryder-Walker hiking trip, you may be wondering where you should focus in terms of your training for a hiking trip in order to feel physically fit and have fun on your upcoming hiking adventure. Training for a hiking... read more →
Jul 17
A group of people hiking through Iceland

A Complete Guide to Trekking Poles

  Trekking Poles So, you are getting ready to embark on your Ryder-Walker hiking trip of a lifetime. Whether you are traveling to the Himalaya or to a Mediterranean Island, you have probably noticed a piece of a specialty hiking gear on your packing list: Trekking poles! What are they?... read more →
Jun 17
ice stupas

Ladakh Ice Stupas

Building Artificial Glaciers for an Agricultural Future in Ladakh Climate change continues its grim march from concept into everyday reality. It is people that are at the climate extremes of the world that are experiencing the changing weather’s effects first. One of these areas is the Ladakh region of India,... read more →
May 20
Girls trip in the Alps

The Best Hiking Trips for Women

Your Perfect Women's Hiking Trip All of Ryder-Walker’s treks are accessible and enjoyable regardless of gender, whether avid hikers or people just breaking into the sport! Still, some hikes may be considered more suitable for women or single women hikers. For example, we would not promote the idea of a... read more →
May 02
People viewing a heard of sheep

Ryder-Walker’s Best Family-Friendly Hiking Trips

Include the Whole Family on Your Next Hiking Trip Each trip we put together at Ryder-Walker is well thought out to anticipate the various needs and wants of your group. All of our hiking adventures feature different levels of effort, terrain and comfort. Here, we dive into our best family-friendly hiking... read more →
Mar 07
Bolzano town

Things to do in Bolzano, Italy

Over the years here at Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures, we have been asked for advice on pre- and post-hike activities in gateway cities from Buenos Aires to Munich. As guides, we often will have a day or two in between hiking trips to relax and catch up on laundry. We take these... read more →
Feb 13
The Best Multi-Country Hiking Tours

The Best Multi-Country Hiking Tours

Ryder-Walker's Multiple Country Treks Ryder Walker’s tours are all culturally and environmentally unique, however some of our tours have the extra distinction of visiting multiple countries in the same trek. These multi-country hiking treks include: The Hiker’s Haute Route, The Tour du Mont Blanc, The High Peaks of the Bavarian... read more →
Jan 29
Cultural Tour Bhutan

Ryder-Walker’s 4 Most Intriguing Cultural Tours

Our Most Captivating Cultural Treks One of the most important parts of joining a Ryder-Walker trek or tour is the opportunity to experience the majesty of some of the most unique cultures in the world. Everything from the food, people, art, lifestyles, and architecture differs between each trek we offer.... read more →
Dec 12
Hiking gear

Give the Perfect Gift – A Ryder-Walker Trek

The Perfect Holiday Gift This holiday season give the gift of a life-changing vacation with a Ryder-Walker trek! Ryder-Walker has a variety of exciting hiking itineraries. Each trek can be tailored to make the perfect adventure for a friend, a loved one, or the whole family. With treks offered all... read more →
Nov 15
Hiker doing the Eiger Trail

Ryder-Walker’s Seven Most Challenging Treks

Ryder-Walker’s Seven Most Challenging Treks Why not start training for one of Ryder-Walker’s more vigorous treks! Your efforts will be rewarded with an adventure of a lifetime. Follow 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... 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

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 →