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 →
Jul 13

The Perfect Alpine Trailside Picnic

There are few hiking experiences as enjoyable as a trailside picnic on a beautiful sunny day. Spreading out your bandana in a rolling meadow, surrounded by jagged mountain peaks, and arranging a charcuterie spread of delectable meats, mouth-watering cheeses, fresh veggies and baked breads alongside fruits, nuts and chocolate is... read more →
Jun 27

What’s the Deal with the Luggage?

Hiking Trips With Luggage Transfers Long ago we discovered the many benefits of ditching our luggage and hiking with a lightweight daypack. “The light way is the right way,” became our mantra, and we developed our hiking tours to reflect this philosophy. We use an intricate transportation system to accomplish... read more →
Jun 14
Lightning storm over mountains

How To Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm While Hiking

5 Rules to Follow in a Lightning Storm Mountain weather is known to change quickly and dramatically. One hour you’re hiking toward a summit in strong high-altitude sunshine, then the next, you’re zipping up a waterproof outer layer as ominous gray clouds converge and produce a clap or boom of... read more →
May 31

How to Choose the Right Engadine Trek

A trip to the peaceful Engadine valley located in southeast Switzerland never fails to delight, especially in the heat of summer, when it’s cooler than many other European destinations and reliably uncrowded. Any of Ryder-Walkers curated adventures offer incomparable blends of this unique region’s easily accessible inn-to-inn hiking, elevated lodging... read more →
May 12

Under the Radar & Off the Beaten Path Hiking Destinations

Our Favorite Lesser Known Hiking Trips That Avoid Crowds Are you looking for a unique, under the radar hiking experience? While our popular destinations cover many bucket list routes, sometimes it's nice to get off the beaten path and explore something new. We've rounded up six incredible hikes that are... read more →
May 03

The Best Hiking Trips for Foodies

Our Favorite Hiking Trips for Food Lovers If you know us at Ryder-Walker, you know we love food almost as much as we love hiking. There are so many incredible destinations around the world for food lovers, but we are especially indulgent in combining delicious cuisine before, during, or after... read more →
Mar 23

Spring Recipes from the Alps

Food and Drink Pairing Favorites from the Alps To celebrate the first few days of spring, Ryder-Walker wants to invite you to try our favorite springtime recipes from the Alps. Across Northern Italy, Switzerland, and France much of the cooking is associated with heavy dishes best enjoyed in the heart... read more →