Jan 19

Five Hidden Gem Hiking Treks

Many hard-core hikers these days are searching out adventures in remote areas where they can find a sense of peace and solitude. This longing to hike in mountains that are off the beaten path is why Ryder-Walker has created what we refer to as our Hidden Gem treks. We chose... read more →
Jan 03

2023 Ryder-Walker Trip Catalog

Happy New Year from Your Friends at Ryder-Walker Explore our 2023 catalog with new treks! View and read more here. What better way to celebrate the new year than by perusing our 2023 catalog and choosing your next adventure. With over 40 guided tours and 45 self-guided trips, it may be... read more →
Dec 18

Give the Perfect Gift – A Ryder-Walker Trek

The Gift of Travel 2023 is going to be another epic travel year with most of us looking forward to a vacation abroad. Now is the perfect time to give the most memorable gift – adventure, culture, fun and travel. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than to book... read more →
Dec 14

Holiday Cookie Recipes from Europe

Ten Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes from Across Europe  With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes from across Europe. Every European country approaches the holiday season with its own flair, including an assortment of diverse and delicious holiday baked goods.... read more →
Dec 07

Algarve: One of the Most Unique Regions in Europe

7 Reasons the Algarve is One of the Most Unique Regions in Europe Ryder-Walker’s hike through the south of Portugal has quickly become one of our most highly rated treks. This wonderful journey takes you along Portugal’s sunny southern coast, where craggy cliffs, the rolling waves of the Atlantic, and... read more →
Dec 03

The Best Walking Tours in the World

Ryder-Walker’s Favorite Guided and Self-Guided Walking Tours Everyone at Ryder-Walker is eager to share what we believe to be the best walking tours in the world. Walking tours are hikes which we consider to be less strenuous or committing than full-on treks, while still maintaining the rhythm of hiking in... read more →
Nov 02

Friends in High Places

The Engadine, a hidden valley in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is a place of wonder and enchantment. Red Swiss trains, gondolas, and funiculars all wrap up the sides of glaciated mountains while crystalline lakes rest in the pastoral valleys below. Beyond its natural beauty, the Engadine is a... read more →
Oct 31

Liechtenstein Favorites

In addition to physically walking The Liechtenstein Trail, there are many to-dos and interesting places to visit each day along the route. This list will help you plan your visit and identify what should be on your individual itinerary. We even recommend booking an extra day in Vaduz, the capital... read more →
Aug 22

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 →
Aug 02
Linzer Cake

Classic Austrian Dishes & Recipes

Delicious Austrian Cuisine Austria is often overlooked as the perfect Alps travel destination. France and Italy have long been known for their majestic peaks, but hidden gem hiking destinations still exist and Austria is among them. We love Austria for many reasons, one being the perfect combination of thousands of... read more →
Jul 15

Favorite Pictures from the Trail: Summer 2022

Photos from the Trail Photos are streaming in from guests and guides as Ryder-Walker treks are in full stride this summer. From the Alps in Europe to the Fjords of Iceland, people are exploring and sharing their adventures from the trails. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” –... read more →
Jun 28
Via Ladinia

Why Our Hiking Guides Love the Via Ladinia Trek

An Italian Hiking Gem: Via Ladinia When Ryder-Walker guide Ken Fuhrer designed the Via Ladinia trek in 2017, he came back to report, “There is so much to love about this trip it is difficult to pick a place to start. The Dolomites are one of the most uniquely beautiful... read more →