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 prepaid accommodations and luggage transfers, to necessary arrangements that make your independent hiking tour a success.

To provide an independent hiking experience that works smoothly on and off the trail, we provide a comprehensive package of materials, including GPX tracks mapping your route for you to follow on your phone using the Vamoos app with highlighted routes, written hike descriptions, customized travel itineraries and much more.

We also offer self-guided Easy-Going tours with three to four hours of hiking per day on predominantly gentle trails. This format allows more time for sightseeing, exploring villages, and enjoying the comforts of your hotel.

Our self-guided 5-day Mini Treks are a series of shorter, three-hike, four-night treks that focus on bringing you straight to some of our favorite destinations in the world. All these treks are easily accessed within hours from some of the most romantic and historic European cities.

What A Self-Guided Hiking Tour Includes with our Vamoos App

• All trip details are downloaded and available offline in the Vamoos app, including:

• Trek itinerary, hotels, and other important trip documents.

• GPX tracks with highlighted routes for each day hike and overall itinerary.

• Arrival and departure directions.

• Real time flight information and alerts.

• Notifications directly from Ryder-Walker with the ability to reply in the app.

• Offline maps with key locations and our local recommendations.

• Up-to-date weather forecasts.

• Digital diary to share pictures and comments with your friends and family.

Read, 5 Reasons Why You Should Book A Guided Tour in order to compare with a guided tour.

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