Feb 16

Hiking the Haute Route? Don’t Forget Your Pipes and Drums!

You never know what you’re going to see on a Ryder-Walker tour!

Dave Gruss and his crew ran into these bagpipers while hiking the famous Hiker’s Haute Route last summer. This is the segment from St. Luc to Gruben, Switzerland with a view looking up the Val de Zinal toward the Zinalrothorn, the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn.

Here’s a shot of the Highlanders with our hikers. Note the percussion section. They carried those drums up from the village below!

Maybe we should rename this trip and call it the Highlander’s Haute Route. This year’s Hiker’s Haute Route runs July 11-22, 2015. Bring your pipes and drums, please!

Have you already hiked the Haute Route? This is the perfect opportunity to mention our Scottish Highlands and Islands hiking tour. Our 2015 trip is already sold out, but we can set up a private tour, or get you on the wait list for 2016!

Photo by Dave Gruss

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Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and acknowledges that there is growing uncertainty about the safety of traveling right now. Currently, our guided and self-guided treks are on schedule to run. Should travel restrictions be implemented by local or global authorities we will post updates on this link.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.