Oct 25

National Geographic names Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures as One of the Top 10 Best Hiking and Trekking Outfitters on the Planet.

October 25, 2007--Telluride, Colo. National Geographic Adventure Magazine named the Telluride, Colorado-based tour operator and guide service, Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures, as one of the Top 10 Best Hiking and Trekking Outfitters on the Planet, in their November 2007 feature, “Best Outfitters on Earth.” According to National Geographic Adventure Magazine, "Trekking's... read more →
Oct 15
Oct 10

more eye candy

This is what the Jungfrau region looks like at the end of August. Our thanks to Mark Saurer and Kristi Jahn for sending this image. We always enjoy good views so please send us your photos if you find something worth sharing.
Oct 08

Rifugio Prarayer

People often ask us, "What's the "hut" like? Take a look at the second picture and note the espresso machine. Do you also see the collection of liqueurs above the bar? These are not AMC huts.It's no surprise that this is one of our favorite stops along the Italian High... read more →
Aug 01

A Brief History of the Swiss National Day

August 1 is a major holiday in Switzerland. Known as the Fête nationale Suisse in French, the Nationalfeiertag in German, the Festa nazionale Svizzera in Italian and the Fiasta naziunala Svizra in Romanish, August 1st is THE BIG DAY that that Swiss people set aside to celebrate their independence. It... read more →
Jul 06

Quelque chose plaisant à observer.

"Something pleasant to look at."Is work getting you down? Then maybe this will pick you up. Take a break and enjoy these five images.Some of you may have noticed a pause in our blogging during the month of May. Well, it's because I took my wife to the Oberland and... read more →
Jun 28

Lavaux Becomes Part of the UNESCO World Heritage!

This really is a beautiful region filled with the most gorgeous vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva. We always recommend that people stop here if they have time, and it’s a very convenient stop since many of our travelers pass through this region en route to our Valaisan tours. In fact, the... read more →
May 31

Read about the Tour du Mont Blanc and grab your spot!

Ryder-Walker's Tour du Mont Blanc Excerpt from: Solo adventures; Scared of traveling alone? Fear not: these four female-friendly options boast fitness, fun and companionship. Shape Magazine, Nov, 2004 by Lori Mayfield Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc in France, Italy and Switzerland With Ryder-Walker. Say bonjour, buon giorno and gruezi to... read more →
Mar 21

The Eiger Trail

Here's a breakdown for anyone who might be interested in the tour: The Eiger Trail Classic scenery is the hallmark of the Berner Oberland where the famous trio, the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, dominates not only the landscape but the imagination of the traveler-- and has so for well over... read more →
Jan 19
Jan 03

Guided Hiker’s Haute Route

Here's a breakdown for anyone who might be interested in the tour: The Hiker’s Haute Route The highest mountains in western Europe, the Pennine Alps offer a sensational opportunity for hikers to explore a spectacular alpine world. From Chamonix, beneath the Mont Blanc range with its granite spires and glaciated... read more →
Dec 13

Friend and colleague earns title, “Chef of the Year for 2007”

Our friends at the Waldhotel Fletschhorn in Saas Fee, Switzerland just informed us that their Head Chef, Markus Neff, is now officially known as the best chef in Switzerland, according to the influential French restaurant guide Gault Millau. Neff recently received 18 out of 20 possible points, thereby earning him... read more →

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.