Jan 23
A group of hikers looks up at Corona Arch in Moab, Utah.

Sandstone Arches are Marvelous Works of Art

Throughout our planet some of the most sensational achievements have not been built by architects or even sculpted by artists. In our natural world, from sandstone mountains in Central Europe to the Desert Southwest of our own United States, nature has carved out some of the most beautiful and unique... read more →
Jan 18

Dave’s Favorite Patagonia Photos on Instagram

Dave Gruss, our intrepid guide, visited Patagonia and we featured some of his favorite photos on our Instagram profile. Below are a few of his favorite images from our Hiking Argentina & Chile Guided Trip. Have you ever wondered what it's like to hike in Patagonia? Now's your chance to... read more →
Dec 12
Oct 31
2018 Ryder-Walker Hiking Tour Catalog Cover.

Ryder-Walker 2018 Digital Hiking Tour Catalog

We're having a lot of fun flipping through our 2018 digital hiking tour catalog. You can turn pages like a magazine, zoom in, print out individual pages, and download a pdf version if you like. You’ll find new trips, feature stories and more inside. You can view our 2018 digital catalog... read more →
Sep 29
A hiker gazes at the snow covered Vignemale (3,298 meters), the highest peak in the French Pyrenees.

The Vignemale Massif

Last week I took a group of 5 men on an 8-day private guided hike through the Pays Basque and French Pyrenees in southern France. Here is a shot of our guest Brent gazing up at the Vignemale (3,298 meters), an incredibly good-looking peak that sits on the border of... read more →
Aug 30
Aug 25

Ready, Set, HIKE! | We’re Going to Peru

Our 2018 hiking schedule debuts in the next few weeks, and we have a bunch of new trips on offer for next year. One that really stands out is our new trip to Peru, and more specifically, Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar icons of Inca... read more →
Jul 18
Jun 20

Croatia was a success. Time to push the RELAX button

Another successful Croatia trip is in the books. Here's a shot of RW trip leaders Dave Gruss and Nikola Markovic having a relaxing breakfast on the final day of our June 2017 guided tour. Dave and Nikola worked hard during the trip (ensuring that our guests had a wonderful time),... read more →
Jun 15

Our Scotland hiking tour was amazing—here are some photos

Rogan O'Herlihy led our Scotland hiking tour from May 18-26. Rogan is a UK native, so when he guides tours for us in Scotland and England his enthusiasm is almost impossible to contain. Imagine Clark Kent entering a phone booth and exiting as Superman. It's just like that. Rogan loves guiding in the... read more →
May 26

If you like the Dolomites, then you’ll LOVE Austria!

I remember the first time we put together our Heart of Austria tour. I hadn't run the trip yet, so I asked one, my colleagues, what it was like. They responded without hesitation, "It's just like our Dolomites Trek!" That's a good thing. Being compared favorably to the Dolomites, specifically... read more →
May 11

Pics From Our Hike in Southeast Utah

Here are some pics from a private Canyonlands hike that we ran earlier this spring. Delicate Arch is unmistakeable. Ancient cliff dwellings always warrant a stop for the camera. Heading up one of our secret canyons. We'd tell you where it is, but then we'd have to kill you. ;-) Deep into the... read more →

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