Feb 22
Man looking at a green mountain view

Choosing the Right Gear: Footwear

On the right foot: Choosing the best shoes for your trek During a Ryder Walker village-to-village trek, you’ll spend a lot of time on your feet — hiking over passes in the Bavarian Alps, wandering through the bustling markets of Morocco or following ancient caravan paths in the mountains of... read more →
Feb 22
A group hiking along a green mountain trail

Choosing the Right Gear: A Basic Equipment List

Gear up for your trek: tips for a perfect packing list When embarking on a Ryder-Walker hiking trip you will want to be prepared with the right gear so you can enjoy your trek to the fullest. Whether you are hiking from inn-to-inn, staying in first class hotels or overnighting... read more →
Feb 22
A group of people hiking through Iceland

Choosing the Right Gear: Base layers and general hiking attire

The basics of base layers  On a Ryder-Walker hiking tour, you’ll spend the majority of your waking hours outside, whether you're exploring picturesque villages in the Austrian Alps, passing ancient monasteries in the lofty mountains of Ladakh, or over high passes in the Colorado Rockies. All this time in the... read more →
Feb 22
Women walking on a mountain trail

Choosing the Right Gear: Outer layers

Dialing in your outer layers for hiking Perhaps you’ve done your homework on base layers, and by now have a dialed-in system of ultra-wicking performance underclothes to keep your core warm and comfy on the trail, no matter the conditions. If that’s the case, wonderful. If not, check out our... read more →
Feb 14
People hiking in Norway

Norway’s Mountains and Fjords are Spellbinding

Norway's mountains and fjords are really magical to me. I love the jagged peaks, the intricate waterways and the tiny villages tucked away in sheltered coves. On a sunny day, the water sparkles like a million diamonds. Weather On a cloudy day, the glowing window of a fisherman's hut invites passersby to step in for tea... read more →
Feb 09
This is what views of the Amalfi Coast, Italy are all about. Hiking with Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures.

Babsi Glanznig Hikes the the Amalfi Coast & Capri

Ryder-Walker hiking guide Babsi Glanzing said she was dying to visit Capri and the Amalfi Coast. So when the time came to update route descriptions and maps for our self-guided Capri & the Amalfi Coast hiking tour, we knew right where to turn. We bought Babsi a round trip ticket to... read more →
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
Patagonia pictures

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 Pyrénées.

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 Pyrénées 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

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: The Trip of A Lifetime

Join us in 2020 as we embark on a hiking tour in Peru: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Our Peru trip includes visits to the world famous locations of Cusco, the Salkantay Pass and Machu Picchu with stays in comfortable mountain lodges along the way. Please contact us with questions, or to add your... read more →