Jun 01
Swiss Engadine hiking tour

The Best Hiking in the Swiss Engadine

  The Engadine, an enchanting and pristine Swiss valley bordering Austria and Italy, is among the most beautiful places in the world. Defined by peaceful countryside, medieval villages, and stunning glaciated mountains, hiking in the Swiss Engadine is truly a magnificent experience. Ryder-Walker as a company has been working in... read more →
May 15
French Pyrénées Hiking Tour

Four Experiences You Can Only Find in the French Pyrénées

The French Pyrénées are a mountain range unlike any other. Situated along the French-Spanish border, these mountains have a distinct medieval history. Although they are less famous than their eastern sisters the Alps, their relative obscurity gives the Pyrénées a distinct peace. In the Pays-Basque, located in the lower Atlantic... read more →
May 04
Eiger Hiking Tour

Why the Eiger Trail is the Most Epic Hike on Earth

The Eiger Trail is the soul of alpine hiking. The stunning ten-day journey leads you through some of the most awe inspiring vistas on earth, locations critical to mountaineering history, and multiple alpine villages turned world class destinations. Parsing through the core of the Swiss Alps, between the villages of... read more →
May 02
Julian Alps Majestic Lakes

The Top Five Reasons to Visit the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps are a truly undiscovered treasure. Nestled at the eastern extreme of the Alps, the Julian Alps are known for their rugged wilderness and striking granite peaks. While the Julian Alps remain proudly wild in comparison with their western cousins, they are dotted with unique and charming villages,... read more →
Apr 20
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Mar 22
Panarea Aeolian Islands

The Top 5 Aeolian Islands You Must Visit

No trip to Sicily is complete without an adventure to the Aeolian Islands. Take a trip through time to our five favorite Aeolian Islands. If you’re like us and need to add the Aeolian Islands to your to-do list, check out our Sicily & Aeolian Islands trek here. Stromboli The... read more →
Mar 13
our top 5 favorite foods in the Italian Dolomites

Our Top 5 Favorite Foods in the Italian Dolomites

Ryder-Walker takes good eating as seriously as we take good hiking. No region of Europe offers dining opportunities quite like the foods in the Italian Dolomites. The Italian Dolomites have many Michelin star rated restaurants and local farm to table restaurants. The food in the high alpine shelters is prepared... read more →
Feb 23
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 →

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.