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 →
Apr 26

Mausoleum of Njegoš: A Bucket List Montenegrin Monument

Mausoleum of Njegoš This is the Mausoleum of Njegoš. You will have an opportunity to visit on the final day of our Montenegro trek: From the Durmitor Mountain Range to the Bay of Kotor. It's one of the most important monuments in Montenegro. It was built in what is now Lovćen... read more →
Mar 28

This is why we love Patagonia

Water, mountains, and sun! We ran two hiking tours in Patagonia during late February and early March, and the trips were a complete success. We had so much fun, and our guests did too! Check out some of our favorite moments. Guests Amy and Ken doing a little mugging for the... read more →
Mar 08

When is the Best Time to See the Northern Lights in Iceland?

If you'd like to see the Northern Lights, then you've gotta head north, and there's no better place to be than Norway or Iceland. Their locations along (and above) the Arctic Circle make for incredible viewing, especially during the winter. There's a problem though. The high northern latitudes that make... read more →
Mar 01

Rorbu- The Cozy Fishing Cabins of Norway

What Is A Rorbu? A rorbu (rorbuer, plural) is a fisherman's cabin and one of the most recognizable symbols (along with codfish) of Norway's Lofoten Islands. The rorbu has distinctive bright red paint and white trim. It is to Norway as the mountain chalet is to Switzerland. Both are a shining... read more →
Jan 27
Jan 04

Last call! Snag a spot on our Patagonia hike.

Patagonia, our first guided inn-to-inn hiking tour of 2017, leaves in just a month and-a-half, and we still have a few spots available. What are you doing in late February/early March? Would you like to ditch winter and join us for a hike in South America? Remember, our winter (in... read more →
Dec 30

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.