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Oct 04

Fall Colors in the High Country

Ryder-Walker's managing director, Eileen Burns, couldn't have timed this past weekend's hike above Telluride more perfectly. She writes, "Photos from hikes this weekend. I hit the peak as today the wind is blowing hard and it is raining leaves." Risqué! This is a nice view looking back over Telluride and... read more →
Sep 29

Goodbye Terese. We’ll miss you!

This was the day that Terese Broderick fell to earth and changed our lives forever. Terese wore a lot of hats at the Ryder-Walker office. She answered phones, she sold a TON of trips, she wrote proposals, she made hotel reservations, she assembled tour packages, she responded to thousands of... read more →
Sep 18

You Might Like a Guided Tour

This is part 1 of 2 in a series to help you decide if a guided or self-guided tour might be right for you. What follows are 10 talking points in favor of a guided hiking tour. You might like a guided tour if: 1. We don’t offer the self-guided... read more →
Sep 18
Hikers in the mountains.

5 Reasons You Should Book A Self-Guided Tour

A self-guided hiking tour offers you the opportunity to be your own guide, navigate like a pro and pick your own dates. Choose from our standard guided tours as independent options or customize a trip to your level of difficulty and degree of comfort. Find a tour that you like,... read more →
Aug 11

Check out our favorite photos from Iceland

That's a wrap! Our Iceland hiking tour wrapped up yesterday. First impressions: Our trip leader Barbara 'Babsi' Glanznig says, "Wow! We had picture perfect weather, endless opportunities to see wildlife really close and happy guests!" Some of her favorite wildlife encounters were the puffins, whales and dinner next to an... read more →
Aug 02

Training for the Tour du Mont Blanc

This photo comes from our guests Alicia and Susan. They're currently training for a private guided Tour du Mont Blanc. Alicia writes: I thought you would get a kick out of the attached photo. A group of us going on the TMB trip completed the West Maroon Bells trail from... read more →
Jul 29

Hiking Hacks: Replacement Trekking Pole Tips

New trekking poles usually come with protective trekking pole tip covers. The covers are great for protecting your gear during travel and storage, but they're meant to be removed for hiking, so they usually end up lost or misplaced. Buying replacement tips can be next to impossible, or expensive for... read more →
Jul 21

This is the Quietest Corner of the Alps: The Matterhorn

Phyl Newbeck and Bryan Harrington recently completed our self-guided Matterhorn Trek in the Alps of Switzerland and Italy and sent us these photos. Hiking Near The Matterhorn The Matterhorn is only the 10'th highest peak in Switzerland. Due to its unique shape and that stands alone in it's place, the... read more →
Jul 08

Our Guests Soar Above Chamonix

Our Tour du Mont Blanc wrapped up on a high note. The entire group finished the last day's hike with a parasailing descent into the town of Chamonix, France. What style! The whole team went for it," says trip leader Dave Gruss. Those of you that have hiked the TMB... read more →
Jun 30

How Will ‘Brexit’ Affect European Travel?

  Here's a little tongue-in-cheek humor. I think it's a compliment, actually. We grabbed this photo in a cozy pub just off of the Rob Roy Way hiking trail. It was one of those perfect, movie-set pubs with stone walls, hand-hewn wooden beams overhead, a warming hearth, pewter mugs on... read more →
Jun 17

Muggin’ in Croatia

  This group photo comes from our guest Paula Tymitz. Paula and the rest of the crew are currently hiking in Croatia with Ryder-Walker trip leader Ken Fuhrer (far right). Ken put the Croatia trip together a few years ago, and it's been a hit ever since. Of course, why... 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.