Jun 15

Catch the 2016 Tour de France in Switzerland

The 2016 Tour du France rolls across a key stage of the Hiker's Haute Route and Tour du Mont Blanc this summer. It also finishes in Berne, Switzerland, a popular city break for many of our guests. If you're hiking or traveling independently in one of these areas in late July,... read more →
Jun 10

Livin’ the Dream!

Here's another photo from our eight-day guided hiking tour in Lofoten, Norway which wrapped up yesterday. The views on this trip are AMAZING! Photo Cred: Staffan Björklund staffanbjorklund.com
Jun 07

Photos from Norway

Ryder-Walker trip leader Staffan Björklund shot these photos of our guided Norway hiking tour which is going on right now. Many of the hikes are water accessible only, which makes for great solitude. We really do go off the beaten path on this trip! There are no real trails to... read more →
Jun 03

Europe Airfare On Sale

Here's your chance to go hiking in Europe! From United Airlines: Save on travel to iconic European destinations when you book by June 7. Whisk yourself away on the vacation of your dreams for less with our Europe fare sale. Book by June 7, 2016, for travel between August 23,... read more →
May 27

This Hiking Trail is Really Beautiful!

This photo comes from our guest George Stroud. He took a two week self-guided hike through the Berner Oberland last year. George writes, "This year we have Peter designing a week exploring the Matterhorn and then on to Croatia for a mystery trip as I really do not know what... read more →
May 04

Photos From Our Cotswolds Hiking Tour, England

Eileen Burns sent these photos from our brand new Cotswolds hiking tour which wrapped up successfully last week. Eileen writes, "Stonehenge was a magical experience at the end of a marvelous trip. Saw a double rainbow come out twice!"  Here's a shot of Snowshill Manor and Gardens. Snowshill Manor is a traditional... read more →
Apr 27
Mar 24

Need a fix? We’re posting hiking photos every day.

Would you like to see where we go? Reminisce about old trips? Relive fond memories? Be sure to visit our Facebook page. We've been posting hiking and travel photos every day. Some photos are silly, like this one of RW head guide Ken Fuhrer hoisting the cheese during our picnic... read more →
Mar 18

More Photos From Patagonia

There is a reason that we use the phrase "Hiking Argentina's Lake District" when referring to our Patagonia hiking tour.  Looking at these photos, you might think we were boating around Norway, Iceland or Montenegro. In fact, we hire a boat to access the exceptional hiking around San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.... read more →
Mar 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We've posted a lot of water photos lately; Argentina, Montenegro, Iceland, etc. We'd be remiss, however, if we didn't post something for IRELAND.  Karen Walker shot this photo while hiking our self-guided Dingle Way. The cliffs and shoreline hikes are amazing. Enjoy the photo, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Mar 11

Photos From Patagonia

Dave Gruss sent these photos from our guided hiking tour in Patagonia which is going on right now. Look at the awesome wood carvings in the next photo.  Patagonia is a HUGE place and is shared by the countries of Argentina and Chile. Within Patagonia you'll find grasslands, steppes, deserts,... read more →
Mar 07

Help! My Leki trekking poles are stuck. How do I get them loose?

Getting Trekking Poles Unstuck The old screw-type expandable trekking poles from Leki are notorious for getting stuck. Preventative maintenance helps, but what do you do if it's too late for maintenance and your poles are already jammed? Here we uncover a few tricks for getting Leki and other twist-style expandable... 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.