Feb 16

The Best Hiking Trips for Singles

Women sitting on a rock

4 reasons singles should book a guided Ryder-Walker trek!

For years, Ryder-Walker has attracted couples, groups of friends and families to join our acclaimed guided treks around the world. Today, Ryder-Walker guided tours have become the perfect way for singles to hit the trails, meet new people and see the world! Whether you are traveling for work and have an extra week to explore the mountains or are just looking for the perfect getaway, a Ryder-Walker guided tour is the ideal way to escape the day-to-day.

Hiking Trips for Singles

Last summer I guided a hiking tour that consisted of a group of women who were all lifelong friends, people that every year would gather for an annual Ryder-Walker tour. They were joined by a single woman who knew none of them but was excited to take the chance on getting to know a new group of fellow hikers. After a week of dedicated hiking with evenings sipping wine and enjoying Aperol Spritz happy hours, we had circumnavigated the Matterhorn and were entering the village of Zermatt when she expressed to me how much she had grown to appreciate her new hiking friends. As we were all leaving Zermatt, the ladies invited her to return with them on another hiking tour and she was excited for the chance to reconvene with them next summer!

This is just one example; every trip new friendships are made, some of which last a lifetime. Some trekkers have even met their partners on Ryder-Walker tours! Our clients are a special group of people who love to hike and explore – all have a good sense of the world.

Peace and Quiet

Is work starting to grate after a long winter? Do you need a break from the sights and sounds if the city? Are you craving a bit of alone time from your busy family schedule? Whatever the reason, now is the time to start planning your getaway. One of the most peaceful experiences to be had on a Ryder-Walker tour is the opportunity to get a moment of true bliss by yourself.

Whether you are marveling at one of the magnificent waterfalls above Grindelwald in Switzerland or finishing the last few meditative steps up one of the high passes around the Tour du Mont Blanc, the true joy of our trips is often a combination of quiet time and the unique sense of freedom whether achieved high on a mountain or along calming coastal waters. When you finish the day relaxing at one of the many excellent spas in our favorite hotels you will be happy you took the chance to really give yourself a break!

Solo male hiker in Iceland

Photo credit: Babsi Glanznig

Set Your Goals

Finally, we believe that one of the most important elements of Ryder-Walker tours is the chance to set your own goals and challenge yourself. Especially when hiking as a single, you get the chance to define your own goals – whether you want to push yourself or relax is up to you based on the day. Many Ryder-Walker tours offer the opportunity to choose more challenging hiking options. Often these longer options take you by high alpine lakes, to unique high huts that serve coffee and delicious lunches, and to windswept summits. Whether you are pushing yourself to reach a summit or just hoping to get some extra steps in – you get to challenge yourself and feel the exhilaration of setting a goal and achieving it!

Open Yourself up to New Adventures

Planning hiking trips for singles from start to finish can be daunting and time consuming. Book a Ryder-Walker trek and leave everything to us – simply choose what adventure you want to do this year and we’ll handle the rest. Our staff takes care of the back-end details and our guides handle all the logistics on and off the trail. All you have to do is grab your gear and show up ready to hike, explore and have the time of your life.

Group hiking in Peru

Photo credit: Dave Gruss

If you are interested in joining a guided Ryder-Walker trek, check out our complete schedule here.

About the author: Branford Walker
Since the age of three, Branford has either participated in the development of, or been on almost every trip Ryder-Walker has to offer. He has worked as a guide for the last four years and is currently living in New York.

Branford

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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.