Choose Your Next Easy-Moderate Hike

Our easy-moderate hiking tours are selected based on effort and terrain. Easy-moderate hikes are scored with 3 or lower in a combination of our effort and terrain categories. While the days on the trail are more relaxed, there is no shortage of stunning destinations and incredible views along the way. Browse our easy-moderate tours below.

Trip Rating System

COMFORT

comfort rating
  1. Primarily simple accommodations including, berghauses, huts and inns.
  2. A mix of simple accommodations and charming country inns or first class inns.
  3. Primarily charming country inns and first-class inns with best accommodations available in remote locations.
  4. All superior country inns and first-class accommodations.

EFFORT

effort rating
  1. Gentle hikes up to 8 miles with 1500 feet of elevation gain.
  2. Moderate hikes up to 10 miles with up to 2700 feet of elevation gain.
  3. Moderately strenuous hikes up to 12 miles with up to 4000 feet of elevation gain.
  4. Strenuous hikes exceeding 4000 feet of elevation gain.

TERRAIN

terrain rating
  1. Well maintained and graded mountain paths.
  2. Steeper, well-maintained mountain paths possibly with rough footing.
  3. Steeper, occasionally maintained mountain paths possibly with rough footing and/or exposure.
  4. Steep, rarely maintained mountain paths with exposure and rough footing.
Engadine Trek

This week-long inn-to-inn hiking tour covers the length of the Inn River Valley from near the Austrian border to that of Italy. Staying in the most charming villages and quaint inns, we pass from the gentler terrain of the lower Engadine with its quaint old villages, through the upper Engadine with its majestic, glaciated peaks and into the wild and...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

Guided Tour Date

July 15-22 & Sept 12-19

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Hikers above Sils Maria, Switzerland

The Highlights of Switzerland is designed to provide exceptional hiking with a broad range of physical challenge. This makes it perfect for families and parties with different interests and abilities. It is also designed to please those who prefer to unpack and stay unpacked for a few days at a time. We begin in Sils Maria, one of the loveliest...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

July 7-16, 2021

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Adobe building in New Mexico

New Mexico and the phrase the “Land of Enchantment” are synonymous, and while the state of New Mexico is most certainly that, it is actually so much more. Stunning desert vistas, high alpine peaks of the most southern portion of the Rocky Mountains, charming adobe homes and dwellings, thriving art communities, and chilis are only the tip of the iceberg...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

Guided Tour Date

Oct 4-11, 2020 Oct 2-9,2021

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Here's a photo of the desert landscape in Sedona, Arizona. This photo was taken during a hiking tour with Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures.

Our Arches and Canyonlands hiking tour begins in Sedona, Arizona, a town with an established reputation for exquisite dining, inspired art galleries and a plethora of outdoor activities. By day, we explore an enchanting desert landscape, hiking one of the many backcountry trails that spiderweb throughout the region. By night, we relax our sun-tanned bodies, with wine in hand, at...

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Price

$4560*

Guided Tour Date

Oct 17-25, 2020 & May 9-17, 2021

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Slovakia High Tatra Mountains

Embark on one of Ryder-Walker's newest treks. This journey takes us into the High Tatras of Slovakia, the highest mountains of the mysterious Carpathian range, that runs along the border of northern Slovakia and Poland. These mountains are defined by their dense pine forests, isolated alpine lakes, and vibrant wildlife. Slovakia remains one of the most amazingly wild regions in...

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Price

$4560*

Guided Tour Date

September 12-20, 2021

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loch katrine Scotland

Walk in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most legendary outdoorsmen and greatest heroes – Rob Roy MacGregor. Through green meadows, along the coasts of sapphire lochs and across the feet of wind-swept Munros (peaks over 3,000 feet), we walk as he did during this nine-day hiking tour through a beautiful region of the Scottish Highlands called the Trossachs. Who was...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March - October

Guided Tour Date

Mayl 21-29, 2021

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Boat in Portugal

Our coastal route covers a portion of the historic Fishermen’s Trail with 4 days of hiking from Porto Covo to Odeceixe exploring deserted beaches, spectacular cliffs and quaint fishing villages. The Fishermen’s Trail follows in the footsteps of local fishermen throughout the years to favorite fishing spots while connecting the small coastal villages along the way. It is part of...

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Price

$4560*

Guided Tour Date

October 2-9, 2021

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Kotor Bay

Montenegro, the “Black Mountain". The very name evokes a sense of mystery and intrigue in a far-away place. Tucked neatly into the Adriatic Coast, this fascinating gem has it all—sapphire colored lagoons; rugged mountain peaks; an extraordinary coastline; fjords and deep canyons; breath-taking flora, abundant wildlife and elegant seaside villages with architecture reminding visitors of Venice. Montenegro is a small...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

September 5-12, 2021

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Isola di Capri

Inviting villages, towering limestone cliffs, a rich history, and the tranquil water of the Tyrrhenian Sea - all of this and more awaits you on the Italian island of Capri! The colorful isle sits off the western coast of southern Italy, its shores visited for millennia by Greek and Roman sailors. Originally established as a Roman resort the Isle of...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

April 19-24, 2021

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Tarentaise

Mont Blanc is an icon; much more than a mountain. Huge enough and complex enough to always have something to offer cutting edge alpinists since the 1700s. And lucky for the rest of us it is so big and strategically placed on the French, Italian and Swiss borders that it is visible from the higher peaks of every Alpine country...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

July 18-25, 2021

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hiker on the southwest coast of England

Welcome to Cornwall, Great Britain’s most southwesterly county. Surrounded on all sides by the lashings of the Atlantic Ocean and the warming currents of the Gulf Stream, this peninsula boasts over 400 miles of dramatic cliff-edged coastline complete with lush palm trees, quaint, tucked away fishing villages, windswept, pristine beaches and water that reflects the most vibrant turquoise color that...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

July 8-18, 2021

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South West England

Welcome to the Cotswolds, an area of southwestern England which is famous for its gently sloping green hills and ancient, picturesque towns and villages. The term originates from Cod, meaning thirteenth century Anglo Saxon landowner and Wold, meaning area of high land – hence Cod-Wold, or Cotswolds. It is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the country,...

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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

May 9-19, 2021

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The walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia taken during a hiking tour with Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures.

Surrender to the magic of Croatia. With picture-perfect villages, limestone summits rising from the sea, and 1,000 picturesque islands floating peacefully in the azure waters of the Adriatic, you’ll quickly discover why the locals refer to their homeland as “The Mediterranean the way it used to be.” Our 8-day hiking tour of Croatia begins in the tiny seaside village of...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

May-June & Sept.-Oct.

Guided Tour Date

May 28-June 5, 2021

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Berner Oberland

Swiss perfection is embodied in the world famous Jungfrau region, the very heart of the Swiss Alps, and hiking beneath the dramatic glaciated peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau lures mountain enthusiasts from around the world. Picture-perfect views surround you in every direction, and the fabulous system of lifts, cable cars and funiculars make hiking in this lofty region...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June-Early October

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engadine trek

Retreat in time to another era and a place far away: the enchanted En River Valley. Time forgotten 16th century villages, with their fascinating architecture, cling to the hillsides, and numerous ruins and a castle mark the valley’s importance through the medieval period and Hapsburg Empire. Above the valley the peaks of the Silvretta, Lischana, and Bernina ranges soar. This...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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Hiking the Sciora

Retreat in time to another era and a place far away: the enchanted En River Valley. Time forgotten 17th century villages, with their fascinating architecture, cling to the hillsides, and numerous ruins and a castle mark the valley’s importance through the medieval period and Hapsburg Empire. Above the valley the peaks of the Silvretta, Lischana, and Bernina ranges soar. This...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

Guided Tour Date

July 15-22, 2021 & Sept 12-19, 2021

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Group hiking on the Self-guided Switzerland's Jungfrau Loop

Moderate inn-to-inn hikes link the fabled villages of the Jungfrau region in this quick tour for those with other stops on their European itinerary. Starting in the the booming alpine center of Interlaken, this loop explores the Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its cascading waterfalls; and visits sleepy Mürren; the busy alpine center of Grindelwald, beneath the impressive north face of the Eiger;...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June-Mid September

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Self Guided Winter Engadine Trek

Winter. This is the magical time when Switzerland wears her finest clothes. Snowflakes quietly descend upon tranquil storybook villages, the mountain air carries an aroma of hot spiced wine, and jingle bells ring as horse-drawn sleighs carry excited travelers to their cozy mountain homes. This is the season for roasted chestnuts, fireside dinners, and bubbling fondue. Each alpine region celebrates...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

January-March

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Dolomites Hike

Towers of vertical limestone tinged pink in the evening light loom above the rolling, green meadows and intriguing castles, ruins, and onion-domed church steeples of the villages in the enchanting Alto Adige (Südtirol) region of Northern Italy. The Dolomites are one of the earth’s most dramatic ranges, and a paradise for hikers who come to enjoy the startling, vertical topography...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-September

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Amalfi Coast

Let the sirens tempt you with captivating coastlines, sapphire waters and a laid-back Italian lifestyle that the locals call “tranquillo.” It is no coincidence that Homer chose Capri and the Amalfi Coast as the home for his fabled sirens in the epic tale, The Odyssey. Once you experience the enchanting life of southern Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, you won't want to...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March – June & Sept.– Oct.

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Cinque Terre

Enchanting, or perhaps intoxicating, might be the best words to describe Italy's Cinque Terre region hugging the Italian Riviera. Spoil yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage Site where the rocky coast and green hills meet the cobalt sea. Authentic Ligurian Coast cuisine and wine swoon you, friendly locals engage you, while incredibly unique hiking along a dramatic coastline complemented by...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-October

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canyonlands self-guided

There is no place on earth like the desert canyonlands of southeast Utah. Petrified sand sculpted by the forces of weather and time provides the medium that gives life to whimsical rock formations, precipitous cliffs, natural stone arches, and serpentine canyons. People from all over the world travel to this unique landscape to witness the play of light on naturally...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-May, Sept-Oct

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Sun setting in the mountains of New Mexico

Stunning desert vistas, high alpine peaks of the most southern portion of the Rocky Mountains, charming adobe homes and dwellings, thriving art communities, and chilis are only the tip of the iceberg in the 47th US state. You begin your journey in Santa Fe.  Santa Fe has, over the years, become the heart and soul of New Mexico’s thriving epicurean...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

Guided Tour Date

Oct. 4-11, 2020 & October 2-9, 2021

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Slovenia - Mountain Land

This Going Easy Slovenia hiking tour is a gentler version of our 8 day Slovenia Triglav Circuit and features three nights in the village of Ukanc and two nights each in the villages of Bled and Kranjska Gora. The hiking schedule is more relaxed with extra time for sightseeing and general enjoyment of Slovenia's infinite treasures. You'll also have luggage access...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Late June-Mid September

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Rob Roy Way

Walk in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most brilliant outdoorsmen, legendary outlaws, and greatest heroes – Rob Roy McGregor. Through green meadows, along the coasts of sapphire lochs and across the feet of snowcapped Munros (peaks over 3,000 feet), you walk as he did during this nine-day hiking tour through a beautiful region of the Scottish Highlands called the Trossachs....

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March-October

Guided Tour Date

May 21-29, 2021

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dingle way

The Dingle Peninsula is the Ireland that we dream about on St. Patrick's Day. Rugged coastlines and windswept hills give way to unspoiled villages and cozy B&Bs. Sheep graze contentedly while the sounds of Irish ditties spill from local pubs and into the surrounding countryside. The Dingle Way explores this ancient corner of Ireland during a 10-day tour. The trip...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-October

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Costwold Way Trail Sign

Quintessential England is, perhaps, the best way to describe the Cotswolds of west-central England. Peaceful villages welcome travelers with warm stone cottages and intimate B&Bs. Winding country lanes, cobblestoned and lined with dry-stone walls, guide explorers through a tapestry of quiet tearooms and cozy pubs. Stately hedgerows divide a fanciful realm of rolling hillsides and mysterious woods. It is not...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March-October

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Croatia hiking tour

Welcome to Croatia! Azure, cobalt, indigo — our 8-day self-guided Croatia hiking tour is a celebration of blue skies and pristine waters. The villages are immaculate and the bustle of the beaches and exceptional restaurants, enchanting. The red tiled roofs coupled with the crystal clear sea is pure magic. Most travelers will want to begin their Croatian adventure by arriving...

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Price

$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

May–June & Sept–Oct

Guided Tour Date

May 28-June 4, 2021

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village by a lake with mountains

The hiking on our Austria: Mozart Alpine Lakes Walk is some of Ryder-Walker’s most gentle. Many of the hikes follow either pilgrim’s routes, which have been well traveled for centuries, or the historic Salzkammergut Salt Trail. Much of the hiking here follows the idyllic shores of the Wolfgangsee and Hallstättersee, as well as a charming section out of Bad Ischl...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Late May - Mid October

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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.