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.
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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Price

$6150*

Guided Tour Date

June 30-July 9, 2024

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Hillside Swiss village

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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Price

$5150*

Guided Tour Date

June 20-27 Women's Only & July 15-22, 2024

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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Hiking the swiss alps

Our 40th Jubliäum adventure kicks off in the picturesque, alpine resort village of Klosters, then journeys to the quaint village of Guarda, before a night at our romantic hotel perched at 8057 feet, and culminates with a luxurious stay at our 5-Star grand hotel in Pontresina. Each accommodation has been carefully selected for its ambiance, cuisine, and exceptional level of...

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Price

$5850*

Guided Tour Date

September 27-October 4, 2024

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Countryside, Castles & Coastline

Immerse yourself in the magic of Wales, a land of breathtaking beauty and rich history. Our journey begins in the Gower Peninsula, bathed in the golden light of the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Imagine rugged cliffs carved by the Irish Sea, secluded coves whispering secrets of the past, and charming villages where time seems to stand...

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$5850*

Guided Tour Date

June 20-30, 2024

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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

$6700*

Guided Tour Date

Oct 2-9, 2024

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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Sunset in Sedona

Soaring spires painted red against a backdrop of snow- covered peaks and endless blue sky, characterize the magical desert scenery of northern Arizona. Our desert trek focuses on the quiet, off the beaten paths of Sedona, Arizona, a popular town with an established reputation for exquisite dining, inspired art galleries and a plethora of outdoor activities. For outdoor enthusiasts, the...

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Price

$6750*

Guided Tour Date

May 17-23 & October 11-17, 2024

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Highlands and Islands

Scotland is a unique country boasting 790 diverse islands, a rugged coastline, thousands of hidden lochs, a distinctive culture, imposing mountains looming stoically against the wilds of the infamous Scottish climate and vast stretches of uncharted trails. During this trek we traverse many miles of awe-inspiring mountains and precipitous glens, summit dramatic peaks and ramble through mossy forests. We visit...

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Price

$5800*

Guided Tour Date

May 19-29, 2024

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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

$4650*

Guided Tour Date

April 30-May 7 & Oct 5-12, 2024

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid Sept-Nov & Feb-Mid June

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Greece

The rolling crags of the Zagori region of the Epirus Mountains are dotted with Byzantine, Ottoman, and Medieval ruins. Lush foliage obscures ancient roads and gorgeous arched bridges built in the early 1800s, while dolomite spires rise above the canopy. The Epirus Mountains run towards the Aegean Sea from Western Macedonia. The wilds of Northern Greece are the perfect place...

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Price

$6400*

Guided Tour Date

May 3-12, 2024

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Sunset over the Adriatic coast

Ryder-Walker’s journey along the Dalmatian Coast is an incredible experience visiting the best of the two countries. Starting in the mountains of Montenegro, you will get to explore Montenegro’s world famous national park before continuing towards the coast. While traveling along the coast you will get to experience both the liveliest coastal villages of Montenegro and Croatia while taking excursions...

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Price

$5000*

Guided Tour Date

May 27-June 3, 2024

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Hikers trekking through Italy

The Highlights of Italy Trek was designed to showcase three of our favorite villages in the Val d’Aosta region of Italy, as well as provide exceptional hiking with a broad range of physical challenge. For those who prefer to unpack and stay unpacked for a few days at a time, this trek is for you. We begin our trek in...

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Price

$5150*

Guided Tour Date

June 19-28, 2024

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Chamonix, France

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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Price

$5450*

Guided Tour Date

July 22-29, 2024

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hiker on the southwest coast of England

Welcome to Cornwall, Great Britain’s most south-westerly county. Surrounded 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 palm trees, cute tucked away fishing villages, windswept pristine beaches, and water so turquoise you might mistake it for The Caribbean. Cornwall is also...

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Price

$5350*

Guided Tour Date

June 4-14, 2024

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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 derivation of the term Cotswolds is most commonly understood to be mean “sheep enclosure in high rolling hills” although the Oxford dictionary of British place names states that it is derived from the 12th century...

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Price

$5200*

Guided Tour Date

May 5-15, 2024

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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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Price

$2575*

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 Inn 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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Price

$3150*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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Engadine mountain range

Retreat in time to another era and a place far away: the enchanted Inn 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 trek...

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Price

$3215*

Guided Tour Date

July 15-22

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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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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Price

$2225*

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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Price

$3505*

Self-Guided Tour Date

January-March

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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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Price

$3350*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid-April – June & Sept.– Oct.

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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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Price

$3065*

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-September

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Via Ladinia

The Pusteria Valley on the Italian/Austrian border is where the Alps morph into the Dolomites. The northern flank of the valley is pastoral, with undefined walls of limestone and gentler summits. The southern flank is where the Dolomites find their personality, as jagged summits skyrocket above you. Ryder-Walker’s Via Ladinia begins in the calming town of San Candido. The magnificence...

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Price

$3060*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June-Mid Sept

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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

$4615*

Guided Tour Date

Oct 2-9, 2024

Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

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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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Price

$2775*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Late May - Mid 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

$2750*

Self-Guided Tour Date

May–June & Sept–Oct

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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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Price

$3000*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March-October

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Liechtenstein castle

Liechtenstein is a tiny country wedged between the Western Austrian Alps and the foothills above Zurich Switzerland. The majority of the country is a verdant and time-lost valley that is hemmed by impressive mountains. The countryside of Liechtenstein is dotted with mountain chalets, historic villages, and stone walled medieval castles. While Liechtenstein is often overlooked in the pantheon of the...

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Price

$2600*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-October

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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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Price

$2587*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-October

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THE SOUTHWESTERN SCENIC COASTAL TREK

Our week-long trip to the Southwestern Coast of Portugal offers an opportunity to visit picture-perfect whitewashed villages, golden sandy dunes, and beaches dotted with dramatic black shale rocks. The rugged cliffs, crashing Atlantic waves, natural parks, and an unspoiled coastline make for a wonderfully diverse trek. Over the course of the week, you hike along the coastline and stop in...

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Price

$3200*

Guided Tour Date

April 30-May 7, 2023 and October 1-8, 2023

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid Sept-Nov & Feb-Mid June

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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 MacGregor. 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

$2990*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March-October

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Slovenia - Mountain Land

This Easygoing 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 during...

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Price

$2745*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Late June-Mid September

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Tuscany

The Tuscan sun has nurtured one of the most vibrant landscapes on earth. Thick forests of low lying Mediterranean foliage, sweeping sunflower and lavender fields, historic vineyards, and castle- dotted ridges will mark your progress across this pastoral land. There are few places more peaceful than Tuscany. This unique opportunity to see it on foot will bring you through both...

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Price

$1810*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-October

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The Heart of Austria Mini Trek

Scenic valleys, countless lakes, and rolling hills typify the Salzkammergut. For most, the trip will begin in Salzburg. As you travel out of this fabled village the magic of the region is immediately apparent. From the first idyllic lake you come upon, the Wolfgangsee, you know you have arrived in a very special place. After a brief layover in Bad...

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Price

$1725*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June - September

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