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Join one of our Family-friendly hiking tours. Each trip we put together at Ryder-Walker is well thought out to anticipate the various needs and wants of your group. All of our hiking adventures feature different levels of effort, terrain, and comfort. Dive into our best family-friendly hiking tours.

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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$4560*

Guided Tour Date

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

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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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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

April 21-29, 2021

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Village in the Heart of the Italian Dolomites.

The Pusteria Valley on the Italian/Austrian border is where the high 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 and skyrocket above you as compact and jagged summits of seemingly impossible verticality. The magnificence of this hiking itinerary...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June-Mid September

Guided Tour Date

September 3-10, 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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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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$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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$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*

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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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Village in the Heart of the Italian Dolomites.

The Pusteria Valley on the Italian/Austrian border is where the high 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. Ryder-Walker’s Via Ladinia begins in the calming town of San Candido. The magnificence...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

Mid June-Mid September

Guided Tour Date

September 3-10, 2021

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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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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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$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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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

March-October

Guided Tour Date

May 21-29, 2021

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provence

Experience souleu e terraire, 'the soul of the terrain', as you walk amongst vineyards, historic villages and the famous lavender fields that characterize the Vaucluse region of Provence, France. Enjoy a great combination of countryside walking through farms, vineyards, and orchards, while rambling along herb-scented hillsides toward golden-hued villages. Provence’s landscape and light will enthrall you just as it did...

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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

April-June, Sept-Oct

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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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$4560*

Self-Guided Tour Date

May–June & Sept–Oct

Guided Tour Date

May 28-June 4, 2021

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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.