Self Guided Hiking & Walking Tours

Embrace Your Freedom

Ryder-Walker’s self-guided hiking tours are perfect for travelers that prefer to venture on their own and without the services of a guide. In order to provide an independent hiking experience that works smoothly, we provide a comprehensive package of materials, including four-color topographical hiking maps with highlighted routes, written hike descriptions, customized travel itineraries, prepaid accommodations, and all of the necessary arrangements to make your independent hiking tour a success.

We offer many of our guided hiking and walking tours as independent options, so just find a tour that you like, tell us the date you’d like to begin, and we’ll do the rest. Please take a moment to peruse a few of our best-selling suggestions below.

2020 Self-Guided Hiking Tours

Self-Guided ToursSeason2020 PricesCountries Visited
EUROPE + UKPrice Per Person
Appenzell Hut HopLate June-Oct.$1,530 in double, single (+$310)Switzerland
Berner Oberland TraverseLate June-Mid Sept.$2,920 in double, single (+$410)Switzerland
Berner Oberland TrekLate June-Mid Sept.$2,325 in double, single (+$380)Switzerland
Capri & The Amalfi CoastApril-June, Sept.-Oct.$3,125 in double, single (+$640)Italy
Cinque TerreApril-Oct.$1,700 in double, single (+$400)Italy
Cotswold WayMarch-Oct.$2,140 in double, single (+$390)England (United Kingdom)
Croatia: The Dalmatian CoastMay-June, Sept.-Oct.$2,350 in double, single (+$625)Croatia
Dolomiti di BrentaLate June, July, Early Sept.$2,500 in double, single (+$750)Italy
Eiger TrailLate June-Mid Sept.$2,925 in double, single (+$395)Switzerland
Engadine Summit SeriesLate June-Mid Sept.$2,875 in double, single (+$375)Switzerland
Engadine TrekMid June-Mid Oct.$2,935 in double, single (+$375)Switzerland
The Heart of AustriaMid June-Sept.$2,600 in double, single (+$310)Austria
High Peaks of Bavaria and TyrolJune-Mid Oct.$2,230 in double, single (+$300)Germany
Hiker’s Haute RouteLate June-Mid Sept.$2,850 in double, single (+$370)France, Switzerland
Ireland’s Dingle WayApril-Oct.$2,350 in double, single (+$495)Ireland
Italian Dolomites TrekMid June-Mid Sept.$2,675 in double, single (+$370)Italy
Italian Lakes District: Como & BellagioMay-Oct.$2,570 in double, single (+$430)Italy
Jungfrau LoopMid June-Mid Sept.$2,090 in double, single (+$325)Switzerland
Provence: Hill Towns of the LuberonApril-June, Sept.-Oct.$2,650 in double, single (+$690)France
Scotland: Rob Roy WayMarch-Oct.$2,355 in double, single (+$560)Scotland (United Kingdom)
Secret Swiss ValleysJuly-Mid Sept.$2,310 in double, single (+$400)Switzerland
Sicily: The Aeolian IslandsMay-Oct.$2,700 in double, single (+$370)Italy
Slovenia: Julian Alps Triglav CircuitLate June-Mid Sept.$2,145 in double, single (+$420)Slovenia
Spanish Mediterranean: Costa BravaMay-Mid July, Mid Aug.-Oct.$2,680 in double, single (+$685)Spain
Swiss Haute RouteLate June-Mid Sept.$2,275 in double, single (+$355)Switzerland
Ticino: Swiss Lakes DistrictMay-Oct.$2,790 in double, single (+$390)Switzerland
Tour du Mont BlancMid June-Mid Sept.$2,790 in double, single (+$390)France, Italy, Switzerland
Tour du Mont Blanc VitesseMid June-Mid Sept.$2,270 in double, single (+$350)France, Italy Switzerland
Via Ladinia: Heart of the Italian DolomitesMid June-Mid Sept.$2,675 in double, single (+$370)Italy
Winter Engadine HolidayJan.-March$3,120 in double, single (+$435)Switzerland
NORTH AMERICA
Red Rocks: Bluff and Moab, UtahApril-May, Sept.-Oct.$2,185 in double, single (+$460)USA
New Mexico: Land of Enchantment, Santa Fe to TaosJune-Oct.$2,925 in double, single (+$475)USA
Telluride Trek: The Switzerland of AmericaMid June-early Oct.$2,375 in double, single (+$1975)USA
GOING EASY TOURS
Allegra EngadineJune-Oct.$2,865 in double, single (+$370)Switzerland
Ambiance Italian DolomitesJune-Sept.$2,390 in double, single (+$370)Italy
Austria: Mozart Alpine Lakes WalkLate May-Mid Oct.$2,275 in double, single (+$310)Austria
Pastoral Berner OberlandMid June-Early Oct.$2,865 in double, single (+$370)Switzerland
Slovenia: Waterfalls and GorgesJune-Oct.$2,425 in double, single (+$450)Slovenia

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Hear It From Our Guests

The trip was all we had hoped for and more! We felt like we had the guided experience without actually having a guide. The directions were very clear, and we definitely felt in the know about what restaurants/huts to stop at. Overall we had a wonderful experience. We kept running into the same guided groups, and you could tell that some of them were jealous of us because we had all of the perks of the guided tour but could go at our own pace.- Emily M.
Excellent accommodations and coordination of the trip. A wide variety of options. Everything well organized. I have no other adventure companies to compare Ryder-Walker to, but I have no reason to change. I have been extremely satisfied with both our Engadine and Dolomite trips.- Brian G.
We absolutely loved our trip! The level of the hiking was perfect- they were gorgeous, varied, fun, not too crowded or touristy. The inns were all clean, comfortable and well-situated. The trains/transfers were all great. Eileen and Annika were SO helpful and responsive!- Debbie K.
I loved how beautiful the hikes were, that we had so much solitude (which I think was partly a function of clever planning as to which direction we walked at which time of time of day), the pleasure of having dinner planned every evening so we didn't have to think about that, the fun of riding so many forms of transportation and just the incredible majesty of the countryside.- Nina H.
I loved the beautiful hikes. The alps were amazing. I also enjoyed all of the inns we stayed in. The breakfasts were amazing. Loved all the choices. We would book another trip through Ryder Walker and will recommend you to our friends.- Laurie W.
To say the least, we had an absolutely wonderful, spectacular, and enjoyable time from top to bottom. All the hikes were really excellent. The accommodations were also top rate and the whole program exceeded our expectations.- Douglas O.

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.