Self Guided Hiking & Walking Tours

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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 outlined 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 that 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 Prices
Book Early & receive 2019 pricing on 2020 trips until October 1.
Countries 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
Cotswolds 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, Sept.$2,500 in double, single (+$750)Italy
Eiger TrailJune-Sept.$2,925 in double, single (+$395)Switzerland
Engadine Summit SeriesLate June-Mid Sept.$2,875 in double, single (+$375)Switzerland
Engadine TrekJune-Oct.$2,935 in double, single (+$375)Switzerland
The Heart of AustriaJune-Sept.$2,600 in double, single (+$310)Austria
High Peaks of the Bavarian TyrolJune-Sept.$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: Aeolian IslandsMay-Oct.$2,700 in double, single (+$370)Italy
Slovenia: Julian Alps Triglav CircuitMid 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: 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
Land of Enchantment: New Mexico: Santa Fe to TaosJune-Oct.$2,925 in double, single (+$475)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 Lakes WalkLate May-Mid Oct.$2,275 in double, single (+$310)Austria
Pastoral Berner OberlandJune-Oct.$2,865 in double, single (+$370)Switzerland
Slovenia: Waterfalls and GorgesJune-Oct.$2,425 in double, single (+$450)Slovenia

2019 Self Guided Hiking Tours

Self-Guided ToursSeasonPrice Per PersonCountries Visited
EUROPE + UK2019 PRICING
Appenzell Hut HopLate June-Oct.$1,485 in double, single (+$300)Switzerland
Berner Oberland TraverseLate June-Mid Sept.$2,835 in double, single (+$395)Switzerland
Berner Oberland TrekLate June-Mid Sept.$2,245 in double, single (+$380)Switzerland
Capri & The Amalfi CoastApril-June, Sept.-Oct.$3,035 in double, single (+$640)Italy
Cinque TerreApril-Oct.$1,305 in double, single (+$330)Italy
Cotswolds WayMarch-Oct.$2,080 in double, single (+$380)England (United Kingdom)
Croatia: The Dalmatian CoastMay-June, Sept.-Oct.$2,265 in double, single (+$610)Croatia
Dolomiti di BrentaLate June, July, Sept.$2,390 in double, single (+$750)Italy
Eiger TrailJune-Sept.$2,835 in double, single (+$395)Switzerland
Engadine Summit SeriesLate June-Mid Sept.$2,780 in double, single (+$360)Switzerland
Engadine TrekJune-Oct.$2,780 in double, single (+$360)Switzerland
The Heart of AustriaJune-Sept.$2,200 in double, single (+$300)Austria
High Peaks of the Bavarian TyrolJune-Sept.$2,025 in double, single (+$280)Germany
Hiker’s Haute RouteLate June-Mid Sept.$2,750 in double, single (+$360)France, Switzerland
Ireland’s Dingle WayApril-Oct.$2,275 in double, single (+$480)Ireland
Italian Dolomites TrekMid June-Mid Sept.$2,595 in double, single (+$360)Italy
Italian Lakes District: Como & BellagioMay-Oct.$2,495 in double, single (+$415)Italy
Jungfrau LoopMid June-Mid Sept.$2,030 in double, single (+$305)Switzerland
Austria: Mozart Lakes LoopLate May-Mid Oct.$2,200 in double, single (+$300)Austria
Provence: Hill Towns of the LuberonApril-June, Sept.-Oct.$2,495 in double, single (+$675)France
Scotland: Rob Roy WayMarch-Oct.$2,285 in double, single (+$540)Scotland (United Kingdom)
Secret Swiss ValleysJuly-Mid Sept.$2,240 in double, single (+$390)Switzerland
Sicily: Aeolian IslandsMay-Oct.$2,625 in double, single (+$355)Italy
Slovenia: Julian Alps Triglav CircuitMid June-Mid Sept.$1,975 in double, single (+$405)Slovenia
Spanish Mediterranean: Costa BravaMay-Mid July, Mid Aug.-Oct.$2,625 in double, single (+$685)Spain
Swiss Haute RouteLate June-Mid Sept.$2,195 in double, single (+$345)Switzerland
Ticino: Swiss Lake DistrictMay-Oct.$2,705 in double, single (+$375)Switzerland
Tour du Mont BlancMid June-Mid Sept.$2,710 in double, single (+$380)France, Italy, Switzerland
Tour du Mont Blanc VitesseMid June-Mid Sept.$2,295 in double, single (+$360)France, Italy Switzerland
Via Ladinia: Italian DolomitesMid June-Mid Sept.$2,595 in double, single (+$360)Italy
Winter Engadine HolidayJan.-March$3,030 in double, single (+$425)Switzerland
NORTH AMERICA
Red Rocks: Bluff and Moab, UtahApril-May, Sept.-Oct.$1,985 in double, single (+$445)USA
Land of Enchantment: New Mexico: Santa Fe to TaosJune-Oct.$2,840 in double, single (+$415)USA
GOING EASY TOURS
Allegra EngadineJune-Oct.$2,780 in double, single (+$360)Switzerland
Ambiance Italian DolomitesJune-Sept.$2,381 in double, single (+$360)Italy
Pastoral Berner OberlandJune-Oct.$2,780 in double, single (+$360)Switzerland
Slovenia: Waterfalls and GorgesJune-Oct.$1,940 in double, single (+$405)Slovenia

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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.

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