Thursday, April 09, 2015

Video: The Allure of Ticino!




Have you registered for our new self-guided Ticino hiking tour? If the answer is yes, then check out this new video from Ticino Tourism and get in the mood.

If the answer is no, then watch the vid anyway, and get the divine guidance you've been looking for. The scenery is good. Enjoy it!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Save $500 on a Guided Hiking Tour




Spring Special: Bring a Friend and Save $500 on a Guided Tour

It's April 1st, but we're not fooling! Take $500 off the cost of your trip if you and a friend register for one of our regularly scheduled guided hiking tours. This is a great deal for couples, friends, and family. Do you have a friend that would like to hike with you in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America or beyond? Sign up and split the savings between the both of you!

Grab a friend, and check out our guided hiking tour schedule to find the perfect trip.

This offer expires April 30, 2015. 

Photo: Slovenia Triglav Circuit | by Willi Glanznig

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sneak Peek! Where are we going next?




RW guide Dave Gruss recently returned from researching our newest guided hiking tour, and he sent us these photos. Can you guess where we're going?

Here's a hint. You'll find water and inspiring vantage points. (Check out the guy playing his guitar!)




The mountains are BIG. 




Adventure components abound.






There's culture. (What's a Ryder-Walker hiking tour without miscellaneous sheep?)




Of course the hiking is great, and the views go on forever.




Have you figured it out yet? Sign up for our E-Newsletter, keep checking this blog, and connect with us on social media (to the right of this page). You'll be the first to know when we unveil our newest Ryder-Walker hiking tour!

Monday, March 23, 2015

City Break: Stay In Bern, Travel Free



Bern is a really fun city to explore after your Swiss hiking tour. From trendy eateries and cafes, to world class shopping and art, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. It’s also a perfectly preserved medieval city, making it a photographer and history buff’s dream. The perfectly preserved Old Town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

If you stay overnight in Bern, then you’ll travel for free with the Bern Ticket on Bern’s extensive public transportation system. The Bern ticket covers your entire stay and includes the famous Gurten funicular, the funicular Marzilibahn and the elevator to the Cathedral Platform. The Cathedral Platform is a viewing platform on the Berner Münster, a Gothic cathedral in the center of town dating to 1421. The Münster is Switzerland's tallest cathedral. The viewing platform offers 365-degree views of the city and the peaks of the Berner Oberland on a clear day.

Click here for more info on the Bern Ticket, and a list of more fun things to do in Bern.

Image by Chris Pranskatis

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring has Sprung! Flower Covered Meadows and Mountain Ooh-La-La



What better way to celebrate spring than with this picture of dandelions blanketing a rolling green meadow in the Italian Dolomites! This meadow is called the Alpe di Siusi, or Seiser Alm in the local German language. It's actually the largest high elevation meadow in Europe, making it the largest "alp" in the Alps. The mountain in the background is called the Sciliar, or Schlern in German.

Ken Fuhrer shot this image during a private Italian Dolomites Trek last June. If you like flower-covered meadows, then you'll love the Italian Dolomites!

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Morning On The Irish Coast



Th' Anam Tho' Dhia! but there it is —
The dawn on the hills of Ireland!
God's angels lifting the night's black veil,
From the fair, sweet face of my sireland!
O, Ireland, isn't grand you look—
Like a bride in her rich adornin'!
With all the pent-up love of my heart,
I bid you the top o' the mornin'!

Excerpt from "Morning on the Irish Coast" ("The Exiles Return") by John Locke (1847-1899).

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Image: Dingle Way Hiking Tour, Ireland
By Karen Walker

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hike Montenegro-New Spaces Available



This is your chance! We've had a couple of spaces become available on our popular Montenegro hiking tour. This tour was previously sold out. Here is the current availability.

September 15-22, 2015—Two Spaces Available
September 16-23, 2015—Sold Out
September 23-30, 2015—Two Spaces Available (1 double room)

We love this trip, and we know you'll love it too! Click here to see the full Montenegro itinerary.

Please send us an email to join one of these trips. Or call:
In the U.S. 888.586.8365
International +1 970.728.6481

See you in Montenegro!

Image by Ken Fuhrer