Adventure Travel Ratings: Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service94.00
Spirit of Adventure92.00
Client Satisfaction91.25

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Hiking/Trekking

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Exploratory Trips
  • Hiking/Trekking

Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures


It takes more than trail smarts to be a Ryder-Walker guide—you need to have a way with words too. Most of them can speak three languages (in addition to English), a skill that comes in handy when leading treks between little-known Italian villages, along the tongue of a Swiss glacier, from Chamonix to Zermatt. While the majority of Ryder's trips explore the Alps, the outfitter also ventures into the American Southwest. Wherever the destination, lodging ranges from mountain huts to high-end resorts.

Signature Trip: Engadine Trek; trekking; 8 days; Switzerland

New in 2009

  • Name:Jubilaum
  • Destination:Switzerland
  • Duration:9 days
  • Price:$3,600


Countries Visited

  • Europe:Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy
  • U.S. & Canada:United States
Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures
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