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Walking in Europe – spring walks, and summer Alpine treks

Here are some great ideas for getting away in our spring European information pages, or dip into these featured Cicerone-extra articles for ideas and inspiration for European walks and treks. You can also search our Blogs for more ideas.

Planning a trekking holiday in the Alps this summer? We have some great ideas for first time treks, and to more challenging trails, and the quieter areas of the Alps.

flowers in the Pyrenean foothills, France, near Canigou

If you're only planning to take a few days away, why not choose a selection of individual downloadable routes, rather than taking a complete guidebook. If you find you enjoy the area you have visited, you can always buy the whole guidebook for further adventures in the future. Simply 'browse routes' on any one of our book pages on the website.

On cicerone-extra.com there are loads of exclusive articles about outdoor activities – walking, mountaineering, cycling and much more. We hope you’ll want to check back each month for a regular dose of fresh air and inspiration.

We’d love you to comment and send us your stories, too. It's all about that little bit extra to share between us.

Cicerone Blog

The Pennine Way celebrates 50 years

The Pennine Way celebrates 50 years on the 24th April 2015. Here, Paddy Dillon, author of the Cicerone guide, answers questions about this trail and what inspired him to write about The Pennine Way. Read...

What kit should I take on a mountain walk?

Vivienne Crow, author of several Cicerone Press walking guides to Cumbria and the Lake District, answers the frequently asked question 'What kit should I take on a mountain walk?'. Read...

What is it like to stay in a mountain refuge?

A lot of Cicerone authors like to recommend staying in refuges whilst walking or trekking in the Alps, the Himalaya, or other long-distance walks. But what are they like? Do you need to take your own food/toilet paper/towels? Cicerone Press author Gillian Price describes the rules and regulations of the average stay in a mountain refuge whilst walking through Switzerland and Italy on the Tour of the Bernina. Read...

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