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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media) a method for estimating your speed when cycling through hills...

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Feature · 10 Mar 2015

Spring flowers of the Fenouillèdes, France

Spring is a gorgeous time of the year, no matter where you are. For Kat Morgenstern, however, one of the best places to spend the season of flowers is in the Fenouillèdes, in the...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Winter walking trails in the Black Forest

A guide to making the most of the Black Forest's dedicated winter walking and snowshoeing trails, in the mountains of southern Germany.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Springtime in Turkey's Taurus mountains

Dave Porter's first trip to the Taurus mountains of Turkey came about following the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001, when he decided to try and seek out alternative Easter/Spring walking destinations relatively close to home - places where big...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Trekking the Alpine Pass Route across Switzerland

Starting in Sargans and finishing in Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Alpine Pass Route (APR) makes a complete east-west traverse of Switzerland, taking in some of the...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Mike Wells is currently writing a series of cycling guides to the great rivers of Europe for Cicerone. His latest guide, the first part of a two-volume series describing the...

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Ski-touring in the Adamello-Ortler

The European Alps form a natural border. Whichever way you turn military history, both ancient and modern, casts a shadow across the landscape. As a former army officer now working full time as a Mountain Guide in the Alps, Tania Noakes’...

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Hole in One

Kev Reynolds and his climbing partner Hugh explore the Vignemale and Vignemale glacier in the Pyrenees, but all was not well when they crossed the glacier.

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Snowshoeing in the Alps near Chamonix

International Mountain Leader Hilary Sharp describes the fun and techniques of snowshoeing in the French Alps near Chamonix – 'one of the most enjoyable activities you can do in the snow’.

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

A few years ago, just after Paddy Dillon’s guide to ‘Walking on Madeira’ had been published, long-standing Cicerone author Kev Reynolds found himself standing next to Paddy on the Cicerone stand at the Outdoor Show. After a day listening to...

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Cycle touring in Ireland

After some years of bashing out stories and editing copy for newspapers in both England and Australia, Tom Cooper decided to turn his hand to writing a book. His inspiration? It was Ireland itself – happy scene of many teenage and adult holidays...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the highlights.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Climbing the Cavall Bernat on Mallorca

The Serra del Cavall Bernat is a scramble that lies between the bay of Cala de Sant Vicenc and the Vall de Boquer in the northeast of the island of Mallorca. Although rising to a mere 353m, it has very steep cliffs, which on the seaward side plunge...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Walking in western Provence

James, Cicerone's retail sales manager, tells us how he, with his wife and family of two teenage daughters went to Provence to enjoy the hills of the Var – even in the heat of August.

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Feature · 10 Aug 2014

Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix de Fer: they all stare dispassionately down upon any cyclist...

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Feature · 7 Aug 2014

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek reference to how to successfully read a book: ‘you start at the beginning, you keep...

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Feature · 7 Mar 2014

Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. Lesley Williams, from Cicerone, tackles the 660km long GR5 trekking route that...