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The Azure Window is lost and gone forever

News · 9 Mar 2017

The Azure Window is lost and gone forever

Paddy Dillon has sent in this sad news from the Times of Malta about an iconic feature of Gozo's landscape.

Where are the High Tatras - the ideal location for a mountain holiday?

Article · 8 Mar 2017

Where are the High Tatras - the ideal location for a mountain holiday?

The area of the High Tatras is described as "an ideal location for a mountain holiday, and especially for the adventurous walker". Colin Saunders, author of a walking guidebook to...

Rokuon Ji Zen Buddhist Temple In Kyoto

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Exploring Japan's wild places: a north to south tour

From the snow capped peaks of Hokkaido to the deserted white beaches of the Okinawa Prefecture, Jonathan Cook samples a little bit of everything during his tour of Japan.

8 The Letterbox On Ladies Peak Was The First New One Placed In 1979

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Letterbox walking on Ascension Island

Set in the South Atlantic, just a few degrees south of the equator and almost midway between Angola in Africa and Brazil in South America, tiny Ascension Island offers a number of ‘letterbox walks’ which make for an attractive way of seeing the...

 Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Article · 25 Jan 2017

Visiting the Dolomites? Advice on travel and health insurance

It's important to make sure you have the correct travel and health insurance before any holiday, particularly an adventurous one, so James Rushforth, author of Ski Touring and...

The Old And New Walkways Clinging To The Cliff

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

Caminito del Rey – The Walkway of Death

Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Steve Barham recently explored the famous Caminito del Rey in southern Spain. Now made much safer, it still provides an exhilarating walk above a precipitous gorge, but no longer retains the title of 'most...

Winter Walking In  Kandersteg  Switzerland

Feature · 5 Dec 2016

Winter walking in Kandersteg

Fancy some spectacular winter walking in the Alps? Kandersteg in Switzerland's Bernese Alps is an excellent place to go for a winter walking holiday. The pisted walking trails and waymarked snowshoe routes take you through tremendous Alpine scenery.

Sunset View From  Nerja Cover

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

The mountains of Nerja in southern Spain

Above the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol lies the mountainous new National Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. Cicerone's Lesley and Jonathan Williams set out to explore this range as a quick getaway...

Mountain Walking In  Southern  Catalunya

Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Walking in southern Catalunya’s Els Ports mountains

Mary describes some of the walking routes in southern Catalunya, an easily accessible area with remarkable diversity and beauty. With a warm climate throughout winter, this region...

Mountain Running In  Romania

Feature · 5 Sep 2016

Mountain running in Romania's Făgăraş

Ominous weather didn’t stop Giles Story, Aidan de Gruchy and Joe Williams from hitting the mountain trails of Romania’s Făgăraş chain, a tremendous ridge in the Southern Carpathians. Giles Story tells of the weekend’s adventures in Count...

Coastal walking in Andalucia

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Where Sierra and Costa meet: The Coastal Footpaths of Andalucia

Guy Hunter-Watts, expert of the region, takes us through the incredible coastal walking to be found in Andalucia, the rich and varied land of southern Spain. He describes the...

How about a mountain for your birthday

News · 1 Aug 2016

Fancy getting a mountain for your birthday?

Then make friends with Norway... Is this the most unexpected update to a guide, ever?

Give the gift of a Cicerone guide

News · 22 Jul 2016

Cicerone guidebooks make great gifts

Theresa May presents Angela Merkel with Cicerone guide to Snowdonia

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Article · 4 Jul 2016

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Jonathan and Lesley go walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts, author of several guidebooks to the area.

Walking ON the Italian Lakes

News · 23 Jun 2016

Walking ON the Italian Lakes

This is not exactly what our author Gillian Price meant when she wrote about Walking the Italian Lakes.... The Bulgarian artist Christos has just opened his floating piers on Italy's Lago d'Iseo. So now you can walk 3km on the tranquil lake.

Early Morning Views Of Stromboli And Basiluzzo

Feature · 6 Jun 2016

Walking on the Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Pamela Harris enjoys some walking on the Aeolian Islands, much aided by Gillian Price's guidebook to Walking in Sicily. She has shared her memories, and a little history, with us in this blog post.

The Path Towards Pico Ruivo

Article · 27 May 2016

Madeira: not for the faint of heart

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Cicerone's Walking in Andalucía, goes walkabout on Madeira and discovers an island that isn't for the faint of heart.

The Top Ten Islands in Europe

News · 22 Apr 2016

The Top Ten Islands in Europe

The Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award winners for 2016 have been announced - here are the top ten islands in Europe according to their voters. There's more to these islands than drinking and beaches and, as it happens, we can recommend many them...

Cappadocia Turkey

Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Hiking and mountain biking in Cappadocia, Turkey

Sarah Spencer, Cicerone’s Sales Manager, explores the extraordinary rock structures of the Cappadocia, in Turkey, and concludes a journey tracking down some old memories while...

Karwendel

Feature · 10 Apr 2016

The Karwendel Mountains of Austria

Only an hour’s drive from Munich or Innsbruck, the Karwendel Mountains, on the border of Germany and Austria, are often overlooked thanks to their proximity to motorways and urban centres. But this nearness to civilisation is quite deceptive:...