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 A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt

Article · 19 Sept 2013

A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt (Tell Us Your Story)

In August this year we walked from St Maria Maggiore to the Matterhorn, 9 days passing through Val Grande, Valsesia and the southern section of the Cicerone Tour of Monte Rosa...

Bovec

Article · 30 Aug 2013

Researching a new edition of Julian Alps of Slovenia

Justi Carey and Roy Clark, authors of Cicerone's Julian Alps of Slovenia walking guidebook, tell us about what it's like to do the job of updating a guidebook.

Tour of the Vanoise

Article · 7 Aug 2013

Planning your first Alpine trek? Then how about the Tour of the Vanoise

For keen mountain walkers looking for their first Alpine trek, then how about the Tour of the Vanoise? This 10-12 day walking tour makes an almost figure-of-eight circuit through...

Alpine Trek

Article · 7 Aug 2013

Where to go for a first Alpine trek?

Contained within a fortnight's holiday, the Tour of the Queyras would make a splendid introduction to trekking in the Alps. The Queyras is a dramatic region of the French Alps, between the Durance Valley and the Italian border, in the shadow of...

GR7 Route Andalucia

Article · 29 Jul 2013

Walking the GR7 route in Andalucia - top tips for anyone planning a trip

Check out our top tips for anyone planning to walk the GR7 long-distance route in Andalucia. Walking the GR7 in Andalucia is a fantastic experience, with good weather, varied and...

Gillian Price - Stelvio National Park

Article · 22 Jul 2013

Friendships at La Forcola in the Stelvio National Park

Author Gillian Price tells a story of an alpine adventure and a new friendship whilst walking in the Stelvio National Park.

Early season snow in the Alps

Article · 9 Jul 2013

Watch out for early season snow in the Alps

Stay safe on your Alpine walking holiday this summer.

Karavanke

Article · 24 Jun 2013

Where in the world is the Karavanke?

One of the many joys of working here at Cicerone​ is being surrounded by amazing photos and guidebooks of great places to go for a walk. With new projects always ongoing to unspoilt, beautiful and relatively unknown mountains regions, there's just...

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Article · 15 Jun 2013

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Exploring the Stelvio National Park. Italy's picture-perfect Alpine country a snowy peaks criss-crossed with rock buttresses and glaciers, thick forested hillsides and chalet...

Adventures in the Auvergne

Article · 28 May 2013

5 Unmissable Adventures in the Auvergne

Author Rachel Crolla shares her favourite things to do in the Auvergne region of France.

Breathtaking Views Of Iceland

Article · 8 Mar 2013

Iceland Guidebook Review

The verdict from expert Dick Phillips on our Iceland guidebook.

Walking the GR5

Article · 18 Feb 2013

Who walks the GR5?

The GR5 attracts all types of walkers, and providing they pitch in at a pace that suits them, they manage it fine. Author of our GR5 guide Paddy Dillon describes some of the typical characters you might meet along the route...

Europe Alps

Article · 31 Oct 2012

Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner finally...

Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Article · 9 Oct 2012

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was to be...

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sept 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

The Matterhorn

Article · 3 Aug 2012

The Tour of the Matterhorn: trekking around an Alpine icon

At 4478m, the Matterhorn represents the classic mountain. It is neither the highest Alpine summit, nor the most difficult, but it is a peak that is recognised worldwide. Its shape...

Stubai Glacier Tour

Article · 12 Jun 2012

Austria's Stubai Glacier Tour: a perfect summer trekking challenge

Not got any plans for the summer yet? Looking for a challenge and stunning scenery? Then this is the trek for you. Austria is renown for having fabulous mountain treks yet none...

The GR5 Trail

Article · 3 Apr 2012

The GR5 Trail (Tell Us Your Story)

Last year we decided to walk the Traverse of the Alps, from Thonon on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, 420 miles across the high Alps, mainly in France but crossing into Switzerland for part of the walk and hugging the French/Italian...

Mountain Walking In Southern Catalunya

Article · 7 Feb 2012

Cicerone author Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya - Roca Xapada

You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We've found a really good route up Xapada using a...

Chamonix To Zermatt

Article · 25 Jan 2012

The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid...