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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.

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.

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sep 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 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...

High Tatras Mountains

Article · 23 Jan 2012

A trip to The High Tatras Mountains of Poland and Slovakia

The latest edition of the Cicerone guide to the High Tatras just landed on my desk, bringing back fond memories of one of my first walking holidays. My trip was to the Polish...

Walking in Catalunya

Article · 19 Dec 2011

Cicerone authors talk Winter sunshine walking in Southern Catalunya

Looking to escape the dark gloomy weather? How about heading off to check out some winter sunshine? The province of Catalunya is in north eastern Spain, bordered by the Pyrenees...

Glacier

Article · 14 Oct 2011

A masked ball on a glacier? Or why you should remember your sunglasses

Have you ever found yourself on a glacier in bright sunshine, without good eye protection? Ok, so it really shouldn't happen to a guidebook publisher, but due to a chain of...

Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace

Article · 13 Jul 2011

Cicerone authors revisit Tibet

There's something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and staggering, the altitude is...

Southern Catalunya

Article · 26 Jan 2011

Solving pig problems walking in Southern Catalunya

"It is only natural to expect some changes after writing up a route but sometimes they come from a completely unexpected direction. Going back to do one of our Southern Catalunya...

Dolomites

Article · 21 Sep 2010

A beautiful day walking in the Dolomites (Tell Us Your Story)

Clive sent in this story of a glorious day walking in the Dolomites and the difficulty of choosing between beer, ice cream, coffee or cake.

Italian Dolomites now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

News · 8 Jul 2009

Italian Dolomites now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination with an excellent network of paths, welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public...