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Article · 9 Mar 2016

A Tale of Six Guidebooks (Tell Us Your Story)

In a guest blog post, Mick Borroff tells us a tale of six guidebooks - how the weather led to some changes of plan, but it all worked out beautifully.

Malta: A very potted history

Article · 19 Feb 2016

Malta: A very potted history

In this blog post, Paddy Dillon gives us a very potted history of Malta - reputedly the most bombed country in the world - and certainly a fascinating place to go walking.

Vel d'Herens

Feature · 8 Feb 2016

Walking in the Val d’Hérens

Mike Hawtree first came to Switzerland just over ten years ago, working for a well-known food company based in Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva. His wife, Jude, has worked in Evolène every summer since 2007, as a housekeeper and caterer for a...

Terry Fletcher walking on the Costa Blanca

Article · 27 Nov 2015

7 Reasons to visit the Costa Blanca

Think Costa Blanca and, as likely as not, you'll think Benidorm and lager louts. Well get ready to think again. There's so much more to the Costa Blanca than the hotspots for drunken tourists. Terry Fletcher, author of the new Cicerone guide to...

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Article · 13 Nov 2015

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Looking for the best places to go winter walking? Here are some of our recommended destinations - let us know in the comments if there's any we've missed.

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Feature · 13 Oct 2015

‘Far from the madding crowd’ in the Dordogne

After a successful trip to Var last year, James Benson ended up trail-testing another Cicerone walking guide to France with his family this year – this time Walking in the...

Sardinia in the Springtime

Feature · 14 Sept 2015

Sardinia in the Springtime

Armed with Paddy Dillon’s Walking in Sardinia and some recently-acquired Italian, Peter Thomasson and his wife Dorothy set off to explore the contrasting landscapes, fascinating pre-history and challenging road surfaces of Corsica’s big brother...

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News · 27 Aug 2015

Another Cicerone Ultra trail success

Another Ultra Trail success story for Cicerone. Joe Williams completes the TDS Courmayeur to Chamonix Ultra Trail. Placed 158 out of 1600 runners. Here's how it unfolded.

The Auvergne

Feature · 6 Aug 2015

A gentler pace in the Auvergne

For Rachel Crolla walking the mountains of the Auvergne in central France will always be associated with a unique time in her life – the time when she and Carl were completing the research for their second Cicerone guidebook ‘Walking in the...

Sierra de Gredos

Feature · 28 Jun 2015

Eagle-spotting in the Sierra de Gredos

Cicerone author Mike Dunn recommends some high-altitude day walking among the eagles, kites and vultures in the granite peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, in the Sistema Central in central Spain, just two hours west of Madrid.

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

The Sound of Music and Hitler's Eagles Nest are secondary to the stunning walking and trekking in the hills of Berchtesgaden, close to Salzburg. Andy Hodges describes some walking...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

Spring and autumn in the Drôme Provencale

Local trek leader Hilary Sharp highlights the best places to walk in spring and autumn in the Drôme Provençale area of southern France, including Mont Ventoux, Saint Julien,...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

How to choose your guides, bikes and mules in Peru's Sacred Valley

Will Janecek, for several years an adventure tour guide and hotelier in Ollantaytambo, Peru, shares his advice on the best way to go walking, biking or trekking – on foot or by...

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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...

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 24 Feb 2015

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone guidebook

In this blog post, two regular Cicerone fans go walking on Lanzarote with the aid of a Cicerone guidebook. They took the latest edition of Paddy Dillon's guide Walking on...

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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...

The pleasures of autumn walking in Provence

Article · 14 Jan 2015

The pleasures of autumn walking in Provence

Armed with both new volumes of Walking in Provence, courtesy of Cicerone's New for Old scheme and a clutch of IGN maps, we visited the small market town of Buis-les-Baronnies...

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Article · 13 Jan 2015

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Today we received a letter containing a review of Alan Hinkes' 8000 Metres: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains and it was so lovely that we had to share it with you.