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The best Island in Europe - Harris and Lewis

News · 27 Feb 2014

The best Island in Europe - Harris and Lewis

Trip Advisor voters have named Harris and Lewis in the Scottish Hebrides as Europe's best Island(s). Take a look at Cicerone's guidebook Walking on Harris and Lewis, and find out...

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Feature · 14 Feb 2014

The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Just a short hop from Europe, Morocco's High Atlas mountains have stunning and wild trekking at altitudes up to 4000m. Hamish Brown tells us about wo routes in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco: the ascent of Jbel Tazekka (Tazzeka) 1980m, the high...

Greenland - Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2014

Greenland - Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

The very idea of trekking the longest waymarked trail in Greenland must conjure up images of endless ice-fields, marauding polar bears, desperate struggles for survival and huge...

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

Article · 18 Jan 2014

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena ('the way through France') is a long-distance walk with a difference - a 1900km pilgrimage on foot from Canterbury to Rome. People have been making pilgrimages...

Walking

Article · 6 Jan 2014

So, which trek to do next?

Karen from Billings, Montana emailed to ask for suggestions for which alpine trek she should tackle next after her Chamonix-Zermatt and Alta Via 2 treks. Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams runs through the main options in Austria, France, Italy,...

Walking with your dog on the Cotswold Way

Article · 24 Sept 2013

Trekking with a dog

Multi-day walking with a dog is not as daunting a prospect as you might think, in fact it's a delight, and well worth the additional planning required. Having recently returned from walking the Cotswold Way with her Labrador Cassie, here are...

Trekking in the Himalaya

Article · 23 Sept 2013

A brief history of trekking in the Himalaya

The following is an extract from the introduction to Trekking in the Himalaya, one of a growing collection of Cicerone inspirational guides by contributing editor Kev Reynolds.

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...

Trekking in Peru

Article · 12 Jul 2013

Trekking in Peru

With the arrival of the new Cicerone guidebook to Peru, we caught up with our new author, Will Janecek, to find out what got him started writing the guide. Will also gave us a few handy tips on getting the most of your time there.

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...

Chamonix Zermatt Video

Video · 11 Mar 2013

Chamonix to Zermatt walkers route

A short video recorded during a trek in September 2010. The walkers haute route from Chamonix to Zermatt is an 180km trail taking between 12-14 days to complete. Trekking from valley to valley, each day involves crossing high passes, each unfolding...

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...

Iceland

Video · 29 Jan 2013

A chat with Paddy about Walking and Trekking in Iceland

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the premiere of Cicerone's very first film. Where better to start than with an interview with one of Cicerone's most prolific authors, Paddy...

North west India trekking

Video · 3 Jan 2013

One minute memories of Ladakh landscapes

Here is a video slideshow made by the author of our Trekking in Ladakh guidebook, Radek Kucharski. The short clip boasts a collection of stunning landscape photographs, the type of views you could expect to find when trekking in this region of...

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...

Himalayas trekking

Article · 8 Oct 2012

8 remote and challenging treks in Ladakh

Discover the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India, through this in-depth guide to eight remote and challenging treks.

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...