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Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

Article · On 31 Jul 2019 by Lesley Williams

Nidderdale – not necessarily the first name you would think of when visiting the Yorkshire Dales, and yet it is no less worthy than its better-known neighbours of Wharfedale and...
Cycle Touring Film

Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 21 Jul 2019

Discover cycle touring with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for cycling and cycle touring in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes guidebooks to cycle touring, cycling...
Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Feature · On 14 Jul 2019 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer -...
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Cartoon of the Month: July

Article · On 10 Jul 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is July's cartoon.
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A postcard from Michael Palin

News & Events · On 27 Jun 2019

We were delighted to get this postcard from Michael Palin saying how much he liked our celebratory Fifty Years of Adventure book.
Panniers – and a few other bags for things like camera, valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

Frame packs or panniers: what’s right for you?

Article · On 19 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

Almost all cycle luggage manufacturers offer a range of frame packs alongside more traditional panniers. Richard Barrett explores the different choices and matches the optimal luggage-carrying system to different types...
Lake District cycling with kids

Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
Barefoot Camino

Cartoon of the Month: June

Article · On 12 Jun 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is June's cartoon.
Aberystwyth Promenade

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

Feature · On 8 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on...
View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Article · On 2 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...
Lune Head

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

Article · On 22 May 2019 by Harry Dowdell

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of...
Guidebook Inheritance

Cartoon of the Month: May

Article · On 10 May 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is May's cartoon.
016 Mardi Gras is called Fasnet and it’s a big deal. Foolishness abounds.

An intro to… the Black Forest in Germany

Article · On 3 Apr 2019 by Kat Morgenstern

Kat Morgenstern introduces the Black Forest - a captivating region of Germany: a land of fairy-tale castles, gorges, forests and medieval villages.
Parenzana cycle route just outside Grožnjan, Istria, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham

Pedalling the Parenzana: a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Article · On 6 Mar 2019 by Rudolf Abraham

Cicerone author Rudolf Abraham and his young daughter set off on the Parenzana, a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.
Cube Stereo Hybrid Pro at a cairn on Cam High Road during our Pennine Bridleway ride.

E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

Feature · On 19 Jan 2019 by Jon Sparks

The mountain bike world loves its trends: 29-ers, 650b, 1x transmission and fat-bikes have all stirred the pot in recent years. But Jon Sparks doesn’t think any innovation has stirred...
2 The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic-free asphalted paths

The Canal de la Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse – a cyclist’s dream

Feature · On 12 Jan 2019 by Declan Lyons

The Canal de la Garonne links the two historical cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. It passes through countryside laden with charm and culture, all of it haunted by the shadow...
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Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

Article · On 2 Jan 2019

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...
Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

Feature · On 30 Dec 2018

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2018.
Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.
Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

Article · On 10 Oct 2018

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip...