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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

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Article · 5 Mar 2022

The unmissable castles of the Cathar Way

While researching the new edition of Cicerone’s guidebook for The Cathar Way, a 260km long-distance path through Languedoc in Southern France, Luke Smith and Nell Sleet trekked to all nine of the medieval castles that emerge from the rocky...

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Podcast · 2 Mar 2022

Trekking from Hoek van Holland to Nice on the GR5

Author Carroll Dorgan joins Hannah this week to talk about the entire GR5 trail, from the North Sea all the way down through Benelux, Lorraine, the Vosges, and past Lake Geneva...

Hikers beside Crec’h Mélo on the Brittany Coast Path

Focus · 1 Mar 2022

Hiking in France, or cycling, or skiing... France has it all

From cycling to snowshoeing, Alpine hiking to flower-spotting, caminos to canals, France has got it all. Here's a selection of our favourite things to do in France.

Wild Photography Holidays

Article · 26 Feb 2022

How to photograph the northern lights

Seeing the northern lights can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Photographing this spectacular, natural phenomenon is difficult, but James Rushforth has this advice.

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Podcast · 16 Feb 2022

Ask the Experts: Cycle touring special

In the highlights from February's Cicerone Live event, our experts answer all your questions about cycle touring. If you've wondered about how to get started with cycle touring, or you need some inspiration for where to go, or perhaps advice on...

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Article · 5 Feb 2022

La Palma's changed landscape

The volcanic eruption on La Palma in 2021 caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, churches, farms and agricultural land. For anyone thinking of visiting the island, Paddy Dillon outlines what this means for walking routes in his...

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Podcast · 2 Feb 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail through France

Authors Nike and Jacint answer all our questions about the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, the long-distance walking route through France. We discover top tips for trek packing,...

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Podcast · 19 Jan 2022

Nicky Spinks and the Tor de Geants race

Traversing over 300km of mountainous terrain, the Tor de Geants (Giants' Trail) is an epic running race in the Italian Alps. Joe was lucky enough to talk to the legendary Nicky Spinks about her third place finish at the 2021 event. Here we hear...

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Article · 15 Jan 2022

Romania's lesser-known mountain ranges

First-time visitors to Romania often make their way to well-known mountain ranges such as the Bucegi, the Făgăraş, the Piatra Craiului and the Retezat. But Romania’s natural riches have much more to offer.

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Podcast · 5 Jan 2022

Walking and trekking in Romania

Hannah chats with Janneke Klop about the splendour of walking and trekking in the mountains of Romania. The massive number of mountains means that there is something for everyone in this country - from short and fun walks for children to exposed...

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Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

trekking in the Vanoise National Park

Video · 17 Dec 2021

Trekking in the Vanoise National Park

A video providing some highlights from trekking in the Vanoise National Park – a fantastic area for hiking.

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Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

Snowy paths on the mountainside

Article · 11 Dec 2021

Chasing the first snow in the French Pyrenees

Ever since Alecsa Stewart moved to a valley at the foot of the French Pyrenees, the high-altitude peaks surrounding it have been an indicator of the weather patterns and the...

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Podcast · 8 Dec 2021

Guidebooks for Spring 2022

Hannah and Joe have a quick look through some of Cicerone's Spring titles in a bid to stave off the dark and cold of the northwest of England in December! We get excited about the Dolomites and sausage pancakes and see a different side to...

Fishing the Atlantic breakers at Barradinha cove

Article · 4 Dec 2021

A week on the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Trail)

Somehow the Rota Vicentina, a collection of hiking routes through the south-west Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park of Portugal, entered the consciousness of Steve Barham...

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Podcast · 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking...

Walking on La Palma offers a colourful experience

Feature · 22 Nov 2021

Hiking the GR130 and GR131 trails across La Palma

La Palma boasts two long-distance walking routes: The GR130 (aka the Camino Real de la Costa) and the high-level GR131. Looking for a winter sun hiking trip, Tom Martens packed...

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Article · 13 Nov 2021

Autumn tour of the Aiguilles Rouges

Iain Davidson gives an account of his five-day tour around the Aiguilles Rouges mountains near Chamonix. Close to the end of the season, the trail was undertaken in a fast and light style, staying in mountain huts and camping in the Chamonix valley...