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Apfelstrudel TH

Article · 17 May 2020

The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.

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Article · 29 Apr 2020

Whinge along with me

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around his small garden and he's gone completely stir-crazy. Here he expresses his...

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · 27 Apr 2020

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author of The...

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Article · 21 Mar 2020

Springtime walks in confinement

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine and flowers are still a vital part of her daily routine.

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Article · 20 Mar 2020

Lockdown in Le Marche

Sue Cooper, a regular walker in the Sibillini Mountains and an artist, is quarantined in Le Marche, Italy. Here, she explains that while she cannot get out into the mountains to walk, she can still appreciate them in other ways.

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Article · 7 Mar 2020

Early days on the Via Francigena in Italy

Melanie Trethowan left her home in rural New South Wales, Australia, to travel the Italian leg of the Via Francigena.

staircase in the Ceahlău Mountains

Article · 29 Feb 2020

An intro to… The mountains of Romania

Often associated with vampires, Romania is, in fact, incredibly hospitable. And as our intro to this sparsely populated country explains, it's also home to one of the last wildernesses in Europe.

Pine Tree Island Beach

Article · 26 Feb 2020

An Intro To... Walking in Lithuania

Lithuania’s countless blue lakes, dense coniferous forests, traditional wooden villages and a shy network of hiking trails haven’t yet made their way to international fame. Guillaume Martin says join the happy few in the know, lace up your...

Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

Article · 19 Feb 2020

Hidden Gem – Stelvio is Italy's largest alpine national park, yet overshadowed by neighbouring Dolomites

Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. Its unspoilt landscape ranges from valley...

The most westerly point in Europe

Article · 5 Feb 2020

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She...

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Article · 29 Jan 2020

Our tour of Monte Rosa

Having completed the Tour of Mont Blanc in 2015 and the (Reverse) Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2017, Annalisa and Stefano Mejetta decided it was finally time to hike the Tour of Monte Rosa.

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Article · 18 Jan 2020

Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled...

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Article · 15 Jan 2020

Trekking Padjelantaleden: Swedish Lapland with children

What do you do when your 7-year-old son (Felix) wants to accompany you on a hiking trip in Sweden because he wants to see reindeer? When you're Eberhard Leutz you choose the...

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Article · 11 Jan 2020

Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island offers...

Tenerife

Article · 1 Jan 2020

Explore Tenerife - from easy strolls, day-walks to long-distance trails

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve found myself in Tenerife in the middle of winter. Sometimes I’ve visited to explore the island, and other times it’s been an...

View To The South East From The Pointe De La Sana

Article · 1 Jan 2020

Hidden Gem – Ski touring in the Vanoise National Park, Savoie Alps

Known by downhill skiers for the impressive and highly developed resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere among others, the Vanoise National Park is a glaciated mountain massif dominated...

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Article · 7 Dec 2019

Skills sessions – writing a guidebook

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how writing guidebooks keeps him on his toes, and the...

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Article · 30 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – walking abroad

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to go walking when you're overseas.

Checking the map

Article · 20 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – where am I?

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to work out where you are.

Junction below Foia

Article · 10 Nov 2019

Beyond the rugged coastline of the Algarve

Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, is known for its rugged coast, picturesque beaches and endless hours of sunshine. Beach lovers have been visiting the Algarve since...