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Stunning views in the southern Dolomites on AV2

Article · 5 Aug 2017

What’s the Alta Via? Why are they numbered? Why are there two AV1 routes in Italy? I’m confused…

There are Alta Via trekking routes in two areas of the Italian Alps: the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley (Gran Paradiso/Mont Blanc). Here's the difference.

Racing the incoming thunderstorm to get to the Citta de Bressanone rifugio at the end of our first afternoon

Article · 29 Jul 2017

Fastpacking the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites

Tips and ideas for multi-day trail running on the Alta Via 2 route in the Alps. The Dolomites make a great place for a running holiday, staying in huts.

(Photo by Kev Reynolds taken from 'Walking in the Alps')

Article · 5 Jul 2017

How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?

Kev Reynolds, author, speaker and expert on all things mountainous, answers the often asked question: "How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?".

Fantastic views from Monte Solaro

Article · 28 Jun 2017

Eating your way along the Amalfi Coast

There's a lot of good food along the Amalfi Coast. Gillian Price is no fool - her guides are always for places with food as outstanding as the scenery.

Gillian Price has a heartwarming tale from Umbria, Italy

Article · 4 Apr 2017

Gillian Price has a heartwarming tale from Umbria, Italy

Gillian Price, author of the Cicerone Press guidebook to Umbria, had to let us know about a wonderful initiative in Cascia - a town in Umbria that was badly damaged in the 2016...

Ski touring and snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Article · 26 Jan 2017

Want to try snowshoeing? Here's a competition for you (now closed)

To celebrate the launch of our new Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites guidebook we have a competition for you!

 Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Article · 25 Jan 2017

Visiting the Dolomites? Advice on travel and health insurance

It's important to make sure you have the correct travel and health insurance before any holiday, particularly an adventurous one, so James Rushforth, author of Ski Touring and...

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

Article · 11 Nov 2016

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

There's a new trekking guidebook to The Dream Way or Traumpfad from Munich to Venice. But why? What ties these cities together and why should you do this allegedly classic trek?...

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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.

The Way of St Francis - Sandy Brown Cicerone Guide

Article · 26 Nov 2015

The Way Of St Francis – enjoy a pilgrim's progress in Umbria

Sandy Brown's Cicerone guide to The Way of St Francis, takes you through the 550 km pilgrimage route from Florence to Rome, via Assisi. For most of the walk, you will be exploring...

A Taste of Sicily

Article · 18 Nov 2014

A taste of Sicily

Italy is known for fresh food and delicious flavours and here Gillian Price, author of Walking in Sicily, suggests some essentials to taste after a pleasant Sicilian stroll.

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 the Italian Lakes

Article · 17 Dec 2013

Walking the Italian Lakes (Tell Us Your Story)

On our second day we planned to summit Monte Grona. It rained the night before and dark clouds were sitting low on the mountain tops as we drove towards Breglia and as we got...

Gillian Price - Stelvio National Park

Article · 22 Jul 2013

Friendships at La Forcola in the Stelvio National Park

Author Gillian Price tells a story of an alpine adventure and a new friendship whilst walking in the Stelvio National Park.

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Article · 15 Jun 2013

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Exploring the Stelvio National Park. Italy's picture-perfect Alpine country a snowy peaks criss-crossed with rock buttresses and glaciers, thick forested hillsides and chalet...

Europe Alps

Article · 31 Oct 2012

Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner finally...

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sep 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

Tour of Mont Blanc

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction.

Dolomites

Article · 21 Sep 2010

A beautiful day walking in the Dolomites (Tell Us Your Story)

Clive sent in this story of a glorious day walking in the Dolomites and the difficulty of choosing between beer, ice cream, coffee or cake.