Articles

136 articles found

Guidebook Inheritance

Article · 10 May 2019

Cartoon of the Month: May

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.

Article · 3 Apr 2019

An intro to… the Black Forest in Germany

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

Article · 6 Mar 2019

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

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.

Feature · 19 Jan 2019

E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

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...

2 The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic-free asphalted paths

Feature · 12 Jan 2019

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

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 of...

Timeline01 2

Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

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

Feature · 30 Dec 2018

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 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

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

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

Article · 10 Oct 2018

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

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, but you...

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.

High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

Article · 26 Aug 2018

What is bikepacking?

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for multiple days with an overnight stop.

My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Feature · 25 Aug 2018

Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.

20X30 Prmb3970

Article · 15 Aug 2018

The ups and downs of RideLondon: cycling 100 miles in the rain

Hannah recently had the experience of cycling 100+ miles around London and Surrey. Here she reflects on the ups and downs of her first major sportive.

Descending the Col de l'Izoard

Article · 11 Aug 2018

Top tips for cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes

Jonathan cycled the Route des Grandes Alpes to celebrate his birthday and learned vital lessons along the way. He now has an abundance of advice to share with others on how to...

A lovely training ride in the outskirts of Lancaster

Feature · 28 Jul 2018

Am I a cyclist now? Trials and tribulations of a trainee sportive cyclist

Hannah discovers the world of cycle touring on the Way of the Roses, whilst training for a Big Race: the London to Surrey 100 mile sportive.

H A Fine Road Leads South From The Bonette

Feature · 15 Jul 2018

Route des Grandes Alpes – cycling through the French Alps

Jonathan and I took on our biggest cycling challenge yet, to ride 650km and climb 15000 metres in 9 days, creating a sort of elegant reversed question mark shape as we tackled the...

Descent from Bonnette

Article · 13 Jul 2018

E-bikes are just for softies

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s a growing phenomenon, and cyclists who scorn e-bike riders should pause to...

Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

Feature · 11 Jul 2018

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx...

The bike insisted on a selfie with Eric

Article · 8 Jul 2018

Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the...

Peyrepertuse Castle

Article · 4 Jul 2018

Hidden Gem – have you ever visited the Cathar castles of southern France?

Dating from the religious turmoil of a period between 1000 to 1250AD, the castles built and occupied by the Cathars are found on high rocky outcrops, and command fantastic views...