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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...

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...

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Feature · 17 Mar 2018

A Trail of Two Cities: A new route from London to Paris by bicycle

Mike Wells’ new guidebook to cycling from London to Paris outlines a proposed route to reach Paris by bike for the 2024 Olympics, but you can ride it now!

Meeting point of three French routes at Hiriburia

Feature · 28 Feb 2018

An intro to… The Way of St James - France

An intro to… The Way of St James - France, answering questions like 'What's so special about St James?', 'What does the scallop shell mean?' and 'How fit do I need to be?'.

Castle At La Iruela In The Sierra De Cazorla Cover

Feature · 6 Nov 2017

Around Spain, off road, on a mountain bike

We all know Spain is a beautiful country, but most of us visit the coasts and the famous cities. Jonathan Halstead, author of Three Wheels on my Bicycle, decided to visit a less...

Crossing The Cantabrian Mountains Llana De Puerto

Feature · 11 Sept 2017

Cycling the Vía de la Plata

The Vía de la Plata is one of the great Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela. Cicerone author John Hayes set about cycling the route. Here, he describes the history and culture of the region as well as giving some planning and logistics tips.

Tour De France 2017

Article · 21 Jul 2017

A brief history of the Tour de France

The Tour de France is an annual cycling spectacle held primarily in France. But how did it start? Why does the leader wear a yellow jersey? Here is a brief history of the race from the Cicerone guidebook to Cycle Touring in France.

The towpath leaving Toulouse

Article · 21 Jun 2017

5 great days out along the Canal du Midi cycle route

Cycling the Canal du Midi makes for a wonderful and not too difficult tour from Toulouse to Sète in France. The 260km route can easily be cycled in a week although it is worth...

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Feature · 5 Jun 2017

Cycling in the Pyrenees – Col des Tentes and Cirque de Troumouse

Seen the Tour de France? Cycled the Col du Tourmalet? Want to do something else? Why not try these two huge and stunning lesser-known climbs in the heart of the Pyrenees?

Minerve In The Cathar Region

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

Cycling the Canal du Midi – history, route planning and more

Declan Lyons, author of Cicerone's guide to cycling the Canal du Midi, shares his personal relationship with the route, as well as discussing the history of the canal, what it's...

The history of the Cathars along the Canal du Midi

Article · 24 May 2017

The history of the Cathars along the Canal du Midi

In this extract from his guidebook, Declan Lyons gives a little background to the Cathars - signs of whom still exist along the Canal du Midi cycle route.

015 Villandry Has The Most Magnificent Gardens Of All The Loire Chateaux

Feature · 8 May 2017

Challenges and surprises cycling the River Loire Route

For the past two summers, Mike Wells has been cycling up and down the Loire Valley in central France researching his new guide to the Loire cycle route. Here he recaps some of the...

An intro to... the Loire Cycle Route

Article · 22 Apr 2017

An intro to... the Loire Cycle Route

Have you ever wanted to do the Loire Cycle Route? Here is a very quick introduction to this delightful cycle tour through France.

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Video · 18 Apr 2017

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Rob Houghton has put together a brilliant Cicerone Extra article with some Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia. Here is an overview video.

Try To Avoid Feeling Exhausted By The Time You Top Out Remember You Have A Massive Descent Too

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for...

A quick guide to Slovenian, for mountain bikers

Article · 18 Mar 2017

A quick guide to Slovenian, for mountain bikers

If you're heading off to go walking, trekking or biking in Slovenia, why not learn a few phrases? Speaking any Slovenian at all – even to say thank you – will endear you to...

Taking It All In As  I Reach The  Atacama Desert

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Travelling solo: a female long-distance cyclist’s reflections

In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some...

Flamingoes In  Chile  Salar De  Surire

Feature · 5 Dec 2016

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here...

Chateau  De  Aigle  Swiss  Wine  Museum

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route from Source to Sea: EV17

After a decade of planning and construction, a 900km (560 mile) cycle route following the River Rhone from source to sea is nearing completion, and has been accepted by the...

2100 Ss Lake Gentau Gr10

Article · 5 Nov 2016

A Spotlight On: Macs Adventure

We work with a wide range of specialist walking holiday companies that supply our guidebooks as part of the full package they offer to their clients. I caught up with Fran from Macs Adventure to find out more...