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(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?".

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...

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Article · 14 Jun 2017

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

The Haute Savoie region of France contains many nature reserves where plants and animals are protected. As well as enjoying the immense beauty of the walker's paradise that is the Haute Savoie, you have an excellent chance of spotting wildlife.

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.

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.

Rhone River Cycle Route

Article · 21 Oct 2016

An intro to...the River Rhone Cycle Route

Everything you need to know about the River Rhone Cycle Route, because everyone should do at least one European cycle touring adventure.

Top tips for doing the GR20

Article · 19 Jul 2016

Top tips for doing the GR20

Paddy Dillon is a man full of wise words and advice and here he gives us his top tips for doing the GR20 - probably the toughest trek in the world.

An intro to... The GR20

Article · 8 Jun 2016

An intro to... The GR20

Fancy taking on one of the toughest treks in the world? Here is a quick intro to the GR20, the high level route across Corsica.

When should I walk the GR20?

Article · 8 Jun 2016

When should I walk the GR20?

People often ask us "when should I walk the GR20?" so we asked Paddy Dillon to give us some advice on the best time of year to take on this challenging route.

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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 pleasures of autumn walking in Provence

Article · 14 Jan 2015

The pleasures of autumn walking in Provence

Armed with both new volumes of Walking in Provence, courtesy of Cicerone's New for Old scheme and a clutch of IGN maps, we visited the small market town of Buis-les-Baronnies...

Walking in Provence with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 12 Nov 2014

Walking in Provence - Provence est très belle

C'est vrai, Provence is very beautiful. From short strolls to longer more challenging walks there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area of France. In this excerpt of...

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,...

Tour of the Vanoise

Article · 7 Aug 2013

Planning your first Alpine trek? Then how about the Tour of the Vanoise

For keen mountain walkers looking for their first Alpine trek, then how about the Tour of the Vanoise? This 10-12 day walking tour makes an almost figure-of-eight circuit through...

Adventures in the Auvergne

Article · 28 May 2013

5 Unmissable Adventures in the Auvergne

Author Rachel Crolla shares her favourite things to do in the Auvergne region of France.

Walking the GR5

Article · 18 Feb 2013

Who walks the GR5?

The GR5 attracts all types of walkers, and providing they pitch in at a pace that suits them, they manage it fine. Author of our GR5 guide Paddy Dillon describes some of the typical characters you might meet along the route...

The GR5 Trail

Article · 3 Apr 2012

The GR5 Trail (Tell Us Your Story)

Last year we decided to walk the Traverse of the Alps, from Thonon on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, 420 miles across the high Alps, mainly in France but crossing into Switzerland for part of the walk and hugging the French/Italian...

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.

Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Article · 7 Sept 2011

Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Andy Hodges, author of the recently published 'Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne' has been exploring the area around St Jean de Maurienne by bike this summer with his wife Sue...