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Podcast · 28 Oct 2020

Trekking in Tajikistan with Jan Bakker

Comparable with the Himalaya and Karakoram, Tajikistan is a remote trekkers' paradise of glaciated mountains and turquoise lakes. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Jan Bakker discusses the practicalities...

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Article · 12 Sept 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called...

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Feature · 23 Aug 2020

Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate...

Jan Bakker Takijistan live

Live · 11 Aug 2020

Trekking in Tajikistan and the Pamir Trail with Jan Bakker

Cicerone author Jan Bakker joined us for our latest live event to discuss the practicalities of remote trekking in the mountains of Tajikistan and his vision for the Pamir Trail,...

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Feature · 15 Aug 2020

Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination

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Article · 5 Aug 2020

Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!

Via Francigena live

Live · 21 Jul 2020

The Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

A journey from Great St Bernard Pass to Rome: join our panel of expert guests to explore the Italian section of this 1900km pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.

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News · 16 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Europe? Regular updates for walking and trekking in summer and autumn 2021

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Europe, and Brexit and coronavirus-related restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date information for walking,...

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Feature · 8 Jul 2020

Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.

Way of St Francis live

Live · 30 Jun 2020

The Way of St Francis with Sandy Brown and special guests

Gigi Bettin, Liz Boulter and Sara Zanni join Sandy Brown to explore the history, landscape and spirituality of this pilgrimage route in central Italy. Full of both inspiration and...

The snout of Grey Glacier at the start of the W trek

Article · 20 Jun 2020

Trekking down south: the W trek in Torres del Paine

On a recent trip to Patagonian Chile, Cicerone sales agent James Benson explored the mountains, lakes and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.

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Feature · 13 Jun 2020

Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.

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Article · 27 May 2020

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del...

A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

Feature · 27 May 2020

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.

Travel updates

News · 20 May 2020

Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead...

Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Feature · 8 May 2020

Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few...

Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

Feature · 4 May 2020

The joy of walking

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he is still daydreaming of walking holidays.

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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...

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Feature · 14 Mar 2020

The Australian Alpine Walking Track

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.

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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.