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Cycling the River Danube

Feature · 8 May 2016

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 3

This is the last of three articles describing a journey Tim Salmon and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia...

Cappadocia Turkey

Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Hiking and mountain biking in Cappadocia, Turkey

Sarah Spencer, Cicerone’s Sales Manager, explores the extraordinary rock structures of the Cappadocia, in Turkey, and concludes a journey tracking down some old memories while...

Cycling the River Danube

Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 2

This is the second of three articles describing a journey Tim Salmon and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia,...

Cycling along the Danube

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

In this first of three articles Tim Salmon describes a journey he and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia...

The Danube by numbers

Article · 26 Feb 2016

The Danube by numbers

The Danube is a remarkably long river and following it from source to the sea makes for a largely easy cycle ride on, usually, very well maintained and signed paths. The history of the areas passed through are fascinating and diverse. Here, we take...

Velo Francette

Feature · 8 Feb 2016

The Velo Francette - France's newest long-distance cycle route

Gillian Thomas explores France’s newest long-distance cycle route the Velo Francette, through Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou Charentes from Ouistreham to La Rochelle.

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Feature · 13 Oct 2015

The Haute Route Alps – a long tough cyclosportive

The Haute Route Alps is 791km and almost 22,000m of ascent over seven consecutive days in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Regular Cicerone Extra contributor...

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014

Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The road to sportive cycling

Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only 20 years ago – and the arrival...

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

Cycling the 'Tour' cols of the Maurienne

In May Andy Hodges and a fellow cyclo-grimpeur Lee Rounce visited the Maurienne to taste the charms and challenges of some of the most famous climbs of the cycling world – before the Tour de France peloton gets its wheels on them at the end of...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Cycling the Romantic Road

Neil and Judith Forsyth share the art, architecture and larger-than-life characters of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road through Bavaria in southern Germany, from the River Main to the Alps.

The Rhine Cycle Route with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 27 Apr 2015

The Rhine Cycle Route: from source to sea

The Rhine Cycle Route, passing through six countries, is a delightful journey and one that continues to inspire Mike Wells, author of the Cicerone Press guidebook. In this blog...

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media) a method for estimating your speed when cycling through hills...

The gates that once marked the Iron Curtain are now permanently open

Article · 10 Feb 2015

Danube Cycleway - Cycling Through History

Choose to enjoy the Danube Cycleway and not only will you experience some incredible scenery and fairly easy cycling on this 2987km route but you will journey through some...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Mike Wells is currently writing a series of cycling guides to the great rivers of Europe for Cicerone. His latest guide, the first part of a two-volume series describing the...

Cycle Touring Ireland

Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Cycle touring in Ireland

After some years of bashing out stories and editing copy for newspapers in both England and Australia, Tom Cooper decided to turn his hand to writing a book. His inspiration? It was Ireland itself – happy scene of many teenage and adult holidays...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the highlights.

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Feature · 10 Aug 2014

Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix de Fer: they all stare dispassionately down upon any cyclist...

Visit Germany's Black Forest

Article · 7 Feb 2014

24,000 reasons to visit Germany's Black Forest

How many reasons do you need to visit Germany's Black Forest? How about 24000?

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News · 11 Sept 2012

Roy cycles from London to Slovenia for charity

Cicerone author Roy Clark sets out on a 1250-mile cycle ride from London to Slovenia in aid of the Alzheimers Society and Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 14 September.