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The Spectacular Town Of  Ronda

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Birthday celebrations on the Andalucían Coast to Coast route

In the spring of 2016, Cicerone’s Lesley Williams travelled to southern Spain to trek along a section of the Andalucían Coast to Coast route, a long distance trail that crosses...

The Narrow And Rugged Finger Of  Madeiras Eastern Tip

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

An island in the sun: a circuit of Eastern Madeira

Steve Barham has developed a ‘thing’ about exploring islands – particularly those in warmer climes. Living on the seaboard of western Ireland he’s had the privilege of...

On The  Gr5 Through The  French  Alps

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Crossing the Crête des Gittes on the GR5

The GR5 is one of the world's classic treks. The section through the French Alps takes nearly a month and involves long distances, big climbs and staying in high mountain huts. Jonathan Arlan chose it as his first long distance walk. Literally...

Passo Del  Mus In The  Dolomites

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Walking in the Dolomites – Froehlich's gentian and panini in the Dolomiti Friulane

After 30-plus years of exploring her beloved Dolomites on foot, Gillian Price is amazed to discover new valleys and cosy rifugi. The newly devised Anello delle Dolomiti Friulane...

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Feature · 9 Jan 2017

Expedition Rhodope: an adventure and a conservation trek across an entire Bulgarian mountain range

An expedition to trek the length of Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, researching endangered raptors. On their trip of a lifetime, Alex, Adam and Katy avoided bears, experienced...

On The  Gr10 In The  Pyrenees

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

From Ocean to Sea through the Pyrenees: The GR10, GR11 and HRP

Crossing the Pyrenees on foot is no mean feat but to do it ten times over is something else entirely. Brian Johnson, who has done just this, explains the differences between the...

On Top Of The  Tux  Alps

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Trekking from Munich to Venice: Der Traumpfad

Der Traumpfad is a must-do trek for German walkers looking for an epic trans-alpine adventure between Munich and Venice, combining challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and...

Hiking The  Westweg

Feature · 7 Nov 2016

Above the clouds on Germany's Westweg

Stretching 290km, the Westweg is one of Germany’s classic long-distance trekking routes. Leading through the Black Forest, from Pforzheim in the north to Basel in the far south-west, it provides the perfect setting for a contemplative,...

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Feature · 2 Oct 2016

Updating a Cicerone guidebook - Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through the...

Ridge Walk From  Matsouki To  Aghia  Paraskevi

Feature · 5 Sept 2016

Walking the length of Greece: northern border to southern shore

Far from the bustle of its islands and beaches, Greece has some of the best undiscovered hiking in Europe. Jane Laurie and her husband Alan set out to discover the mountains,...

Camino Aragon

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Trekking the Camino Aragon

Last year we found a brochure offering a pilgrimage on the 200km Aragon Route, a side arm of the Camino de Santiago or Way of St James in Spain. Most pilgrims take the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino...

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Feature · 4 Aug 2016

Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Logistics

Third and final article in the series, covering the logistics of trekking the GR5 long distance hiking trail. The route goes from the North Sea to the Mediterranean through The...

Trekking the GR5

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - History

Walking the full GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. This 2300km journey passes through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and small parts of Switzerland. The...

Camino dos Faros

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Discovering the Camiño dos Faros

The Camiño dos Faros, or ‘Lighthouse Way’, is a superb coastal walk that follows the Costa del Morte (‘Coast of Death’) for 200km around the coast of Galicia in northwest Spain. As the name suggests this a wild and rugged coast, battered by...

GR5 trekking Highlights

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Highlights

The GR5 (Grande Randonnée 5) is a trail – a marked route in some places – that begins in Hoek van Holland and runs for about 2300km through the Netherlands, Belgium,...

Trekking Tour Mont Blanc

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Trekking with an Infant 3: Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the third of three in which she shares...

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Feature · 8 Feb 2016

Trekking with an infant 2: Before you go

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and hiked the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the second of three in which she shares her experiences of taking an infant trekking. Here she focuses on...

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Feature · 8 Dec 2015

The Cami de Cavalls: A trek on the sunny side

Jonathan Cook samples a two-day section of the Camí de Cavalls, a 186km long-distance route round the coast of Menorca, the smallest of the Balearic Islands.

Monte  Rosa

Feature · 8 Dec 2015

Diaries of a Monte Rosa Circuit

Phil Nixon summarises his diary entries on a tour that incorporated part of the Grand Tour of Monte Rosa and most of the Tour of Monte Rosa with trekking companions Chris Whitford and Brian Tunbridge. Enjoy the adventure as you travel with them...

Trekking with an infant

Feature · 8 Dec 2015

Trekking with an infant 1: Starting to plan

Jen Lumanlan traveled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only 8 weeks old. This article is the first of three in which she shares her...