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Ruins of Roman aqueduct near Ars-sur-Moselle

Feature · 7 Oct 2018

Discover the history of the GR5 Trail: Benelux and Lorraine

Carroll Dorgan, the author of Cicerone’s guidebook to the GR5 Trail: Benelux and Lorraine, described the highlights of that trail in a previous Cicerone Extra article. Here, he...

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Feature · 3 Oct 2018

Hidden gem – St Moritz without the glitz – walking in the beautiful Engadine

The Engadine, the 'valley of the Inn people', is a high valley of contrasts, and home to one of Switzerland's national parks. In the Upper Engadine between Maloja and St Moritz at...

Fields, trees and big sky near Rosières-en-Haye (Lorraine)

Feature · 29 Sept 2018

Discover the highlights of Benelux and Lorraine on the GR5 Trail

The GR5 is a long trek, running all the way from the Hoek van Holland to Nice in France, crossing the French alps along the way. The northern part of the GR5 trail, through...

Calahorra Castle

Feature · 22 Sept 2018

Camino Mozárabe – a time travelling pilgrimage in Iberia

The Camino Mozárabe is a 1500km pilgrimage route from the Mediterranean port of Almería to the Tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela and onwards to Finisterre on...

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Feature · 4 Aug 2018

Walking in the Bavarian Alps with a dog: the pros and cons

Grant Bourne, the co-author, along with wife Sabine, of Walking in the Bavarian Alps, gives a brief insight into the advantages and disadvantages of walking with a dog. Apart from...

Christian charity on the way to Orio

Feature · 22 Jul 2018

A tale of two caminos, unemployment, dodgy knees and a sweaty middle-aged woman called Kate

The Camino del Norte runs from Biarritz and along the Spanish coast through the Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias before heading inland to Santiago de Compostela. Despite its...

The track running westwards beneath La Sierra de Chimenea

Feature · 21 Jul 2018

The Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk: a 21-day, 430km walk through the mountains from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

Guy Hunter Watts introduces the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk - from the early days of planning and designing the route to the completion of this 21-day trek through the Spanish...

The Rota Vicentina: a coastal route in Portugal (photo by What if we walked? / @whatifwewalked)

Feature · 14 Jul 2018

Walking a coastal wilderness: solitude on the Rota Vicentina

The Rota Vicentina, in south west Portugal, is craggy, ever changing and endlessly dramatic, and is right on the edge of mainland Europe. What if we Walked bloggers Luke Smith and...

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

Feature · 16 Jun 2018

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the...

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Feature · 3 Jun 2018

The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple...

Felgueiras Lighthouse Foz Do Douro on the Coastal Camino

Feature · 19 May 2018

Camino Portugués – Should You Walk the Central or Coastal Camino from Porto?

Offering stunning views and an abundance of historical sites, it can be hard to choose between the Central and Coastal Camino. Fortunately, link routes mean you can combine the...

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Feature · 13 May 2018

Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

For those wishing to trek the world's mountains, the highest standard of leadership is the International Mountain Leader Award, which a number of Cicerone writers hold. Andy...

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Feature · 12 May 2018

The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

Stretching for 79km across northern Israel, the Yam el Yam trail joins the Mediterranean coast with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). For many young Israelis, walking the...

Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

Feature · 5 May 2018

Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Jonathan and Lesley Williams spent a week trekking through the Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca’s GR221, with Paddy Dillon’s Trekking in Mallorca and Mountain Walking in...

13 Climbers From France Approaching Becca Della Traversiere

Feature · 2 May 2018

Five ways to enjoy Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

The Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy has just celebrated its 95th birthday. Author Gillian Price provides some background and suggests five ways to enjoy this spectacular...

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Feature · 29 Apr 2018

Walking opportunities around Patagonia's Carretera Austral

Christine Gordon outlines the walking opportunities around the Carretera Austral - a 1240km route running from Puerto Mont to Villa O’Higgins through rural Patagonia.

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Feature · 25 Mar 2018

Highlights of the Jungfrau Region

One of the most bizarre mountain experiences you can have in the Alps comes on Day 8 of the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, when you arrive on the summit of the 2970m Schilthorn. One moment you’re scrambling along its narrow west ridge, the next...

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Feature · 18 Mar 2018

Trekking in Greece - how things have changed

Tim Salmon recounts his first visit to Greece and how although the world has moved on in the six decades since, the landscape remains as wonderful as ever.

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Feature · 11 Mar 2018

Walking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains

Keen for a hike before winter, Joakim Steinsvåg spent a week under blue skies hiking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana range.

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?'.