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Sardinia in the Springtime

Feature · 14 Sept 2015

Sardinia in the Springtime

Armed with Paddy Dillon’s Walking in Sardinia and some recently-acquired Italian, Peter Thomasson and his wife Dorothy set off to explore the contrasting landscapes, fascinating pre-history and challenging road surfaces of Corsica’s big brother...

Sierra de Gredos

Feature · 28 Jun 2015

Eagle-spotting in the Sierra de Gredos

Cicerone author Mike Dunn recommends some high-altitude day walking among the eagles, kites and vultures in the granite peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, in the Sistema Central in central Spain, just two hours west of Madrid.

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Climb Every Mountain: A musical history tour above Salzburg

The Sound of Music and Hitler's Eagles Nest are secondary to the stunning walking and trekking in the hills of Berchtesgaden, close to Salzburg. Andy Hodges describes some walking...

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone Guide

Article · 24 Feb 2015

Walking on Lanzarote with a Cicerone guidebook

In this blog post, two regular Cicerone fans go walking on Lanzarote with the aid of a Cicerone guidebook. They took the latest edition of Paddy Dillon's guide Walking on...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Springtime in Turkey's Taurus mountains

Dave Porter's first trip to the Taurus mountains of Turkey came about following the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001, when he decided to try and seek out alternative Easter/Spring walking destinations relatively close to home - places where big...

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...

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

A few years ago, just after Paddy Dillon’s guide to ‘Walking on Madeira’ had been published, long-standing Cicerone author Kev Reynolds found himself standing next to Paddy on the Cicerone stand at the Outdoor Show. After a day listening to...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Walking in western Provence

James, Cicerone's retail sales manager, tells us how he, with his wife and family of two teenage daughters went to Provence to enjoy the hills of the Var – even in the heat of August.

Gran Canaria Summit Gran

Article · 17 Mar 2014

Walking on Gran Canaria (Tell Us Your Story)

We woke up to a warm and sunny Christmas day. We were on Gran Canaria and spent every day of our holiday exploring this island on foot. Our plan for Christmas day was to walk up...

Walking the Italian Lakes

Article · 17 Dec 2013

Walking the Italian Lakes (Tell Us Your Story)

On our second day we planned to summit Monte Grona. It rained the night before and dark clouds were sitting low on the mountain tops as we drove towards Breglia and as we got...

 A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt

Article · 19 Sept 2013

A walk from Santa Maria Maggiori to Zermatt (Tell Us Your Story)

In August this year we walked from St Maria Maggiore to the Matterhorn, 9 days passing through Val Grande, Valsesia and the southern section of the Cicerone Tour of Monte Rosa...

Gillian Price - Stelvio National Park

Article · 22 Jul 2013

Friendships at La Forcola in the Stelvio National Park

Author Gillian Price tells a story of an alpine adventure and a new friendship whilst walking in the Stelvio National Park.

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sept 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

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...

Mountain Walking In Southern Catalunya

Article · 7 Feb 2012

Cicerone author Mountain Walking in Southern Catalunya - Roca Xapada

You know that walk of yours that goes up to the Roca Xapada and then returns the same route? Well it can be done as a circuit. We've found a really good route up Xapada using a...

High Tatras Mountains

Article · 23 Jan 2012

A trip to The High Tatras Mountains of Poland and Slovakia

The latest edition of the Cicerone guide to the High Tatras just landed on my desk, bringing back fond memories of one of my first walking holidays. My trip was to the Polish...

Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace

Article · 13 Jul 2011

Cicerone authors revisit Tibet

There's something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and staggering, the altitude is...

Dolomites

Article · 21 Sept 2010

A beautiful day walking in the Dolomites (Tell Us Your Story)

Clive sent in this story of a glorious day walking in the Dolomites and the difficulty of choosing between beer, ice cream, coffee or cake.