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Dales Lw

Article · 16 May 2016

Top Ten Cafes for Cyclists in the North West

We're celebrating National cycling month with the top ten cafes for cyclists.

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...

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Feature · 8 May 2016

Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some...

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,...

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...

American presidents cycling Cumbria

Article · 22 Mar 2016

US presidents (and presidential hopefuls) in Cumbria

Focusing on the cycling trips of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Richard Barrett looks back at the connections between US presidents and Cumbria.

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 · 9 Nov 2015

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near Newcastle and Sunderland. Read on, and then watch the video...

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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

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 · 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

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 · 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...

Best Bike for Cycle Touring

Article · 23 Apr 2015

What is the best bike for cycle touring?

Cycle touring is a brilliant activity for people of all ages and most levels of fitness. In this blog post, Cicerone Press author Richard Barrett explains what, in his opinion, is the best bike for cycle touring.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

How to choose your guides, bikes and mules in Peru's Sacred Valley

Will Janecek, for several years an adventure tour guide and hotelier in Ollantaytambo, Peru, shares his advice on the best way to go walking, biking or trekking – on foot or by...

What is a sportive?

Article · 10 Apr 2015

What is a sportive?

Author Colin Dennis explains all about sportives - what is a sportive and how fit do you have to be to do one?

The best time to go to The Hebrides

Article · 10 Apr 2015

The best time to go to The Hebrides

When is the best time of year to go to The Hebrides? Peter Edwards, author of the new Cicerone Press guidebook to The Hebrides, explains that each season offers its own special reasons to visit this incredible island group.