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The Shapely Volcanic Cone Of Puy Griou 1690M In The Monts Du Cantal 600X450

Article · 9 Sep 2017

Hiking in the Volcanic Beauty of the Auvergne (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff recounts a trip walking in the Auvergne - fantastic views, butterflies and cheese made Mick really enjoy his time in this part of France.

(Photo by Kev Reynolds taken from 'Walking in the Alps')

Article · 5 Jul 2017

How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?

Kev Reynolds, author, speaker and expert on all things mountainous, answers the often asked question: "How tough should I be for walking in the Alps?".

Fantastic views from Monte Solaro

Article · 28 Jun 2017

Eating your way along the Amalfi Coast

There's a lot of good food along the Amalfi Coast. Gillian Price is no fool - her guides are always for places with food as outstanding as the scenery.

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Article · 24 Jun 2017

Lanzarote - there's something for everyone here

Lanzarote really does have something for everyone - there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of...

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

Article · 14 Jun 2017

Wildlife spotting in the Haute Savoie

The Haute Savoie region of France contains many nature reserves where plants and animals are protected. As well as enjoying the immense beauty of the walker's paradise that is the Haute Savoie, you have an excellent chance of spotting wildlife.

Gear review: Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody

Article · 17 May 2017

Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody: A Gear Review

Cicerone's Joe Williams reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody, a jacket that isn't well known to many UK walkers, climbers and runners. The jacket – and its precursor the...

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Article · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; an extraordinary mountain range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops, deep gorges and crystal-clear...

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain

Article · 19 Apr 2017

Spring Sunshine Walking in Nerja and Southern Spain (Tell Us Your Story)

Guest blogger Mick Borroff has been exploring Southern Spain, in particular Nerja and the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama - here are some of his highlights.

Gillian Price has a heartwarming tale from Umbria, Italy

Article · 4 Apr 2017

Gillian Price has a heartwarming tale from Umbria, Italy

Gillian Price, author of the Cicerone Press guidebook to Umbria, had to let us know about a wonderful initiative in Cascia - a town in Umbria that was badly damaged in the 2016...

Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

Article · 11 Mar 2017

Paddy is exploring the Azores: a walkers' paradise

Paddy Dillon is exploring the Azores which, it turns out, are a walkers' paradise. Paddy has even managed to find enough wifi to send this blog post in!

Where are the High Tatras - the ideal location for a mountain holiday?

Article · 8 Mar 2017

Where are the High Tatras - the ideal location for a mountain holiday?

The area of the High Tatras is described as "an ideal location for a mountain holiday, and especially for the adventurous walker". Colin Saunders, author of a walking guidebook to...

 Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Article · 25 Jan 2017

Visiting the Dolomites? Advice on travel and health insurance

It's important to make sure you have the correct travel and health insurance before any holiday, particularly an adventurous one, so James Rushforth, author of Ski Touring and...

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Article · 4 Jul 2016

Coast to Coast Walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts

Jonathan and Lesley go walking in Andalucía with Guy Hunter-Watts, author of several guidebooks to the area.

The Path Towards Pico Ruivo

Article · 27 May 2016

Madeira: not for the faint of heart

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Cicerone's Walking in Andalucía, goes walkabout on Madeira and discovers an island that isn't for the faint of heart.

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Article · 9 Mar 2016

A Tale of Six Guidebooks (Tell Us Your Story)

In a guest blog post, Mick Borroff tells us a tale of six guidebooks - how the weather led to some changes of plan, but it all worked out beautifully.

Malta: A very potted history

Article · 19 Feb 2016

Malta: A very potted history

In this blog post, Paddy Dillon gives us a very potted history of Malta - reputedly the most bombed country in the world - and certainly a fascinating place to go walking.

Terry Fletcher walking on the Costa Blanca

Article · 27 Nov 2015

7 Reasons to visit the Costa Blanca

Think Costa Blanca and, as likely as not, you'll think Benidorm and lager louts. Well get ready to think again. There's so much more to the Costa Blanca than the hotspots for drunken tourists. Terry Fletcher, author of the new Cicerone guide to...

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Article · 13 Nov 2015

Top Winter Walking Destinations

Looking for the best places to go winter walking? Here are some of our recommended destinations - let us know in the comments if there's any we've missed.

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...

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...