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Trekking in Peru

Article · 12 Jul 2013

Trekking in Peru

With the arrival of the new Cicerone guidebook to Peru, we caught up with our new author, Will Janecek, to find out what got him started writing the guide. Will also gave us a few handy tips on getting the most of your time there.

Karavanke

Article · 24 Jun 2013

Where in the world is the Karavanke?

One of the many joys of working here at Cicerone​ is being surrounded by amazing photos and guidebooks of great places to go for a walk. With new projects always ongoing to unspoilt, beautiful and relatively unknown mountains regions, there's just...

Walking the GR5

Article · 18 Feb 2013

Who walks the GR5?

The GR5 attracts all types of walkers, and providing they pitch in at a pace that suits them, they manage it fine. Author of our GR5 guide Paddy Dillon describes some of the typical characters you might meet along the route...

Why choose to check the GR5 French Alps

Article · 9 Oct 2012

Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was to be...

Himalayas trekking

Article · 8 Oct 2012

8 remote and challenging treks in Ladakh

Discover the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India, through this in-depth guide to eight remote and challenging treks.

The Matterhorn

Article · 3 Aug 2012

The Tour of the Matterhorn: trekking around an Alpine icon

At 4478m, the Matterhorn represents the classic mountain. It is neither the highest Alpine summit, nor the most difficult, but it is a peak that is recognised worldwide. Its shape...

Stubai Glacier Tour

Article · 12 Jun 2012

Austria's Stubai Glacier Tour: a perfect summer trekking challenge

Not got any plans for the summer yet? Looking for a challenge and stunning scenery? Then this is the trek for you. Austria is renown for having fabulous mountain treks yet none...

Chamonix To Zermatt

Article · 25 Jan 2012

The classic Haute Route (Tell Us Your Story)

The morning couldn't come quick enough; a pleasant evening meal shared with our dorm fellows was followed by an Olympic display of torrential snoring putting pay to our best laid...

The Adlerweg

Article · 24 Jan 2012

The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) across the Austrian Tyrol

The main route of the Adlerweg route is a 300km (188-mile) long-distance path traversing the Austrian Tyrol, keeping mostly to the mountains that form the northern side of Inntal,...

Tour of Mont Blanc

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction.

Arctic Circle Trail

Article · 1 Dec 2011

Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

If remote walking in isolated and pristine mountain wilderness is your thing read on. As two wilderness loving people, we decided to set off for the unknown shores of Greenland this summer.

Hut trip to the Alps

Article · 29 Nov 2011

Planning your first hut to hut trip to the Alps

Planning your first hut to hut trip. There has to be a first time for everyone. If you are 'into mountains' for walking, trekking or climbing, sooner or later the Alps will call...

mountain of Kailash in Tibet

Article · 15 Feb 2011

The sacred mountain of Kailash

The sacred mountain of Kailash in Tibet has been very much in the news of late, with the publication of Colin Thubron's book To a Mountain in Tibet.

The Way of St James

Article · 3 Aug 2010

Walking the Way of St James (Tell Us Your Story)

When initially planning the route and thinking about kit, accommodation and gear, I thought it was all about the walking - after all, 800km is a considerable distance. I was wrong...