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Walking among a plethora of flowers in Portugal

Focus · 1 Jun 2022

Springtime and sunshine walks

The long daylight hours of spring and summer make walking and trekking a relaxing way to explore the best of a destination. Walk slowly and look at the flowers, or take a dip in a hidden cove. Scramble on some warm rocks and take time to stop for an...

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Podcast · 27 Apr 2022

Dolomites Live Event Highlights

This episode is the highlights from April's Cicerone Live event on The Dolomites - an exciting and adventurous holiday destination in both summer and winter. Join Hannah and Dolomites enthusiast, Joe Williams as they discuss where you can walk,...

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Event · 29 Apr 2022 6:30pm

Walking Europe: Sandy Brown talk at Waterstones Canterbury

Join author, community activist, and epic walker Sandy Brown as he presents an illustrated talk at Waterstones Canterbury, Rose Lane, on his definitive new Cicerone guides to the...

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Article · 2 Apr 2022

Camino Invierno: Walking the Camino Francés in winter

There may be many things that make walking the Camino Francés in winter a very different experience to more popular times of the year, but the fundamentals remain the same, found...

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Live · 12 Apr 2022

Dolomites Live Event

In our April live event we are talking about the Dolomites - an exciting and adventurous holiday destination in both summer and winter.

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Podcast · 30 Mar 2022

Hiking The Camino in Winter

Cicerone's Maddy Williams joins Hannah this week to talk about her experience hiking the month long Camino pilgrimage stretching from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in Southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Find out all about her experience and...

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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

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Article · 5 Mar 2022

The unmissable castles of the Cathar Way

While researching the new edition of Cicerone’s guidebook for The Cathar Way, a 260km long-distance path through Languedoc in Southern France, Luke Smith and Nell Sleet trekked to all nine of the medieval castles that emerge from the rocky...

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Podcast · 2 Mar 2022

Trekking from Hoek van Holland to Nice on the GR5

Author Carroll Dorgan joins Hannah this week to talk about the entire GR5 trail, from the North Sea all the way down through Benelux, Lorraine, the Vosges, and past Lake Geneva...

Hikers beside Crec’h Mélo on the Brittany Coast Path

Focus · 1 Mar 2022

Hiking in France, or cycling, or skiing... France has it all

From cycling to snowshoeing, Alpine hiking to flower-spotting, caminos to canals, France has got it all. Here's a selection of our favourite things to do in France.

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Article · 5 Feb 2022

La Palma's changed landscape

The volcanic eruption on La Palma in 2021 caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, churches, farms and agricultural land. For anyone thinking of visiting the island, Paddy Dillon outlines what this means for walking routes in his...

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Podcast · 2 Feb 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail through France

Authors Nike and Jacint answer all our questions about the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, the long-distance walking route through France. We discover top tips for trek packing,...

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Podcast · 5 Jan 2022

Walking and trekking in Romania

Hannah chats with Janneke Klop about the splendour of walking and trekking in the mountains of Romania. The massive number of mountains means that there is something for everyone in this country - from short and fun walks for children to exposed...

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Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

trekking in the Vanoise National Park

Video · 17 Dec 2021

Trekking in the Vanoise National Park

A video providing some highlights from trekking in the Vanoise National Park – a fantastic area for hiking.

Kev Reynolds

Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

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Podcast · 8 Dec 2021

Guidebooks for Spring 2022

Hannah and Joe have a quick look through some of Cicerone's Spring titles in a bid to stave off the dark and cold of the northwest of England in December! We get excited about the Dolomites and sausage pancakes and see a different side to...

Fishing the Atlantic breakers at Barradinha cove

Article · 4 Dec 2021

A week on the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Trail)

Somehow the Rota Vicentina, a collection of hiking routes through the south-west Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park of Portugal, entered the consciousness of Steve Barham...

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Podcast · 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking...

Walking on La Palma offers a colourful experience

Feature · 22 Nov 2021

Hiking the GR130 and GR131 trails across La Palma

La Palma boasts two long-distance walking routes: The GR130 (aka the Camino Real de la Costa) and the high-level GR131. Looking for a winter sun hiking trip, Tom Martens packed...