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Podcast · 10 Nov 2021

Paddy Dillon’s top winter sunshine destinations for hiking and trekking

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon...

Via Francigena Book Launch

Live · 15 Apr 2021

Via Francigena Book Launch with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals

Join our panel of expert guests to celebrate the launch of the first two Via Francigena guidebooks. Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi and Myra Stals will share their experiences on this...

Climbing from Cervinia

Feature · 5 Dec 2020

The Haute Route Italienne: in the shadow of giants

Andy Hodges, author of the Cicerone guidebook Trekking the Giants' Trail and an International Mountain Leader, took a group of nine students and two staff from Coombe Dean School,...

Overlooking Lake Como, Italy

Article · 14 Nov 2020

A long-distance walk around Lake Como in Italy

Using routes from Gillian Price's 'Walking Lake Como and Maggiore', ferry crossings and their own ingenuity, Carol and Jim Watson enjoyed a long-distance walk around one of...

Rif Cinque Torri

Article · 5 Aug 2020

Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!

Via Francigena live

Live · 21 Jul 2020

The Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

A journey from Great St Bernard Pass to Rome: join our panel of expert guests to explore the Italian section of this 1900km pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.

Abruzzo

News · 16 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Europe? Regular updates for walking and trekking in summer and autumn 2021

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Europe, and Brexit and coronavirus-related restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date information for walking,...

Way of St Francis live

Live · 30 Jun 2020

The Way of St Francis with Sandy Brown and special guests

Gigi Bettin, Liz Boulter and Sara Zanni join Sandy Brown to explore the history, landscape and spirituality of this pilgrimage route in central Italy. Full of both inspiration and...

Camino

Article · 27 May 2020

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del...

camino Signage

Article · 7 Mar 2020

Early days on the Via Francigena in Italy

Melanie Trethowan left her home in rural New South Wales, Australia, to travel the Italian leg of the Via Francigena.

Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

Article · 19 Feb 2020

Hidden Gem – Stelvio is Italy's largest alpine national park, yet overshadowed by neighbouring Dolomites

Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. Its unspoilt landscape ranges from valley...

The Refuge d’Ortu di U Piobbu has burnt down. Image from Corse Matin.

News · 10 Jun 2019

Hut issues and storm damage on the Tour of Mont Blanc, the GR20 and the Dolomites

We have had news from several customers and authors about storm damage and hut issues in several key trekking areas. Please check our information below and let us know if we have...

Pericolo

News · 9 May 2019

Storm damage in the Dolomites

Gillian Price warns of disruption to walking in the Dolomites due to storm damage. If you are walking in the area and encounter any problems please let us know so we can keep other walkers informed.

Klöster Säben on a hilltop above Klausen

Feature · 10 Nov 2018

The Keschtnweg: A chestnut walk in northern Italy

With few English-language guides to the area, and in the spirit of pioneering lesser-known paths, Kevin Thomas describes the Eisacktal chestnut path – Keschtnweg – in South...

Walking into an Umbrian vista between Citerna and Citta di Castello

Article · 25 Jul 2018

4 spiritual reasons to walk the Way of St Francis: Florence to Assisi

Ben Cottam and Giles Story walked the 285km section from Florence to Assisi, rather faster than recommended, over nine days in early May this year, armed with Rev Sandy Brown’s...

Barracks on Hoher Trieb

Article · 24 Jun 2018

What is a peace trail? Traces of war and reconciliation in the Carnic Alps, near the Dolomites

Lesley looks at the poignant Peace Trails, such as the Karnischer Höhenweg near the Dolomites and the Pot Miru in Slovenia. There are signs of war scattered around these routes...

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

Feature · 16 Jun 2018

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the...

13 Climbers From France Approaching Becca Della Traversiere

Feature · 2 May 2018

Five ways to enjoy Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

The Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy has just celebrated its 95th birthday. Author Gillian Price provides some background and suggests five ways to enjoy this spectacular...

Day 3 It Got Better And Better

Article · 3 Mar 2018

Four days on the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA)

Barbara and her husband completed four stages of the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA) using Gillian Price's guidebook. She sent in these photos and...

063 From Left To Right Rifugio Lagazuoi Croda Da Lago Monte Pelmo Averau Monte Civetta Col Di Lana

Feature · 3 Feb 2018

21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites...