Articles

333 articles found

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...

Crete

News · 4 Nov 2020

Loraine Wilson – author, mountain guide and explorer of Crete

It is with sadness that we report the recent death of Loraine Wilson, author and leading authority on exploring Crete on foot.

004

Podcast · 28 Oct 2020

Trekking in Tajikistan with Jan Bakker

Comparable with the Himalaya and Karakoram, Tajikistan is a remote trekkers' paradise of glaciated mountains and turquoise lakes. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Jan Bakker discusses the practicalities...

TMB book

Article · 12 Sep 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called...

Horses in the snow outside Waldheim 1929 F Smithies Collection Tasmanian Archives NS57341019

Feature · 23 Aug 2020

Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate...

Screenshot 2020 08 13 at 10 58 27

Live · 11 Aug 2020

Trekking in Tajikistan and the Pamir Trail with Jan Bakker

Cicerone author Jan Bakker joined us for our latest live event to discuss the practicalities of remote trekking in the mountains of Tajikistan and his vision for the Pamir Trail,...

waymarked network of paths

Feature · 15 Aug 2020

Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination

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!

Walking the via Francigena

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.

Hiking in Japan

Feature · 17 Jul 2020

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the entire...

DSC04193 TH

Feature · 8 Jul 2020

Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.

Thumbnail assisi

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...

Mont Blanc range seen from Cab. Mont Fort

News · 4 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Switzerland? Walking and trekking in 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Switzerland – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page...

Abruzzo

News · 2 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Italy? Walking and trekking in 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Italy – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will...

White villages of Andalucia

News · 1 Jul 2020

Can I go walking in Spain? Walking and trekking in 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Spain – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will...

The snout of Grey Glacier at the start of the W trek

Article · 20 Jun 2020

Trekking down south: the W trek in Torres del Paine

On a recent trip to Patagonian Chile, Cicerone sales agent James Benson explored the mountains, lakes and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Bookshelves

Feature · 13 Jun 2020

Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.

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...

A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

Feature · 27 May 2020

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.

Travel updates

News · 20 May 2020

Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead...