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

Trekking down south: the W trek in Torres del Paine

Article · On 20 Jun 2020 by James Benson

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

Feature · On 14 Mar 2020 by Emma Timmis

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.
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A walk through history on The Vanguard Way

Feature · On 11 Mar 2020 by Ali Rowsell

Ali Rowsell follows in the footsteps of The Vanguards to discover an easily accessible, high-quality route through open countryside and woodland. With far-reaching views across southern England and a history...
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Early days on the Via Francigena in Italy

Article · On 7 Mar 2020 by Melanie Trethowan

Melanie Trethowan left her home in rural New South Wales, Australia, to travel the Italian leg of the Via Francigena.
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Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Feature · On 4 Mar 2020 by Scot Whitlock

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and...
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An Intro To... Walking in Lithuania

Article · On 26 Feb 2020 by Guillaume Martin

Lithuania’s countless blue lakes, dense coniferous forests, traditional wooden villages and a shy network of hiking trails haven’t yet made their way to international fame. Guillaume Martin says join the...
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Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

Feature · On 22 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list of places to go, says...
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Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

Feature · On 16 Feb 2020 by Mick Borroff

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it...
The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · On 15 Feb 2020 by Adrian Trendall

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the...
Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Article · On 8 Feb 2020 by Robin Pritchard

Robin Pritchard travelled to the Altai district of Bayan/Ulgii Province, in the far west of Mongolia, to spend time with the famed Kazakh eagle hunters.
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Hiking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

Feature · On 2 Feb 2020 by Steve Barham

After years of being asked, Steve Barham finally went hiking in the High Atlas in Morocco, where he was warmly welcomed to its exotic and exciting landscapes.
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A beginner’s guide to tramping the Kiwi way

Article · On 1 Feb 2020 by Giorgia Wollner

Cicerone reader Giorgia Wollner gives a personal account of her first experience of multi-day hikes on New Zealand’s South Island, providing a glimpse of the countless wonders that can be...
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Our tour of Monte Rosa

Article · On 29 Jan 2020 by Annalisa Mejetta

Having completed the Tour of Mont Blanc in 2015 and the (Reverse) Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2017, Annalisa and Stefano Mejetta decided it was finally time to...
Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

Feature · On 26 Jan 2020 by Alex Kendall

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.
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Escaping wildfire on Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail

Feature · On 19 Jan 2020 by Peter Watson

The remote Arctic Circle Trail had long been on Peter Watson’s bucket list. This summer he finally made it to Greenland’s hinterland, only to be stopped in his tracks by...
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Trekking Padjelantaleden: Swedish Lapland with children

Article · On 15 Jan 2020 by Eberhard Leutz

What do you do when your 7-year-old son (Felix) wants to accompany you on a hiking trip in Sweden because he wants to see reindeer? When you're Eberhard Leutz you...
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Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Steve Barham

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in five weeks and crossing...
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Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020

Bart Caers takes a solo walk along the beautiful, lonely GR 131 on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, where the route takes in desert, rainforest and volcanic wilderness.
A group photo in front of the finished school

The Cicerone School is finished

Feature · On 22 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.
The view from one of our lunch spots

Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Feature · On 21 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit...