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Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

Article · On 5 Aug 2020 by Gillian Price

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!
Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Live video: the benefits of running on mental health with Louise Johnstone

Video · On 2 Aug 2020

The Marathon des Sables, triathlons and fastpacking the West Highland Way: community-focused Louise Johnstone is no stranger to challenges. Join Cicerone and Louise to find out about her next epic...
Monte Genzana, Abruzzo, Italy

Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Article · On 1 Aug 2020 by Stuart Haines

Stuart Haines, author of Cicerone's Walking in Abruzzo, has created a long-distance footpath in the Apennines of central Italy
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Live video: The Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

Video · On 26 Jul 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

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.
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Can I go walking in Europe? Walking and trekking in summer and autumn 2020

News & Events · On 16 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Greece, southern Europe and eastern Europe – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page...
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Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

Feature · On 8 Jul 2020 by Jonathan Williams

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.
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Live video: the Way of St Francis with Sandy Brown and special guests

Video · On 5 Jul 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

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 practical...
Mont Blanc range seen from Cab. Mont Fort

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

News & Events · On 4 Jul 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 will help you find up-to-date...
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Can I go walking in Italy? Walking and trekking in summer 2020

News & Events · On 2 Jul 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 help you find up-to-date...
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Can I go walking in Spain? Walking and trekking summer 2020

News & Events · On 1 Jul 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 help you find up-to-date...
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Live video: Sandy Brown and Dave Whitson talk about the Camino del Norte pilgrimage

Video · On 28 Jun 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev) and Dave Whitson

Sandy Brown and Dave Whitson talk about their shared love of the Camino del Norte, meeting pilgrims and eating falafel. This pilgrimage walk begins in Irun, Spain, and hugs the...
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Post-lockdown life in Le Marche, Italy

Article · On 27 Jun 2020 by Sue Cooper

In Italy, the lockdown is over and life is slowly returning to normal. Artist Sue Cooper goes walking, kayaking and cycling in the Sibillini mountains.
La Grande Casse, in the heart of the Vanoise, reflected in a lake on the way to the Refuge du Plan du Lac (Day 13 of the GR5)

Can I go walking in France? Travel and trekking in Summer 2020

Article · On 24 Jun 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in France – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date...
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Guidebooks: a source of inspiration and memory

Feature · On 13 Jun 2020 by Mark Charlton

Mark Charlton reflects on his love of guidebooks and the memories of walking and trekking around the world that each contains.
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Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Article · On 27 May 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

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

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

Feature · On 27 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

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.
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Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

News & Events · On 20 May 2020

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. Remember that there...
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The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Article · On 17 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.
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Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Feature · On 8 May 2020

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few pictures from our...
Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

The joy of walking

Feature · On 4 May 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he...