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When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Article · On 12 Sep 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

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 Little...
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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.
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 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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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...
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Springtime walks in confinement

Article · On 21 Mar 2020 by Hilary Sharp

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine...
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Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

Feature · On 23 Feb 2020 by John Main

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras Alps to...
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Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

Article · On 18 Jan 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled standard for...
View To The South East From The Pointe De La Sana

Hidden Gem – Ski touring in the Vanoise National Park, Savoie Alps

Article · On 1 Jan 2020 by Lesley Williams and Paul Henderson

Known by downhill skiers for the impressive and highly developed resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere among others, the Vanoise National Park is a glaciated mountain massif dominated by the...
The Refuge de Platé

A night of fires and celebration at the Refuge de Platé in the Haute Savoie

Article · On 7 Sep 2019 by Mark Charlton

Writer and blogger Mark Charlton visits the Refuge de Platé in the Haute Savoie on a night of fires and celebration.
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Discover International Trekking with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 23 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Discover trekking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for long distance hiking and trekking in Europe and beyond. The widest range of guides in the English language, with...
The Refuge d’Ortu di U Piobbu has burnt down. Image from Corse Matin.

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

News & Events · On 10 Jun 2019 by Kev Reynolds, Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

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...
View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Article · On 2 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...
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Spring flower walks in the Haute Savoie

Article · On 27 Mar 2019 by Pamela Harris

A visit to the mountains of the Haute Savoie is always an enjoyable experience, but is especially so in spring and early summer if you are a lover of alpine...
The volcanic landscape of Puy de la Vache

Hidden Gem – Walking in the Auvergne, France's ancient volcanic landscape

Article · On 24 Feb 2019 by Lesley Williams

The Auvergne forms the major part of the Massif Central of France. It's a stunning area of ancient volcanic scenery, crossed by numerous waymarked paths which thread through a landscape...
Watching the sun set over Les Dents Blanches

Les Dents Blanches: Snowshoeing and ski touring in Samoëns, France

Article · On 23 Jan 2019 by Ali Rowsell

At the end of the impressive, deeply gouged U-shaped Haute Giffre valley, the village of Samoëns provides an access point for a range of winter snowsports.
2 The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic-free asphalted paths

The Canal de la Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse – a cyclist’s dream

Feature · On 12 Jan 2019 by Declan Lyons

The Canal de la Garonne links the two historical cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. It passes through countryside laden with charm and culture, all of it haunted by the shadow...
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The Dordogne: top 5 travel destination in 2019

News & Events · On 27 Dec 2018 by Alan Norton and Pamela Harris

The Dordogne, France, has been named by National Geographic as one of the top 5 world’s most exciting destinations in 2019.
View of the Combin with Cabane de Louvie far below by the lake

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

Article · On 26 Dec 2018 by Lesley Williams

When Lesley, Jonathan and Maddy Williams updated Kev Reynolds’ Chamonix to Zermatt guide, it gave them an insight into the daily challenges faced by Cicerone’s guidebook writers.
Ruins of Roman aqueduct near Ars-sur-Moselle

Discover the history of the GR5 Trail: Benelux and Lorraine

Feature · On 7 Oct 2018 by Carroll Dorgan

Carroll Dorgan, the author of Cicerone’s guidebook to the GR5 Trail: Benelux and Lorraine, described the highlights of that trail in a previous Cicerone Extra article. Here, he recounts some...
Fields, trees and big sky near Rosières-en-Haye (Lorraine)

Discover the highlights of Benelux and Lorraine on the GR5 Trail

Feature · On 29 Sep 2018 by Carroll Dorgan

The GR5 is a long trek, running all the way from the Hoek van Holland to Nice in France, crossing the French alps along the way. The northern part of...