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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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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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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...
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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...
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.
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One of the best mountain huts of all time, according to Kev Reynolds

Article · On 23 Jun 2018 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds describes one of his favourite mountain huts of all time, the Refuge de Bellachat in the Mont Blanc range in France.
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Challenges and surprises cycling the River Loire Route

Feature · On 8 May 2017 by Mike Wells

For the past two summers, Mike Wells has been cycling up and down the Loire Valley in central France researching his new guide to the Loire cycle route. Here he...
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A gentler pace in the Auvergne

Feature · On 6 Aug 2015 by Rachel Crolla

For Rachel Crolla walking the mountains of the Auvergne in central France will always be associated with a unique time in her life – the time when she and Carl...
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A difficult day in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 25 Mar 2015 by Kev Reynolds

An extract from A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds reveals that sometimes you can have 'Something of a doo-day'. This story takes place in the Pyrenees, near the...
Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Article · On 7 Sep 2011 by Andy Hodges

Andy Hodges, author of the recently published 'Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne' has been exploring the area around St Jean de Maurienne by bike this summer with his wife Sue...