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Descending the Col de l'Izoard

Top tips for cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes

Article · On 11 Aug 2018 by Jonathan Williams

Jonathan cycled the Route des Grandes Alpes to celebrate his birthday and learned vital lessons along the way. He now has an abundance of advice to share with others on...
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Route des Grandes Alpes – cycling through the French Alps

Feature · On 15 Jul 2018 by Lesley Williams

Jonathan and I took on our biggest cycling challenge yet, to ride 650km and climb 15000 metres in 9 days, creating a sort of elegant reversed question mark shape as...
Descent from Bonnette

E-bikes are just for softies

Article · On 13 Jul 2018 by Lesley Williams

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s...
Peyrepertuse Castle

Hidden Gem – have you ever visited the Cathar castles of southern France?

Article · On 4 Jul 2018

Dating from the religious turmoil of a period between 1000 to 1250AD, the castles built and occupied by the Cathars are found on high rocky outcrops, and command fantastic views...
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A Trail of Two Cities: A new route from London to Paris by bicycle

Feature · On 17 Mar 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells’ new guidebook to cycling from London to Paris outlines a proposed route to reach Paris by bike for the 2024 Olympics, but you can ride it now!
Taking It All In As  I Reach The  Atacama Desert

Travelling solo: a female long-distance cyclist’s reflections

Feature · On 6 Feb 2017 by Cressida Allwood

In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some tough encounters and outlines...
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Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route from Source to Sea: EV17

Feature · On 7 Nov 2016 by Mike Wells

After a decade of planning and construction, a 900km (560 mile) cycle route following the River Rhone from source to sea is nearing completion, and has been accepted by the...
Cycling the River Danube

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 3

Feature · On 8 May 2016 by Tim Salmon

This is the last of three articles describing a journey Tim Salmon and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and along...
Cycling the River Danube

Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 2

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Tim Salmon

This is the second of three articles describing a journey Tim Salmon and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and along...
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Cycling the Danube: Budapest to the Black Sea Part 1

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Tim Salmon

In this first of three articles Tim Salmon describes a journey he and his wife Camilla made along the lesser-travelled lower Danube, from Budapest across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and along...
Velo Francette

The Velo Francette - France's newest long-distance cycle route

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Gillian Thomas

Gillian Thomas explores France’s newest long-distance cycle route the Velo Francette, through Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou Charentes from Ouistreham to La Rochelle.
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The Haute Route Alps – a long tough cyclosportive

Feature · On 13 Oct 2015 by Jonathan Cook

The Haute Route Alps is 791km and almost 22,000m of ascent over seven consecutive days in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Jonathan Cook describes...
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Cycling the 'Tour' cols of the Maurienne

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Andy Hodges

In May Andy Hodges and a fellow cyclo-grimpeur Lee Rounce visited the Maurienne to taste the charms and challenges of some of the most famous climbs of the cycling world...
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The road to sportive cycling

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Colin Dennis

Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only...
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The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Harry Dowdell

Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.
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VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Feature · On 23 Mar 2015 by Richard Barrett

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media)...
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Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells is currently writing a series of cycling guides to the great rivers of Europe for Cicerone. His latest guide, the first part of a two-volume series describing the...
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Through the Black Forest on The Westway

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Kat Morgenstern

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the...
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Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Feature · On 10 Aug 2014 by Andy Hodges

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix...