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Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

Feature · On 23 Aug 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate Cowle and Gustav Weindorfer's love story...
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Live video: Trekking in Tajikistan and the Pamir Trail with Jan Bakker

Video · On 16 Aug 2020 by Jan Bakker

Cicerone author Jan Bakker joined us for our latest live event to discuss the practicalities of remote trekking in the mountains of Tajikistan and his vision for the Pamir Trail...
Hiking in Japan

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Feature · On 17 Jul 2020 by Wes Lang

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the...
A gem of a trail

Exploring mountain bike trails in Rwanda

Feature · On 11 Jul 2020 by Jan Bakker

Mountain bike enthusiast and Cicerone author Jan Bakker is on a quest to find mountain bike tracks in the east-central African country of Rwanda
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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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.
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...
Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

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...
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Stuck at home: virtual tours of the US National Parks and other amazing places

Feature · On 1 May 2020

The current global crisis has us all grounded for now but we don't have to stop exploring. Here are some suggestions of how you can go on an armchair adventure...
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Whinge along with me

Article · On 29 Apr 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around...
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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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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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Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Feature · On 1 Mar 2020 by Owen Eigenbrot

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The...
Trouser Point

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...
Pelion Gap

Tough Girl does Tasmania's Overland Track

Article · On 12 Feb 2020 by Sarah Williams

Cicerone quizzes Tough Girl Sarah Williams as she prepares to walk Tasmania’s Overland Track
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.
The most westerly point in Europe

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

Article · On 5 Feb 2020 by Alex Gordon

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She told her...