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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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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...
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Hiking on Greece's Cycladic islands

Feature · On 15 Aug 2020 by Gilly Cameron-Cooper

Cicerone author and walking guide Gilly Cameron-Cooper has watched Greece's Cycladic islands emerge as a charming but challenging hiking destination
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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!
Walking the via Francigena

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 and trekking in Japan? Summer 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...
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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 in 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 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 in 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...
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.
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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...
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...