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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...
Day 1 01 The Kyle of Sutherland

Cycling the north coast of Scotland

Feature · On 6 Oct 2019 by James Cox

The North Coast 500™ is a 500-mile lap of Scotland starting and finishing in Inverness, which many people choose to do as a cycle tour. James Cox and his companions...
Parenzana cycle route just outside Grožnjan, Istria, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham

Pedalling the Parenzana: a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Article · On 6 Mar 2019 by Rudolf Abraham

Cicerone author Rudolf Abraham and his young daughter set off on the Parenzana, a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.
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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...
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Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Article · On 8 Jul 2018 by Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the Arnside and Silverdale...
Banner An Awesome Feeling Of Space Beginning The Fast Descent To Airton

Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Feature · On 14 Apr 2018 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge...
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Bikepacking the Moray Coast Trail

Article · On 18 Nov 2017 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland describes his bikepacking trip along the Moray Coast Trail in Scotland - plenty of hills, laughs and some good food.
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Around Spain, off road, on a mountain bike

Feature · On 6 Nov 2017 by Jonathan Halstead

We all know Spain is a beautiful country, but most of us visit the coasts and the famous cities. Jonathan Halstead, author of Three Wheels on my Bicycle, decided to...
Crossing The Cantabrian Mountains Llana De Puerto

Cycling the Vía de la Plata

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017 by John Hayes

The Vía de la Plata is one of the great Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela. Cicerone author John Hayes set about cycling the route. Here, he describes the history...
Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Article · On 31 May 2017 by Joe Williams

Cicerone's Joe Williams spent the bank holiday weekend cycle touring in Wester Ross with his girlfriend Caroline. They endured vicious midges and sore bums, but the scenery and hospitality certainly...
015 Villandry Has The Most Magnificent Gardens Of All The Loire Chateaux

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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Memoirs of a wartime cycle tour in the Lake District

Article · On 15 Apr 2017 by Natalie Simpson

Cicerone’s Natalie shares an extract from her grandfather Geoff Cain’s memoirs. Here, he recounts ‘an epic Lakeland journey’: a single-day solo cycle tour around the Lake District in 1940, which...
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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Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

Feature · On 5 Dec 2016 by Cressida Allwood

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership...
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Cycling in Northumberland - the coast and castles tour

Article · On 1 Oct 2016 by Jonathan Williams and Lesley Williams

Jonathan and Lesley Williams take a few days off and do some cycling in Northumberland - into the wind.
Mountain Biking In Scotland

Mountain biking in Scotland - a soggy adventure

Article · On 26 Sep 2016 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland, author of Walking in Torridon, and his friend Dunc go on an adventure with Sean Benz's new guidebook to Mountain Biking in Scotland.
Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Things to do on Islay and Jura in the rain

Article · On 9 Aug 2016 by Caroline Draper

Cicerone's Caroline has a holiday on Islay and Jura and enjoyed some mountain biking, walking (and whisky tasting) in the typical Scottish weather.
Mountain biking in Scotland

Mountain Biking in North West Scotland

Feature · On 12 Jun 2016 by Sean Benz

Mountain bike leader Sean Benz takes us out for an afternoon on his favourite ride: The Postman's Track route as featured in the new Cicerone guide to Mountain Biking in...
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...