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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...
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Hiking the Seensteig in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest

Article · On 29 Sep 2019 by Kat Morgenstern

Kat Morgenstern describes the Seensteig, hidden away in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest. The circular route is surprisingly diverse and interesting, taking in mountains, ancient tarns, and joining up with the...
Cote De Lofthouse

Hidden Gem – Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked

Article · On 31 Jul 2019 by Lesley Williams

Nidderdale – not necessarily the first name you would think of when visiting the Yorkshire Dales, and yet it is no less worthy than its better-known neighbours of Wharfedale and...
Going over Rivington Pike from the easier side

Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Feature · On 14 Jul 2019 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer -...
Aberystwyth Promenade

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

Feature · On 8 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on...
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Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

Article · On 22 May 2019 by Harry Dowdell

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of...
016 Mardi Gras is called Fasnet and it’s a big deal. Foolishness abounds.

An intro to… the Black Forest in Germany

Article · On 3 Apr 2019 by Kat Morgenstern

Kat Morgenstern introduces the Black Forest - a captivating region of Germany: a land of fairy-tale castles, gorges, forests and medieval villages.
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.
2 The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic-free asphalted paths

The Canal de la Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse – a cyclist’s dream

Feature · On 12 Jan 2019 by Declan Lyons

The Canal de la Garonne links the two historical cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. It passes through countryside laden with charm and culture, all of it haunted by the shadow...
Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

Article · On 10 Oct 2018

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip...
The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

Article · On 19 Sep 2018

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.
My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Feature · On 25 Aug 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.
Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Feature · On 11 Jul 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx files of...
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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...
The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 1 Jul 2018 by Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to...
Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 26 May 2018 by Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast...
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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!
Cycling the Tour de Peak District

The Yellow Line - Cycling the Tour de Peak District

Feature · On 11 Sep 2017 by Chiz Dakin

There’s a yellow line on the OS maps which marks the boundary of the Peak District National Park. Having cycled many of the delightful quiet and scenic roads along that...
Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · On 13 Jul 2017

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in...