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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
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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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Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Lesley Williams

The Government has relaxed rules related to travel and unlimited exercise, however there is an important and unified message coming from various authorities in mountain areas. Please DO NOT drive...
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...
The Great Glen Way

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

Feature · On 29 Dec 2019

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2019.
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Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 17 Nov 2019

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of guidebooks to destinations in the...
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Discover mountain biking with a Cicerone guidebook

Video · On 15 Nov 2019

Discover mountain biking with a Cicerone guidebook. Choose a Cicerone guidebook for mountain biking in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our range includes guidebooks to mountain biking in places from...
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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...
Lake District cycling with kids

Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
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Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

Article · On 2 Jan 2019

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...
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What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

Feature · On 30 Dec 2018

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2018.
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Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.
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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.
High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

What is bikepacking?

Article · On 26 Aug 2018 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for...
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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...
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...
Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia

Video · On 18 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton has put together a brilliant Cicerone Extra article with some Top Tips for Mountain Biking in Slovenia. Here is an overview video.
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Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Slovenian Alps

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Rob Houghton

Rob Houghton takes some time out over the winter to reminisce on his mountain biking research trips to Slovenia. Using his own hard-won experience, he provides some advice for those...
A quick guide to Slovenian, for mountain bikers

A quick guide to Slovenian, for mountain bikers

Article · On 18 Mar 2017 by Rob Houghton

If you're heading off to go walking, trekking or biking in Slovenia, why not learn a few phrases? Speaking any Slovenian at all – even to say thank you –...