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watercolour by Sue Cooper

Post-lockdown life in Le Marche, Italy

Article · On 27 Jun 2020 by Sue Cooper

In Italy, the lockdown is over and life is slowly returning to normal. Artist Sue Cooper goes walking, kayaking and cycling in the Sibillini mountains.
La Grande Casse, in the heart of the Vanoise, reflected in a lake on the way to the Refuge du Plan du Lac (Day 13 of the GR5)

Can I go walking in France? Travel and trekking in 2020

Article · On 24 Jun 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in France – 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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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...
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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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In the realm of the wildcat: A hike with children up Mount Ida

Feature · On 24 Jul 2019 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla, the authors of Europe’s High Points and Outdoor Adventures with Children, hiked up Crete’s Mount Ida with their two young daughters. There were a few...
An overview of the Vignemale peak, the Ossoue glacier and the three Russell caves in the middle

Searching for Russell’s caves on the Pyrenean Haute Route

Feature · On 17 Jul 2019 by Tom Martens

In spring 2018, while doing research for the new guidebook on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Tom Martens discovered that the Vignemale, France’s highest Pyrenean peak at 3298m, held a cave...
View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Article · On 2 Jun 2019 by Lesley Williams

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...
Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Cicerone at Fifty

Article · On 14 Jan 2019 by Jonathan Williams and Lesley Williams

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.
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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...
Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

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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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

News & Events · On 11 Nov 2018

Come along to the Shackleton tent outside the Brewery Arts centre to enjoy 3 days of FREE talks by local adventurers and outdoor experts, covering a wide variety of subjects...
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.
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12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Article · On 27 Jun 2018 by Joe Williams

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of...
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The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

Feature · On 3 Jun 2018 by Peter Walker

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple mountainous peninsulas poke into the...
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Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

Feature · On 13 May 2018 by Andy Hodges

For those wishing to trek the world's mountains, the highest standard of leadership is the International Mountain Leader Award, which a number of Cicerone writers hold. Andy Hodges, author of...
Chamanna Coaz at the head of Val Roseg in the Bernina Alps

Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

Article · On 8 Apr 2018 by Kev Reynolds

It is important, when planning a mountain trip – especially out of season – to do your homework first. Will the huts be open and manned? Will there be room...
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21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

Feature · On 3 Feb 2018 by James Rushforth

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites...
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Walking the Aletsch Glacier

Feature · On 21 Jan 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells describes a recent visit to Western Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch. Here, he describes the two day trek along the entire length of the glacier.
Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Terry Fletcher

If you think the Costa Blanca of southern Spain is all about sangria, sombreros and stuffed donkeys Terry Fletcher has a surprise for you – it’s time to discover some...