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The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 30 Aug 2020 by Alf Robertson

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent homes in Spain...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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...
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Stuck at home: virtual tours of the US National Parks and other amazing places

Feature · On 1 May 2020

The current global crisis has us all grounded for now but we don't have to stop exploring. Here are some suggestions of how you can go on an armchair adventure...
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Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

Feature · On 23 Feb 2020 by John Main

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras Alps to...
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Walking in Zagori: Greece at its most wild and beautiful

Feature · On 25 Jan 2020 by Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis

With one route to go to finish his Zagori hiking guide and in a race against the turning weather, Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis confidently set off for Mount Tymphi. But it doesn't...
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Escaping wildfire on Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail

Feature · On 19 Jan 2020 by Peter Watson

The remote Arctic Circle Trail had long been on Peter Watson’s bucket list. This summer he finally made it to Greenland’s hinterland, only to be stopped in his tracks by...
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The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

Feature · On 8 Jan 2020 by Janneke Klop

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this mysterious Eastern...
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Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Steve Barham

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in five weeks and crossing...
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Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020

Bart Caers takes a solo walk along the beautiful, lonely GR 131 on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, where the route takes in desert, rainforest and volcanic wilderness.
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The other side of the Canary Islands

Feature · On 1 Jan 2020 by Paddy Dillon

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by...
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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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My first Cicerone guides

Feature · On 28 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges
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My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: Part 2

Feature · On 15 Dec 2019 by Anne Sheehan

Anne Sheehan recounts the second part of her walk from her home in Sheffield to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.
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Walking on the Azores: wild, remote and rugged islands

Feature · On 2 Nov 2019 by Paddy Dillon

In the remote North Atlantic, the Azores rise spectacularly out of the sea. With the release of his guidebook, Paddy Dillon rounds up some of his favourite trails on these...
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Camiño dos Faros: discover the Way of the Lighthouses

Feature · On 13 Oct 2019 by John Hayes

John Hayes presents northwest Spain's Camiño dos Faros and explains why writing the Cicerone guide was such a special experience.