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Creating Tasmania's Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park

Feature · On 23 Aug 2020 by Warwick Sprawson

The Overland Track journeys through one of Tasmania's diverse natural areas, Cradle Mountain⁠–Lake St Clair National Park. Cicerone author Warwick Sprawson explores how Kate Cowle and Gustav Weindorfer's love story...
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Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Feature · On 17 Jul 2020 by Wes Lang

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the...
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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.
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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The Australian Alpine Walking Track

Feature · On 14 Mar 2020 by Emma Timmis

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.
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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...
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Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Feature · On 1 Mar 2020 by Owen Eigenbrot

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The...
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Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

Feature · On 22 Feb 2020 by Sean Benz

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list of places to go, says...
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Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

Feature · On 16 Feb 2020 by Mick Borroff

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it...
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Hiking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

Feature · On 2 Feb 2020 by Steve Barham

After years of being asked, Steve Barham finally went hiking in the High Atlas in Morocco, where he was warmly welcomed to its exotic and exciting landscapes.
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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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The Cicerone School is finished

Feature · On 22 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.
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Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Feature · On 21 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit...
Mt Malchin R and the Potanii glacier beside the five sacred mountains of the Tavn Bogd range in Mongolia

Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Feature · On 8 Dec 2019 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells and his partner Christine Gordon spent two weeks in the Altai mountains, trekking to mountain summits, hidden lakes and remote valleys on the borders of Russia and Mongolia.
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Running the Freedom Trail in South Africa

Feature · On 1 Dec 2019 by Emma Timmis

The 2400km Freedom Trail in South Africa is not a running trail or even a hiking route, but could it be? Emma Timmis decided to find out. With only her...