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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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Cartoon of the Month: December

Article · On 18 Dec 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is December's cartoon.
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Cartoon of the Month: November

Article · On 13 Nov 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is November's cartoon.
Never too old

Cartoon of the Month: October

Article · On 16 Oct 2019 by Clare Crooke

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is October's cartoon.
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A Spotlight on... Tough Girl Challenges

Article · On 24 Aug 2019 by Sarah Williams

We get to know Sarah Williams from Tough Girl Challenges a little more. We find out why she likes Type 2 fun but not caving and discover a disgusting thing...
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.
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.
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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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...
049 Sign Board At Uhuru Peak On The Roof Of Africa The Goal Of Many

Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

Article · On 16 May 2018 by Alex Stewart

There are six ways of getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but which of the routes up the mountain is best for you? Alex Stewart gives an overview of the...
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...
Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Article · On 13 Jan 2015

Today we received a letter containing a review of Alan Hinkes' 8000 Metres: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains and it was so lovely that we had to share it with you.
Scrambling in the Peak District

Another new scrambling route in the Peak District

Article · On 26 Feb 2013 by Terry Sleaford

Terry Sleaford - author of the Cicerone guidebook Scrambles in the Dark Peak has discovered another new scrambling route.
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Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

Article · On 31 Oct 2012 by Simon Flower

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner...
New Scrambling Route in the Peak District

Cicerone Second new scrambling route in the Peak District

Article · On 31 Jul 2012 by Terry Sleaford

We have another new scrambling route from the Peak District that has not yet been published. Cicerone author Terry Sleaford recently discovered the Cloughs route and we couldn't wait until...