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Mont Blanc range seen from Cab. Mont Fort

Can I go walking in Switzerland? Walking and trekking summer 2020

News & Events · On 4 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Switzerland – 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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Can I go walking in Europe? Walking and trekking in summer and autumn 2020

News & Events · On 3 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Greece, southern Europe and eastern Europe – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page...
Abruzzo

Can I go walking in Italy? Walking and trekking in summer 2020

News & Events · On 2 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Italy – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date...
White villages of Andalucia

Can I go walking in Spain? Walking and trekking summer 2020

News & Events · On 1 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Spain – 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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Live video: Sandy Brown and Dave Whitson talk about the Camino del Norte pilgrimage

Video · On 28 Jun 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev) and Dave Whitson

Sandy Brown and Dave Whitson talk about their shared love of the Camino del Norte, meeting pilgrims and eating falafel. This pilgrimage walk begins in Irun, Spain, and hugs the...
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 Summer 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...
Bookshelves

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.
Camino

Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Article · On 27 May 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del Norte and related northern routes, Via...
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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Coronavirus restrictions: travel update information

News & Events · On 20 May 2020

The situation regarding travel is continuously developing and changing. Here are the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information that are available to help you plan ahead. Remember that there...
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The awkwardness of book ideas in August

Article · On 17 May 2020 by Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull on the particular difficulties you can encounter when pitching a book idea to Cicerone in August - normally peak holiday season.
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...
Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

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...
Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Whinge along with me

Article · On 29 Apr 2020 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around...
Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Jon Sparks on the Correct Riding Position

Article · On 27 Apr 2020 by Jon Sparks

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’ve dusted off an old one, a vital and yet frequently neglected issue is getting the riding position right. Jon Sparks, author...
A track in Extremadura

Walking from home in Extremadura, south west Spain

Article · On 17 Apr 2020 by Gisela Radant Wood

Living in isolation on a small finca in rural Extremadura is not much different to normal life for me and husband, Roger. Unless we make the effort, we normally do...
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Springtime walks in confinement

Article · On 21 Mar 2020 by Hilary Sharp

Confinement has put normal life on hold in France. But for Cicerone author Hilary Sharp, who lives in Provence, brief walks in the local area to enjoy the spring sunshine...
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Lockdown in Le Marche

Article · On 20 Mar 2020 by Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper, a regular walker in the Sibillini Mountains and an artist, is quarantined in Le Marche, Italy. Here, she explains that while she cannot get out into the mountains...