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A gem of a trail

Feature · 11 Jul 2020

Exploring mountain bike trails in Rwanda

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

Berber village on route to Timichi TH

Feature · 2 Feb 2020

Hiking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

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.

Red sand roads

Feature · 1 Dec 2019

Running the Freedom Trail in South Africa

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 brother on his bike for...

Tazga Christmas

Feature · 27 Nov 2019

Christmas in Africa

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.

The view from Margherita Peak

Feature · 24 Nov 2019

Mud, sweat and tears: Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains

Jan Bakker takes on the challenge of trekking in Uganda’s spectacular and demanding Rwenzori Mountains – in some surprising kit.

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Feature · 24 Apr 2019

Scrambling in the sunshine – spring in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

Mick Borroff recounts his first trip to the Moroccan Anti-Atlas - a place of fantastic mountains, ridgeline scrambles, gorgeous gorges and painted rocks.

The eastern Ameln Valley showing Adrar Idekel and Ardrar Mqorn

Feature · 5 Jan 2019

A traverse of the Moroccan north west Anti-Atlas from Ait Baha to the Ait Mansour or Teneglitche Gorge.

The Anti-Atlas mountain range lies just below the city of Agadir and to the south west of the High Atlas. Here you will find both adventure and tranquillity in the many 7000 ft...

Looking past the ‘painted rocks’ south of Toubkal in the early evening

Feature · 30 Nov 2018

Celebrating Fifty Years... Exploring Morocco's Anti-Atlas

Jonathan looks back on a particularly memorable trip to the mountains of Morocco with his son (and excellent rescuer) Joe Williams. This short story is taken from the...

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Feature · 24 Nov 2018

Exploring Jebel El Kest and the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The western Anti-Atlas is known to rock climbers and a small group of road-trip travellers. Its principal mountain, Jebel El Kest, was featured in a Cicerone Extra article by...

Cirque De Salazie

Feature · 14 Nov 2018

Hiking in the cirques, l'île de La Réunion

When Réunion was suggested to Alex and Alice Stearn as a honeymoon destination, it didn’t take all that much googling to see that it was the sort of place the couple would...

049 Sign Board At Uhuru Peak On The Roof Of Africa The Goal Of Many

Article · 16 May 2018

Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

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 options.

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Article · 27 Jan 2018

Can anyone climb Kilimanjaro, and other frequently asked questions

Alex Stewart, author of the Cicerone guidebook to trekking Kilimanjaro, answers some frequently asked questions about trekking to the roof of Africa.

Drakensberg

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

James goes walking in the Drakensberg

Cicerone's Sales Rep James visits South Africa, decides that Table Mountain would not make for a decent piece of furniture, and discovers the brutality of Bugger Gully.

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Article · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; an extraordinary mountain range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops, deep gorges and crystal-clear...

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Video · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.

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Feature · 5 Dec 2016

The land of a thousand hills: trekking and tracking in Rwanda

Mike Wells escapes the crowds in Africa’s most densely populated country tracking chimpanzees and trekking to the source of the Nile in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.

Jebel Toubkal

Feature · 8 May 2016

Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination, a blend of the exotic and the unfamiliar. Despite years of French and Spanish colonial rule it seems far removed from western...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Climbing the Bedouin routes of Wadi Rum

The story of the first western climbers to tackle the magnificent climbs on the ancient Bedouin hunting routes of Wadi Rum, Jordan. This Middle Eastern region is home to some spectacular sandstone rock climbs, as well as significant historical and...

Andy Hodges Jebel Toubkal

News · 25 Mar 2014

Cicerone to the rescue in Morocco

One of our authors, Andy Hodges assists a struggling Polish climber whilst on a training trip to Morocco.