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Podcast · 8 Jun 2022

Walking the Brittany Coast Path

In this episode, Hannah is joined by Carroll Dorgan, author of the new Cicerone guidebook on the Brittany Coast Path. The guidebook details the 624km section of French long-distance route the GR34 (or Sentier des Douaniers, the Customs Officers'...

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Article · 4 May 2022

History along the Brittany Coast Path (GR34): Part 2

Brittany’s history is distinctive and interesting, and Walking the Brittany Coast Path author Carroll Dorgan has a story to tell for each stage of the trek. In Part 2 of his...

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Article · 30 Apr 2022

History along the Brittany Coast Path (GR34): Part 1

Brittany’s history is distinctive and interesting, and Walking the Brittany Coast Path author Carroll Dorgan has a story to tell for each stage of the trek. In Part 1 of a...

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Article · 23 Apr 2022

Highlights of the Brittany Coast Path (GR34)

The first section of the Brittany Coast Path from Mont-Saint-Michel to Roscoff (around 624km), includes some of the most spectacular scenery of the Breton coast. Carroll Dorgan,...

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Article · 5 Mar 2022

The unmissable castles of the Cathar Way

While researching the new edition of Cicerone’s guidebook for The Cathar Way, a 260km long-distance path through Languedoc in Southern France, Luke Smith and Nell Sleet trekked to all nine of the medieval castles that emerge from the rocky...

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Podcast · 2 Mar 2022

Trekking from Hoek van Holland to Nice on the GR5

Author Carroll Dorgan joins Hannah this week to talk about the entire GR5 trail, from the North Sea all the way down through Benelux, Lorraine, the Vosges, and past Lake Geneva...

Hikers beside Crec’h Mélo on the Brittany Coast Path

Focus · 1 Mar 2022

Hiking in France, or cycling, or skiing... France has it all

From cycling to snowshoeing, Alpine hiking to flower-spotting, caminos to canals, France has got it all. Here's a selection of our favourite things to do in France.

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Podcast · 2 Feb 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail through France

Authors Nike and Jacint answer all our questions about the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, the long-distance walking route through France. We discover top tips for trek packing,...

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Video · 17 Dec 2021

Trekking in the Vanoise National Park

A video providing some highlights from trekking in the Vanoise National Park – a fantastic area for hiking.

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Focus · 13 Dec 2021

Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few...

Snowy paths on the mountainside

Article · 11 Dec 2021

Chasing the first snow in the French Pyrenees

Ever since Alecsa Stewart moved to a valley at the foot of the French Pyrenees, the high-altitude peaks surrounding it have been an indicator of the weather patterns and the...

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Podcast · 24 Nov 2021

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise

A whistlestop tour of the Vanoise, including where to stay, what to do and when to go. In this episode we talk to Lesley Williams who has many years of experience walking, trekking and cycling in the Alps, and who helped Jonathan with his reworking...

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Article · 13 Nov 2021

Autumn tour of the Aiguilles Rouges

Iain Davidson gives an account of his five-day tour around the Aiguilles Rouges mountains near Chamonix. Close to the end of the season, the trail was undertaken in a fast and light style, staying in mountain huts and camping in the Chamonix valley...

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Podcast · 10 Nov 2021

Paddy Dillon’s top winter sunshine destinations for hiking and trekking

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon...

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Article · 11 Sept 2021

Highlights of the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail

Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, the authors of Cicerone's Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, have made a film of the highlights of the 272km trail through France's Velay and...

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Article · 28 Aug 2021

Walking the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome

Christine Evans decided to walk the Via Francigana from Canterbury to Rome in honour of her late mother. Here she describes two days from the middle section in Switzerland, which...

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Podcast · 4 Aug 2021

Trekking on Corsica with Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

While most famous for the challenging GR20, renowned as Europe's toughest long-distance trail, Corsica also offers several shorter treks including the Mare a Mare and Mare e...

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Article · 24 Jul 2021

Grand Traverse of the Central Massif by mountain bike

The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central (the route from Avallon to Besse-en-Chandesse) provided Joost Ameye with 14 days of beautiful landscapes and exhilarating rides on a...

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Video · 15 May 2021

Hiking Chamonix to Zermatt

In 2019, Brandon Neubert and his brother embarked on an epic journey across Switzerland on the Haute Route. Together they hiked 130 miles (210km) and climbed 30,866 feet (9408m) from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. This film charts their...

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Video · 15 May 2021

Preparing to hike Chamonix to Zermatt

Preparing for the Swiss Haute Route, from Chamonix to Zermatt, required hours of effort and weeks of planning. In this video, Brandon Neubert breaks down and shares some of the most important things he learned while plotting his adventure