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Gran Paradiso

Article · 6 Aug 2022

100 years of the Gran Paradiso

The Gran Paradiso National Park is 100 years old in 2022. Jane Doran takes a look at this beautiful Alpine area around the summit of the Gran Paradiso.

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Article · 30 Jul 2022

Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail

Cicerone authors Nike and Jacint had a wonderful time walking, and writing about, the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail in France. This video shows a couple of highlights from their...

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Podcast · 6 Jul 2022

Walking in Italy

In this episode, Hannah is joined by author Gillian Price to give you an overview of the amazing and varied walking routes and food you'll find in Italy. Italy offers wonderful opportunities to walk and trek. Stretching from the Maritime Alps to...

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Article · 2 Jul 2022

Mountains and gorges in western Crete

Crete is one of the most mountainous islands in the Mediterranean, with over 400 gorges, most of which are in the west. This is an ideal choice for a walking holiday in early spring when the weather is usually warm and sunny, and the flowers are at...

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Focus · 1 Jul 2022

Summer of Adventure

If you're looking for an adventure this summer then let us guide you. You could take on something wild and remote like the Cape Wrath Trail, Scottish and pointy like the Cuillin Ridge on Skye or something long and speedy like Cycling from London to...

Walking among a plethora of flowers in Portugal

Focus · 1 Jun 2022

Springtime and sunshine walks

The long daylight hours of spring and summer make walking and trekking a relaxing way to explore the best of a destination. Walk slowly and look at the flowers, or take a dip in a hidden cove. Scramble on some warm rocks and take time to stop for an...

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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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Podcast · 27 Apr 2022

Dolomites Live Event Highlights

This episode is the highlights from April's Cicerone Live event on The Dolomites - an exciting and adventurous holiday destination in both summer and winter. Join Hannah and Dolomites enthusiast, Joe Williams as they discuss where you can walk,...

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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 · 16 Apr 2022

Walking on the Ionian Islands

Pamela Harris follows in the footsteps of Odysseus in Homer's poem, The Odyssey, by visiting the Greek islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Ithaca

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Event · 29 Apr 2022 6:30pm

Walking Europe: Sandy Brown talk at Waterstones Canterbury

Join author, community activist, and epic walker Sandy Brown as he presents an illustrated talk at Waterstones Canterbury, Rose Lane, on his definitive new Cicerone guides to the...

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Article · 2 Apr 2022

Camino Invierno: Walking the Camino Francés in winter

There may be many things that make walking the Camino Francés in winter a very different experience to more popular times of the year, but the fundamentals remain the same, found...

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Live · 12 Apr 2022

Dolomites Live Event

In our April live event we are talking about the Dolomites - an exciting and adventurous holiday destination in both summer and winter.

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Podcast · 30 Mar 2022

Hiking The Camino in Winter

Cicerone's Maddy Williams joins Hannah this week to talk about her experience hiking the month long Camino pilgrimage stretching from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in Southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Find out all about her experience and...

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Podcast · 16 Mar 2022

International Women's Day 2022 Special

To make up for the cancelled Cicerone Live last week, we're bringing the International Women's Day special to the podcast. Hannah will be joined by Sarah Williams (adventurer and founder of Tough Girl Challenges) and Cressida Allwood (adventurer...

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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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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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Article · 5 Feb 2022

La Palma's changed landscape

The volcanic eruption on La Palma in 2021 caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, churches, farms and agricultural land. For anyone thinking of visiting the island, Paddy Dillon outlines what this means for walking routes in his...

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Article · 15 Jan 2022

Romania's lesser-known mountain ranges

First-time visitors to Romania often make their way to well-known mountain ranges such as the Bucegi, the Făgăraş, the Piatra Craiului and the Retezat. But Romania’s natural riches have much more to offer.