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Article · 16 Oct 2021

Climbing Aconcagua: the world's highest trekking peak

After ticking off Kilimanjaro and Elbrus, Peter Watson headed to the Andes to attempt his third Seven Summit. Aconcagua may not require mountaineering skills, but this hulk of...

IMG 0799 The cliffs of Riglos The start of our hike in the GR1

Article · 9 Oct 2021

10 days walking northern Spain’s GR1 - the Sendero Historico

Warwick Sprawson's trip along part of the GR1 in northern Spain led him through abandoned villages, past crumbling castles and to local fiestas

Penderyn Distillery

Article · 2 Oct 2021

Gravel biking the Heads of the Valleys route

Richard Barrett, author of Cycle Touring in Wales and Cycling Lon Las Cymru, describes a short break riding along the Heads of the Valleys cycle route, a hidden gem, two-thirds of...

At the start

News · 22 Sep 2021

Walking for Team Bendrigg

On Saturday 18 September, Cicerone's Lucy joined Team Bendrigg on the 21-mile Coniston to Barrow Charity Challenge in aid of Bendrigg Trust.

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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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Article · 21 Aug 2021

Discovering the Isle of Rum

Ester Carlomagno spent two months living on the Isle of Rum, volunteering at the Rum National Nature Reserve, where she went walking whenever the weather allowed

Tin Hat Mountain 2

Feature · 7 Aug 2021

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail

Part passion project, part conservation scheme, part showcase of community activism, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast Trail was conceived in the early 1990s and has gradually grown in length and ambition to become Canada’s longest hut-to-hut...

Lac Chambon Murol

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...

Trimley Marshes

Article · 17 Jul 2021

The Stour and Orwell Walk in a day

During lockdown, Stephen Dunnett set himself the challenge of keeping it local by exploring the long-distance routes in his home county of Suffolk. He suggests that this is a quiet part of the country worthy of consideration for a walking trip.

Meifod and Welshpool

Article · 12 Jun 2021

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way

Emma Sawyer and a friend were walking the whole of Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail with the help of the Cicerone guidebook. And despite the after effects of several bottles of...

on top of the world

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...

Alte Burgen Ancient Castles

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

Saas valley

Focus · 15 May 2021

Hiking trails in Europe – long-distance routes and unusual destinations

When travel within Europe is at last possible and safe, there is no better way to explore than to experience the freedom and joy of long-distance walking. Trails such as the Tour...

Focus on cycling

Focus · 18 Apr 2021

Cycling routes and bikes: guidebooks, expert advice, touring, kit and adventure stories

Day rides, cycle touring, mountain biking, sportives, bikepacking or just a bike ride. Here we focus on all aspects of getting on your bike for a great adventure, starting with...

Camino Primitivo

Video · 23 Mar 2021

Walking the Camino Primitivo

Hiking the Camino Primitivo with a Cicerone guidebook adds to the enjoyment of the amazing, more mountainous route. The 355km route begins in Oviedo, but the guidebook provides a two stage description linking from Villaviciosa on the Camino del...

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Article · 20 Mar 2021

The Sandlings Walk in a day

Stephen Dunnett returned from a trip to New Zealand and a country in lockdown. All events were cancelled and the challenge became staying motivated. Here he suggests that planning for the future is a positive way to prepare for the freedom that will...

Robert Louis Stevenson statue

Article · 27 Feb 2021

In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson on the GR70

Some 140 years after Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey Modestine set out on their 12-day hike through France's Velay and Cevennes regions, Nike Werstroh, the author of...

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Feature · 20 Feb 2021

9 days fell walking in the Lake District

Lesley and Jonathan Williams walked the entire 9-stage route of Lesley's book, The Tour of the Lake District, which explores the very best of the Lake District’s valleys and fells

Lake District Buttermere

Focus · 13 Feb 2021

Fells and lakes of the Lake District

The Lake District National Park is central to the county of Cumbria in north-west England. For outdoor activities there is a wide range of choice, from easy lakeside walks, walking routes on the high fells including the best-known tops of Scafell...

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Video · 10 Feb 2021

Walking the Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a nine-day walking route exploring many of the best fells and valleys of the Lake District National Park. The tour covers nearly 150km with high level options on five of the nine days, providing opportunities to...