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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.

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Article · 1 Jan 2022

Homage to a faithful friend

2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Clive Darley's Point Five Duvet, which he bought as a young man to go on an expedition to Spitzbergen. It served him well over six decades on expeditions across the globe, even if its appearance now looks somewhat...

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...

Fishing the Atlantic breakers at Barradinha cove

Article · 4 Dec 2021

A week on the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Trail)

Somehow the Rota Vicentina, a collection of hiking routes through the south-west Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park of Portugal, entered the consciousness of Steve Barham...

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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...

The Valbona valley from the top of the pass

Article · 6 Nov 2021

Walking the Peaks of the Balkans Trail

In late May Cicerone author Alex Kendall and his friend Dieter walked the Peaks of the Balkans Trail, a circuit through the Dinaric Alps of Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro

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Article · 30 Oct 2021

A slow trek in Lapland

Eberhard Leutz describes a walk on Kalottireitti/Nordkalottruta from Kilpisjärvi (Finland) to Reisadalen in Norway with his 8-year-old son

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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

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Article · 18 Sept 2021

Cherry-picking routes on the Pacific Crest Trail

Time. We only have so much. The Pacific Crest Trail can be one of the most enjoyable treks of a lifetime, but it takes five to six months. Mark McLain gives a couple of examples...

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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 · 4 Sept 2021

A spotlight on the Austrian Alpine Club

The AAC(UK) is one of the best UK mountaineering clubs with thousands of UK and overseas members. The mission of the club is to help people get into the mountains they love and to have fun there – a mission and philosophy very similar to...

San Jose

Article · 5 Jun 2021

Rambles and ramblas in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Cicerone’s Coastal Walks in Andalucía, describes a favourite walk in one of Andalucía’s most fascinating natural parks

Make the most of light

Article · 9 May 2021

How to get hill-fit and train for long-distance walking

Here are some top tips to build distance and strength to help you prepare your body for the hills, mountains and trails. If you're relatively new to walking, we hope that these...

Tete aux Vents

Article · 2 May 2021

The Promised Land: a poem by Kev Reynolds

Kev shares a contemplative poem exploring the wonder and restorative power of a physical or even mental trip outdoors.

Tour de l’Agnellu watchtower

Article · 10 Apr 2021

Trekking on Corsica: connecting breathtaking coastlines and stunning mountains

South of Marseilles and worlds away from the French Riviera, the breathtaking Mediterranean island of Corsica is a paradise for walkers. In her Cicerone guidebook, Short Treks on...

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...

Camping on unfenced land is allowed anywhere in Norway, provided you are 150m away from any building

Article · 9 Jan 2021

Hiking on a budget in Norway: is it possible?

As the author of Cicerone's upcoming guidebook to 'Hiking in Norway – South', Ute Koninx is an expert in hiking in this stunning Scandinavian country. Here she shares her tips...

Overlooking Lake Como, Italy

Article · 14 Nov 2020

A long-distance walk around Lake Como in Italy

Using routes from Gillian Price's 'Walking Lake Como and Maggiore', ferry crossings and their own ingenuity, Carol and Jim Watson enjoyed a long-distance walk around one of...

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Article · 8 Nov 2020

Post-lockdown travels in the Cevennes

France had been in lockdown for three months as Covid-19 took over normal life, with borders closed and inhabitants banned from travelling more than 1km. When restrictions finally started to lift, Cicerone author Pamela Harris hastily organised her...

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Article · 10 Oct 2020

Discovering new walks in the French Pyrenees

As avid hikers and ultra-runners living in the French Pyrenees, Alecsa and Doug Stewart initially struggled with the lockdown restrictions on outdoor exercise. Here they look back...