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50 Years of Adventure competition

Sorry, this competition closed on 30 April 2019

Cicerone is 50 in 2019 and, as part of our celebrations, we have a very special competition for you.

There are three prize bundles up for grabs, all with incredible prizes. Whether you'd like to trek to Everest Basecamp, explore the hills of Portugal or cycle through Jordan, we have something for all adventurers. Of course we will be giving the three winners a box of Cicerone guidebooks to help plan plenty of adventures for the future.

Thank you to our major sponsor KE Adventure Travel, who have supplied three incredible holidays, and all our competition partners. Please see below for full details of all the prizes as well as terms and conditions.

Trekking prize bundle:

  • A trek to Everest Basecamp for two people, from KE Adventure Travel
  • A full trekking outfit from Craghoppers
  • A year's supply of Nikwax
  • An Osprey trekking pack
  • MSR Elixir 2 Tent from Ellis Brigham
  • Meindl Peru GTX boots
  • A year's subscription to Adventure Travel Magazine
  • £50 worth of Cicerone guidebooks
  • A merino wool Buff

Walking prize bundle:

  • A walking holiday in Portugal for two people, from KE Adventure Travel
  • A full walking outfit from Craghoppers
  • A year's supply of Nikwax
  • An Osprey walking pack
  • Footwear voucher for £100 from Ellis Brigham
  • A year's supply of Grough route mapping and route planning service
  • A year's subscription to Adventure Travel Magazine
  • £50 worth of Cicerone guidebooks
  • A merino wool Buff

Cycling prize bundle:

  • A cycling holiday in Jordan for two people, from KE Adventure Travel
  • An Adventure 725 Bike from Ribble Cycles
  • An Osprey cycling pack
  • Ice climbing experience for 2 people
  • Source Widepac hydration system
  • A year's supply of Nikwax
  • A year's subscription to Adventure Travel Magazine
  • £50 worth of Cicerone guidebooks
  • Cicerone Buff and notebook

Further information about the prizes

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Holidays from KE Adventure Travel - for every type of active adventurer

Everest Basecamp Trek for two people, including flights and accommodation
Everest Basecamp Trek for two people, including flights and accommodation

An Everest Basecamp trek for two people, including flights

A chance to visit Everest Basecamp and to experience the wonderful mountain scenery of the Khumbu where the air is crystal clear and colourful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops. Providing outrageous mountain views and a wonderful insight into the way of life of the hardy Sherpas, this is the perfect trip for a first visit to Nepal and the Himalayas.

  • 13 nights lodge, 3 nights hotel with swimming pool, all meals included
  • 13 days trekking
  • A professional and qualified Nepalese tour leader
  • Flights, Kathmandu airport transfers, internal flights and all land transport
  • FREE sleeping bag and down jacket available to hire.
Explore the Sintra Hills of Portugal on this self-guided trip
Explore the Sintra Hills of Portugal on this self-guided trip

A walking holiday in Portugal for two people

A great short break which incorporates sightseeing in Lisbon with a personal guide and walking in the Sintra hills between magnificent palaces and along the awesome Atlantic coast. On this 5 day holiday you will spend two nights in both Lisbon and Sintra allowing you plenty of time to absorb the local culture and sample the region's cuisine. Your walks will take you to the most western point of Europe, Cabo da Roca, through forests and over rolling hills to unveil spectacular palaces, plus you will explore the historic streets of Lisbon accompanied by your own tour guide.

  • 4 nights hotel and 4 breakfasts
  • Private guided tour of Lisbon
  • 3 days walking and sightseeing
  • Self-guided information pack
  • Park and palace tickets
  • Train tickets Lisbon – Sintra return.
Cycling adventure: Cycle the Red Sea to the Dead Sea across Jordan
Cycling adventure: Cycle the Red Sea to the Dead Sea across Jordan

A cycling holiday in Jordan for two people

Ticking off many of Jordan's highlights, this is a superb cycling holiday and completes a logical and quite continuous north to south journey. It is a thrilling journey, full of geographical and cultural splendour, as we cross the amazing Kingdom of Jordan. On this superb mountain bike ride we encounter many of the ‘must see' locations of this engaging country and also experience its warm and traditional hospitality.

  • 6 nights hotel, 1 night homestay, 1 night Bedouin camp
  • All meals included
  • A locally based English speaking bike guide
  • A guided tour of Petra
  • Entrance fees to Karak Castle, Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba beach.

Everything you need for walking, trekking and cycling


A full walking or trekking outfit from Craghoppers worth around £200.

Trekking clothing

  • Venta Lite Hooded Jacket (m/f)
  • Fusion T-Shirt (m/f)
  • Kiwi Pro II Trousers / Kiwi Pro Trekking
  • Wool Hiker Sock (M/f)

Walking clothing

  • Kiwi Classic II jacket / Toscano Jacket
  • Kiwi Trousers / Classic Kiwi II Trouser
  • Corey V Half Zip / Miska V Half Zip
  • Glencoe Walking sock / Summer Walking Sock
  • Bernard Short Sleeved T-Shirt / Nosilife Harbour Short Sleeved Top

Osprey packs

Osprey are kindly donating three packs for the competition:

  • Walking: Skarab and women’s specific fit Skimmer are day hike packs with a stylish bucket zip lid, Airscape back system and integrated raincover.
  • Trekking: Rook and women’s specific Renn and built for backpacking comfort and fit, featuring an integrated raincover and ventilated back system.
  • Cycling: Raptor and women’s specific Raven are premium bike hydration backpacks, designed to help you ride further and faster for longer.

Ribble Cycles

The Ribble Adventure 725 offers the complete package for anyone embarking on an epic bike trekking trip. Strong and durable the geometry of the frame has been carefully formulated so it offers a comfortable platform to embark upon your adventures which makes for a rugged and durable touring platform. With the option to fit front and rear racks, plus carry-all mounts, there’s ample luggage space for those items you can’t be without.

Ellis Brigham

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports are very kindly donating three prizes:

The Elixir is a two-person backpacking tent at the top of its class. With easy-access StayDry doors, two large vestibules and an internal space optimised for living, it's ideal for multi-day use.

Whether you're an experienced ice climber, mountaineer or simply a thrill seeker looking to try out ice climbing for the first time - Vertical Chill is an exhilarating experience for everyone.

  • Footwear up to the value of £100

Meindl boots

The Peru GTX is an ideal ramblers walking boot. Soft waxed nubuck leather uppers with Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining.

Source hydration

The Source Widepac reservoir is the bladder of choice. Wide opening with secure slide closure that makes filling and drying of the reservoir easier than any other.

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A year's supply of Nikwax high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.

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Adventure Travel Magazine

A year's subscription to Adventure Travel Magazine:"the most passionate and inspirational magazine when it comes to all things adventure and travel."



Online digital mapping software to plan walks, runs and cycle routes with Ordnance Survey maps. Print, export and share your routes.

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Merino wool Buff or a Cicerone Buff and notebook.

Cicerone Steel

Cicerone guidebooks

Cicerone guidebooks of your choice, up to the value of £50.

Your contact details and privacy

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Your email or alternative details are required by Cicerone for contact purposes in the event of qualifying for a prize. If you have not subscribed to receive further information from Cicerone, your details will be deleted from our database within one month from the end of the competition. Further details in our full Privacy Policy.

Competition rules

  1. We regret that we cannot accept entries from anyone below 18 years of age. By entering this competition you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.
  2. All entries must be received by midnight on 30 April 2019.
  3. By entering, you give your permission for Cicerone to publish your name if you are a prize winner.
  4. One entry per person - duplicate entries will not be counted and you may be disqualified.
  5. There are no cash alternatives available for the prizes listed.
  6. Entry to the competition must be made on the Cicerone website.
  7. Employees of Cicerone and of contributing prize sponsors are excluded from the competition.
  8. The prizes are non transferable, non refundable and subject to availability. No purchase necessary.
  9. Winners will be notified after the competition closes. All decisions are final.
  10. Additional terms from KE Adventure Travel: This is a competition with the chance to win the following free places on KE Adventure Travel trips in 2020:
    1. MAIN PRIZE: Two free places with flights on KE’s guided Everest Basecamp Trekking holiday in Nepal [link: https://www.keadventure.com/holidays/nepal-trekking-everest-basecamp-namche-bazaar]
    2. RUNNER UP: Two free places without flights on KE’s guided cycling trip Bike Jordan Dead 2 Red [link https://www.keadventure.com/holidays/jordan-cycling-dead-red-sea-petra]
    3. RUNNER UP: Two free places without flights on KE’s Self-Guided Walking In Lisbon & Serra de Sintra in Portugal [link https://www.keadventure.com/holidays/Self-Guided-Portugal-Lisbon-Sintra-Short-Break]
  11. For Everest Basecamp Trek Land only places are worth £1,845 per passenger
  12. Return flights from the UK are valued up to £800 each (£1,600 for both) inclusive of taxes.
  13. If requested flights cost more than this, the winner will be responsible for any additional costs.
  14. The cycling trip in Jordan land only places are worth £1,195 per passenger
  15. The self-guided walking trip land only places are worth £390 – £425 per passenger
  16. The prize must be claimed and booked by 31 May 2019.
  17. Travel is valid for any guaranteed departure during 2020 with the exception of two periods for the Everest Basecamp Trek. Travel is not valid from 20th March throughout April 2020 and is not valid throughout December 2020.
  18. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. Single rooms or tents can be requested at a supplementary cost while staying in Marrakech.
  19. This offer is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  20. You must be suitably fit and both passengers must able to complete the holiday that is won. Everest Basecamp is a Level 7 and at high altitude, Bike Jordan Dead 2 Red is Level 8, and Self-guided walking in Lisbon & the Serra de Sintra is Level 3. If you are not, you will not be awarded this prize and no alternative will be given. Read about our KE’s trekking grades here and the ‘is this holiday for you’ information at the bottom of the holiday page.
  21. KE reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.