Cicerone Help & FAQs

Why are your guidebooks different colours?

We have refreshed our front covers to make them bolder, brighter and easier to recognise. The bigger photographs and improved information on the back cover and spine will help you to quickly focus on the topic, country, content and highlights of each guide. 

Each series is colour coded by activity and the colours have changed in the redesign. The colour coding is now as follows: light blue - International day walk collections, dark blue - International treks, dark red - UK long distance paths, green - UK day/short walk collections, purple - UK mountain walks, teal - technical routes, orange - cycling.

Cicerone guidebooks

With over 350 guides, the colour-coded covers help readers distinguish the different types of guide at a glance. It is not a perfect system – there are anomalies as many guides cover a range of activities. Please let us know on a feedback form if it is unclear.

The updated designs are appearing on new titles being published and on new editions since October 2014. If you would like to swap your 'old' book for a new cover edition then please click here to find out about our New for Old Scheme.