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The Australian Alpine Walking Track

The Australian Alpine Walking Track is almost unheard of, even in Australia. At 650km, it provided a mentally and physically demanding test for Emma Timmis.

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A walk through history on The Vanguard Way

Ali Rowsell follows in the footsteps of The Vanguards to discover an easily accessible, high-quality route through open countryside and woodland. With far-reaching views across southern England and a history lesson around every corner, it’s a walk that fires the imagination.

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Walking in the enchanted New Forest

The New Forest is a unique and captivating landscape of open heath and ancient woodland tucked into south-west Hampshire and south-east Wiltshire. Steve Davison takes a look.

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Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and unforgettable experience.

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An intro to… The mountains of Romania

Often associated with vampires, Romania is, in fact, incredibly hospitable. And as our intro to this sparsely populated country explains, it's also home to one of the last wildernesses in Europe.

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Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras Alps to the north and east, and Valle Maira to the south, and is crossed by the Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA). John Main spent three delightful days there in July 2019.

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Flinders Island: a hiking jewel in the Bass Strait

If you’re looking for somewhere different, rarely visited, incredibly beautiful and with diverse walking opportunities, then Flinders Island should be ranked high on your list of places to go, says Sean Benz.

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A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the adventurous traveller. Having been fortunate to have hiked those trails, Sean Benz couldn’t help wondering why the UK doesn’t have its own grand tour around its highest mountain.

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A beginner’s guide to tramping the Kiwi way

Cicerone reader Giorgia Wollner gives a personal account of her first experience of multi-day hikes on New Zealand’s South Island, providing a glimpse of the countless wonders that can be found in the land of the Kiwis.

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Our tour of Monte Rosa

Having completed the Tour of Mont Blanc in 2015 and the (Reverse) Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2017, Annalisa and Stefano Mejetta decided it was finally time to hike the Tour of Monte Rosa.

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Where seabirds land: walking on Orkney

When Cicerone author Alex Kendall travelled to Orkney to walk among its world-famous ancient sites, he experienced Scottish coastal walking at its best and the company of its ever-present wildlife.

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Escaping wildfire on Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail

The remote Arctic Circle Trail had long been on Peter Watson’s bucket list. This summer he finally made it to Greenland’s hinterland, only to be stopped in his tracks by something completely unexpected.

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Reimagining the Camino de Santiago guidebook

When Cicerone approached Seattle-based Sandy Brown with a bold vision for the next Camino de Santiago guidebook, he was immediately won over. It would set a new, unparalleled standard for one of the most travelled pilgrimage routes in the world.

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Trekking Padjelantaleden: Swedish Lapland with children

What do you do when your 7-year-old son (Felix) wants to accompany you on a hiking trip in Sweden because he wants to see reindeer? When you're Eberhard Leutz you choose the Padjelantaleden – the easiest and most beautiful long-distance path in Lapland.

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The Cuillin Ridge in winter

A climb of alpine proportions, epic scenery and mile after mile of ridge make the Cuillin Ridge an adventurous and highly sought-after route that, says Adrian Trendall, should top any winter climber’s tick list.

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Trekking the GR31 across the Canary Islands

The island-hopping GR131 is an amazing trail offering the best possible route across all seven of the Canary Islands. It takes in some of the best scenery that each island offers as well as plenty of heritage. It’s been 20 years in the making, and while it’s not quite complete, sun-seeking trekkers can follow the whole of it, as Paddy Dillon describes.

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The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this mysterious Eastern European country either, until a friend invited her to a summer camp in Transylvania back in 2005. It was love at first sight and now she is a self-confessed ‘roamaniac’.

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Which coastal path should you choose?

Choosing your next trip can be tricky, especially when you’re presented with a range of great options. Even if you’ve narrowed it down to a particular type of holiday, there are still so many to choose from. This is Cicerone’s guide to choosing a long-distance coastal path.

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Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in five weeks and crossing an infinite variety of dramatic volcanic landscapes. 'Rambling Man' Steve spent some time quizzing our author Paddy Dillon on various aspects of the route, before embarking on this amazing journey.

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Hidden Gem – Ski touring in the Vanoise National Park, Savoie Alps

Known by downhill skiers for the impressive and highly developed resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere among others, the Vanoise National Park is a glaciated mountain massif dominated by the Grande Casse and the 'Dômes' of the Vanoise glaciers. Ideal for both experienced ski toureres and mountaineers who wish to escape busy ski resorts, this is a superb region to explore. For summer visitors, the...

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The other side of the Canary Islands

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by accident, in Tenerife.

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Christmas in Africa

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.