Search

34 matching results

Screenshot 2019 04 30 At 10 24 24

Article

Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities and tranquil oji shrines. There are opportunities to experience hot-spring bathing and to sample local cuisine as you follow in the footsteps of emperors, samurai, priests and ascetics traversing...

The Ravmeddara Valley is a true gem. This wide valley in the western Pamirs is fringed by towering mountains, with the 6083m high Patkhor Peak marking the highest point in the Rushan Range.  Photo: Christine Oriol

Article

Tajikistan: a photo gallery

Cicerone has published the first trekking guide to Tajikistan, written by Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol. For many people it is hard to imagine what Tajikistan looks like and why they might want to trek there. In this photo gallery co-author Jan Bakker reveals a glimpse of Tajikistan’s incredible mountain scenery.

Screen Shot 2018 11 27 At 16 13 58

Article

Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he lives in Australia and has only recently retired and I live in England. So, when he said yes to hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc together this year, I was over the moon (and nervous)!

Underdog

Article

Underdog: a film review

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour Mont Rosa, and Hannah struggles around Parkrun every week. Will this film appeal to them both? Here, they share their thoughts.

The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Article

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to Cycling the Way of the Roses. She describes how her melody gained momentum and became the route’s unofficial anthem!

Meindl Haus 1918

Article

A Spotlight On: Meindl footwear

There’s plenty of equipment that walkers and trekkers can use. But one of the true essentials is a good pair of walking boots. Lars and Lukas Meindl talk about how they make walking boots and what Meindl means to them.

063 From Left To Right Rifugio Lagazuoi Croda Da Lago Monte Pelmo Averau Monte Civetta Col Di Lana

Article

21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites are the perfect adventure playground - with walks, treks, climbs and via ferratas for all levels. These pictures may go some way in explaining why Cicerone has six guidebooks just to this area.

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

Article

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

In the rugged mountainous Apennines of central Italy on the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, wolves are a part of life, as are shepherds and their guard dogs who protect the flocks. Matteo Luciani is a young scholar from Rome who spent the summer over three years with the shepherds there. He describes the experience with beautiful photos and evocative words (in both English and...

Day 26 The Quiet Village Of Aguero With Its Neighbouring Rock Formations

Article

Photogallery: Trekking Spain's GR1

During April and May 2017 Rose Muylaert walked a large section of the GR1, or Sendero Historico, in Spain. She shares these photos from the stretch between L'Escala and the Basque country, saying that "it was a splendid but secluded walk, but I like secluded walks."

Screen Shot 2018 03 26 At 11 59 55

Article

Where is the Drakensberg

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.

Autumn In The  Lake  District

Article

Autumn in the Lake District

Beautiful autumnal photos of the Lake District, including Grasmere, Windemere and Buttermere, among other areas, courtesy of fantastic photographer and friend of Cicerone, Andrew Clayborough.

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

Article

Jonathan takes a birthday trip in a microlight

If you ever get offered a trip in a microlight, it’s a “must do”….. Jonathan swaps his publishing hat for a flying helmet as he enjoys a birthday surprise flight in a microlight.

Summer in the Lake District

Article

Summer in the Lake District

Camera in hand, Andrew Clayborough ventured out to Mellbreak in the western Lakes to soak up some sweet summer scenery. Here he takes a walk up Mellbreak above Buttermere.

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Article

Eight epic mountain biking viewpoints

Mountain biking is a great activity for getting to see loads of incredible places quickly. Here are eight epic viewpoints from Mountain Biking in West and North West Scotland. If you haven't got a biking trip planned then we apologise now. #Sorrynotsorry

Everest And  Ama  Dablam

Article

Towards Everest: The Sunrises and Sunsets of Solukhumbu

The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite places and viewpoints along the trek to Everest.

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Article

Secrets of Mallorca's Trails

Paddy Dillon has been uncovering the secrets of trekking in Mallorca and sent these photos of the long-distance GR221 to make us jealous.

Lake District in Winter

Article

Winter in the Lake District

Walking in the Lake District in fresh snow, camera in hand, soaking up the magical views of Langdale. Thursday January the 14th 2016 was anything but an ordinary office day for Andrew Clayborough.