News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
If you’re heading off walking, trekking or biking in Slovenia, why not learn a few phrases – even just please and thank you – to endear you to the locals?
Tony Robinson will be walking the Coast to Coast in a new show on Channel 5, premiering this Friday 17th March, 8pm. To celebrate, we thought we would collect some of our favourite Coast to Coast articles from the past few years.
The Westweg is one of Germany’s oldest long distance treks, created in a bid to entice walkers to Germany. Here is an intro to this ideal first time trek.
Jonathan and Lesley Williams take a few days off and do some cycling in Northumberland – into the wind.
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.
Most of the time, mountain biking is a perfectly safe activity and far safer than cycling on roads. However, rutted, slippery and loose surfaces are frequently encountered and if you take a tumble at speed, you risk causing yourself considerable damage. Expert Peter Edwards gives us some top tips for mountain biking safety.
The South Downs are England’s newest national park and well worth a visit. The iconic landscape between Eastbourne in East Sussex and Winchester in Hampshire is ideal for walking, trekking and biking (hence the three relevant Cicerone guidebooks). But there are are more than these three reasons to explore the South Downs.
With the current US presidential primary elections set to drag on for a few months yet, Richard Barrett looks back at the connections between past US presidents and Cumbria.
The Rhine Cycle Route, passing through six countries, is a delightful journey and one that continues to inspire Mike Wells, author of the Cicerone Press guidebook. In this blog post, Mike Wells explains a little about the route and the river itself.
Cycle touring is a brilliant activity for people of all ages and most levels of fitness. In this blog post, Cicerone Press author Richard Barrett explains what, in his opinion, is the best bike for cycle touring.
Cicerone Press has a new guidebook to 20 Classic Sportive Rides in the South East of England with a South West guide out in May. But what is a sportive? And I like biking – could I do one? Author Colin Dennis explains all.
In this blog post, two regular Cicerone fans go walking on Lanzarote with the aid of a Cicerone guidebook. They took the latest edition of Paddy Dillon’s guide “Walking on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura”.
Choose to enjoy the Danube Cycleway and not only will you experience some incredible scenery and fairly easy cycling on this 2987km route but you will journey through some momentous historical landmarks. Mike Wells explains more…
Fancy tackling the End to End cycle route, but not sure when to go, or the best route to take?
Then come along to the Peak District Cycling Festival and listen to Cicerone author Nick Mitchell’s talk
Fancy trying a long-distance cycle route that is downhill all the way? (well, almost all the way). Then look no further that the Rhine Cycle Route.
From the summit of Oberalppas, which can be reached by a cycle friendly train, near the source of the river at Lai da Tuma, the 1378km Rhine Cycle Route descends
It’s been said that the mountain biking in the Peruvian Andes is some of the best to be found anywhere in the world, and if the photos in our new guidebook are anything to go by, then I’m inclined to agree. Peru’s Sacred Valley features a dizzying mix of high-altitude trails, Inca roads
With the arrival of the new Cicerone guidebook to Peru, we caught up with our new author, Will Janecek, to find out what got him started writing the guide. Will also gave us a few handy tips on getting the most of your time there.
For a while I’d had my eye on the northern section of the Pennine Bridleway running from the top of the Mary Townley Loop (MTL) back to Newby Head near Dent.
I marked up the route and worked out we could do about 50 miles per day with a stopover in Settle
With time to get away for a week or more restricted to once or twice a year, it’s always interesting when we publish a new local guidebook. I soon snaffled the advance copy of Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales that arrived