News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts – there’s so much to do here so why not try something new? Here’s a little overview of the options.
Cycling the Canal du Midi makes for a wonderful and not too difficult tour from Toulouse to Sète in France. Here are 5 great days out along the way.
A micro-adventure cycle touring around Scotland was Joe’s plan for the bank holiday weekend. He explored Torridon, ate local seafood and got a sore bum.
In this extract from his guidebook, Declan Lyons gives a little background to the Cathars – signs of whom still exist along the Canal du Midi cycle route.
Air raids, black-outs, a puncture and a false start: Natalie’s grandfather’s memoirs recount a wartime cycle tour through the Lake District.
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”.