Europe

Walking, cycling and other mountain adventures in the mountains and countryside of Europe


Passo Del Mus In The Dolomites

Walking in the Dolomites – Froehlich's gentian and panini in the Dolomiti Friulane

Despite over thirty year's worth of exploring the Italian Dolomites, guidebook author Gillian Price is still amazed to discover new valleys and cozy mountain huts. Here she describes her walk on the newly devised 'Anello delle Dolomiti Friulane'.

Snowboard Touring Vanoise

An overnight off-piste adventure in the Vanoise

Earlier this year James, Dave and Paul ventured out to Val d’Isère to try some backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The lads from High Wycombe climb a summit, ski and board perfect powder snow and stay in a mountain hut. Dave also falls off a ski lift.

Ski touring in the Dolomites

Ski touring and snowshoeing in the Dolomites – Favourite routes

James Rushforth, author of the new Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites guidebook selects two of his favourite routes for adventures in the mountains of the Italian Alps.

On the GR10 in the Pyrenees

From Ocean to Sea through the Pyrenees: The GR10, GR11 and HRP

Brian Johnson explains the differences between the three main Pyrenean trekking routes: the GR10, GR11 and the Pyrenean Haute Route (HRP). Which route will you choose for your next trek?

The Old And New Walkways Clinging To The Cliff

Caminito del Rey – The Walkway of Death

Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Steve Barham recently explored the famous Caminito del Rey in southern Spain. Now made much safer, it still provides an exhilarating walk above a precipitous gorge, but no longer retains the title of 'most dangerous walk in the world'.

Byala Reka River Rhodope Bulgaria

Expedition Rhodope: an adventure and a conservation trek across an entire Bulgarian mountain range

An expedition to trek the length of Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, researching endangered raptors. On their trip of a lifetime, Alex, Adam and Katy avoided bears, experienced fantastic Bulgarian hospitality and got to see firsthand the rewilding efforts that are being made in the country.

Winter walking in Kandersteg, Switzerland

Winter walking in Kandersteg

Fancy some winter walking among spectacular Alpine scenery? Then follow Steve Davison as he explores Kandersteg in Switzerland.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

Sunset View From Nerja Cover

The mountains of Nerja in southern Spain

Above the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol lies the mountainous new National Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. Cicerone's Lesley and Jonathan Williams set out to explore this range as a quick getaway from the UK's rainy weather.

Chateau De Aigle Swiss Wine Museum

Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route

After a decade of planning and construction, a 900km (560 mile) cycle route following the River Rhone from source to sea is nearing completion, and has been accepted by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) as EuroVélo route EV17. Cicerone’s new guide to Cycling the River Rhone Cycle Route is the only English language guide to this route. Here author Mike Wells describes the ride and some of the sights you will find along the way.