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No prizes for guessing the world's best city for cyclists.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

New Zealand

Natural high

Rachael Oakes-Ash gets the first seven-day treatment from New Zealand's new intensive hiking and health retreat and lives to breathe another day, just.

Fiji

The fear factors

ziplining fiji

Ben Groundwater The sharks are friendly, they're Fijian. Right? Ben Groundwater goes adventuring.

Switzerland

Laps of the goddesses

Zurich bath house

Angie Kelly This women-only bath house on Zurich's Limmat River leads a delightful double life. A barefoot Angie Kelly takes a look.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Extreme kayaking on the Nile

Kayaker at Hairy Lemon Island, Uganda.

Each winter dozens of freestyle kayakers descend on a tiny palm-fringed islandon the Nile in Uganda to try out their skills on a single wave, called the Nile Special, or, simply, the Wave.

Doing it tough: Tough Mudder

Competitor, Beth Gallagher

In September 2012, 25,000 people participated in the fitness challenge Tough Mudder, at Glenworth Valley on the Central Coast, north of Sydney.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

How to stay in shape while travelling

Woman skipping rope on beach

Keeping fit on holiday isn't for everyone - even the experts.

Tripologist

How the boys can live the high life in Japan

Tripologist My husband and 10-year-old son are travelling to Japan. They wish to climb Mount Fuji. Do you have any advice on the Mount Fuji climb?

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Travel News

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 24 Apr | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 24 Apr | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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