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Active in Southeast Asia

Saddle up: cycling along the Danube with Persenbeug Castle in the background.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

Indonesia

Beating heart of Java

Yogyakarta Java

Brigid Delaney ventures beyond Bali to a land of smart cities, friendly locals and incredible temples.

Global

Extreme: the kooky new holiday activities that will blow your mind

Charlotte Piho

David Whitley Holiday ideas that are putting new spins on destinations around the world, writes David Whitley.

Burma

The ride intentions

Burma

If it's good enough for Barack Obama to visit, it's good enough for the Sydney Swans. David Sygall joined a premiership winner, a couple of future stars and a crew of intrepid cyclists on a journey...

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World's most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Walk this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

World's top 10 most thrilling experiences

6. RUNNING WITH THE BULLS, PAMPLONA, SPAIN. Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the event, running with the bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona has come to symbolize some kind of macho pinnacle. Bull runs start at 8am every day from 7 to 14 July.

Take a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz in these heart-pounding experiences, as named by Lonely Planet.

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Travel News

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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