Travel Agenda: Borneo cycling holidays; La Suite West; Devon Open Studios; Orient Express; The Old Barn; Andaz Napa

Where to go and what to know

Into the wild

A series of new tours, including the 11-day "Untamed Borneo" cycling holiday, has been launched by World Expeditions. The trip takes in Mount Kinabalu and the Sepilok Orangutan centre. It costs £1,490pp and departs 23 Sept and 28 Oct, with more dates in 2013. Flights extra (

Sleek retreat

Anouska Hempel has designed the new La Suite West, in Bayswater. Expect the same boutique feel and Oriental accents as her hit hotel, Blake's, in Kensington (

Senior Scots

Anyone born in or before autumn 1957 can go by rail anywhere in Scotland for £19 return. Scotrail has brought back its "Club 55" until 30 Nov (

Catalonia caution

Catalonia has started charging climbers and skiers for rescues, to encourage adventurers to be more careful. For the past year the regional government has been sending bills to rescuees deemed to have been negligent (

Art attack

Devon Open Studios starts today until 30 Sept, as local artists invite you into their homes and studios work. There are also events such as the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Crediton from 4pm tomorrow. Timetables at:

Splash out

Orient Express has a new river cruise ship in Burma from July 2013. The Orcaella will carry 50 passengers a time on voyages along the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers. Prices start at £3,270pp (

Down on the farm

The Old Barn is a new luxury rental, sleeping eight on the Holt Estate, near Glastonbury. It has a huge open-plan kitchen and lounge, with a dramatic vaulted ceiling. Book through Perfect Stays for short breaks from £950 (


The number of rooms at the Andaz Napa in the downtown area of northern California's wine hub. It reopened yesterday after a complete overhaul and now features a more creative, design-focused edge with a new Farmer's Table restaurant and Mercantile Social lounge that serves produce and wines from the Napa Valley (

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