Mountain Biking in Abu Dhabi – An Adventure along Nature’s Trail

One of the most exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi is mountain biking. If you love nature and adventure, and you have mountain biking on your bucket list, Abu Dhabi is the place to visit. There are many resorts in Abu Dhabi fit for a traveler looking for luxury accommodation with biking option, such as the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. At Sir Bani Yas island, mountain biking is not only for the rough and tough, there are opportunities to the very experienced as well as the beginners. The love for mountain biking and the passion for adventure is all you need to bring along.

There are two routes for you to choose between, the blue route and the purple. If you love a non-strenuous ride then the blue route is the ideal fit. This route will take you around the lagoon and through small wadi hills. The purple route being ideal for the athletic mountain biker takes you through small wadi hills and then through the hilltops of the Arabian wildlife park. The purple route is worth the sweat because the hill tops are going to give you a breathtaking view of the mountains. Both the blue route and the purple route are filled with excitement and display lovely surroundings throughout the ride. You should also not forget to keep an eye out for the many desert animals you may come across.

Mountain biking at Sir Bani Yas Island can be done with a group of up to 10 people at a time and would take up to 1 to 2 hours to complete. You don’t have to worry about taking your kids along since there is carriage available for children under the age of five. This would be a lovely adventure for a couple or a family alike with memories to last a lifetime.


Cycling in Abu Dhabi – Touring Sir Bani Yas Island

To the average tourist, Abu Dhabi might look like a city of luxurious indulgence. With extravagant Abu Dhabi Resorts, shopping malls, and business buildings, you might think this is creative genius. However, the culmination of their determination is aptly illustrated not by the above, but by Sir Bani Yas Island, the man-made wildlife park in Abu Dhabi.

Sir Bani Yas Island, which was the brainchild of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It was his idea to transform a land of dusty aridity to a lush green island. The best way to explore this man-made wonder is by cycles. There are two routes you can take, a purple route and a blue route. The purple route is ideal for advanced cyclists who are looking for a bit advanced tracks. Whichever the route you take, though, you would see many creatures that now inhabit the island. Do not be surprised if a peacock runs off into the shrubbery at your sight or if an oryx stares at you gallop on two wheels. The typical cycling tour starts early in the morning when the ground is soft with dew and animals are still scattered about. It takes about an hour or two to do the circuit, and you can be back in time for breakfast. Although there are several resorts on the island including Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, many people visit the island on day trips. It is quite common for families and friends to arrive here on a ferry, and then take a cycling tour only to go back in time for lunch. The benefit of cycling through the island is that you can take it at your own pace. You can stop as many times as you want, whether it is to catch your breath, capture a beautiful shot, or simply because you feel like lounging under a tree.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.