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Based in the blossoming city of Nizwa, the Haute Route Oman will feature demanding climbs in the Al Hajar mountain range, including the long and daunting climb up Jebel Akhdar, the steep Hoota climb up to Jebel Haat and a twisting time trial. With immaculate roads, police escorts, marshals at every intersection, and ideal mid-20°C temperatures, the Haute Route Oman is the perfect opportunity for a northern hemisphere winter getaway and some warm weather riding.
Oman has a well-deserved reputation for the warmth of its welcome, the hospitality of its people and the authenticity of its culture. Described as a beacon of tranquillity in the Middle East, Oman and its capital Muscat have been named as ‘must-see’ destinations by both National Geographic and Lonely Planet. The Haute Route Oman offers a spectacularly scenic experience with incredible desert landscapes, deep canyons, lush plantations, ancient towns and crystal-clear waters.
The Haute Route Village and all the riders’ services are located in the Official Event Hotel, so you can take full advantage of the amenities of the Golden Tulip Nizwa hotel. With local products served at the riders’ lunches around the pool and at feed stations on the course, you will be immersed in the Omani culture for the duration of your stay.
The Haute Route Oman is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to discover the hidden treasures of the Sultanate, including grand forts, exquisite palaces, mystical souqs, undulating dunes, fresh water wadis, breathtaking mountainous regions, and miles upon miles of sandy beaches. There’s more than enough attractions to visit whilst in Oman and riders can make the most of their stay to discover the country.