Oman cycling & trekking holiday

“Our only ‘on the ground’ trip in Oman both cycling and trekking for five days, with expert guides across mountains, wadis and dramatic desert landscapes. ”

Highlights

Jabal Shams Mountains | Wahiba Sands Desert | Wadi Bani Khalid | Wadi Bani Auf | Jebel Shams | Bahla | Jabrin Castle | Al Hoota Cave | Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains) | Wadi Bani Khalid

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Invest in a Camelbak style hydration backpack. You can’t drink enough water on this trip.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Moderate to challenging.
Accomm:
Luxury ecolodge.
Included:
Accommodation, meals, specialist trekking/cycling guide, transfers.
Solos:
This price is based on two people sharing. Surcharge for solo travellers.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Oman cycling & trekking holiday

Environment

At the Wahiba desert camp there is no electricity at the camp with no light pollution or sound pollution as the camp uses natural resources to blend in with the environment. All waste from the campsites is taken away and recycled. There is no evidence left of any travellers staying in the desert.

In Jebel Shams staying at The View. Oman's first-of-its-kind Eco Luxe retreat, complete with 30 Pod styled accommodation. From Recycling water to sustainably sourced materials to build the and maintain the buildings on the site. All built with the minimal impact on the environment and natural surroundings of the property.

The supplier that owns this property works with a number of charity organisations through out Oman, through the Oman Charitable Organisation, from providing support for families to purchasing electrical goods for those in need.

Any of our tours can be combined with visiting Ras Al Junayz. The Ras Al Junayz beach, one of the largest nesting areas for green turtles in the Indian Ocean. An average of 30,000 turtles nest at this beach. The Ras Al-Junayz Turtle and Nature Reserve was established in 1996 to better protect Oman’s Sea turtles and their natural environment. Clients are encouraged to donate to the research centre.

The total protected area is 120km with a 45km of coastline, extending for 1km into the sea. The Ras Al – Junayz Scientific and Visitors Centre offers a unique Ecotourism experience – an unparalleled encounter with sea turtles. It also houses a research library and research facilities for marine biology and archaeology promoting social responsibility and sound environmental practices.

You can also choose to visit the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary – established in 1994 to help protect oryx and to conserve desert habitat and threatened species. It covers approximately 27,500 sq. km of central Oman and lies equidistant from Muscat and Salalah.

Community

Your guide for the tour is a local Omani National and will be with you for the duration of your time out on your 4WD adventure, able to share with you their local knowledge of their history, culture, customs and lifestyle. Often the guides have strong links with the local Bedouin people, with whom they interact on a regular basis or have associations with the local tribes.

The aim of this being to offer you a genuine contact and experience of the destination to feel the essence of the culture and history, so you come back with enjoyable memories and appreciation that you and your kids will treasure. It also benefits the local people to get a better cross cultural understanding between the local culture and visitor so that tourism can impact in a positive way.

This tour will give you and your family an exciting encounter with the lives of the mountain village people, the Bedouin tribes of the desert and the fishing people of Sur and experience of traditional Omani activities.

WAHIBA: This trip visits several local communities in the Wahiba Sands Desert allowing clients to purchase handicrafts made by the locals. Any money from the sale of the handicrafts helps the local Bedouins to support their families. Local Bedouin guides are hired to explain their way of life to clients on parts of this tour. This enables them to earn a regular living from the visiting tourists.

The Wahiba desert camp, Desert Camp, is locally owned and employs local people to help run the camp, provide local food and traditional entertainment supporting the local community.

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