Sporting Life | 07/12/2017

Where To Bike In The UAE

By SSS Editorial
SSS Editorial, SSSPORTS.COM

Take a break from the car-clogged streets and indulge in your pedaling passion on the special bike riding tracks across the region – particularly now that the weather is so great! From spectacular views to a completely carefree ride, you will be able to satisfy your pedal-powered ambitions by scoping out the most popular biking hotspots in the UAE.

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1. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Path

Offering three loops of 4km, 6km and 8km, this converted bike track offers stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Giving riders access to air conditioned lockers, changing rooms and shower facilities across numerous routes, this former camel track is ideal for all types of cyclists, both newbies and pros alike. Located opposite the Meydan Hotel in Nad Al Sheba, the course is lit during the evening to allow cycling enthusiasts to enjoy their breezy rides even during late hours.

Top Feature: The 850m children’s course complete with street signs and road bumps allows little tots to learn early about the importance of road safety, and helps them to easily navigate life on two wheels.

2. Al Qudra

The choice between two main paths: 18km and 50km, with breathtaking views of sandy dunes makes this track a go-to place for weekend riders as well as the serious long-haul cyclists. Considered as one of the world’s biggest cycling tracks, the rolling sand hillocks might let you spot a rare native animal on the way while the nearby Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa will help you catch a breather and a steaming cup of coffee!

Top Feature: There are resting points in case you get tired and you get the views of sunset or sunrise while bike riding.

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3. Yas Marina Circuit

The enthralling 5.5km circuit of the Formula 1 racecourse is exclusively booked from Sunday to Tuesday for the TrainYas and StartYas programmes, which allow biking enthusiasts to make the most of the track by pedaling it out. Completely free of charge, the two programmes encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and welcome people of all ages and fitness levels with just a quick online registration form. The GoYas programme on Wednesday evening has been specially-designed for ladies only, to let them enjoy a good workout on two wheels.

Top Feature: Don’t miss the chance to soak up the atmosphere around the Formula 1 track by taking the route on two wheels absolutely free!

4. Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre

The first Mountain Bike Centre in the Middle East – the Hatta Trails attract both amateur and professional cyclists to take in the picturesque scenery of mountains and valleys on its numerous hills. Offering 4 different types of trail categorised efficiently by level of biking expertise, the trails offer something for just about everyone! The green trails are reserved for beginners, blue for intermediate cyclists, red for experienced riders and black for the skilled pros of the game. These diverse trails range from flat to wide surfaces for beginners, to highly technical and steep roads containing boardwalks and wadi crossings – perfect for the advanced riders. The centre is open 24/7 all days of the week, and is completely free to use – just bring your bike or rent one out.

Top Feature: The Hatta Trail Camp is open for use anytime and is super convenient if you wish to continue your two-wheeled adventure overnight.

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