summer RACE COURSE
experience that will change your life!
A great summer RACE experience
Discover this 126.0-km point-to-point trail near Nizwa, Ad Dakhiliyah. Generally considered a challenging route. This trail is great for hiking, running, and walking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are November through December. You’ll need to leave pups at home — dogs aren’t allowed on this trail.
The Oman by UTB 130km Trail Running Race follows a challenging route comprising of singletrack, gravel roads, and technical segments. The course takes runners through the scenic heights of the Green Mountain, Jebel Al Akhdar, past abandoned ancient villages, across plateaus, along breathtaking ridges and through stunning wadis, before culminating in a descent into the traditional mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyyin, where the finish line awaits.
Things to do
Trips & Explorations
Night Star Watching
Natural plants sighting: pomegranates, figs, almonds, grapes, apples and roses..
Once in a lifetime experience
What the RACERS say
Planning to hike the trail during the early or late afternoon should provide good shade. Since the trailhead is well-marked and there are plenty of parking spaces, it’s also easy to stop for a snack or beverage on your way out. The views from the summit are worth the effort! However, make sure you have enough fuel to reach the mountain road if you choose to hike up: 4x4s are necessary in this area.
Swimming in the pool is a great way to enjoy the view. Don’t go swimming in summer though, it’s very hot. You should aim to finish by 8am so you can avoid the heat. Take your time and do it at your own pace – there’s no need to rush. In case you’re wondering, there is a smoother section further on where you can rest afterwards. Finally, when you reach the top, take a look around before climbing back down – the view is amazing!
The overhangs and cliffs are truly breathtaking, with their dramatic and ancient stalactite remnants. Following the track is a breeze and leads straight to the stunning lake. The walk is easy and can be completed in just 5.5 hours at a moderate pace, making it a great option for all skill levels.