A paradise for road cyclists, more than 30 fitness enthusiasts participated in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity spending three days cycling hundreds of kilometres and tackling Oman’s renowned climbs with 2000 Olympic Games bronze medallist, Andreas Klöden
Nestled between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a fully integrated destination resort spread across two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar.
The resort provided the perfect location for the training weekend, which took place from 7 – 10 December 2017. Starting from Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa each morning, the group amassed more than 300km as they explored the familiar sites of Muscat and beyond including the Royal Opera House, the Grand Mosque, and out past Muscat International Airport. Along more
scenic routes, the cyclists conquered rolling hills and inclines along scenic roads through the majestic Al Hajar Mountains while taking in stunning views of the Gulf of Oman through local villages including Yiti, Al Sifah, Bandar Al Khiran, and Al Amrat.