Top picks in Abu Dhabi – Cycling trails

Top picks in Abu Dhabi – Cycling trails

by Eunice Chua 23 Apr 2019

The stunning Arabian city of Abu Dhabi is a city that’s often associated with luxurious indulgence, but it can also be a place for cycling junkies to get their adrenaline fix. One of the best sporting activities you can do in Abu Dhabi has to be cycling – the trails here are truly of a global standard, so don’t miss out on the chance for the best bike ride of your life if you're in town!

 

1. Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Yas Leisure Dr, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Difficulty level: Low

The Yas Marina cycling trail tops all the lists of the best cycling trails in Abu Dhabi, because it is without a doubt the most iconic and renowned cycling track. Indulge the inner speed demon in you as you cycle around the exact 5.5km loops that even F1 drivers have raced on – there’s no grander cycling experience elsewhere!

 

2. The Corniche

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Difficulty level: Low

For cyclists who love the view of a bustling city, Corniche is the trail for you. This 12km-long trail takes you on a nice and flat path around the heart of the city. It’s an easy ride all around and the city views are definitely worth the pedalling!

 

3. Al Wathba Cycle Park

Abu Dhabi Al Ain Truck Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Difficulty level: Moderate

Middle Eastern countries are famous for their gorgeous desert views, and this cycling trail promises to deliver on that account by taking you for a ride that goes straight into the sand dunes. There are a number of trails of different lengths ranging from 8km to 30km, so less experienced cyclists don’t have to feel too daunted when it comes to cycling here.

 

4. Al Bateen Beach

Khalifa Al Mubarak Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Difficulty level: Moderate

This scenic trail offers stunning views of the Al Bateen beach and is a popular cycling route for locals in Abu Dhabi. While the trail runs along the main road, there is little vehicular traffic and the trail is mostly straight, so even amateur cyclists are welcome to experience this trail.

 

5. Jebel Hafeet

Jabal R/a, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

 

Difficulty level: High

This route definitely isn’t for inexperienced cyclists or the faint of heart – it involves a strenuous 1.2km ascend that goes as steep as 30% in certain areas. For those game enough to take on the challenge, you will be rewarded with the breathtaking mountainous views overlooking the city of Al Ain.

 

Abu Dhabi is a great tourist spot for luxurious vacations, but it’s also a place well-suited for cycling enthusiasts to check out. Put some action into your Arabian experience and hop on a bike if you’re in the city!

 

References

https://gulfnews.com/sport/abu-dhabis-best-cycling-locations-1.1673314

https://outdooruae.com/home-articles/cycling-guide-abu-dhabi/