OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

TACK­LING THE HATTA TRAILS

Khaleej Times - City Times - - MY KIND OF WEEKEND -

Bike en­thu­si­asts are you lis­ten­ing? When was the last time you hit the trail with your

bi­cy­cle? Now go on ride through one of UAE’s most rugged but beau­ti­ful stretches. Take a trip down to the Hatta Moun­tain Bike Trail Cen­tre which of­fers mulit­ple chal­lenges for cross coun­try rid­ers as they tackle tricky moun­tain routes that have some of the re­gion’s most stun­ning scenery. The Cen­tre is a first MTB Cen­tre in the Mid­dle East and is home to mul­ti­ple cross coun­try routes of var­i­ous grades cater­ing to all lev­els bik­ers from ab­so­lute be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers.

The Trails are free to ride and open 24X7 all year round. There’s am­ple park­ing space and fa­cil­i­ties are pro­vided by the Hatta Mu­nic­i­pal­ity. How do you get there? Well from Dubai, take the E611 and go on the E102 sign posted for Kalba, past Showka. Then fol­low the sign to Hatta.

(Note: E44 route is now closed).

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