Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has hosted the ultimate cycling weekend with former pro Andreas Klöden, one of Germany’s most successful professional cyclists.

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.

Speaking of the cycling weekend at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Klöden said:

“As a former pro cyclist, I have travelled and trained around the world. I am always on the lookout for new destinations and unique cycling experiences. The cycling community in Muscat are extremely welcoming and with Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as my base, I could not have asked for anything more. The Omani hospitality is extremely generous on all accounts, and I look forward to my return when I can tackle more of the Sultanate’s cycling routes!”

Over the course of the weekend, riders were treated like pros with pre-ride morning briefings, route guides and support vehicles for safety. Post-ride, guests took advantage of the resort’s spa and leisure facilities, with a 60-minute recovery massages at CHI, The Spa and a hosted dinner with Andreas Klöden to learn more about his impressive cycling career. Andreas Klöden’s major achievements include placing second at the 2004 and 2006 Tour de France.

Coming soon, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa will host a swim-bike-run training camp. The Ultimate Triathlon Training Camp with Ironman World Championship winner Faris-Al Sultan, takes place from 11 - 14 January 2018.

Participants will run and ride the most scenic routes in the Middle East, swim in the azure waters of the sheltered Bay of Jissah, and gain first-hand insight on breathing techniques, the importance of nutrition, and injury avoidance from Faris Al-Sultan, who is renowned for his strengths in all three triathlon disciplines.

The Ultimate Triathlete Training Camp with Ironman Faris Al-Sultan includes:

Two or three nights in Al Bandar Deluxe Room or Al Waha Superior Room with daily buffet breakfast
Dinners hosted by Ironman World Championship winner Faris Al-Sultan
Training sessions, mechanical support and secure bike storage
Package price including the above starts from OMR 115 ++ per night and is based on half-board, double occupancy
Additional option to extend stay at 25% off Best Available Rate (subject to availability).
Places for the Ultimate Triathlete Training Camp with Ironman Faris Al-Sultan are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
For bookings, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call ++ (968) 2477 6262
For day access to the training camp, visit Premier Online

Press contact:

Caitriona Gaffney
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa P.O. Box 644, Muscat Postal Code 100 
Sultanate of Oman.
Phone: + (968) 2477 6250
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