With an extensive coastline full of pristine beaches and a relatively clement climate, Oman is a popular choice for a quick getaway.
But for a different way to experience this beautiful country, we suggest donning your leathers and revving up for a trip with Oryx Adventures.
This new company based in Muscat offers bikers of all ages and abilities the chance to head off road and discover Oman’s rugged beauty in a truly unique way.
For the more experienced among the biking community there are some demanding tours that will see you negotiate challenging scree and shale as well as steep, rocky cliffs at heights of up to 2,133 metres.
If that sounds too arduous, you can always join one of the entry-level experiences on flat gravel, desert scrubland and dry wadi beds.
While some bikers might find it a huge drag to leave their beloved Harley at home, they’re not much use in the Omani outback, so Oryx Adventures will let you loose on a British-built CCM 450 Adventure, the perfect machine for what can be such an unforgiving terrain. Of all the tours available, we love the sound of the Wahiba Sands offering, a five-day, coast-to-coast extravaganza.
From Dhs550. Dates vary. Oman, www.oryxadventures.com (+968 9447 9444).