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Sultanate Ep 009: Via Ferrata at Alila Jabal Akhdar

October 6, 2016

I always wanted to try out a via ferrata, and it finally happened with a visit to Oman’s newest via ferrata at the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel. A via ferrata is a protected climbing route, and Jebal Akhdar is one of the most beautiful places in Oman. Mix the two together to make a memorable adventure in the mountains.

In this episode of the Sultanate, Jonty and I take you along the via ferrata course at Alila Jabal Akhdar with the help of our guides Majid and Rob. Along the way Majid points out the variety of plants growing on the mountain, and how they are used by the locals. We also learn about the history of the surrounding area before we muscle up the challenging section of the course to take in the spectacular view.

Via Ferrata at Alila Jabal Akhdar Details

  • Cost for hotel guests: 35++ OMR per guest for 2 Hours
  • Cost for outside guests: TBA by management once this service approved
  • Reservations: email: OR call: +968 2534 4200 / +968 9910 4204
Sultanate Ep 009: Via Ferrata at Alila Jabal Akhdar Links
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Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel did not pay me to write or speak about the hotel. This episode and blog post is not an endorsement, just my opinions and experience. If this activity is terrible, I will tell you it is terrible.

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  • Reply Jermaine October 18, 2016 at 0411

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I want to go now!

    • Reply D. Michael October 25, 2016 at 1044

      I am glad. Please come.

  • Reply Moose December 12, 2017 at 1736

    Heading to Jabal Akhdar on Friday–any recommendations for a 2-3 hour hike near Alila?

    • Reply D. Michael December 15, 2017 at 1314

      The Wadi Hijir would be nice in that timeframe and give good views.

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