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Take Adventure to New Xtremes at Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar the award winning five-star boutique hotel offers more than just excellent service, rustically appointed luxury suites, innovative and enlightening spa treatments and a breath taking mountain setting. With a passion for adventure, the Alila team have curated a range of experiences that showcase the region, its culture and the resplendent scenery, including the exhilarating Via Ferrata climb, the highest of its kind in the Middle East. The protected climbing route presents guests with a challenge this fall, with a thrilling new addition that will make for inspiring memories to last a lifetime.

The stunning property, which lies 2,000 meters above sea level in the Al Hajar mountain range in Oman, will take guests experience to the ‘XTREME’ with a fresh Via Ferrata experience. Accompanied by expert local guides, guests will be tested with a high-energy climb, the ‘XTREME CAVE AFFAIR’ that takes guests to new heights showcasing spectacular views of the ancient valley below. Adventurers will be truly immersed in the dramatic surroundings, gaining a new perspective, whilst earning a sense of achievement, which will stay with guests long after the exhilarating stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar.

Via Ferrata offers different experiences at Level 2 and Level 5, to adventure seekers of all ages. Each of the treks was built according to international standards and all guides are Omani nationals, who have grown up navigating their local terrain.


BEST FOR DARE DEVILS - XTREME CAVE AFFAIR

This new route is suited to climbers with a good level of fitness seeking an awe-inspiring thrill. Descend across the cave mouth on the bridge, before ascending a steep climb (without the support of staples), scale a small overhang before shimmying up between the rocks. This exposed route is not for everybody, but guests will never forget the view down almost 2000m to the valley floor.

The Xtreme Cave Affair starts from OMR 45 / US$ 116.88 per person for a 2-hour experience. It is level 5 and requires some degree of fitness.


BEST FOR THRILL-SEEKERS – VIA FERRATA CAVE EXPERIENCE

Adrenaline junkies will love the Via Ferrata Cave Affair. After completing a short trek, guests will cross an exposed 20-meter high rope, walking over a cave mouth, traversing along the side of the canyon and ascending into a steep gully. The adrenaline-pumping route is interspersed with gentle hiking through the wild olive trees and mountain greenery. It is led by expert guides who share stories of the local region whilst assisting with the climb. Finally, the hike winds its way back up the mountain so guests can spend the rest of the stay enjoying the hotel’s stunning views from the private balconies.

The Via Ferrata Cave Affair Experience starts from OMR 35 / US$ 90 per person for a 2-hour experience. It is level 5 and requires a degree of fitness.


BEST FOR A TASTE OF FUN – THE ADVENTURE TREK

Guests still wanting to enjoy the spectacular views from the Via-Ferrata without the hair-raising heights of the Cave Experience will enjoy this 90-minute trek. After the initial steep decline down the mountain face guests will follow a path, which gradually leads down into the wadi, passing through some of the region’s most spectacular mountainous scenery. Here discover Al Khutaymi, a hidden village within a cave in the wadi floor. After trekking for a further 15-minutes, guests will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing dip in a stunning pool in the Green Mountains before hiking back to the hotel for some well-deserved R&R.

The new Adventure Trek Experience starts from, option 1 Introduction to Via Ferrata - OMR 30 / US$ 77.92 per guest for a 1.5-hour experience. Option 2 Introduction to Via Ferrata with trek (3-4 hours) - OMR 50 / US$ 129.88 per guest. The Adventure Trek is level 2 and requires some level of fitness.


For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar/alila-experience
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For reservations, email: jabalakhdar{at}alilahotels.com,
or call: +968 2534 4200 / +968 9910 4204

About ALILA

Surprisingly Different
The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook.

About Two Roads Hospitality
Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with almost 100 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit www.tworoadshotels.com, follow us on Twitter @TwoRoadsHotels, or like us on Facebook.

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