Difficulty level: Easy/Medium/Hard Duration: 0.5 - 2 hours Distance: up to 26km Minimum age: 10 years
Visit the Wheels Bike Hub to explore AlUla by bike. Perfectly located along a 26km cycling path that goes from AlAtheeb to Hegra, and back. It can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the participants’ level of experience. Inclusive of bike rental, bike and accessories for sale, servicing, road assistance, as well as the Bike Hub Cafe where you can reenergize with fresh juices or a coffee after your ride.
As AlUla continues to grow as a cycling destination, click here to learn more about Cycling in AlUla.
Difficulty level: Easy/Medium/Hard Duration: 0.5 - 2 hours Distance: up to 26km Minimum age: 10 years Meeting Location: Wheels Bike Hub
Bike Rental Options:
Mountain bikes, Road bikes, Electric bikes
*Various other biking gear for purchase.
Know before you go
• Guests are recommended to wear sportswear and appropriate shoes (cycling gear if available).
Monday: Closed Tue - Sun: 7 am to 12 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm
Whether you're a pro cyclist or a beginner, there's a weekly ride for everyone. Join the team at Wheels for a journey of exploration, connection, and endless fun. Ride your own bike or rent one from Wheels Bike Hub.
Beginners: 30km | Tuesdays | 7 am Advanced: 60km | Fridays | 7 am
With Team Jayco AlUla, AlUla has become an official naming rights partner with an UCI WorldTour team of top cycling talent. Learn more about this partnership and AlUla's exciting journey to becoming an international hub for cycling.
As AlUla continues to grow as a cycling destination, learn more about cycling in AlUla — from hosting one of the most scenic world tour events, being a sponsor for a successful world tour team, expanding ride-safe paths around the area and more.
A must-visit for any cycling enthusiast, from 2024 AlUla will also be both the name and the home of Saudi Arabia’s only UCI World Tour event, the AlUla Tour. Previously known as the Saudi Tour, this will attract some of the sport’s biggest names, including Team Jayco AlUla.
AlUla’s diverse landscapes and challenging terrain make it a unique place to host a range of sporting events. From the world’s first sandy-pitch Polo arena to trail running through a UNESCO World Heritage Site, see what incredible sporting events are coming to AlUla.
Whether its zip-ling through mountain ranges, taking to the skies in a hot air balloon, or gazing up at the constellations, AlUla offers adventures and activities from the thrilling to the awe-inspiring.
Take a journey to both the ancient and recent past. Uncover preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and man-made, that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history.
From mazes of dramatic rock to rolling sand-swept dunes, a valley swathed in citrus groves to millennia-old basalt lava flows, AlUla’s spectacular landscape invites you to wander and connect with its wealth of natural beauty.
From contemporary artists creating pieces made for the stunning desert backdrop to local artisans continuing the tradition of ancient handicrafts, the spirit of creativity and ingenuity can be discovered in every corner of AlUla.
Take in the glory of AlUla 1,200 metres up in the air; whether you are yearning for an exclusive experience to share with only your loved ones or you want to share the adventure with other travellers, these hot air balloon experiences will surely satisfy your wanderlust.
The first of its kind in the region, the AlUla Stairway takes you up a 45-metre suspended ladder with an exhilarating zipline back down into the valley. This is an unforgettable, challenging adventure leaving you with epic memories and photos to take home.
Take in the stunning craftsmanship of the ancient Nabataeans at Hegra, Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the expansive area in a vintage Land Rover, cruising from carved tombs to secret ceremonial chambers. Starting 17 November, visitors can enhance their experience through the magic of augmented reality.
Zigzag your way across the canyon, suspended in a harness, completing aerial challenges and manoeuvring through floating obstacles. Via Ferrata is a spectacular journey enabling non-climbers to experience the world of mountaineering!
Discover the magnificent desert from canyons high above and test your adventurous side at the AlUla Zipline. Whether it's the racing speed or gorgeous mountain views, get ready to take your breath away.
Lose yourself in the intoxicating world of perfume in this fragrance workshop and Arabic lunch. You'll get to learn about, explore and combine a range of traditional Middle Eastern scents to create your very own signature perfume to take home.
Connect with the lush natural environment of the Oasis in this eco-gardening experience. Learn all about the flora and fauna that thrive in this unique agricultural area, meet some of the farmers and animals they keep, and do some sowing of your own.
Those looking for an adventure in AlUla will experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Giant Swing. Head to the Adventure Hub to leap from a mountain's edge and fly through canyon terrain while taking in gorgeous vista views.
Camp between the sandstone mountains, surrounded by palm trees in this unforgettable two-night/three-day experience. Be fully immersed in the unique nature of AlUla and enjoy three Husaak outdoor experiences of your choice, from the Twisted Maze Hike to Stargazing and more.
Take to the skies to experience the breath-taking views of stunning desert vistas and iconic landmarks such as Elephant Rock and World UNESCO site, Hegra. View the world from a new angle and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Take a guided tour along the Heritage Oasis Trail and let a local Rawi lead you through the beauty and natural wonders of the Oasis. This 3km tour is a fabulous way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Oasis while learning about its important role in AlUla’s history.
Enjoy a hands-on experience learning the art of building with mud. You’ll also help restore some of these iconic mudbrick dwellings, and learn about their heritage and the people who once called them home.
Embark on a magical hike through the Hidden Valley, set in the heart of Sharaan Nature Reserve. Walk along soft sand surrounded by the breathtaking sandstone mountains and feel the wonder and peace of the Arabian desert.
This 8 km walk takes you through some of AlUla’s finest natural wonders, ancient heritage and picturesque flora and fauna. You’ll navigate a variety of diverse terrains, whether you choose the early morning hike or the sunset trip.
From diverse wildlife to stunning rock formations, this hike explores some of the area’s most striking natural beauty. Follow shaded footpaths trailing through the Madakhel canyon and be immersed in the serene wilderness of Shaaran Nature Reserve.
Put paint to canvas as you explore your artistic side and leave with your unique artwork as a special souvineer of your time in AlUla. After completing your painting sample local teas and sweet treats to wrap up an artistic afternoon.
Help tackle agricultural waste and be part of a visionary new sculpture and public space. You’ll enjoy creative workshops repurposing palm fronds and help create a dome that will also stand as a symbol of the interconnectedness of humanity.
Take a seat in a vintage 4x4 vehicle on an incredible tour across the Sharaan Nature Reserve. Your guide will take you on a journey to some of AlUla’s most magnificent wonders from unique rock formations to ancient inscriptions, and keep an eye out for animal sightings along the way.
This day trip exploring AlUla starts with a 4x4 Safari through the Sharaan Nature Reserve, exploring the sandstone mountains and unique rock formations. In the afternoon, browse through the shops at the Old Town Market and end your day with breathtaking views at the iconic Elephant Rock.
Experience the wonder of the cosmos with this stargazing tour among the magical desert landscape of Gharameel. An expert will guide you through the constellations and you’ll enjoy a traditional fireside dinner under the stars.
An experienced guiding team will lead you off the beaten path through the canyons of Madakhel on this challenging, 8-hour hiking adventure where you will hike, climb and swim your way across the rugged landscape.
Enjoy a short but challenging trek along rocky trails and over boulders to the top of Harra. From here you’ll get to experience some of the most breathtaking views over the AlUla landscape, before a steady descent back down to earth.
A 4x4 adventure discovering the scenery of AlUla with the Sharaan Reserve VIP Safari Tour. This four-hour sightseeing tour with a private 4x4 vehicle and professional guide to take you through ancient inscriptions and iconic rock formations.
From daily cyclists to leisurely riders, the Wheels Bike Hub is your home for everything related to cycling. Explore 26km of cycling trails in the beauty of AlUla from the freedom of your bike. Enjoy refreshments at the Bike Hub Café after your ride.
There’s no better way to experience the beauty of AlUla’s magnificent landscape than a wild camping trip. Watch the sun go down over dramatic rock formations, before a fireside dinner under the stars and sleeping among the scenery.