Bahrain has primarily two seasons. We have witnessed the extremely hot summer and now just entered a relatively mild winter that usually lasts till March. For those living on the island, this period is perfect for outdoor activities and for barbecue enthusiasts — this is the season to begin grilling gathering and activities.
However, the island does have its fair share of magical and seafront winter walking trails for those morning runs and sunset walks. For cyclists, this is the time to explore those trails. Let’s go through some of our favorite recommendations:
Karzakan forest is definitely the top on our list. Visit the village on the western coast of the island. This slice of paradise is the ultimate spot for nature lovers, cyclists, and those who want to host family picnics. Want a sneak peak? Check out this cool vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu9m-eFuUWI
If you are house hunting in this area, check out ‘The Homes’ by Bin Faqeeh located in Hamala which offers a secured compound of 20 contemporary 4 or 5-bedroom villas
Want to catch one of the best sunsets? Bahrain Fort also known as Qal'at al-Bahrain is an enchanting spot. This is a popular walking area for those willing to combine a great sea view, a beautiful sunset. And when you are done, grab a coffee at the Museum Café. The best part about walking around the historical fort is that there are no restrictions on where you can go in the fort making it a great interactive exposure. Also, while you are there, make sure you visit the museum and sense a piece of Bahrain’s history.
If you’re house hunting in this area, check out several residences in the Seef district by Bin Faqeeh including The Grand, The Breaker and Tweet Tower.
If you are a plantsman or a Botany enthusiast, do not miss out the Budaiya Botanical garden. This walking spot is 1.5km filled with greenery, shops with special plants and flowers and you will also get the chance to pass by some greenhouses. The garden entails wide walking paths, a natural shade surrounded by beautiful trees, and a sitting area by the pond. For families with children in need of a beautiful early evening stroll, this is it.
If you want to go back into the past and is a fan of old houses, walk along the Pearling Path Trail that is 3.6km and that stretches through the old alleyways of Muharraq. This path was also The Bahrain Pearling Trail, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. While you are there, you can also make a quick visit to the Bin Matar House, one of the major pearl merchants in the entire Gulf region.
Check out the Plus Tower, The Dar Tower, The One, and La Vida by Bin Faqeeh located in Busaiteen for some interesting residency options.
Have you visited the state-of-the-art park in Riffa? The Khalifa Garden Park includes a 1km walking path, a bicycle track, a skateboarding zone, football, volleyball and tennis courts. The park is an integrated place designed to cater the needs and interests of all age groups. The park is surrounded by a green garden of shrubs, grasslands, and palms, with a total area of about 26,000 sqm.