The Trans Hajar is a mountain bike stage race that takes place in the highest mountain range of the Sultanate of Oman. Covering 400 kilometres and 10,000 metres of climbing over five days. Now in its fifth year, the race is celebrating a new course taking in epic scenery, challenging climbs and descents and some custom singletrack just for the event.
From 30 January to 3 February 2015 an international field of competitors will push themselves to the limit on and around Jebel Shams, Arabia’s highest peak at 3,028 metres. The course takes riders into stunning virgin territory through canyons, wadis, river-crossings and of course, the occasional village untouched by time, providing an inside view of a uniquely beautiful country.
The Trans Hajar is a solo stage race rather than paired racing. Quad bikes, off-road buggies and 4×4 support cars will patrol the routes equipped with satellite phones, toolboxes, first aid kits and some basic spares to lend a hand.
Last year’s edition saw a record field of 91 riders from 17 different countries, including some of the sport’s most successful champions such as South Africa’s Timo Cooper who is a pro rider for Rocky Mountain and Hannele Steyn a past winner of the Cape Epic.
British Motorcycle legend and world record holder, Guy Martin, was one of the 91 in 2014. Crossing the finishing line, he said: “I really enjoyed it. Give it a couple of weeks to sink in and it’ll be the best thing ever!”
Oman is a must visit for globetrotting cycling enthusiasts seeking adventure, culture and an untouched environment. The Trans Hajar is an ideal winter training destination. The country prides itself on its authenticity, traditions and welcoming approach to visitors and is home to some of the best biking trails in the world.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Be one of the first 60 riders to enter and receive a 1000dhs discount off the full rate (270 USD, 212 EUR, 167 GBP, 104 OMR) when you use the following discount code: sr5433566v.
Watch what happened during the 2014 Trans Hajar Race
For this and much more, visit The Trans Hajar website