400 kilometres – 10,000 metres of climbing – five days. Take on the tallest peaks of the Sultanate of Oman at Trans Hajar mountain bike stage race

The Trans Hajar is a awesome new mountain bike stage race set in the highest mountain range of the Sultanate of Oman. In its fifth year but with a completely new 400 kilometre course over five days, the Trans Hajar Mountain Bike Race, driven by Oman Cycling Association, takes in epic scenery, challenging climbs, descents and customised single-track making this a must do event for pros and amateurs alike.


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.

At the Trans Hajar, riders compete as individuals rather than in pairs. 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 – the ultimate mountain biking challenge.


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!”

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

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