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For the 2018 Frontier Epic

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Hotel Accommodation

Selected hotels in Muscat will provide preferential rates when you book in advance with your registration number. Collection and drop-off services will be provided daily.

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Family & Friends Camping

Larger tents in the Race Village with comfortable camp beds and private internal rooms can be provided in a friends & family section of the village.

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Camping Upgrade

Participants can choose a 4-man tent with separate internal compartments for sleeping and storage. This option includes a camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow.

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So, what can you expect...

 Taking in some of the best off-roading Oman has to offer with a course that stretches from Yiti right down to Qalhat, the Middle East's only MTB stage race will be back for the 8th year. What was started in 2010 by a few local expat cyclists quickly gained traction. More than 300km of fierce off-road terrain await those who dare.

Based on the 2017 Frontier Epic, the 2018 race will be truly memorable for all and will be the continuation of taking this event to even headier heights. Welcome one and all!

Stage 1

The Arqi Prologue

A 40km individual time trial on Day 1 of this stage race. 

It is a race against the clock over 'relatively' flat terrain (only 720m of climbing, with 20% sections thrown in!) and will be used to get the legs warmed up...and of course to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on Day 2 - a very scenic adventure, with some beautiful beach thrown in! No need for a fatbike though..won't be stopping there long.

Stage 2

Hidden Wadi & Yitti Beach XCM

Based on Day 1's performances, the field will be separated into groups, with time-delayed starts.

At over 90km and a challenging 1,200m of elevation gain, this is one of the most diverse routes in the whole event. One or two lovely climbs, followed by winding wadis and then an awesome spin down to the coast where refreshments will be waiting by the beach. For those not at the top of the field, use this as a perfect photo moment and a great opportunity to soak up some idyllic scenery.

Stage 3

Selma Plateau XCM

The penultimate day, and a day where anything can happen out front over the next 60kms. The first 20km of this route takes you more than 1,600m up over the clouds. The climb is relentless, and is brutal. Races can be decided on a day like this. You need your legs and lungs to be on top form today. On top of the plateau you will roll, and you will have your head down on long graded tracks. You will give it full gas and remember, what goes up must come down. The 15km of descent is frightening in places, such is its sheer steepness. Expect to feel exhausted, but exhilarated. This is a day you will never forget, and a personal achievement to savor.

Stage 4

The Arabian Sea XCM

It's not over 'til it's over. This final push for home takes place over 90km and believe it or not, there is still over 1,500m of elevation gain between you and your medal. Dig in, grind, take control of the voice in your head...and you'll get there. Soak up the atmosphere and magical landscape that surrounds you one final time. Because when you turn that final corner you will be greeted by one of Oman's most beautiful beaches, and a well-earned dip in the sea to celebrate crossing that final finishing line! 

Now, to sum it all up...

 “The race totally blew my mind; it’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was something out of this world – it was something special.” James Reid, Winner, 2015.

 “Give it a couple of weeks to sink in and it’ll be the best thing ever!” Guy Martin, British Motorcycle legend, 2014.

"As I was called to the podium to receive the trophy I realized just how much I had pushed myself, and how proud I was to be part of such an event. I will never forget this". Julie Elder, 3rd place 2013.

Route Information


Route stats for the 2018 race and data for each stage will be released in December 2017

You will have access to .gpx files that can be downloaded. 

Train hard to ensure you have the engine to climb on average 1,500m per day. Outside of Oman, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah (close to Dubai) offer ideal training routes. The climate and terrain is similar, the climbs are just as challenging, and the descents just as awesome.

Build-up training rides will be organized in the Hajar mountains in the UAE each week-end from September. Their meeting point is 1.5 hours from the centre of Dubai.

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