Event Summary

The 4-day Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Stage Race is a cultural and historical journey through time that cannot be experienced anywhere else on earth.

The biblical terrain, change in climate from one stage to the next, and the historical sites along the route make this one of the most unique races on earth.

This is the second edition of the race and takes place between the 13th - 16th February 2020. It is an individual race format across jeep tracks, through old villages, over challenging climbs, and across breathtaking scenery.

The Arabian Epic Team have invested a lot of time to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience and find routes that can challenge every rider. With approximately 200km riding and over 5,000m of climbing, this race offers each participant an adventure through time and self discovery.

After a tough and enlightening day in the saddle, you will arrive back to amazing Arabian Hospitality and full use of the hotel facilities. At the end of Stage 2, you can enjoy a mud bath and swim (float) in the Dead Sea, refreshments and great camaraderie.

We guarantee an experience that cannot be had anywhere else on earth and promise that you will be leaving Jordan with lifelong friends, treasured memories and a great experience mountain biking in the Middle East.

13 - 16 FEB 2020

This is all about the Cultural Journey

This race will take you on an epic journey back in time, through historic and religious sites, and through mountains and along seas that not many people have the opportunity to experience.
Jordan is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It's home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs. Then there is the lowest point on earth at 400m below sea level - the Dead Sea.

4 days of historical adventure and discovery

This race is very challenging, with epic climbs from the bottom of the earth to the heights of Mount Nebo. The course is designed to take you through an ancient story and to explore a wilderness not many people get the chance to experience. Mystical memories are what remain after this epic adventure. 

The race

4 night hotel stay. 4 active days of MTB racing. Approx 200kms across mountain bike single-track, jeep trails, through valleys and past ancient sites. Over 5,000m of climbing across urban areas, farm land, arid mountains, scenic valleys and through areas coated in vine trees. We incorporate landmarks, such as the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo and Little Petra as Race Village Locations and areas of interest along the route. 

A true and challenging adventure.