Details Announced for Trans Nomad 2019

Jun 27, 2019
by Doug McDonald  
Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad

PRESS RELEASE: Trans Nomad

You may never have heard of the Trans Nomad but hopefully, that is all about to change! The Trans Nomad is a multi-stage enduro race, which takes place every September on some of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees. This year, the 4th Trans Nomad race takes place from the 2nd to the 6th of October and entries are now open. Read on to find out more about this iconic race and how to get a place.

Photo by Nacho Trueba
Indiana Jones out of shot

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Big, natural turns in big mountains

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Always into the light, don´t forget

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Lower down flow trails

The Trans Nomad takes on the high mountains of the Pyrenees and combines tough pedaling and long carries, often of more than an hour, with epic timed descents. The aim of this race is to reach the higher, more remote corners of this dramatic mountain range and, of course, to race back down again. With over 8000m of climbing and descending over 4 epic days, the race is tough on both bodies and bikes. This is real blind, big mountain enduro racing.

This year the route uses the old smuggling routes which link Spain and France, crossing more than 7 mountains on the way. The total altitude change is 8000m with around 185km of riding. This edition of the races pays homage to the sad story of the Spanish Republicans who were forced to flee from the Spanish Civil war using these trails during a harsh winter. Each day includes a specially themed stage to remember this sad history.
 
Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Reflecting on the highest mountains in the Pyrenees

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
The black mountain tops, thanks to the Iron content of the rocks

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
The trails here are rough and rowdy

The Trans Nomad has been quietly growing in popularity for the past four years, gathering a reputation as a tough but brilliant race and adventure. Previous events have provided the stage for riders from more than 14 different countries to compete, suffer and enjoy. Previous winners have included Jose Borges, Jerome Clementz, Remy Absalon, Francois Bailly Maitre for the men and Nadine Sapin, Sandra Jordá and Monika Büchi for the girls. Each year there are more international, and pro riders taking part and with sponsors like Fox and Orbea getting on board, things are looking good for the future.

Photo by Nacho Trueba
The signing crew leaving tracks in the snow to follow

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
The Pyrenees are just epic, there is no other word for it

Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad
Photo by Kike Abelleira courtesy of Trans Nomad

Photo by Nacho Trueba
Photo by Nacho Trueba

Photo by Nacho Trueba
Epic scenery and wild trails

The Details from the Trans Nomad Organizers
The Trans Nomad, is limited to 80 runners due to the extremity of the terrain and begins and ends in Bielsa in the Spanish Pyrenees. Accommodation is party base camps and partly nice hotels this year and a full mechanical and medical support is provided along with bike patrols and GPS trackers for all riders. Each evening delicious meals with typical local products are included.

Registrations are open on the web www.trans-nomad.com and the price of them is € 1350 (all included except transport/transfers to Bielsa camp where the test starts and ends).

Photo by Nacho Trueba
Secure your place!



4 Comments

  • + 3
 I love Party base camps.
  • + 2
 Oh, where would we be riding without ancient smugglers and cattlers....
  • + 2
 "The trails here are rough and rowdy"

Trail? does that count as a trail?
  • + 1
 Oh that looks sick...if only I had the time to take off work!

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