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Jordan - Petra, Wadi Rum & the Dead Sea - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring Petra – The Rose Red City
  • Cycling Jordan’s forests, deserts & dramatic canyons
  • Desert star gazing in the dramatic Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea dipping and your very own DIY spa treatment
  • Bedouin hospitality and feasting on delicious local food
  • Crusader Castles & the historic cities of Amman & Jersah

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Day Description Distance Ascent Descent Meals
1 Departure for Jordan        
2 Amman - Jerash - Ajloun Forest Rerserve Variable     B L D  
3 Ajloun - Mount Nebo - The Dead Sea 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. 400 Metres 1520 Metres B L D  
4 Karak – Wadi Hasa - Shobak 28 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 690 Metres 1260 Metres B L D  
5 Shobak - Little Petra 23 Miles / 37 Kms Approx. 710 Metres 960 Metres B L D  
6 Petra Full Day Visit Non Cycling Day     B L D  
7 Petra to Wadi Rum - Sunset Jeep Tour 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. 335 Metres 1030 Metres B L D  
8 Departures       B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

An incredible cycling journey through Jordan that takes you from Amman to Wadi Rum via the Dead Sea and Petra. During your time in this mesmerizing country you’ll marvel at its iconic Crusader Castles, be taken back to biblical times with tales of the ‘Promised Land’, spend time learning about Bedouin culture and their traditional hospitality and enjoy some of the tastiest food on the planet.
We have invested significant time in identifying a local team that shares our desire to deliver a high quality, sustainable and spectacular holiday experience. Our guides' passion for the highlights of Jordan is contagious and ensures that your time there will be incredibly rewarding.
The accommodation includes characterful forest lodges, perfectly placed small hotels (close to the major sites) and Bedouin camps where you’ll be able to star gaze to your hearts content. During your time on the bike you’ll enjoy a variety of terrain (none of which is too daunting) from smooth asphalt to well-packed 4x4 tracks. All these have been woven together to provide fun days in the saddle that are interspersed with historic sites and breathtaking views.
After time in the Jordanian capital of Amman, with its stunning ancient Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre, colonnaded streets and temples, our cycling starts at Aljoun. Here amongst its peaceful surroundings we enjoy an afternoon exploring the woodland trails of the Forest Reserve.
From the spiritual site of Mount Nebo with its views across to the ‘Promised Land' our cycling continues across the Madaba Plateau to a superb viewpoint overlooking the Dead Sea before a fun road descent to the earth’s lowest point. Our day ends with time floating in its salty waters where we can also cover ourselves in rejuvenating mud for a do-it-yourself spa treatment. From Karak with its imposing Crusader Castle, the next day is an undulating off-road route via Tanour Dam that ends at Wadi Hasa affording superb views of its impressive castle.
From Shobak our cycling route is one to really savour as we follow the King’s Highway - an ancient route linking Madaba with Petra to Siq Al Barid (Little Petra). Thought to have served as a re-supply post for camel caravans visiting Petra, it’s a great place to wander around at the end the day.
Set amongst huge red rock formations our accommodation is a few pedal strokes away at a Bedouin Camp where in the evening we’ll be treated to a real Bedouin feast cooked the traditional way. Next day we have a fully guided day at one of Modern Seven Wonders of the World - the Red Rose City of Petra. As well as the Treasury and other popular sites we also have time to take in some hidden treasures, such as the monastery which is reached by way of around 800 steps.
Back on our bikes our cycling starts (after a transfer) from the small town of Rajif. Situated at 1575m this is the high point of the area and ensures a downward emphasis for the majority of our ride. We end our final day’s riding close to the village of Rum where we are meet by our Bedouin host and transferred by 4WD into the heart of the Wadi Rum.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,595
Estimated flight price:
£400

Optional

Bike Hire:
£125
Bike Hire:
£125
Single Room:
£180
Single Room:
£180

Holiday Details

Place to Place itinerary

5 nights hotel and 2 nights Bedouin Camp

All meals provided

5 days riding

1 day Petra

1 day Wadi Rum

Guided and vehicle supported

Airport transfers

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