Hike, cycle, and swim your way through Jordan! Tour Highlights: Canyon through Wadi Hidan – a volcanic ...
Join a small group with Experience Jordan Adventures on our Best of the Jordan Bike Trail Tour. As developers of the trail we have extensive knowledge of the best cycling sections around the courtry.
Arrive at Amman Airport, where we will meet you, assist with immigration and then transfer to your hotel in Amman. Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city, but retains its character and history.
Depending on your flight arrival time, you may have free time to explore on your own.
Overnight in Amman.
After breakfast, meet your guide and biking crew at 8 AM at hotel’s lobby. And then depart from Amman and head north to walk through the history of Jerash, regarded as one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Later on drive to Anjara for the first biking day of the tour.
Today’s cycling route starts the edge of the town of Anjara and past the old abandoned village of Sarabees before descending to Wadi Mahmoud. Upon reaching the Wadi, trail continues through a wooded valley before heading west and starting the long descent into Wadi Zarqa and to Zarqa River. Enjoy the dirt track to yourselves as you start the long descent to Zarqa River. Along the descent, there are witness breathtaking views. In biblical times, the river was known as the Jabbok River, where Jacob wrestled with God. Upon crossing the river, take a transfer back to Amman.
In the evening we will have a dinner all together and go through the plan and details for the whole trip.
Cycling Info: 30,3 Km; +572m; -1604m; Max grade: 16,1%; Avg grade: -1,6%. Overnight in Amman.
Start your day with a transfer south to the city of Karak to visit Karak castle, an ancient Crusader Castle, where you can explore the maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways. The city of Karak was the capital of Moab and the castle dominates the skyline. The castle provides an impressive insight into the architectural and military skills of the Crusaders. Then start cycling right after the city of Karak, this section passes through rural countryside and then races downhill along the King’s Highway passing the Tanour Dam just outside of Karak Governorate limits. Reaching Wadi Hasa, take a transfer to Dana Nature Reserve for overnight.
Cycling Info: 44,4 Km; +689m; -1259m; Max grade: 17,3%; Avg grade: 2,0%.
Time permitting, upon reaching Dana Reserve, your guide will take you for a Sunset tour around the village.
Overnight in Dana Nature Reserve.
A short transfer out of Dana and on to visit Shobak Castle, the first of the series of Crusader Castles built in Jordan; which was constructed by Baldwin I in 1115 and only surrendered in 1189 to the Great Salahdin. From Shobak and then we cycle off-road on a mixture of dirt tracks and roads to Little Petra. This stage of Jordan Bike Trail is stated as one of the most epic ones. The route contours around the mountains of Dana and Petra with great views across the Jordan valley. Lunch boxes to be served on our way by a local family from Petra. Finish the ride with a visit to Little Petra. Then cycle to your overnight camp hidden in the rocks and enjoy the hospitality of the Bedouins.
Cycling Info: 46,2 Km; +945m; -1255m; Max grade: 16,4%; Avg grade: 1,1%.
Overnight in Little Petra.
After breakfast, you will leave Little Petra and head to the red rose city Petra. Enter the city through 1 Km long narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks, then continue to the stunning Treasury carved into the sandstone rock. Proceed to explore this amazing world heritage site. The site is massive and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, Treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets.
Lunch will be provided at local restaurant inside the site.
Overnight in Petra.
After breakfast, take a short transfer to just past the small town of Rajif at the top of the large hill after Petra. Today’s ride is a long descent off-road towards Wadi Rum. Lunch will be served by local Bedouin family on our way.
Upon arrival your guide will take you for a 2-Hour sunset jeep tour through the desert. Enjoy the hospitality of the bedouins and sleep under the stars in Wadi Rum.
Cycling Info: 48,7 Km; +335m; -1029m; Max grade: 14,0%; Avg grade: -1,4%.
Route can be extended further towards Wadi Rum (Time Permitting): Additional distance: 42,0 Km; +374m; -256m; Max grade: 6,3%; Avg grade: – 0,1%.
Overnight at Wadi Rum Camp.
Cycle between the sandstone mountains on the desert sands all the way through the largest Wadi in Jordan until turning onto the Desert Highway for the final descent to the Red Sea. Upon arrival to Aqaba enjoy well deserved dip in the sea and spend evening on your own.
Biking crew will leave you here.
Cycling Info: 55,9 Km; +211m; -1140m; Max grade: 5,9%; Avg grade: -1,4% Overnight in Aqaba.
Spend morning enjoying the sea, then, at 10:30, drive to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of your tour relaxing, floating in the salt waters or resting by the pool. You can always pamper yourself with your chosen spa treatment.
Overnight at Dead Sea.
Individual collection from the Dead Sea and transfer to Queen Alia Airport, flight number and time to be confirmed.
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