You have the day to explore Jordan's capital city Amman at your leisure. They'll be a welcome meeting at the hotel in the evening followed by a dinner where you can get to know your fellow cyclists.
It's time to explore Jordan! The first sight? Get a taste of Jordan's rich history as you visit the ancient Citadel and Roman Ampitheatre, which is 3000 years old. Our first ride will incorporate a 2km ascent, followed by a descent towards the Zarga River. This river is featured in the bible as the Jabbok River, where Jacob wrestled with God. Take a transfer to the magnificent Dead Sea, where you can enjoy a float in the infamous hypersalinic waters.
Today's cycling is approximately 19km.
Today begins below sea level, on one of the lowest points on earth! We'll take a transfer to Mount Nebo, which is the spot Moses looked across to the 'Promised Land'. They'll be scenic highlights of brown rocky mountains merged with luscious green ones, as we cycle the dirt trail to the Madaba plateau. The Wadi Zarqa Maâ and Zarqa Maâ in dam leads us to the edge of Dana Biosphere, Jordan's largest nature reserve. It provides habitat to numerous species of wildlife in Dana village, which has been populated since 4,000 BC.
Today's cycling is approximately 28km.
This morning we can explore Shobak Castle, part of the Crusader series, constructed in 1115. Today features the most ascents and they'll be a combination of dirt trails and road routes. Certified today is amazing scenery, whether its of the mountains of Ras-Al-feid and Mount Safaha or the Jordan Valley. As the elevation gets higher, our finishing point of Petra will be in sight. We'll spend the night in Bedouin camp.
Today's cycling is approximately 54km.
To put it simply, Petra is bursting with archaeological wonders. Enjoy a tour around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sight, also known as a new Seventh Wounder of the World. We'll walk through the stunning entrance to the Treasury to the Siq. After lunch there is free time to use at your leisure, whether you choose to visit the Monastery for views across the sweeping Jordan Valley or the High Place of Sacrifice is entirely up to you.
After cycling through some typical desert landscape, a trademark of the middle east, we'll be on our way to Wadi Um. Also known as the Valley of the Moon due to its sandstone mountains, granite formations, rocky arches and breathtaking shades of red. The largest Wadi in Jordan, it has been featured on Red Planet and Lawerence of Arabia! After lunch at the Bedouin Camp we'll catch a jeep and drive through the reserve. As the sun sets, experience a beautiful night under the stars.
Today's cycling is approximately 51km.
Today you can enjoy the unique experience of cycling on salt flats in the Wadi Rum! After a transfer to Aqaba, located on Jordan's coast line they'll be a lazy lunch on a boat as we cruise around the Red Sea. Grasp the chance to snorkel and see the vibrant coral. Tonight there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate an amazing trip.
Today's cycling is approximately 40km.
After breakfast it will be time to day goodbye to your fellow cyclists after an incredible trip.
Jordan is a breathtakingly beautiful and tolerant country in the heart of the Middle East. World Heritage Sites, rich culture and spectacular food make this one of the most pleasurable off the beaten track experiences you can enjoy.
Jordan's summer's are sweltering but visit in the cooler months of November, December and January, and you will be rewarded with cool temperatures and still landscapes with just locals for company.