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Guided Cycling Holiday in Jordan

8 nights from £1860.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Discover ancient Petra and Jerash
  • Safari across the red sands of Wadi Rum desert
  • Feel weightless floating in the Dead Sea
  • Meet welcoming Bedouin locals under the stars
Guided Cycling Holiday in Jordan
8 nights from £1860.00
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WE LOVEUncovering the Mystery of Ancient Worlds
Visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Petra, which features the remarkable 45m structure called The Treasury. Learn about Jordan's hospitable culture past and present at Petra, and Jerash, as well as when you meet the Bedouin locals.
WE LOVEExperiencing Natural Wonders
Immerse yourself in the jaw dropping, blood-red moonscape that is the Wadi Rum desert, where you'll be whisked between the sandy mountains. Discover what it feels like to be weightless in the Dead Sea's salty waters.

What's Included

Day By Day Guided Cycling Holiday in Jordan

Day 1Arrive in Amman

The start of your journey is in Madaba, an ancient town influenced heavily by its biblical history, but also with a contemporary feel. Consider arriving a day early to make the most of your time in Madaba, and we can arrange an extra night of accommodation for you. After all, there is no shortage of ancient treasures! The Ottoman-style houses and mosaics dating back to the 5th and 7th centuries are too fascinating to overlook.

Day 2Explore Jerash and Dead Sea

A vehicle transfer will take you to Jerash, which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and is home to ruins of a Greco-Roman settlement. Your first cycle ride begins by the Dead Sea at 400m below sea level. Admire the incredible views of red stone cliffs towering above, and Israel in the distance. End the day by lying on the shores of the Dead Sea at Amman Beach before being transferred back to Madaba.

Total distance30kmTotal climb330m
Day 3Madaba to Dana Nature Reserve

This morning, you will be driven to Mount Nebo, a legendary site that will teach you more about Jordan’s rich culture. For here is where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. It is believed that at age 120, Moses died and was buried somewhere in the area. After, head down to Mukawir, which is a 700m hill where Castle of Herod the Great is located. Then, transfer to Dana where you’ll stay the night on the edge of Wadi Dana’s gorge and surrounded by stunning scenery.

Total distance43kmTotal climb650m
Day 4Dana Nature Reserve to Little Petra

Be driven to Shobak Castle, built by King Baldwin I in 1115 and the first of 6 Crusader castles in Jordan. It was occupied in the 14th century by the Mamluks who built over many of the Crusader buildings. Next, cycle to Little Petra and enjoy views of mountains and the Jordan Valley. Here you get a glimpse into a less touristy archaeological site 5km away from the famous Petra. Cycle around the corner to the Bedouin campsite where you’ll spend the night.

Total distance46kmTotal climb1030m
Day 5Explore Petra

There is no cycling today as you have the opportunity to explore Petra, one of the worlds 7 wonders. The UNESCO heritage site was carved into the red sandstone 2000 years ago, earning the name ‘Rose City’. The arrival of Romans in 63 B.C. meant expansion and the creation of the theatre and the treasury. Choose to avoid the crowds after wandering around the main sites, and visit the monastery, the Khubtha Mountain or High Place of Sacrifice.

Day 6Little Petra to Aqaba

Today will be focused on cycling, although it is not a challenging route. For the most part, you will be cycling downhill (1200m in total) using winding roads that snake through the mountains of Wadi Araba into the luscious Jordan Valley. You will then be transferred by vehicle to Aqaba to avoid the traffic on the Kings Highway.

Total distance45kmTotal climb90m
Day 7Aqaba to Wadi Rum

Spend the morning relaxing on the shores of the Red Sea before being transferred along the well-known Desert Highway. Then, cycle to the desert of Wadi Rum alongside the ancient Hejaz Railway. After a late lunch you’ll be treated to a jeep ride safari into the heart of Wadi Rum where you can admire the Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets. Your dinner this evening will be in the company of the local Bedouin community beside the warm fire and under the breathtaking starry sky.

Total distance29kmTotal climb265m
Day 8Wadi Rum to Madaba

Today will be an epic adventure across Q’disi’s salt flats, with a stop for lunch along the way. After 42km of riding through the vast landscape, you’ll be transferred back to Madaba. Once in Madaba, perhaps arrange a dinner with your fellow cyclists to reminiscence on your adventure, and sample the Jordan cuisine for the last time.

Total distance42kmTotal climb100m
Day 9Depart Jordan

You are now free to explore at your leisure, as the trip has ended. Checkout is before noon, allowing you to have a lie in before heading to the airport.

Departure Dates

31 August 2024 (Saturday)
14 September 2024 (Saturday)
5 October 2024 (Saturday)
26 October 2024 (Saturday)
9 November 2024 (Saturday)
7 December 2024 (Saturday)

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What to ExpectFrom Ancient Archaeological Sites to Floating in the Dead Sea

Jordan is a magical country, which is home to natural and historical wonders, including a rich biblical history. You will have the unique opportunity to explore all of Jordan’s iconic sites and more, whilst immersing yourself into the local community. Wander around the awe-inspiring ancient archaeological sites of Petra (one of the world 7 Wonders), Jerash and Little Petra, float in the salty Dead Sea, and embark on a safari in the Wadi Rum desert. Travelling by bike allows you to feel closer Jordan’s incredible culture and admire the beautiful landscapes on your way at your own pace.

Expect to ride an average of 39km per day
Expect to climb an average of 410m per day
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How's the Weather? in Aqaba

The SpringMarch to May
Spring is one of the best seasons to cycle in Jordan as there is little rain and average temperatures rise across the months to the mid-20's.
The Summer June to August
The Summer is hot and dry in Jordan, and temperatures reach the high 30's. Perfect for cycling if you don't mind a bit of heat!
The AutumnSeptember to November
Temperatures in Autumn are pleasant, and there rain is still a rare occurrence. This is a popular season for tourists, as it offers some of the best weather for exploring.
The WinterDecember to February
At the coasts of the Dead Sea and in Aqaba, the temperature is warm and dry, however outside of these areas it is cooler. January is the coolest month. This weather is great for cycling.

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