Jordan biking - Dead 2 Red
Jordan, Bike - Semi Slick, 9 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive Amman Airport. A single timed group transfer from Amman Airport is provided. KE Land Only group package services begin with the overnight at the group hotel in Madaba.
Day 2: Bike to spiritual Mount Nebo and admire dramatic views towards the Promised Land. The ride finishes at the village of Mukawir where we enjoy a traditional night hosted by a local family. Ride distance 68 km (42 miles) with 1090 metres of ascent and 1070 metres of descent.
Day 3: Early start and descent to the lowest point on earth, 400 metres below sea level, for a float in the Dead Sea. Then it is a challenging climb back up to sea level and up to the Crusader Castle at Karak. Ride distance 89 km (56 miles) with 1890 metres of ascent and 1620 metres of descent.
Day 4: We ride across Jordan's Eastern Plateau and drop down into the spectacular Al Hassa Canyon. Then, back up to a high point at Jabal Ata'ta and on to the traditional mountain village of Dana. Ride distance 87 km (55 miles) with 1830 metres of ascent and 1750 metres of descent.
Day 5: Biking south towards Shobak Castle, another ancient crusader fortress, the route turns to interesting off-road riding across the high plateau, before a descent into the Valley of Moses and the town of Wadi Musa, the gateway to Petra. Ride distance 69 km (43 miles) with 1435 metres of ascent and 1670 metres of descent.
Day 6: After 4 days of continuous biking, we have a welcome day off the bikes. We spend the whole day visiting the ancient Nabataean rock-hewn city of Petra, recently voted for inclusion amongst the world's 'New 7 Wonders'. We spend a second night at our Wadi Musa hotel.
Day 7: We have a short transfer to Rajif, before biking into the desert on a route formerly used by camel caravans. We descend amongst amazing desert landscapes to the sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum, where we spend a night under the stars and enjoy a Bedouin feast. Ride distance 91 km (57 miles) with 600 metres of ascent and 1160 metres of descent.
Day 8: We have time in the morning to enjoy the desert scenery, before biking between magnificent sandstone mountains to the Red Sea at Aqaba. Time for swimming and relaxing, before taking a transfer back to Madaba and our hotel. Ride distance 52 km (32 miles) with 95 metres of ascent and 1020 metres of descent.
Day 9: KE land only package services end with the early morning transfer to Amman Airport.
GPS Trip Data
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