Jordan End 2 End - Road Bike Tour
Jordan, Bike - Road Cycling, 10 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,135 (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 evening meal and overnight stay at the group hotel in Amman.
Day 2: After breakfast in Amman, we get our bikes ready and then late morning drive north to the Roman City of Jerash. After touring Jerash, we transfer to our Hotel in Suf. We have a short evening ride in the local area. Ride distance: 16 km (10 miles).
Day 3: We head south through Dibbin Forest Reserve, descending towards King Talal Dam and onto the main road that connects Amman to Jerash. We ride on this road for 15 kilometres, climbing the hills of Remeimin to the town of Salt. Finally, we descend the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. Ride distance: 121 km (76 miles) with 1600 metres of ascent and 2900 metres of descent.
Day 4: In the morning we enjoy a dip in the Dead Sea. Then, after lunch, we ride 7 kilometres along the level Dead Sea road, before our first climb to the top of the plateau and then on the Mount Nebo. After a visit to this holy site, we ride east to our hotel in Madaba. Ride distance 60 km (38 miles) with 1560 metres of ascent and 400 metres of descent.
Day 5: We continue our journey south to the world heritage site of Um Arrasas. After exploring the site, we ride to Dhiban and connect to the King's Highway which takes us south to Karak where our hotel is situated. After checking in, we have time to visit Karak Castle. Ride distance 98 km (61 miles) with 1535 metres of ascent and 1320 metres of descent.
Day 6: We continue on the King's Highway to Al Hassa Canyon. We then descend to the bottom of the chasm and make the 800 metre ascent back out of the wadi. After a picnic lunch, we continue to Dana and our hotel. We have time to look around the village. Ride distance 95 km (59 miles) with 1950 metres of ascent and 1700 metres of descent.
Day 7: We set off on our bikes towards Shobak Castle, another famous Crusader fort. Beyond the castle, a steep climb leads us through the Hisheh oak forest, before we descend to the natural white rock domes of Beida. We explore Little Petra, before riding on to Wadi Musa, where we check in at our hotel for 2 nights. Ride distance 79 km (49 miles) with 1150 metres of ascent and 1650 metres of descent.
Day 8: A day off the bikes today. We have a guided sightseeing tour of the incredible city of Petra, with some free time to explore independently. We spend a second night at our hotel in Wadi Musa.
Day 9: On the King's Highway again this morning, we enjoy spectacular views towards Jabel Mauda, before descending to the Desert Highway. From here we have a final 80 kilometre blast all the way to the Red Sea and Aqaba. Here, we check in at our hotel and have time to repack our bikes before a final celebratory meal. Ride distance 120 km (75 miles) with 1400 metres of ascent and 2550 metres of descent.
Day 10: We have a free morning to swim and relax. After lunch, we set off back to Amman Airport where KE Land Only package services end.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin Edge 500 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.