Jordan End 2 End - Road Bike Tour
Jordan, Bike - Road Cycling, 9 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,495 (land only) - from $2,000 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive Amman Airport. Group transfers are provided in the late evening on this day, timed to meet the arrival of flights from the UK. We will be met by our local Jordanian cycling guide and transfer to the group hotel in Amman.
Day 2: After preparing our bikes, we depart Amman mid-morning and drive West of Amman to begin our road cycle across Jordan. Riding South through the Dibbin Forest Reserve, we enjoy a series of leg loosening climbs on quiet roads before we take a spectacular descent to the Dead Sea. Ride distance: 100 km (60 miles) with 1600 metres of ascent and 2900 metres of descent.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Cycling along 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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. We have time for a late lunch and a dip in the sea, before driving north to Madaba and our hotel. Ride distance 120 km (75 miles) with 1400 metres of ascent and 2550 metres of descent.
Day 9: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel. A group transfer to Amman Airport is provided.