Jordan End 2 End Bike Tour

A classic road cycling tour from Amman to Aqaba




From $1,940 Land only

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Holiday Overview


  • Includes a guided day at the rock-carved city of Petra
  • Take on the superb Dead Sea to Mount Nebo ascent
  • Superb spring and autumn cycling conditions
  • Relax in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba

With its modern capital city, colourful history and unwavering tradition of hospitality, the Kingdom of Jordan is arguably the most attractive of Middle Eastern countries and with almost guaranteed winter sunshine, it is a superb destination for a road cycling holiday. Most people know about the star attractions of Jordan such as  the ‘Rose-red City' of Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. But, there's a great deal more to Jordan, as this ‘End to End' road cycling journey will demonstrate. From Amman, we head to the West side of this cosmopolitan city to begin clocking up the kilometres as we spend the next week cycling down to Red Sea resort of Aqaba, at the country's southern tip. With vehicle support and one of Jordan's top road cyclists as our guide, our first day's ride takes us to the Dead Sea, 400 metres below sea-level. Then, climbing up to Mount Nebo, we head south on the ‘King's Highway' via the Crusader castle at Karak to the high mountain plateau of Dana. We pass more castles and chasms, en route to the town of Wadi Musa, where we take a day off the bikes and enjoy a guided tour of the incredible hidden city of Petra. From the high point of the last day's ride, we have panoramic views across the desert, before descending to the Desert Highway for a final blast into Aqaba. A free morning, with the chance to take a dip in the Red Sea, is a good way to wrap up this unique and memorable cycling holiday.

explore international

Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

ROAD ADVENTURE - This is a holiday for regular road cyclists, looking for an out-of-season training ride and a great travel experience in a part of the world that sees few foreign road cyclists. The roads are good and we have vehicle support throughout. We average around 100 kilometres per day over the next 6 days or riding, with one rest day at Petra. Whilst these are not long daily rides, there are a number of long climbs and descents, with an average of approximately 1200 metres of ascent and descent each day. Accommodation is in a mix of local hotels.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Madaba. Transfers from Amman Airport are provided.
  • Transfer to the west of Amman. Cycle on quiet roads to the Dead Sea.
  • Enjoy a salty Dead Sea dip. Climb from the Dead Sea to Mount Nebo and onto Madaba.
  • Cycle the Kings Highway to Karak. Guided tour of Karak Castle.
  • Ride through Al Hassa Canyon and make steady ascent to village of Dana.
  • Cycle to Shobak Castle and continue to Little Petra. Ride onto Wadi Musa.
  • Day off the bikes to tour the ancient rock-hewn UNESCO city of Petra.
  • Join the desert highway for final blast to the Red Sea. Transfer to Madaba.
  • Departure day. Amman Airport transfers are provided.
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The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary joining in Amman. For clients making their own flight arrangements, Amman International Airport is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the trip dossier for further details. Royal Jordanian and British Airways have flights to Jordan.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Madaba. Transfers from Amman Airport are provided.

    Meet at the group hotel in Amman. Group transfers from Amman Airport are provided. These transfers are normally in the late evening. We arrive at the hotel too late for dinner or for a trip briefing but en-route from the airport to the hotel your guide will explain the meetings times for the next day.

  • Transfer to the west of Amman. Cycle on quiet roads to the Dead Sea.

    Taking time this morning to meet our fellow group members, assemble our bikes and enjoy breakfast we will receive a briefing from our guide about the cycling ahead of us! We start our journey with a about an hour's transfer to the West of Amman. After saddling up and leaving the outskirts of Amman we head south and ride through Dibbin Forest Reserve, one of the only forested areas in Jordan, where Aleppo pine, strawberry, pistachio and wild olive trees grow. The reserve was set up to provide a home for endangered animal species, such as the Persian squirrel. Riding through this reserve area, we descend towards King Talal Dam and ride beside the Zarqa River until we reach the main road between Amman and the north. We follow this road for 15 kilometres toward the Baqa’a Valley, before heading west and climbing into the beautiful green hills of Remeimin and Jalad, finally arriving at the town of Salt at the top of the mountain. Bypassing the town, we have amazing views to the Jordan Valley and the West Bank. Beyond Batna we begin our descent to the lowest spot on earth, by following the stunning and dramatic Wadi Shu’aib. Riding between farms and passing the Baptism site of Jesus, we descend to 430 metres below sea-level and our hotel accommodation beside the Dead Sea.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 1600m

    • Distance 100km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 2900m

  • Enjoy a salty Dead Sea dip. Climb from the Dead Sea to Mount Nebo and onto Madaba.

    This morning we have the opportunity to relax, enjoy the Dead Sea's special buoyancy experience and get prepared for today’s challenging climb. The Dead Sea is 75 kilometres long and between 6 to 16 kilometres wide. It is fed by the Jordan River, but it has no outlet. As its name suggests, the Dead Sea is entirely devoid of plant and animal life, due to an extremely high content of salt and other minerals (350 grams of salt per kilogram of water, as compared to about 40 grams in the world's oceans). This concentration is caused by a rapid rate of evaporation. These natural elements give the waters of the Dead Sea certain curative properties, recognized since the days of Herod the Great over 2000 years ago. After a refreshing dip, we are reunited with our bikes and ride along the shore of the Dead Sea for around 7 kilometres. Turning inland it’s a truly a unique feeling as we start to climb from the heady heights of around 400 metres below sea level! En route we have a short visit to the Dead Sea Exhibition at the Panorama Complex and can admire the superb views to the Dead Sea and across to the Western Plateau on the other side. Over the next 20 kilometres we continue our climb to the top of the plateau at 850 metres, where we reach the holy site of Mount Nebo, reputedly the place from which Moses viewed the 'promised land'. On a clear day, it is even possible to see the spires of the holy city of Jerusalem, some 45 kilometres away. We will explore the site and its ancient mosaics before riding east to our hotel in Madaba.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 1500m

    • Distance 60km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 400m

  • Cycle the Kings Highway to Karak. Guided tour of Karak Castle.

    This morning we leave Madaba riding southwards to Um Arrasas. Um Arrasas has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site especially because of its impressive mosaic which dates back to 785 A.D. The mosaic depicts beautiful scenes of hunting, agricultural and pastoral life all surrounded by a geographical border showing the cities of Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. After exploring the site, we'll get back on our bikes and cycle to Dhiban where we connect to the King’s Highway, which twists and winds its way through the heart of Jordan. We begin our descent to the belly of the famous Wadi Mujib - the Jordanian Grand Canyon - and after crossing the Mujib Dam, at 200 metres we have an 11 kilometre climb up to 900 metres on the Eastern Plateau. The King’s Highway is the world’s oldest continuously used communication route and is even mentioned in the Bible. Although we call it a highway, it is actually a local road with relatively low traffic. Situated on the outskirts of Karak (1050m), our hotel is perfectly located to receive us after a long day of riding. Depending on our arrival time, we may visit Karak Castle, one of the most impressive Crusader forts in the Middle East.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 1500m

    • Distance 100km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1300m

  • Ride through Al Hassa Canyon and make steady ascent to village of Dana.

    We continue riding southwards on the plateau, following the King’s Highway, passing agricultural fields, ruins and several small villages, until we reach the edge of the Al Hassa Canyon. We stop to admire the views, before making our descent into this impressive rocky chasm. What goes down must go up! and it's an 800 metre climb back out of the wadi, but we are spurred on by the thought of our picnic lunch and the chance to rest once the 22 kilometre ascent is over. After lunch, it's back on our bikes for the continuation of our southward ride. We avoid the town of Tafila by contouring around its east side on minor farm roads and gain height steadily, en route to a high point at around 1600 metres, close to the rocky summit of Jabal Ata'ta. A final descent of 400 metres takes us to the village of Dana (1250m) and our basic but friendly hotel. Here, we are on the edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan’s largest reserve area, comprising hundreds of square kilometres of spectacular mountains and wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. Dana village has been the home of the Al Ata'ata tribe for 400 years and we will have the chance to look around this tranquil settlement.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 2000m

    • Distance 100km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1700m

  • Cycle to Shobak Castle and continue to Little Petra. Ride onto Wadi Musa.

    Today, our route will take us via Shobak Castle, one of the great chain of Crusader fortresses, which stretches across Jordan and was built in the year 1115. Beyond the castle, an initial steep climb through small villages leads us to Hisheh and magnificent views down to the natural white rock domes of Beida. We descend to Beida and stop to explore the site of Little Petra before we continue to Wadi Musa (1150m) the 'Valley of Moses’ which is the little town that acts as a gateway to the 'rose-red city' of Petra. Here, we check in at a comfortable hotel for a 2-night stay.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 1150m

    • Distance 80km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1650m

  • Day off the bikes to tour the ancient rock-hewn UNESCO city of Petra.

    A welcome day off the bikes today, as we get chance to explore the ancient city of Petra, accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. We set off through the narrow ‘Siq’ that leads to the heart of this site. The Nabataeans, an industrious people of Arab descent who came to this part of Jordan some 2000 years ago, created Petra. Ancient Petra was occupied for around 400 years at around the time of Christ. Later, it appears that the city lay entirely deserted and forgotten for a period of approximately 300 years before its more recent rediscovery in 1812. Approaching through the gloomy kilometre-long chasm of the Siq provides a dramatic contrast as we reach arguably the most spectacular of the city's rock-hewn buildings, the magnificent Treasury, with its intricately carved facade. There are over 800 individual monuments at Petra, including temples, tombs, arched gateways and entire streets,
    carved from the colourful native sandstone. Other highlights are the High Place of Sacrifice, which offers views across the whole area, and the Monastery that is even bigger than the Treasury and is reached by way of 800 steps. The guide will be with the group for 3 hours or so, after which time you are free to relax or continue with independent sightseeing. We return to spend a second night at our hotel in Wadi Musa.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bld

  • Join the desert highway for final blast to the Red Sea. Transfer to Madaba.

    Still following the King’s Highway, we ride towards the villages of Taybeh and Rajef, along a scenic and undulating route with great views of the rugged peaks of the Petra Mountains. We descend easily to a junction with the Desert Highway (Jordan’s main north-south road) and turn south on the last leg of our journey to Aqaba and the Red Sea. The highway descends gradually all the way from around 1400 metres to the coast and for the next 40 kilometres m we have no alternative but to ride on this relatively busy road, but we will ride as a group, keeping an eye out for trucks and avoiding the debris on the hard shoulder (depending on traffic and weather conditions, we have the option to transfer this section). Descending into Aqaba we can take a well earned dip in the Red Sea and relax with a cold drink in hand! Having finished our cycling for the week, we take a private transfer to Madaba and enjoy a most deserved celebratory meal.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 1400m

    • Distance 120km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 2550m

  • Departure day. Amman Airport transfers are provided.

    After an early breakfast there is a single timed airport transfers to Amman international airport. KE Land Only package services end on arrival at the airport. If you would prefer to stay in Aqaba at the end of day 9 and enjoy a few days relaxing at the Red Sea please contact one of our adventure travel consultants to discuss Aqaba extensions.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • A locally based English speaking biking guide
  • Group transfers from Amman Airport on Day 1 and back to the airport on Day 9
  • One or more support vehicles and drivers
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • A specialist local guide in Petra
  • Entrance fees to Karak Castle / Petra / Aqaba beach
  • All meals

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Tips for the guide and local support crew
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc
  • Bike Carriage on the flights - please check with your carrier for charges

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

Two group transfers will be arranged from Amman Airport to the hotel in Madaba. These transfers will meet the arrival of the Royal Jordanian and British Airways flight from the UK. At the end of the trip there will group transfers from the group hotel in Madaba to Amman Airport timed to meet the check in for the Royal Jordanian and British Airways flight back to the UK. These transfers will be in the morning of Day 9 of the trip itinerary. A representative of our local agent will assist with the transfers between the airport and the group hotel. If these transfers do not work with your flights, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements at Amman Airport. The airport is 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the town of Madaba. Fixed price tan-coloured airport taxis are readily available outside the terminal exit doors. They charge a standard fare of JD20 for the one-way trip to Madaba. Airport taxis are preferable to the yellow taxis, which are metered but usually entail some sort of haggling with the driver. There is an ATM and money changing facilities in the airport. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

During this trip the group will spend a total of 8 nights in comfortable 3 star or Tourist Class accommodation. All accommodation is allocated on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

Breakfasts can vary a little with the accommodation, but typically consist of labaneh (thick sour creamy yoghurt), hummus, cheese, beans, eggs, olives, za’atar (a mixture of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and salt), tea and coffee. We will have a packed lunch on some days (sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit and juice and tea). On other days, we may have a picnic lunch, with a simple hot meal such as Jordanian fresh tomato cooked with garlic, onion and olive oil. Lunch on Day 10 will be at our favourite hummus / falafel cafeteria in Aqaba town. Dinner will again vary with the location, but we will aim to sample a variety of traditional Jordanian meals. Salad, rice, chicken, vegetables and yoghurt are usual dinner ingredients. Water, biscuits, cakes and fruits will be provided during the rides.

All meals are included from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 9.

Approximately £100-£125 (or the equivalent in US dollars or euros) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses and the cost of your visa. You should carry your travel money in the form of currency rather than travellers cheques, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival at the airport in Amman. Sterling, US dollars and euros can easily be exchanged. The unit of currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD). You should also allow a total of approximately £40 (or the equivalent in US dollars or euros) for driver, guide and trek crew tips. The cost of the Petra visit is included in the trip price. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). Also, if you expect to buy considerable quantities of drinks or other refreshments, you should allow for this.

The trip will be led by an experienced, English-speaking local bike guide. There will also be one or more support vehicles and drivers.

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guide, drivers and other support staff. They do not form part of their wages. KE pays its local crews at the best rates of pay. We advise our local staff that tips are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that they provide. We recommend that you pay tips only where you receive good service. As a rough guide we suggest you allow a total of £40 (or the equivalent in US dollars or euros) for tipping your crew. More detailed guidelines on tipping will be provided with your final joining instructions.

Taking a bike on an aircraft is usually straightforward. Different airlines have differing policies with regard to baggage allowances and transporting bikes. We strongly advise that you check the current policy of your chosen airline for carrying bikes and their baggage allowances before purchasing your air ticket. The baggage section on your chosen airline’s website will usually contain this information. We suggest that you are aware of the weight and dimensions of your intended check-in baggage in advance of your arrival at the airport as airlines may charge for both excess and oversize baggage, or refuse to carry oversized baggage. If you are using a domestic flight to connect with your International flight then it is likely that a different baggage policy will exist for the domestic and international flight sections. Again you should check the baggage policy with your chosen domestic airline prior to booking your domestic flight tickets. Any additional charges incurred for transporting your bike on any of the flights required for this adventure (international, domestic and internal flights within the trip itinerary - if applicable) are the responsibility of each individual client.

A road bike or standard cycle-touring bike is recommended for this trip, fitted with a compact or triple chainset and 25mm touring tyres. Please call us if you are unsure about the suitability of your bike. We cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring that your bike is in perfect working condition before you start this trip. You are depending on your bike to transport you throughout your holiday. It is VITAL to ensure it is THOROUGHLY SERVICED to guarantee it is in good mechanical order before departure. If you are not mechanically minded, get your local bicycle dealer to service it for you. For home mechanics, points to note particularly are:

a) Check rims and if they are worn, cracked or dented replace with a new rim or wheel to avoid wheel failure. It is especially important to check that your bike’s rims are not worn concave by the brake blocks - replace them if they are!

b) Check wheels are true and spoke tension is correct.

c) Check and, if required, adjust, grease or replace ALL bearings and quick release skewers.

d) Check and, if required, replace brake and gear cables.

e) Check and tighten, if required, all bolts (esp. crank, bottom brackets, aheadset, stem/handlebars).

f) Check chain, cassette and chain rings for wear - replace as necessary.

g) Take the right tyres, inner tubes and BIKE SPECIFIC SPARES.

Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs to your bike e.g. changing an inner tube and fixing a puncture. Naturally, the bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, however, due to the often remote nature of our trips being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconvenience waiting for assistance.

Travelling with a bike is usually as straightforward as travelling with any other type of baggage - providing you have packed it adequately. We have many years experience of travelling with our bikes, and nowadays we think that the best way to travel and fly with a bike is to partially dismantle it and put it into a purpose made bike bag or hard bike case. If you are using a softer bike bag, then you may need to add further protection to the bike when packing it. To pack your bike you simply remove both wheels and pedals and prepare it for travel as follows. Obviously, extra care when packing your bike can minimise the chances of accidental damage occurring in transit. Ask your local bike store for plastic wheel hub protectors (which will prevent damage to your bike bag) and plastic fork and frame spacers, insert the spacers into the dropouts, tape them in place and then put extra padding over this area. Use pipe insulation lagging (from your local DIY store) to cover frame tubes, forks and seat post. If required, remove your bars from the stem and attach them carefully to your frame/forks using plastic ties or pvc tape - ensure that your Ergo/Sti levers are well padded to minimise the chance of damage. You may also wish to remove your rear gear mech, pad it with foam and tape it to the chainstay out of harms way. Finally, you should partly deflate your tyres, but leave some air in them to help absorb any impact on the wheels. Don’t forget to pack wheel skewers, pedals and any bolts you have removed, these are the items that tend to get left behind. Finally, if you are using a softer bike bag, find an old cardboard bike box and cut out panels to fit inside your soft bike bag for extra protection. Don’t forget to bring sufficient packing materials to pack your bike on the way home.

Please note that bike bags or bike boxes will not travel with us during the course of the trip. Bicycle transportation bags or boxes will be left in secure storage.

Throughout this trip we have the back up of one or more support vehicles. Each morning our main baggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle which will follow the group on the day's ride. The local biking leader and the support vehicle driver will watch over the group and will carry mobile phones, allowing you to contact them in the case of a breakdown or other incident. We want everyone to enjoy their cycling experience on this trip and we recognise the importance of group members being allowed to cycle at their own pace. This means that there can be a fair distance between the front and rear cyclists in the group and there may be times when you are out of sight of other group members, vehicle support and the biking leader. However, our regular stops mean that it is never long before the group reforms. The support vehicle can pick up anyone who chooses to take a break from cycling at any time.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

A valid passport (with at least 6 months remaining validity) and a current Jordanian Visa are required for this trip. Nationals of certain countries - including all Western European countries, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan - can obtain visas on arrival at the airport in Amman. There is currently no visa fee if you spend 2 consecutive nights in Jordan. Nationals of countries not mentioned above should check the visa situation with the Jordanian embassy or consulate in their own country.

We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in the case of recent alterations.

The following is a basic checklist to help you with your packing. We recommend using the layering principle of clothing for varying climatic conditions. Good padded cycling shorts are essential.

Your bike MUST be a road or standard cycle-touring bike fitted with a compact or triple chainset and a nine or ten speed cassette. It is vital that your bike is THOROUGHLY SERVICED and in perfect working condition before the trip.



  • Road or touring cycling shoes
  • Waterproof cycling overshoes


  • Base-layer - short sleeve cycling top (x 2)
  • Long sleeved cycling top (x 1)
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight Fleece top or jumper.
  • Lightweight windproof gillet.


  • Regular biking gloves
  • Long fingered gloves
  • Lycra arm warmers


  • Padded cycling bib-shorts (x 2)
  • Cycling tights or tracksters
  • Lycra leg warmers


  • Eyewear - Biking glasses
  • Cycling helmet – mandatory


KE Trek Bag Contents

  • Travel and apres biking clothes
  • Training/Leisure shoes for apres biking
  • Wash bag and toiletries
  • Swimwear
  • Chamois Cream (e.g. Assos or Ozone)
  • Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
  • To be carried on the bike in your jersey pockets or in a small saddle bag. Note: If you don’t want to carry any of this, you can leave it in your day-pack in the support

    • vehicle – see below
    • Mobile/Cell phone (optional)
    • Mini-pump
    • Multi-tool
    • Puncture repair kit & tyre levers
    • Inner tube
    • Small camera
    • Sun cream

    Other items affixed to your bike

    • 1 or 2 water bottles
    • To be carried in the support vehicle in your day-pack for
    • easy access
    • Lightweight waterproof top
    • Lightweight trousers and shirt to cover up when visiting villages en route
    • Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters, insect repellent (75-100% DEET) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).


    Please note

  • At the time of our November and December departures it can be quite cold early and late in the day, especially in the desert. You should make sure you have a warm fleece jacket or even a lightweight down jacket or gilet and also take some warmer full-fingered biking gloves.

    • You should bring the following with you as a minimum. Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs e.g. fixing a puncture, changing an inner tube. Naturally our bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, but due to the often remote nature of our trips, being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconvenience waiting for assistance.


    • You will need 700 x 25 Touring/Road Performance tyres suitable for mostly dry with occasional wet conditions.
    • Pump
    • Plastic tyre levers
    • 1 rear brake cable
    • 1 rear gear cable
    • Spare set of brake blocks (front and rear)
    • 2 spare spokes for front and rear wheels
    • Spoke key
    • 4 x inner tubes
    • Spare chain links
    • Liquid chain lube
    • Multi-tool with Allen keys
    • Chain link extractor (if not on multi-tool)
    • 2x puncture repair kits
    • A rag and brush for cleaning bike and drive train.
    • Any spares specific to your bike

    KE tools and spares

    • On all of our trips we carry a track pump, toolkit and a basic range of spares for emergencies.

    Energy Gels/Sports Drinks/Power Bars

    • Our back up vehicle will carry ample supplies of water, snacks and lunches but if you like a particular energy gel, sports drink or power bar we suggest you bring a selection of your preferred choice along.
    • Please do not hesitate to call us for further advice about what to bring or any other aspect of this trip. We are more than happy to offer you the benefit of our experience. 

    A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

    We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    The better conditioned you are the more you will enjoy your holiday. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise regime and fit in a number of long cycle rides in hilly country to ensure you are physically capable of taking part in this trip - this will also provide you with an opportunity to make sure all your riding kit is tried and tested before you travel. Cycling is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, however, running and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina.

    As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

    KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

    The best period for biking in Jordan is in the late autumn through to early spring season, from October through to mid May. Outside of this period it can be very hot, with temperatures, rising to 40 degrees centigrade in July and August. In October and in April, the maximum daytime temperatures are likely to range between 25 and 33 degrees Centigrade, falling as low as 10 degrees centigrade at night. Heading into November the temperatures begin to cool and by December, typical daytime maximum temperatures are around 12 to 15 degrees centigrade, falling as low as 5 degrees centigrade at night. In December and January it can even snow in Amman.

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