Jordan Bike Trail

Jordan Bike Trail- North to South (MTB)

Overview:

This is an 18-day, fully supported mountain bike tour along the Jordan Bike Trail. Visit the main sites of Jordan, as well as several hidden treasures of this ancient culture.

You can bring your own bike and spares and our mechanics will help you with the repair.


Tour Highlights:

Cycle at the most important sites of Jordan.

Petra – Discover the Rose Red City, lost for centuries to the outside world.
Ancient Castles – Tour the Crusader and Islamic Empire Castles at Ajloun, Kerak, and Shobak.
Wadi Rum – Explore the majestic desert of Wadi Rum.
Red Sea – Swim between the coral and fish in the Red Sea.

Day 1 – Arrival- Queen Alia International Airport- Amman Hotel

 


Collection from the airport and transfer direct to your hotel. Depending upon your flight arrival time, we can offer additional activities for the day. 


Overnight in Amman.

 

Day 2 – JBT 1- Amman- Cycle Um Qais to Pella- Pella


Starting and ending at the Greco-Roman Decoplis cities of Um Qais and Pella, the mountainous terrain and greenery of the north immediately become apparent as you cycle along rolling hills, down to Ziglab Lake and an Eco Park before following a canal path before turning off to Pella.


Distance: 47Km, Ascent: 1222m, Descent: 1610m


Overnight in Pella.

 

Day 3 – JBT 2- Pella- Cycle Pella to Ajloun- Ajloun

 


From the ancient ruins of Pella, the route heads up a long ascent on good-quality roads through small villages, passing several farms and olive groves until arriving at the 12th century Islamic Castle in Ajloun.


Distance: 43Km, Ascent: 1789m, Descent: 799m


Overnight in Ajloun.

 

Day 4 – JBT 3- Ajloun- Cycle Ajloun to Wadi Zarqa- Wadi Zarqa 

 


From Ajloun Castle, this beautiful section of the trail traverses on a mixture of quiet mountain roads and dirt tracks and descends over 2000 meters to the Zarqa River.


Distance: 46 Km, Ascent: 1279Km, Descent: 2265m


Wilderness Camping Overnight.

 

Day 5 – JBT 4- Wadi Zarqa- Cycle Wadi Zarqa to Fuheis/Carakale- Fuheis 


Starting from the Zarqa River crossing, this day has two major climbs and cuts between the cities of Amman and Salt, before finishing with a welcomed reward at Carakale, Jordan’s first microbrewery in the city of Fuheis.


Distance: 44 Km, Ascent: 1823m, Descent: 1133m


Overnight in As Salt.

 

Day 6 – JBT 5- Fuheis- Cycle Fuheis/Carakale to Madaba- Madaba

 


Departing from Carakale Brewery, the last day in the Northern Region includes traversing up and down rolling hills along quiet roads, before a climb to Mount Nebo and the Madaba plateau.


Distance: 50Km, Ascent: 1991m, Descent: 1814m


Overnight in Madaba.

 

Day 7 – JBT 6- Madaba- Cycle Madaba to Wadi Hidan- Wadi Hidan 


The characteristic large canyons and wadis of the central region quickly becomes apparent as you leave the Madaba plateau descending to Wadi Zarqa Ma’in, then climbing up a canyon past Mukawir, before plunging back down into Wadi Hidan.


Distance: 52Km, Ascent: 1212m, Descent: 1877m


Wilderness camping overnight.

 

Day 8 – JBT 7- Wadi Hidan- Cycle Wadi Hidan to Wadi Mujib- Wadi Mujib


After crossing the river, this route winds up along the side of the canyon and across the Dhiban plateau before descending off road to Wadi Mujib, crossing the Mujib River and beginning another climb.


Distance: 38Km, Ascent: 1722m, Descent: 1428m


Wilderness Camping overnight.

 

Day 9 – JBT 8- Wadi Mujib- Cycle Wadi Mujib to Kerak- Kerak


Day eight starts with a long climb, departs the Mujib Nature Reserve, and reenters civilization roughly paralleling the King’s Highway. The day ends with a long off-road downhill and uphill that brings you right to the center of Kerak.


Distance: 40 Km, Ascent: 1352m, Descent: 872m


Overnight in Kerak.

 

Day 10 – JBT 9- Kerak- Cycle Kerak to Wadi Hasa- Wadi Hasa


Starting in the center of the city of Kerak, this section passes through a major city, rural countryside, and then races downhill along the King’s Highway passing the Tanour Dam just outside of Kerak governorate limits.


Distance: 50Km, Ascent: 1142m, Descent: 1553m


Overnight in Wadi Hasa.

 

Day 11 – JBT 10- Wadi Hasa- Cycle Wadi Hasa to Dana- Dana

 


Starting with a major climb from Wadi Hasa, cycle through Tafila, past Ma’artan, curling along canyons to 1,500m in altitude, and then descend- finishing in Dana, a 500-year-old village situated on the edge of a natural gorge with stunning views.


Distance: 51Km, Ascent: 1862m, Descent: 1086m


Overnight in Dana.

 

Day 12 – JBT 11- Dana- Cycle Dana to Shobak- Shobak

 


Starting from the 500-year-old village of Dana, travel along the ancient trade route of the King’s Highway, before cutting through the desert and climbing to a finish at the Crusader castle in Shobak.


Distance: 28Km, Ascent: 788m, Descent: 739m


Overnight in Shobak.

 

Day 13 – JBT 12- Shobak- Cycle Shobak to Petra- Petra

 


Start from the crusader castle in Shobak and cycle mostly off road with views throughout the day over the Jordan Valley until finishing at the rose-red city of Petra.


Distance: 48Km, Ascent: 1278m, Descent: 1712m


Overnight in Petra.

 

Day 14 – JBT- Petra- Free Day exploring Petra- Petra

 


Free day to re-enter the city through 1KM long narrow gorge called the Siq, which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks. The site is massive, and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. More time to visit other trails and sites inside Petra, such as the High Place of Sacrifice, the monastery, etc.


Overnight in Petra.

 

Day 15 – JBT 13- Petra- Cycle Petra to Abbisiya- Abbisiya

 


After Petra the route has its last major climb, reaching the highest point of the trail, before passing through the small town of Al Rajif and beginning the off-road decline to the Red Sea.


Distance: 54Km, Ascent: 1286m, Descent: 1298m


Overnight in beduin homestay (Tents).

 

Day 16 – JBT 14- Abbisiya- Cycle Abbisiya to Wadi Rum- Wadi Rum

 


Get a true taste of the quintessential middle-eastern desert landscape as you quickly cycle through isolated desert on caravan tracks before crossing the Desert Highway and cycling along Wadi Rum Road to the entrance of one of the most majestic sites in Jordan.


Distance: 61km, Ascent: 757m, Descent: 941m


Overnight in Wadi Rum.

 

Day 17 – JBT 15- Wadi Rum- Cycle Wadi Rum to Aqaba- Aqaba

 


Cycle between the granite and sandstone mountains on the desert sands all the way through the largest Wadi in Jordan until turning onto the Desert Highway for the final descent to the Red Sea.


Distance: 71Km, Ascent: 763m, Descent: 1593m


Overnight in Aqaba.

 

Day 18- Aqaba- Queen Alia Airport

 


Morning pick-up from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Queen Alia Airport for departure with flight (TBC).


End of Services.

Dates:

All our tours are private tours, so we run them whenever you want.  Just tell us the time and date you want to start.

 

Bikes:

We are glad to provide bikes for your trip! Our mountain bikes have lightweight alloy frames, 27-speed gearing, disc brakes and front suspension.

 

You are also welcome to bring your own beloved bike. If you do bring your bike for this trip, please make sure it is a mountain bike, preferable with front suspension, and  in good mechanical order.

 

All our trips are accompanied by a mechanic and support vehicle.

 

Meals:

FB: Starting with dinner on first day, to breakfast on last day.

Breakfast and dinner in hotels are buffet meals. Lunch is a pack lunch.

 

Transportation:

All tours are run in private, air-conditioned vehicles, with excellent drivers. Plus a support Vehicle during the cycling to support the cyclists for bike maintenance and in case of injuries and rest breaks.

 

Accommodation:

Accommodation is based on 3-star hotels and 5-star Bedouin hospitality in Wadi Rum in traditional Bedouin tents or under the stars.

 

Guides:

We have English Speaking, Government-Licensed Tour guides and Cycling Guides available for all our tours. Also we can provide other languages speaking guides upon request.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Full details of our tour terms and conditions.

The cost varies depending upon the number of people and specific requirements of each group, including any additional sightseeing and services required. Please contact us with your particular needs to obtain a personal offer.

Cost includes:

  • Meet & Assist and Collection from the airport.
  • Return transfer to the airport.
  • Free collective visa to Jordan.
  • Entrance fees for all sites.
  • Transport by experienced driver in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Support vehicle while cycling.
  • Cycling guide/mechanic for cycling days who cycles with the group.
  • Water in vehicle.
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation in a twin share room. (Single supplement applies if you want a single room).
  • 3 nights of wilderness camping.
  • Tents for camping.
  • 1 night in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum on Day 16.
  • HB: Starting with dinner on first day, to breakfast on last day.
  • Government-licensed English speaking tour guide on days of sightseeing.
  • Bike & Helmet Hire.

Cost excludes:

  • Any flight fares.
  • Tips to service providers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses and drinks with meals.

Please kindly note this is an itinerary we have designed with inclusions and exclusions we have decided, but it can be customised to your pleasure by adding days or taking out days. If there are other experiences you would like to live throughout during your trip in Jordan: perhaps a cooking class to master some of the local dishes or an Arabic class to grasp a few words while visiting this beautiful land, even other places you have read about and would make a stop to see. We at Experience Jordan want to give you a trip of a lifetime, so how else could we do it than by letting you customise your itinerary with something you really want to do!   

 

Some of the extras you can choose from:

Amman City Tour

Extra Day and activities in Aqaba

Activities in Wadi Rum 

Arabic lesson

Arabic cooking class

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Jordan Bike Trail- North to South (MTB)
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