Best of the Jordan Bike Trail (Group)

Days

9

From

$2,200 USD / Person

Overview:

Join a small group with Experience Jordan Adventures on our Best of the Jordan Bike Trail Tour. As developers of the trail we have extensive knowledge of the best cycling sections around the courtry.

 

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy an adventure ride with a small group of cyclist
  • Cycle through Jordan’s rolling green forests, sandy red deserts, and dramatic canyons
  • Witness the World Heritage Site of Petra
  • Explore the wild desert of Wadi Rum
  • Relax by the Dead Sea

Arrive at Amman Airport, where we will meet you, assist with immigration and then transfer to your hotel in Amman. Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the bronze age. The city is growing into a modern city, but retains its character and history.

 

Depending on your flight arrival time, you may have free time to explore on your own.

 

Overnight in Amman.

After breakfast, meet your guide and biking crew at 8 AM at hotel’s lobby. And then depart from Amman and head north to walk through the history of Jerash, regarded as one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Later on drive to Anjara for the first biking day of the tour.

 

Today’s cycling route starts the edge of the town of Anjara and past the old abandoned village of Sarabees before descending to Wadi Mahmoud. Upon reaching the Wadi, trail continues through a wooded valley before heading west and starting the long descent into Wadi Zarqa and to Zarqa River. Enjoy the dirt track to yourselves as you start the long descent to Zarqa River. Along the descent, there are witness breathtaking views. In biblical times, the river was known as the Jabbok River, where Jacob wrestled with God. Upon crossing the river, take a transfer back to Amman.

 

In the evening we will have a dinner all together and go through the plan and details for the whole trip.

 

Cycling Info: 30,3 Km; +572m; -1604m; Max grade: 16,1%; Avg grade: -1,6%.

Overnight in Amman.

Start your day with a transfer south to the city of Karak to visit Karak castle, an ancient Crusader Castle, where you can explore the maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways. The city of Karak was the capital of Moab and the castle dominates the skyline. The castle provides an impressive insight into the architectural and military skills of the Crusaders. Then start cycling right after the city of Karak, this section passes through rural countryside and then races downhill along the King’s Highway passing the Tanour Dam just outside of Karak Governorate limits. Reaching Wadi Hasa, take a transfer to Dana Nature Reserve for overnight.

Cycling Info: 44,4 Km; +689m; -1259m; Max grade: 17,3%; Avg grade: 2,0%.

 

Time permitting, upon reaching Dana Reserve, your guide will take you for a Sunset tour around the village.

 

Overnight in Dana Nature Reserve.

A short transfer out of Dana and on to visit Shobak Castle, the first of the series of Crusader Castles built in Jordan; which was constructed by Baldwin I in 1115 and only surrendered in 1189 to the Great Salahdin. From Shobak and then we cycle off-road on a mixture of dirt tracks and roads to Little Petra. This stage of Jordan Bike Trail is stated as one of the most epic ones. The route contours around the mountains of Dana and Petra with great views across the Jordan valley. Lunch boxes to be served on our way by a local family from Petra. Finish the ride with a visit to Little Petra. Then cycle to your overnight camp hidden in the rocks and enjoy the hospitality of the Bedouins.

 

Cycling Info: 46,2 Km; +945m; -1255m; Max grade: 16,4%; Avg grade: 1,1%.

Overnight in Little Petra.

After breakfast, you will leave Little Petra and head to the red rose city Petra. Enter the city through 1 Km long narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks, then continue to the stunning Treasury carved into the sandstone rock. Proceed to explore this amazing world heritage site. The site is massive and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, Treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets.

 

Lunch will be provided at local restaurant inside the site.

 

Overnight in Petra.

After breakfast, take a short transfer to just past the small town of Rajif at the top of the large hill after Petra. Today’s ride is a long descent off-road towards Wadi Rum. Lunch will be served by local Bedouin family on our way.
Upon arrival your guide will take you for a 2-Hour sunset jeep tour through the desert. Enjoy the hospitality of the bedouins and sleep under the stars in Wadi Rum.

 

Cycling Info: 48,7 Km; +335m; -1029m; Max grade: 14,0%; Avg grade: -1,4%.

 

Route can be extended further towards Wadi Rum (Time Permitting): Additional distance: 42,0 Km; +374m; -256m; Max grade: 6,3%; Avg grade: – 0,1%.

 

Overnight at Wadi Rum Camp.

Cycle between the 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. Upon arrival to Aqaba enjoy well deserved dip in the sea and spend evening on your own.

 

Biking crew will leave you here.

 

Cycling Info: 55,9 Km; +211m; -1140m; Max grade: 5,9%; Avg grade: -1,4%

Overnight in Aqaba.


Spend morning enjoying the sea, then, at 10:30, drive to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of your tour relaxing, floating in the salt waters or resting by the pool. You can always pamper yourself with your chosen spa treatment.

 

Overnight at Dead Sea.

Individual collection from the Dead Sea and transfer to Queen Alia Airport, flight number and time to be confirmed.

 

End of services.

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Dates & Availability

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Start Date End Date Spaces Left Guranteed Price
  • March 23, 2019
  • March 31, 2019
12
  • $2,200.00 (USD)
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  • October 19, 2019
  • October 27, 2019
12
  • $2,200.00 (USD)
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  • November 16, 2019
  • November 24, 2019
12
  • $2,200.00 (USD)
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Price Includes

 

  • Meet & Assist at Amman Airport.
  • Individual transfer from/to Amman Airport.
  • Free visa to Jordan for non-restricted nationalities staying 2 nights and more (full passport details must be received 14 days before arrival) – Law is subject to change with no notice.
  • Meals as per itinerary (Please refer to routes table: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and snack lunches on cycling days, 5 dinners.
  • Cycling guide / mechanic for cycling days who cycles with the group.
  • Support cycling truck for cycling days.
  • Bike (Scott Aspect 740 27,5″) and helmet hire on cycling days.
  • Snack breaks on cycling days, including: bananas, cereal bars, nuts, dates, flat bread with peanut butter and nutella spread, chewing gum, halaweh.
  • 2-Hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
  • Entrance fees to all attractions in the itinerary.
  • Transportation as per itinerary in an A/C vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
  • Government Licensed English Speaking tour guide from Day 2 to Day 8.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary, sharing in a twin room with another member of the group of the same gender. (A supplement applies for a single room, available on request).

Price Excludes

 

  • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Water with meals.
  • Alcohol drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any activities in Aqaba.
  • Any airfare.
  • Dinners in Amman(Day 1), Petra(Day 5) and Aqaba(Day 7) are excluded, as you will have different option for dinner arrangement on your own.
  • Any optional services.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

Full details of our tour terms and conditions.

We are running these trips during the best times of year to trek in Jordan. For more information about the expected weather during the trek, see below.

Amman

Petra

Dead Sea

Flights to Amman or EasyJet Flights to Aqaba!

 

This tour works well whether you are flying into Amman or taking one of the new EasyJet flights from Berlin, London, and other cities to Aqaba. 

 

If you are landing in Aqaba, we offer private transport for you on the arrival and departure date. The price for these private transfers are:

Aqaba Airport to Amman (Arrival Day): $123 USD

Dead Sea to Aqaba Airport (Departure Day): $72 USD

 

Your tailored itinerary would look like:

Day 1: Aqaba Airport – Amman

Day 2-7: Same as the trip plan above

Day 8: Dead Sea – Aqaba Airport

 

More details on day 1: We will pick you up from the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba and drive you to your hotel in Amman. The driving time is approximately 4 hours. Then you will have some time to explore the capital city at night and enjoy dinner before the sightseeing begins the next day.

Berlin to Aqaba:

Flight #: EZY4569

Departure: 10:15 am

Arrival: 16:00 (4:00pm)

Aqaba to Berlin:

Flight #: EZY4570

Departure: 16:55 (4:44 pm)

Arrival: 20:50 (8:55 pm)

London to Aqaba:

Flight #: EZY8731

Departure: 09:05 am

Arrival: 16:55 (4:55pm)

London to Aqaba:

Flight #: EZY8731

Departure: 09:05 am

Arrival: 16:55 (4:55pm)