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Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum

9 Days | Ride through deserts, roads, mountains and mud flats on a journey through Jordan’s ever-changing landscapes

5 out of 5 based on 91 reviews submitted.
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From the shores of the Dead Sea to the top of ancient Petra, Jordan is a country as rich in surreal landscapes as it is in natural charm. Places such as the ruins of ancient Jerash seem so perfectly preserved, it’s almost as if they froze in time; Mount Nebo, said to once be savoured by Moses as he looked on towards the Promised Land, offers views revered since antiquity; and the deserts around Wadi Rum seem to glow the colour of the earth’s blood. Experience the best that Jordan has to offer as you feel the winds of the desert shift into the breath of the mountain, all the while pedalling from the top of your faithful bike.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum including Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
EEXC
This trip generates 31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend a whole day uncovering the majesty and mystery of the world wonder of Petra. The first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is simply unforgettable.
  • Experience the best weightlessness this side of outer space with an effortless float in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea
  • Hop in a jeep and experience the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a rugged moonscape of huge sandstone mountains
  • Meet Bedouin locals, learn about their ways, and sleep under the stars in a far-flung desert camp.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
  • There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Most of the time there is no shade so remember to bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
  • Winters can get quite cool, so if you're visiting at this time, don't forget to pack some warmer layers too.
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes are highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.
  • For those looking to all the riding but with a little less effort an e-bike option is available (on request) on this trip.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum including Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Bicycle (optional e-bike on request), Support Vehicle, Minivan, Jeep

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Desert camp (2 nights)

Activities
  • 6 Days Included Bicycle Hire
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Guided & vehicle-supported cycling - Dead sea
  • Guided & vehicle-supported cycling - Mt Nebo to Mukawir
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Entrance
  • Guided & vehicle-supported cycling - Shobak to Petra
  • Petra - Little Petra
  • Petra - Guided tour
  • Guided & vehicle-supported cycling - Little Petra Camp to Wadi Araba
  • Guided & vehicle-supported cycling - Wadi Rum
  • Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
  • Guided cycling - Disi mud flats
Add on activities
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Roman Theatre (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Citadel (entrance fee) - JOD3

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organize a suitable sized bike. An e-bike option (at additional cost) is available on request.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
4. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 91 reviews submitted.
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Jane · Traveled November 2023
Jordan surprised me in its beauty, history and the warm genuine welcome of the Jordanian people. Each day on the trip was epic and I can't recommend the country and the intrepid tour enough. I will certainly be booking another trip as soon as possible.
Review submitted 16 Nov 2023

Carina · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Christopher · Traveled October 2023
Cycling Jordan is a trip you'll never forget. The ancient wonders of this country are mind blowing. If you love culture shock as I do then do this trip. Our guide, Furat, was knowledgable and helpful. Pay attention to the physical rating and be prepared.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Rupert · Traveled October 2023
What a trip! Jordan was everything we hoped for and more. The cycling allowed us to feel totally immersed in this great country, with such welcoming people. Two things made this possible. Our group leader Wally was a star and the group of 16 like minded travellers so much fun.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Dean · Traveled September 2023
Intrepid combines reasonable prices with exceptionally interesting trips and excellent service. I have taken two different cycling group trips and both have been among my most enjoyable vacations. On both I have met interesting and enjoyable people and learned a great deal about the countries I visited including pleasant interactions with their citizens..
Review submitted 12 Oct 2023
Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum
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EUR €2,081