Cycle through deserts, roads and mountains on a journey through Jordan’s ever-changing landscapes
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, and with it's excellent and often traffic-free roads it is the perfect place to cycle. 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 on this 9 day cycling adventure.
Cycle along often excellent roads where you are more likely to see a camel than a car
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.
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)
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 and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 24 October 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 4 (Bedouin Camp) and Day 7 (Wadi Rum).
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
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)
Our Cycle Jordan (Petra & Wadi Rum) trips score an average of 4.91 out of 5 based on 11 reviews in the last year.
A great adventure in a fantastic country. The cycling is challenging but well supported, and Petra is simply breathtaking.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2018
Excellent cultural experience doesn't seem adequate enough to describe the immersion a traveler gets when cycling through a country. This cycle tour was exceptional. From Crusader castles to biblical sites. Petra and Wadi Rum are standout features. Oh and don't forget a good level of cycling fitness is needed!
Review submitted 25 Jul 2018