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Relax under star filled skies in Wadi Rum ✦ Walk the narrow canyons of Petra ✦ Bicycle Jordan's quiet side roads ✦ Explore the Dana Biosphere Reserve ✦ Try Bedouin dishes prepared by local villagers
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Cycling Jordan - Sea, Sand, History

Première + Classic Inn to Inn  ✦ 
9 days  ✦  Moderate

Bicycling Jordan's Many Wonders

Pedalers' Cycling Jordan introduces you to this country, its people, history and foods. Explore the carved city of Petra and take a dip in the Dead Sea, cross the barren Wadi Rum Desert and also meet the Bedouin tribe of desert nomads, explore the Dana Nature Preserve. Head out to quiet local cafés and lodges to taste the best of regional cuisine, wander through ancient ruins with guides who know and love their homeland. With the cycling and experiencs in Jordan we are sure you will crave to be back. Enjoy several traditional lunches taken at Bedouin camps along the route prepared by the family specially for our group.

Start in Amman, one of the oldest cities in the world, then venture to Mount Nebo, the place where Moses looked out across the Jordan River to the Promised Land. Ride the Madaba plains to the Dead Sea, the lowest geographical point on earth, and explore the intricate architecture of ancient Crusader Castles. Walk among the towering cliffs of Petra, home to temples, sacrificial alters, and hundreds of elaborate tombs, and enjoy the beauty of the desert as you bike the Disi Mud Flats. All along your trip, taste the finest regional cuisine at local restaurants, meet members of a nomadic tribe, stay in traditionally styled lodges, and look up at night to see a desert sky full of stars.

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Première + Classic Inn to Inn: from $4150
The tour is available year round, with Spring (Mar - May) and Fall (Sep - Nov) being the best time.

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1: Arrival & Welcome Dinner
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. At 6pm meet your guide to get to know each other and go through the trip details, then you'll head to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.
Meals: D

2: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Cycle to Dead Sea - Dead Sea
After breakfast, you will drive South to the city of Madaba. Visit Saint George church, that has one of the oldest mosaic maps of the Holy Land. Then drive to Mount Nebo, the spot where Moses looked out across the Jordan River to the Promised Land. Then the group will ride across the Madaba plains, descending along the Panorama road to the Dead Sea. En route we will stop for lunch prepared by a local family from Madaba.
Cycling: 34 mi / 55 km, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D

3: Dead Sea - Cycle Along Dead Sea Coast - Karak
After a good breakfast, start your 2nd cycling day from your hotel towards South along the Dead Sea coast line. Dead Sea is the lowest geographical point on earth. Located at -400m below sea level. The myth says that its water and mud will take you back to your childhood. Cycling today is flat and easy with few gentle climbs no longer than 1.2km. Once cycle is over, you will be transferred to the city of Karak where your guide will take you for dinner at a local family house.
Cycling: 28 mi / 45 km, Terrain: flat, small hills, Meals: B L D

4: Karak - Karak Castle - Cycle Karak to Wadi Hasa - Dana
Start you day with a visit to 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. Later, 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: 28 mi / 45 km, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D

5: Dana - Cycle Dana to Petra - Petra
We leave Dana village with a very short transfer and start cycling along the Kings Highway all the way to Petra. En Route, you'll make a short detour 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 onwards, we cycle towards Little Petra for a quick visit then continue cycling the last 10 kms on road to your hotel in Petra. Somewhere on the side of the road, we will have a lunch with a local family. Check in into your hotel, have some rest and then guide will take you for dinner at a restaurant in the town of Wadi Musa.
Cycling: 37 mi / 60 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

6: Petra - Full Day Petra visit - Petra.
A full day to explore Petra where you will leave your hotel and head to the Petra visitors center,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. The site is massive, and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theaters, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. Then continue into the city, viewing the amphitheater, exploring its many caves and tombs. If you feel courageous, want to avoid the crowds and discover some less visited monuments in Petra you can visit sites such as the Monestary, the Khubtha Mountain, Al Madras trail or the High Place of sacrifice You will follow a steep climb up ancient Nabataean steps to near the summit of Al Khubtha to enjoy the magnificent panorama overlooking the Treasury, then descending to Petra main entrance.
Hiking: 7 mi / 12 km, Terrain: flat and hills, Meals: B L D

7: Petra - Rajif - Cycle Rajif to Wadi Rum - Wadi Rum
After breakfast, take a transfer to just past the small town of Rajif at the top of the large hill after Petra. Start cycling where the pavement meets the dirt just after turning off the main King's Highway and begin a long descent off-road towards Wadi Rum. Lunch will be provided by a local bedouin family en route. After lunch, you will continue cycling to Wadi Rum across some sandy segments. Once the ride is over, Jeeps will take you for a 2hr ride then to your overnight place in the desert where you will enjoy looking at the stars.
Cycling: 28 mi / 45 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

8: Wadi Rum - Cycle Disi salt flats - Amman
After having your morning breakfast, Jeeps will transfer you to Rum Village where you will start your final cycling day on the Disi Mud Flats, a nice and easy day where you will enjoy the beauty of the desert on two wheels. Once cycling is over, say goodbye to your cycling crew and head back to Amman.
Cycling: 22 mi / 35 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

9: Amman - Queen Alia International Airport - Departure
Pick up from your hotel in Amman and transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.
Meals: B

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Bedouin cuisine prepared fresh
Treasury ruins in Petra
modern Bedouin camp
wind eroded sandstone columns
view from the cycling route

What's Provided

  • Expert local bilingual guides
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entrance and activity fees

*as noted in itinerary
**during activity, hotels also provide water in room


Pedalers provides Scott Aspect 740 27.5" hard tail mountain bikes.

As a safe health measure, guests are asked to bring their own helmets and waterbottles for cycling. If necessary these can be purchased in Jordan.

Where You Sleep

Classic Inn to Inn

La Locanda - Amman
Holiday Inn Dead Sea - Dead Sea
Falcon Rock Hotel - Karak
Feynan Eco Lodge - Dana
Petra Guesthouse - Petra
Rahayeb Desert Camp - Wadi Rum

Travel Essentials

Tour meets in Amman, Jordan (AMM), fly in before 2 pm on Day 1.

Tour ends in Amman, Jordan (AMM), fly out after 10 am on Day 8.

Passports required for all guests. Visas are required but most nationalities can get an Visa on Arrival.

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Première + Classic Inn to Inn: from $4150
The tour is available year round, with Spring (Mar - May) and Fall (Sep - Nov) being the best time.

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