A challenging and fantastic cycling holiday in Jordan from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea
Offering an almost continuous journey by bike from Madaba near the Jordanian capital of Amman to the Red Sea resort of Aqaba, this is a classic cycling holiday. It is a thrilling journey, full of geographical and cultural splendour, as we cross the amazing Kingdom of Jordan. On this superb mountain bike ride we encounter many of the ‘must see' locations of this engaging country and also experience its warm and traditional hospitality. From the spiritual site of Mount Nebo we'll witness the stunning views across to the ‘Promised Land', before a descent to the shores of the Dead Sea - an incredible 400 metres below sea level! This is the lowest point on earth and it's a truly unique experience to climb back up to sea level and beyond. On a mix of tarmac and jeep trails we then traverse one of the longest canyons in Jordan, arriving at the high mountain plateau of Dana, where the magnificent panorama includes the Wadi Araba desert, far below.
Following a chain of impressive Crusader fortresses, including the magnificent Karak Castle, we enjoy exhilarating biking as we descend through the Valley of Moses to Petra, where we have a welcome rest and exploration day at the ancient 'rose-red city'. Moving on from Petra, we discover the majestic grandeur of the desert landscapes at Wadi Rum, once home to Lawrence of Arabia. After a night under the stars with our Bedouin hosts, it's a short ride to the Red Sea, where we will be ready for a well-earned drink and a swim to celebrate the conclusion of this action-packed week of adventure biking.