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Day 1: Arrival Queen Alia Airport – Amman
Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Our airport representative will be waiting for you to assist with visa procedures. The airport representative will walk you through customs and down to the luggage hall. Afterwards, meet with your driver in the arrival hall. The driver will be holding a name sign. Transfer to your hotel in Amman for an overnight.
Day 2: Amman – Roman Theatre – The Citadel – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Dead Sea
After breakfast at the hotel, tour around the city of Amman visiting its sites. First, visit the Citadel with beautiful views over Amman City. It is an archeological site located on top of Jebel Al Qala’a at the center of downtown. This historic site comprises a 1700-meter wall that dates back to the Bronze Age, the iconic Temple of Hercules, and the Umayyad Palace.
Continue to the Roman Theatre, located in the heart of the city. This magnificently restored theatre is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia and is the highlight of Amman for most foreign visitors. The theatre itself is cut into the northern side of a hill and has a seating capacity of 6000.
Afterwards, meet with your driver and transfer to Madaba to explore the city. First top will be St. George Church in Madaba. Here you will view the Madaba Map, also known as the Madaba Mosaic Map, a part of a floor mosaic in the early Byzantine church. Continue to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Enjoy a lunch at Mzayyen Restaurant in Mt. Nebo.
You will find your bikes in Mt. Nebo. After lunch, start cycling towards the lowest point on earth’s surface: the Dead Sea. Transfer to your hotel in Dead Sea for check-in and overnight.
Biking Distance: 30 km | Duration: 3 hours | Type: Downhill
Day 3: Dead Sea – Mujib – Petra
After breakfast at the hotel, your luggage will be picked up by a vehicle to be transferred to your hotel in Petra. Starting early in morning start biking towards Wadi Mujib. Wadi Mujib spans across 70 kilometers of valleys, towns, and mountains. It begins at the Desert Highway and ends at the opening of the iconic Dead Sea. The canyon itself is an impressive 4 kilometers wide and one kilometer tall.
Stop and have lunch at the Wadi Mujib nature reserve. Lunch boxes will be arranged in advance.
Afterwards, transfer to Petra via The King's Highway for an overnight.
Biking Distance: 40 km | Duration: 3-4 hours | Type: Uphill and Downhill
Day 4: Petra – Shobak Castle – Biking – Little Petra – Back to Petra
After breakfast at the hotel join the cycling team to bike around Shobak Castle. Continue biking to Little Petra. Little Petra is an ancient archaeological site located a few kilometers north of the World UNESCO site of Petra. There you visit the rock tombs, cisterns, frescoes and get the first impression of the unique Nabatean architecture. An amazing site with open area for cycling with excellent views.
Stop and have lunch along the way. Lunch boxes will be provided in advance.
After lunch and exploring Little Petra, meet your driver and transfer back to your hotel in Petra for an overnight.
Biking Distance: 37 km | Duration: 4-5 hours | Type: Uphill and Downhill
Optional activities for tonight: Petra by Night (every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening), Petra Kitchen cooking course, local Turkish Bath.
Day 5: Petra
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and meet with your driver. Today you’ll visit Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as one of the seven wonders of the world. Petra was carved out of the rocky southern Jordanian desert by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago. What was then the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, Petra was lost for 2000 years until it was rediscovered 200 years ago by a Swedish explorer. Over the past 200 years, more and more of Petra has been uncovered, and more treasures are still being uncovered to this day.
Here you will have a full-day guided tour. Enter through the Siq and visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theater, Colonnaded Street etc. After lunch, if time permits, visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a lot of climbing but definitely worth the views! Overnight in Petra.
Day 6: Petra – Taybeh- Delagha – Wadi Araba – Wadi Rum
After breakfast at the hotel, your luggage will be picked up by a vehicle to be transferred to your hotel in Wadi Rum. Transfer to Tabyeh and start your cycling tour toward Wadi Araba Desert stopping through Delagha. Along the way, pass prince Hassan Castle, Al Rajef , Dlaghah, Al Thugrah and continue to Masa'udah where you’ll have lunch and relax. Boxed lunches will be prepared in advance.
After lunch, continue cycling until you reach the sandy dunes of Wadi Araba Desert. Your camp site will be ready upon arrival and enjoy a freshly prepared dinner. Take in the silence and unique landscape around the burning campfire with the dunes lighted up by the setting sun while thousands of stars sparkle in the sky. After cycling, transfer to Wadi Rum for check-in and overnight.
Biking Distance: 51 km | Duration: 4-5 hours | Type: Uphill and Downhill
Day 7: Wadi Rum – Disi – Aqaba (The Red Sea)
After breakfast, start cycling within the Wadi Rum. Continue to the Disi area through the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum. Afterwards, experience a 2-hour jeep tour of Wadi Rum visiting its most famous sites. If time and weather permits: possible sand boarding on the sand dunes. Enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon transfer to Aqaba for check-in. The rest of the day is yours. Explore Aqaba and it’s Red Sea coastal line. Aqaba is full of water activities such as snorkeling and diving. Feel free to enjoy the beach or roam around local markets. Overnight in Aqaba.
Biking Distance: 35 km | Duration: 3-4 hours | Type: Regular Roads and Dirt Roads
Day 8: Aqaba – Airport
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) for departure. Keep in mind that you need to be at the airport 3 hours prior to your departure time. The driving distance from Aqaba to QAIA is 4 hours. End of tour.
Optional: fly out of Aqaba International Airport (AIA) for final departure home or take a 45-minute flight from AIA to QAIA for final departure home. Inquire for more details.
Type of the bike:
The Scott Sub Cross 30 2018 Full Alloy. This bike emphasizes comfort and convenience for touring. Equipped with a lockout fork and Syncros components, the Sub Cross is set up perfectly for your excursions. Used for both men and women geometries.