PETRA & WADI RUM BY BIKE

Cycle through the Kingdom of Jordan and visit one of the most spectacular wonders in the world - the 'Rose-red city' of Petra - and the ancient sites of Madaba and Mount Nebo. Away from the temples and monuments, ride through quiet villages and ancient olive groves, meeting some of the Bedouin people along the way. Experience the peculiar weightlessness of floating in the Dead Sea, and snorkel in the biblical waters of the Red Sea to relax and unwind. Most relaxing of all is the night spent in Wadi Rum, the former headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia. Here the solitude, the majestic desert scenery and incredible night skies, ensure a memorable evening of star gazing.

Itinerary

Day 1 Amman

Arrive in the city of Amman and enjoy a free day to explore Jordan's thrilling capital. Perhaps admire the cityscape from the lofty Roman Theatre or watch the world go by in a cool Shmeisani cafe bar.

Day 2 Jerash/Madaba

Time to hop on the bikes and pedal out through the foothills and olive groves of the Rift Valley. Arrive in Madaba - the famous 'City of Mosaics'- and marvel at the remarkably well-preserved ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Days 3-5 Petra

Ride to Moses' reputed burial place at Mount Nebo before an exhilarating descent to the shores of the Dead Sea. Head to Suwaima and float in the salty waters to rejuvenate tired legs. Spend two inspiring days exploring the ancient rose-hued city of Petra. One of the most remarkable places on earth, this captivating site is full of breathtaking sandstone carvings and is a true highlight of the Middle East. Back in the saddle, take a visit to Little Petra and the intricately detailed Siq al-Barid.

Day 6 Aqaba

Venture into the Jordanian desert, through remote Bedouin territory, and follow the dusty road to Wadi Araba. Emerge from the desert and drive to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Watch a brilliant sunset flame the sky red and kick back in the serenity of Aqaba.

Day 7 Wadi Rum

Take the chance to swim or snorkel before cycling to spectacular Wadi Rum. Marvel at the surreal landscape while conjuring up images of Lawrence of Arabia leading tribes into battle.

Days 8-9 Amman

Experience the vast isolation of this remote area on a 4x4 adventure into the desert at Wadi Rum, before returning to Amman.

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