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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

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5
Jordan…the North-South, Africa-Mecca-Damascus corridor…with the Silk Road surely the most important historical routes to travel…with scenery and modern politics to match. To stand where one can see Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Israel or Palestine…depending on your politics ;where Moses is said to have viewed the “Promised land” ; where Lawrence blew up the Hejaz railway. To see it from the saddle of a bike…whizzing into the Jordan valley…was sublime. This trip was filled with bike…maybe not enough for the really keen cyclist…history..and experiences like night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert; a lively scramble to look down on the Treasury at astonishing Petra…as well as reeling at the sight of looking up at it at the end of a near half mile walk through a slim fissure in the rock; dipping in the Dead Sea. Always on to the next thing. Eighteen independent souls of a big age range…early 20’s to ’70’s…herded like cats by a guide with great character,humour and knowledge, looked after assiduously on the bikes rides by two great young Jordanians who are the Jordan Triathlon team. The support and organisation were excellent. There were just enough pacey rides and hill climbs not to frustrate the ardent cyclists…and plenty of support for those for whom the hills were a challenge. There was even a police escort…blue lights flashing. The hotels are modest but adequate…one does not do this for the luxury…the fare a bit better than that. It was tempting enough to lure two separate travellers from Canada and one from Spain. Maybe we got lucky with our group…but we were able to do and enjoy so much because of the organisation and attention to detail of the crew…there was a plan for everything…but it was not rigid.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

petra and wadi rum by bike

5
Jordan…the North-South, Africa-Mecca-Damascus corridor…with the Silk Road surely the most important historical routes to travel…with scenery and modern politics to match. To stand where one can see Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Israel or Palestine…depending on your politics ;where Moses is said to have viewed the “Promised land” ; where Lawrence blew up the Hejaz railway. To see it from the saddle of a bike…whizzing into the Jordan valley…was sublime. This trip was filled with bike…maybe not enough for the really keen cyclist…history..and experiences like night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert; a lively scramble to look down on the Treasury at astonishing Petra…as well as reeling at the sight of looking up at it at the end of a near half mile walk through a slim fissure in the rock; dipping in the Dead Sea. Always on to the next thing. Eighteen independent souls of a big age range…early 20’s to ’70’s…herded like cats by a guide with great character,humour and knowledge, looked after assiduously on the bikes rides by two great young Jordanians who are the Jordan Triathlon team. The support and organisation were excellent. There were just enough pacey rides and hill climbs not to frustrate the ardent cyclists…and plenty of support for those for whom the hills were a challenge. There was even a police escort…blue lights flashing. The hotels are modest but adequate…one does not do this for the luxury…the fare a bit better than that. It was tempting enough to lure two separate travellers from Canada and one from Spain. Maybe we got lucky with our group…but we were able to do and enjoy so much because of the organisation and attention to detail of the crew…there was a plan for everything…but it was not rigid.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Cycling Jordan

4
It was a full packed, well paced, comprehensive tour of Jordan, beautiful sights on the bike that just wouldn't be seen in a vehicle. Stunning scenes & you get a good feel for the countries landscape, culture, history and position now, with all the planned visits and fantastic guiding. The cycling is enough to make it a non-lazy holiday but not for people wanting to do any serious mileage or training.
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Busy trip seeing the sights of Jordan

4
A busy trip covering a lot of ground in a bus. If you are a fit cyclist, the cycling is not especially challenging - only the ride en route from Petra to Aqaba gets the pulse up - most rides are downhill. I could have done without a stop at the mosaic factory/shop - just 15 minutes after starting the ride from Madaba. It seemed too much like a hard sell to me. The Bedouin camp was a let down. Close to a village with barking dogs, and near a busy well lit road - lots of light pollution. I understand this is not the usual Exodus camp, so you may get a better camp experience than we did.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

5
Firstly have no worries about safety in Jordan. The country is a very stable "island" surrounded by countries in turmoil, and at no point did we feel uncomfortable. This holiday has less cycling then other ones we have done, but you wouldn't go to Jordan without spending a fair bit of time soaking in the history and culture - Petra is just amazing and one and half days only allows you to scratch at the surface.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

5
A unique combination of very enjoyable bike rides, 2000 year old history and incredible desert landscapes. The trip was very well organised and I enjoyed every minute.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Jordan by bike-fantastic!

5
Brilliant guide and bike guides. A trip for any level of fitness (imo) though don't go expecting to use it as a training holiday. Well organised with good amounts of free time.
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Amazing trip - cycling, sights, sea and sand!

5
Jordan is a fantastic country with so much to offer - and travelling by bike is definately the best way to see the landscape and people at their best. Great cycing (quite alot of up, but some pretty awesome downs to go with it!), floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, ancient sights (Petra is to be seen to be believed), camping in the desert, camels...
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Holiday of a Lifetime

5
Jordan exceeded our wildest expectations, its fantastic with vast romantic deserts and exotic mountains and incredible history. Everyday provided new experiences. The main tourist sites of Petra, Little Petra and Gerasa are more than breathtaking and were almost deserted. The people are very friendly. Our group of 8 cyclists was accompanied by 2 leading members of Jordans' National Cycling team, a mechanic, guide, 3 armed policemen and others. We never felt at any risk. The need to cover up for modesty was rarely apparent. Hotels were reasonable and food was good. Trek lightweight hybrid bikes were excellent. You must be fit, one of our group who was fit but had not cycled since childhood had to walk occasionally. Cycling varies between easy; technically difficult descents; and steep rolling hills. Temperatures were between 34 and about 40.
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