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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

What a way to see Jordan!

5
Tourism by bike proved to be my favourite kind of touring a country, I feel like we all got so much done and seen so much of Jordan than we would have, had we been taking normal transport, as we were always on the move and we covered MOST of the country. Jordan is such a beautiful country, full of history and holly sites, good food, lovely friendly people. Seeing it by bike makes it even more special as you get to appreciate the beautiful nature and whizz past villages and towns, say hello to the locals, who encourage you and all the kids who try to high-five you along the way.
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

PETRA AND WADI RUM BY BIKE

5
This tour is well balanced between cycling and cultural visits one of course to a seventh wonder of the world site. The cycling days are quite short compared with other Exodus cycling holidays but this is offset by varying desert scenery and other activity. Plus if you are not a 'keen' cyclist the descents far outweigh the ascents.
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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 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

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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