Cycling Distance : 45km Elevation Gain: +1,167m Elevation Loss: -1,433m Difficulty level: Beginners
  • Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Reviews
  • Booking
  • FAQ

Detailed Description About the Tour

The Tour starts with a visit to Shobak Castle, located in the center of Jordan along the King’s Highway. Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary visitor, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. It’s especially imposing when seen from a distance, as it sits on a dramatic hill (formerly called Mons Realis, or the Royal Mountain). The surrounding landscape is dry and rough but nevertheless very interesting. The region in central Jordan between Dana, Shobak, and Petra is nested in a very unique ecosystem. Therefore, it offers stunning landscapes and an interesting as well as challenging terrain for cycling.

Visiting Al-Shobak Castle

Walking around the castle is quite interesting and it actually has a secret tunnel that you can climb in. It is usually also not very crowded. The ruins are not in the best condition but you can definitively imagine the old buildings. Very interesting are also the views of the surrounding hills with their titled lines.

Cycling-Jordan-Shobak-Castle-View
View from Shobak Castle

Cycling to Little Petra

After visiting the castle, you will cycle in a unique environment between hills, trees until reaching the small sister of Jordan’s most famous highlight. Shortly after leaving Shobak Castle we will go offroad and will be rewarded with magnificent views over Wadi Arabah. The different colored mountains and the views as far as the Jordan Valley are one of the best in the country. There will be a lot of change in elevation and the ride is certainly challenging. Before getting back on asphalt we will cycle through forest-like nature. The last part of the ride will take you along the King’s Highway, which is the scenic road in the center of Jordan. The King’s Highway connects Madaba just South of Amman with the Wadi Mujib Dam, The Karak Region, Tafilah, Shobak, and Petra.

Visiting Little Petra

Little Petra is only a few minutes drive away from the Petra visitor center in Wadi Musa. It is essentially a smaller version and showcases small facades carved into stone similar to the well-known treasury. Little Petra was established as a stopover for caravans traveling through the country. You have the possibility to walk through a Siq-like landscape and explore the different facades. Little Petra takes probably 1 hour to visit and it also marks the start of the back hike into Petra.

No details found.

Itineraries

Day 1

Welcome to Jordan

Arrival in Amman and transfer to the hotel in Amman.

Day 2

Shobak castle to Little Petra off road biking - overnight Campsite

starts with a visit to Shobak Castle, located in the center of Jordan along the King’s Highway. Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shobak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary visitor, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak. It’s especially imposing when seen from a distance, as it sits on a dramatic hill (formerly called Mons Realis, or the Royal Mountain). The surrounding landscape is dry and rough but nevertheless very interesting. The region in central Jordan between Dana, Shobak, and Petra is nested in a very unique ecosystem. Therefore, it offers stunning landscapes and an interesting as well as challenging terrain for cycling. Walking around the castle is quite interesting and it actually has a secret tunnel that you can climb in. It is usually also not very crowded. The ruins are not in the best condition but you can definitively imagine the old buildings. Very interesting are also the views of the surrounding hills with their titled lines. After visiting the castle, We will cycle in a unique environment between hills with some climbs, The route will start from Al Shobak castle at approximately 1,300m (4,265ft) above sea level and will take you through the mountains, crossing the villages through Jhaier with amazing downhill between Oak trees where you might meet some locals. The route leads through a panoramic view where the stunning views of the mountains will take your breath, with a rolling up and down hills double track that will challenge you and rewards you all the way towards little Petra, (Al Beida). - Overnight: Campsite/ you can experience the traditional Bedouin lifestyle without losing out on the comfort of a hot shower, real beds, clean bedding, and electricity. -Dinner and breakfast at the camp.

Day 3

Little Petra to Petra - Hike - Overnight petra

Little Petra is essentially a smaller version and showcases small facades carved into stone similar to the well-known treasury. Little Petra was established as a stopover for caravans traveling through the country. You have the possibility to walk through a siq-like landscape and explore the different facades. Little Petra takes probably 1 hour to visit. on this day, we start hiking from little Petra to Petra. The path is in good condition all the way and the first half is flat. But it does get a little steeper towards the end. Distance: About 14km to the Monastery. and then free time at petra we meet at hotel for dinner Time: 2 - 3 hours. Difficulty: Easy-moderate.

Day 4

Petra hotel - Queen Alia Airport

Depart from the hotel Drive to Queen Alia Airport in time for your flight.

PRICE INCLUDES

 

  • Meet & Assist at Amman Airport.
  • Individual transfer from/to Amman Airport.
  • Watter Bottle
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • local English-speaking guide
  • Cycling guide / mechanic for cycling days who cycles with the group.
  • Support cycling truck for cycling days.
  • Bike (Scott Aspect 740 27,5″ or Sub cross 30) and helmet hire on cycling days.
  • Snack breaks on cycling days
  • Accommodation as per itinerary, sharing in a twin room with another member of the group of the same gender. (A supplement applies for a single room, available on request).
  • Airport drop off

PRICE EXCLUDES

 

  • Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.).
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Travel insurance.
  • Alcohol drinks.
  • Visa fees
  • Any airfare.
  • Any optional services.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Reply

  • Pricing Name
    Start
    End
    Group (Min-Max)
    Pricing
     
  • Pricing Name Showbak to Petra
    Start
    End
    1 - 5 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 5

    Adult ( 1 - 5 Pax ) $500.00 /Person

    - +

No Details Found