The tour starts at Little Petra, the small sister of Petra, Jordan’s most famous tourist attraction. Little Petra is a very small version of Petra, near to the main attraction and also start to the back-trail into Petra. It features…
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The tour starts at Little Petra, the small sister of Petra, Jordan’s most famous tourist attraction. Little Petra is a very small version of Petra, near to the main attraction and also start to the back-trail into Petra. It features also a siq-like walk, smaller versions of facades carved into the rocks and serves as the starting point for our tour to Feynan.
From Little Petra, we will take the Namla road towards Wadi Araba. It is one of the most beautiful roads to drive in Jordan. If you go with the car from the Dead Sea towards Little Petra you can easily climb up the hills. With the bike we go rather downhill for most of the trip. We will ride Serpentines winding through an amazing mountain landscape of red rocks towards the Jordan Valley.
The road is very new, so of excellent condition. There are plenty possibilities to take great pictures. A small stop, the Bedouin shop and cafe offers stunning views of Wadi Araba. After driving downhill the winding road, we continue mainly on flat surface with the mountains to our right. We will see sand dunes, trees and with some luck also Bedouin with their camels.
In the end we will arrive at the Visitor Center of a small town near Feynan, from where we go to the Feynan Ecolodge. The Feynan Ecolodge is one of the best Ecolodges in the world. It supports full sustainability by using candles instead of electricity, sourcing local food and using a waste water treatment facility. It is a wonderfully quiet area with magnificent views.
- Starting at ( little Petra). The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, it is located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba
- Finish Point (Fynan).The Wadi Feynan area was historically one of three main copper mining hubs in the world. For 30 years, the Natural Resource Authority in Jordan had set up camp in Feynan, scouting and assessing the area with the nostalgic hope that perhaps there was enough copper in those mountains to provide the country with a much needed natural resource.
We will start our ride from the hotel to Feynan through Namaleh road. Most of the Namaleh road is downhill. During the ride, you will see different types of colorful mountains, panoramic views of wadi araba with a big chance of meeting bedouins and their lovely camels
- Meet & Assist at Amman Airport.
- Individual transfer from/to Amman Airport.
- Water 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
- 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
Tour Difficulty Ratings
Characterized by flatter terrain and comparatively shorter distances (25–45 miles per day). These tours have minimal hill climbing and are optimal for newer or easy-going cyclists, or those traveling with friends or family members unaccustomed to cycling. Exception: Family Fun trips tend to have mileage in the 20- to 30-mile per day range.
In comparison to our Beginner tours, Beginner+ tours have some additional climbing characterized by rolling hills and/or longer daily mileages (35–55 miles per day). These trips are great for newer cyclists looking to challenge themselves. Exception: Family Fun trips tend to have mileage in the 20- to 30-mile per day range
Characterized by rolling terrain and medium-distance days (40–60 miles per day). Intermediate tours can involve some climbing, but the climbs are usually shorter (1–2 miles), and the grade tends to be no greater than 6% for an extended period. These tours are best for individuals who are regular or semi-regular cyclists.
In comparison to our Intermediate tours, an Intermediate+ tour often has slightly more climbing or a few longer days (50–70 miles per day). A few of our self-contained Intermediate+ tours are ranked as such not due to high mileage or heavy climbing, but because riding loaded for several consecutive days can be physically taxing.
Characterized by consistently undulating terrain and relatively longer distances (60+ miles per day). Advanced tours may also feature steep grades (greater than 6%) for extended periods. These tours are best suited for more experienced cyclists or folks with a higher fitness level. Most of our longer (more than two weeks) self-contained tours are rated as Advanced or Advanced+. This has less to do with high mileages or unrelenting climbs, and more to do with the tour length, group roles and rotations, and the added challenges of riding loaded bicycles on lengthy tours.
In comparison to our Advanced tours, an Advanced+ tour will see a greater number of consecutive higher mileage days (60+ miles per day) and a larger number of climbs. An Advanced+ tour might involve some exceptionally hilly terrain, high mileage days, and/or take place at higher altitudes. Most of our longer (more than two weeks) self-contained tours are rated as Advanced or Advanced+. This has less to do with high mileages or unrelenting climbs, and more to do with the tour length, group roles and rotations, and the added challenges of riding loaded bicycles on lengthy tours.