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The starting point is Al Beidha, better known as Little Petra. It belongs to one of the world's most famous archaeological sites and is only 240km (149 mi) south of Amman and 120km (74.6 mi) north of the red sea town of Aqaba.

The ancient archaeological site is located only 9 kilometers from Wadi Musa, the entry point for the World UNESCO site of Petra. Admittedly, little Petra is a far less visited site compared to Petra; nevertheless, it is a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere worth exploring.

Wadi Faynan was originally one of the biggest copper mines in the Roman Empire and one of the three primary copper mines in the world. Faynan is located south of the Dead Sea and east of Wadi Araba. Nowadays, a part of the wadi falls under the Dana Biosphere Reserve, including eco-hotels and lodges under the supervision of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). However, for a long time, the Natural Resource Authority in Jordan scouted and assessed the area in the hope that enough copper could be found in the mountains, providing the nation with much-needed natural resources.

Wadi Faynan and its neighbor Wadi Ghuweir are known for their rich diversity in sandstones, waterfalls, gardens of palm trees, and narrow gorges.

Required gear

  • Sports shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Light clothing, rain and wind jackets in the winter season 


  • Take plenty of drinking water!
  • Always wear a helmet when cycling!
  • Take sunscreen with you.
  • A support vehicle will always be available to assist, don't hesitate to use it when you feel so! 


  • Wild dogs will never attack.
  • Slippery downhills during the wet season 
  • Light traffic in villages 
  • Dehydration, sunburn, heat stroke

The intermediate on- and the off-road route will start directly from the hotel. We will cycle over Namaleh road, of which the majority is downhill. It is a breathtaking ride with views of colorful mountains, panoramic landscapes, and scenes of Wadi Araba. We will likely meet some Bedouins with their flocks of camels painting the beautiful and raw picture one can expect from visiting Jordan.

Distance: 55.5km
Elevation gain: +599m  +13.2%
Elevation loss: -1,346m -23.3%
Difficulty level: intermediate/mix on- and off-road
The Trip Confirms Upon Weather Conditions!
For Groups above 4, Create a Tailor-Made Tours

  • Bike & helmet - Scott Sub cross 30 2018 model
  • Qualified first-class English-speaking cycling guide
  • Escorting vehicle with spare parts during the biking tours
  • Mechanical support 
  • First Aid support
  • Water & fruits
  • Excursions in modern deluxe A/C tourists vehicle as per the program
  • Archaeological site entrance fees ( can be covered by Jordan pass)
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Extra meals and beverages
  • Any personal expenses
  • Tips and portages of all kinds
  • Accommodations

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