Starting at The castle of Shaubak which was built on a summit of a conical hill by Crusader king Baldwin the First in AD.1115 with the dual purpose of extending the area of Frankish settlement east of the Dead sea and of controlling the desert road, by which caravans moved between Syria in the north and the Red Sea and Egypt in the. going south to Little Petra in al Beidha. an intermediate-level Mountain biking tour.
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The village of Al Shobak is the starting point of this route. It is located around 190km (118 mi) south of Amman, which takes roughly two and a half hours by car.
Al Shobak is eminent for the Shobak Castle, also known as Mont Real. It was built by King Baldwin in 1115 and lasted many battles until its defeat in 1189 by Egypt and Syria's first sultan, Salahuddin Al-Ayyoubi. The castle's features are mindblowing as it is built on top of a hill in the middle of the desert, it has a secret passageway leading to a spring and traces of both Christian carvings and Islamic tablets.
The finishing point is at Little Petra, Al Beidha. 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.
The on-road Shobak to Al Beidha route is perfect for the intermediate rider. It includes some climbs and might be slightly longer than the off-road; nevertheless, the road is smoother, making the ride easier. We start at Al Shobak Castle, located 1,300m (4,265ft) above sea level. The route crosses through various villages where we have the opportunity to meet some people from the local community. You can expect great downhills between the trees, stunning mountain views, and breathtaking panoramic landscapes. We will be rolling up and down the hilly roads, which in the end, will be rewarded with a long, smooth downhill to Little Petra (Al Beida).
Elevation gain: +1,167m +15.6%
Elevation loss: -1,433m -21.7%
Difficulty level: intermediate/mix on- and off-road
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- 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
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