Riding the magical roads of the nomads.
Intermediate-level cycling route from Abbasiyah to Wadi Rum desert covering both paved and off-road.
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The tour will start at Mr Abu Sabbah Bedouin tent in the Humaimeh al Abbassiah region, near the Abbasid Qasr at the Humeima Abbas House. The Umayyad Qasr stems from the early Islamic era. The north side, where the Qibla wall and prayer rooms are located, is facing towards Petra, while the southeast section with the tombs is on the side towards Mecca.
Humayma, before known as Hawara, was founded in the early first century by the Nabataean king Aretas III to serve as a trading post. However, the region is known for the Abbasid Caliphate, the third succeeding caliphate after the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and claimed to be the true successors of Prophet Muhammad by virtue of a closer bloodline. The Abbasid Mosque is a clear milestone of that era that remains today.
The trail will lead us to the Wadi Rum desert, also known as the Valley of the Moon. Located around 60km (37 mi) to the east of the red sea town of Aqaba lies the dramatic desert characterised by its vast sandstone mountains and granite rocks, which reach 1700 meters (5577 ft) and higher. Narrow canyons and deep splits reveal water sources, and ancient rock drawings carved by the people of the desert can all be found in Rum's mountains. Many human cultures have inhabited the rock formations of Rum since prehistoric times. The Bedouin tribes featuring large goat-hair tents are the latest and still living in the desert.
Disah, around 25km (15.5 mi) from Wadi Rum village, is the finishing point of this tour.
This intermediate-level route is practically entirely flat. Nevertheless, it is almost wholly off-road with maybe 1/10th section of the ride on-road. The ride starts at the Abu Sabbah Bedouin camp, from there, we will go to the Humeima Abbassiah ruins and continue over the rugged desert-packed trail. Be informed that soft sand spots are covering the path! On the way, we will cross Qwirah village, followed by a 3km (1.9 mi) section on-road. The remaining route is off-road, heading towards the Hijazi railway and finally leading us to Wadi Rum village.
Distance: 59.5km / 5-6 Hours
Elevation gain: +287m +7.9%
Elevation loss: -474m -12.7%
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
- Acomodation at Wadi Rum Camp
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