Amman: Jordanian capital with the Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs. Mt Nebo: One of the most sacred sites in Jordan with panoramic views of Jerusalem, Jericho and the Jordan River Valley from the summit of this holy site. Madaba: Ruins and ancient Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaic of the Holyland at the […]
Once the stopover for ancient nomadic Bedouins, Jordan is now enthralling a new generation of adventure travellers. Follow in the footsteps of Roman Emperor Hadrian, the Prophet Moses, and Lawrence of Arabia and explore the majestic ruins of bygone civilizations, the uber-salty Dead Sea, and the bare sands of Wadi Rum. Mountain biking on former caravan routes offers a local perspective, getting you up close and personal to the shepherds and perhaps even to a camel or two.
From vibrant and urban Amman, flanked by ancient citadels and Roman ampitheatres, we explore this oasis of the Middle East from north to south. When possible we transfer high and bike down, including a descent to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Float and cover yourself in mud before heading up to Mount Nebo, where Moses looked across at the Promised Land, from which we descend to the edge of the Dana Nature Reserve, a bird watcher’s paradise. Dirt trails take us along a ridge and eventually above Petra, though the city itself is purposefully difficult to see and will be discovered the next day on foot. Trade ancient civilizations for the stark desert of Wadi Rum, also known as the valley of the moon. We re-hydrate at the Red Sea, our last stop in southern Jordan.
Jordan will be unveiled to you in a myriad of layers, from ancient ruins, vibrant culture, unique overnights to exquisite cuisine and all while biking the length of the country.
Watch Roman chariot performances Jerash is the only place in the world where Roman chariot performances can be experienced in a genuine Roman setting. In the huge hippodrome, there are displays of Roman army drills and battle tactics featuring legionaries in full armour, as well as re-enactments of chariot race. Sit back for an hour […]
Olive oil, herbs, garlic, onion, tomato and lemon are typical flavours in Jordanian cuisine. Mansaf is the national dish, made with lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yoghurt and served with rice. The Beit Sitti restaurant is a unique way to experience true Jordanian culture, situated in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the heart of Amman. Learn how to cook a four-course Arabic meal and then sit back and enjoy your mezzas, main course and dessert, the sounds of the city, dazzling views, and stories of old Amman.
(Year-round, except during Ramadan) Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 12 km The trail, characterized by its biological, terrain and landscape diversity, starts from Dar Al-Basha all the way to Mansoura. Rated easy at its beginning, at the bottom of Mount Arqoub Romi, this hike takes you through rocky terrain, covering over 50% of the superficies of the Yarmouk […]
(Year-round, except during Ramadan) Guided only Grade: Moderate Al-Shreif Mountain trail starts from Umm Qais, all the way to the village of Al Mukhaiba Al Tahta. The path begins at an easy semi-level mountain range with simple ramps and slopes, passing through over 50% of the superficies of the Yarmouk Forest Reserve. As you walk, you will […]
(Year-round, except during Ramadan) Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 6 km The trail, rated easy at its beginning, starts near Princess Basma Center at Al- Mansoura, leading you through the valley to the Muntamra natural springs. As you walk, the beauty of the Deciduous and Carob trees, as well as the sight of some wildlife […]
(Year-round, except during Ramadan) Guided only Grade: Easy Distance: 1.5 km The hike begins with a unique view of the Oak forest on one hand and the cultivated Pine wood on the other. During the walk, you will encounter some annual plants and trees such as the Hawthorn, Rhamnus, Calicotome, horse chestnut, Wild almond, the […]