Cycling in Jordan

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by GM, 8 Jan 2018.

  1. GM

    GM Guru

    Location:
    North of the river
    Anyone done it? I've booked an organised 9 day cycling trip with my daughter to include, the Dead sea, Petra, Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum and Madaba. Cycling an average 30 odd miles a day with lots of sightseeing. Any tips will be gladly appreciated.
     
  2. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    I've never been, GM. It does look lots of fun though. Have a great time :smile:
     
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  3. OP
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    GM

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    Hi Reg

    We're going in the middle of May. Hopefully it's not going to be too hot, about 30 degrees is fine with me. We're going with Intrepid Travel, daughter has been with them on her last 4 worldwide annual trips, so she knows what to expect of them. Really looking forward to seeing Petra and a bit of desert camping.
     
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  4. John Peel

    John Peel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cheshire England
    I looked into it and the idea seems like a good one. Jordan is safe to travel, as is Israel. My thought was that once I arrived in Cyprus I could get a ferry over to Israel, cycle over one border to Jordan for a little tour, then cross another border back to Israel. I looked into it and still haven't ruled it out.

    From my own research, May seems like an ideal time to go, and your going on an organised tour so you have nothing to worry about and the routes will be navigable for all ages. I estimate I should be around about that time, so if you see a poor sole sweating buckets and looking a bit lost, all on his lonesome, stop and say hi, it might be me :smile: but no, I can't see me being there at that time.

    I asked my daughters if they wanted to meet up with my on route at some point to cycle a little way with me - at my expense of course :smile: - but they just looked at me like I'd lost my mind. They are 24 and 22 (that's their ages not their names), so maybe they just love their party lifestyle too much. All the best.
     
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  5. OP
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    GM

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    If I do see a poor sole sweating buckets, I'll buy you a beer!
    Good luck with yours! :okay:
     
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  6. John Peel

    John Peel Well-Known Member

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    Great :smile:. And cheers.
     
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  7. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

    Sounds great :okay:
    Do you need a butleress??
     
  8. OP
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    GM

    GM Guru

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    Certainly, your more than welcome! ... how does 2 dinars an hour sound? :smile:
     
  9. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

    :reading:
     
  10. hopless500

    hopless500 Trundling along

    Ok, you're on :okay:
     
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  11. OP
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    GM

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    :highfive:
     
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  12. Curlybars1972

    Curlybars1972 Active Member

    Location:
    South Wales
    Wow. Please post pics on your return..... And enjoy!:okay:
     
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  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I think it's 2 lunches an hour in Jordan...

    Have fun, sounds great.
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Peter Andre has been on a tour of Jordan.
     
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  15. We went on a cycling holiday to Jordan a few years back with Exodus. Sounds very similar to what you're describing. They were a bit fussy about helmets and the bikes were well-loved MTBs rather than anything faster, but generally it was really enjoyable, and there were some terrific, almost deserted roads.
     
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