Dead Sea Circuit

Price from
US$ 5,200
Duration
14 Days / 13 Nights
Distance
752 km
Tour Code
MCT-DSC
Next departure
01-Nov-2019
Number of Cycling Days10
Average Distance Per Day: 75
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 896
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance752 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 400
Single SupplementUS$ 650

All About this Tour

Since biblical times Israel and Jordan have been alluring destinations, long attracting visitors. Carved out of the desert by prophets, kings, crusaders and pilgrims, the Holy Land offers many sacred splendours, but also diverse experiences and a rich tapestry of cultures. Bike from Israel to Jordan and back and delve into astounding ancient civilisations, historic relics, impressive religious sites and exquisite natural beauty.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at our Jerusalem hotel for trip briefing and dinner.

Day 2

Depart Jerusalem and start cycling through the quiet street down to the Dead Sea, reaching Masada where we finish the ride at the foot of its ancient fortification.

Day 3

Have a morning excursion up to the fort of Masada and back by cable car. Today's ride is a mixture of easy and gradual uphill rides, starting by heading south on roads along the Dead Sea. Our overnight hotel is at a research station, famous for bird watching.

Day 4

Warm up with a 20-km ride before climbing out of the Arava Desert up the Scorpian's Ascent. Continue another stunning ride through the Makhtesh Gadol, one of five makhteshim in Israel and only seven in the world.

Day 5

More of uphill and downhill riding through the Negev Desert, then moving to the edge of the Makhtesh Ramon. The desert road takes us to Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 6

Today's ride gives us fantastic, diverse views of rock colours and forms. Before arriving at Kibbutz Detora, we do a descending ride out of the Negev Desert and back down to the Arava Valley.

Day 7

A short transfer to the ride’s start point, and once reaching the border crossing at Eilat, we continue cycling to our hotel in Aqaba, Jordan.

Day 8

Your free day to discover and relax at the Red Sea shore and in town. We can help with arranging tour activities.

Day 9

Transfer out to avoid busy road and kick off our ride at the entrance of Wadi Rum Desert, then follow on a quiet road and arrive at the Bedouin camp for lunch and check in to our camp.

Day 10

Options to ride back on the Desert Highway and climb to Ras Al-Naqab, or spend time at camp and transfer this section. The finishing place for today is in Wadi Musa, home to a site of Petra.

Day 11

Off from your bike and walk to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra. The morning part you'll be guided through ancient sites, and the afternoon is on your own to discover freely.

Day 12

Ride out of Petra with a climb to Shobak and on to Dana Biosphere Reserve, where we transfer to the hotel.

Day 13

A short ride on a flat road to Allenby Border Crossing and back to Jericho for lunch. We arrive in Jerusalem by a transfer and have a celebrating meal in the evening.

Day 14

End of the tour after breakfast.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Jerusalem - Masada Ride 117km. +831m / -1,900m.
Day 2 - Jerusalem - Masada Ride 117km. +831m / -1,900m.

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