Dead Sea Circuit
Israel & Jordan
Dead Sea Circuit
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 splendors, but also diverse experiences and a rich tapestry of cultures. Bike from Israel to Jordan and back and delve into astounding ancient civilizations, historic relics, impressive religious sites and exquisite natural beauty.
2023 & 2024:
- Contact me for departure dates.
- Duration: 14-days
- Ride Type: Road
- Difficulty: Etape (Level 5 of 6)
- Average Daily Mileage: 47
- Price: $5,700
From the ancient metropolis of Jerusalem, sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians, we cycle down to the lowest elevation on Earth, where cycling below sea level, at -400 m, can be your new bragging rights! During our circumnavigation of the Dead Sea there will also be plenty of arid hills, silent deserts, fertile wadis, ancient fortifications and Red and Dead seas.
On the west of the Dead Sea, we cycle through inventive desert agriculture, evaporation pools, and reservoirs that irrigate the desert and stay at idealistic communities reclaiming and living on the land from the sand. Appreciate the wonders of the arid landscape as we push up the challenging Scorpion’s Ascent and cycle through multi-colored craters and rock formations.
Entering Jordan we take a water break on the Red Sea before being dried out in the sand dunes of Wadi Rum. Sleeping at a Bedouin camp brings the stars closer. Approaching the ancient Nabatean city of Petra by bike offers a unique perspective of this seven wonder of the world.
Before we depart Jordan, we have one last chance to experience the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea with a float in the salty waters. A ride in the Jordan Valley returns us to Israel, stopping in Jericho before our return to Jerusalem. Israel and Jordan will captivate you at every turn.
DAY 1 – Arrival
DAY 2 – Jerusalem – Masada
DAY 3 – Masada – Hatzeva
DAY 4 – Hatzeva – Yeruham
DAY 5 – Yeruham – Mitzpe Ramon
DAY 6 – Mitzpe Ramon – Kibbutz Ketura
DAY 7 – Kibbutz Ketura – Aqaba
DAY 8 – Aqaba Free Day
DAY 9 – Aqaba – Wadi Rum
DAY 10 – Wadi Rum – Petra
DAY 11 – Petra – Madaba
DAY 12 – Madaba – Dead Sea
DAY 13 – Dead Sea – Jericho
DAY 14 – Departure
- Explore Masada National Park ancient fortress
- Bird watching opportunity
- Ride through the Makhtesh Gadol (1 of only 7 makhteshim in the world)
- Stunning cycling with diverse views
- Relax at the Red Sea shore & explore the town
- UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra
- Visit Mt Nebo & the ruins of its ancient monastery
- Cycling jersey
- Water bottle
- Support vehicle
- Meals (as indicated)
- Snacks and drinks
This really is a great trip for all. As a solo traveller was also fortunate to have a great group to enjoy the experience with.
– Andy M