Jordan's Unique Cycling Experiences

Aug 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Leen Hajjar

Cycling in Jordan is one of the most favored activities among locals and visitors to the kingdom.

Screen Shot 2022-04-14 at 5.16.28 PM(Cycling in Petra, Jordan)

Jordan’s beautiful mountains, lush greenery, and extensive deserts coupled with its historic wonders and ancient ruins make the kingdom an ideal destination for a cycling experience.

With Jordan’s ideal weather most of the year, countless Jordanians frequently plan weekend cycling adventures with friends and loved ones where they choose to explore different routes in various areas around Jordan. Many tourists to the kingdom also pre-plan their cycling adventures with trained tour guides in unique areas, such as a two-day route from the historic Nabatean stone city of Petra to the coastal Jordanian city of Aqaba.

Whether you’re seeking a cycling experience through dramatic trails, routes through Jordan’s archeological sites, an easy trek filled with beautiful views of nature, there’s something for everyone. 

Screen Shot 2022-04-14 at 5.16.49 PM(Cycling in Wadi Rum, Jordan)

Some of Jordan’s most popular areas to explore cycling include Umm Qais, the town known for its Greco-Roman remains, the Azraq Wetland Reserve that is filled with varied terrain, nature, and wildlife, and the stunning Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth.

Check out the Jordan Bike Trail website and the video below for a glimpse into some of Jordan’s sought-after cycling routes.

Leen Hajjar

Written by Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar, born and raised in Amman, is JTBNA's blog editor. A recent graduate from Villanova University with a master's degree in Communication, Leen focuses on media analysis, specifically mainstream media’s portrayal of Arabs and the Middle East. Her previous experience as a writer for Al Arabiya English, inspired stories that shed light on the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world, aiming to provide a more comprehensive representation of the region and its people.

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