Bike Madaba to Mukawir

COST PER PERSON:

From USD 90

DURATION:

1 days/0 nights

TOUR TYPE:

Guided Group

PHYSICAL RATING:

Trip Theme:

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RIDING: 56KM / 4 HOURS
MEALS INCLUDED: DINNER

We'll meet in the early afternoon at our bike store close to Madaba, where you'll be welcomed by your guide and pick up your bike and helmet. Followed by our support vehicles, we'll head out on a gentle ride south from Mount Nebo, on a minor road between isolated farms. At the village of Ma'in you'll join the Kings Highway - one of the most ancient trade routes in the world, now a little-used back road - before dropping off the asphalt and riding along a dirt road towards Libb. Here a narrow and hilly road takes us west towards King Herod's palace, where John the Baptist was imprisoned and eventually beheaded. There'll be time to take in the mosaics and the ruins, and the fine views west across the Dead Sea, before returning to the village of Mukawir where you'll be welcomed by a local family for dinner. After dinner you'll transfer back by road to Madaba.

 


Inclusions

Meals
We provide you with water along the way, and dinner with the local family. It is essential that you have a light dinner 1 to 2 hours before the trip. We also recommend you bring extra food of good and fast source of energy such as dried fruits and nuts.

Transport
Vehicle back to Madaba

Guides:
Cycling guide, Assistants Support vecile

Other Inclusions
Bikes, helemt
Support vehicle is available in case you got tired.

 

Alina Mcleod

There is nothing that can teach you about culture, about life, than experience. No book, no media can instill the kind of understanding and importance of being a global citizen. You have to get out of your comfort box, explore, talk about something other than the weather.. smile a bit more... We are so very lucky to have been invited for supper at a village with a local Bedouin family. It was an experience like no other and most definitely the high light of the trip.

Alex Pereira

"This trip was my first experience with Terhaal Adventures, but for sure will not be the last one. It was an enjoyable cycling afternoon (38Km) finished with a nice view to the Dead Sea and a delicious mansaf in a bedouin tend. The good organization and professinalism of this team make you really think about the next event to participate.
Thanks"

Inge Harris

"We were very impressed how well organized everything was, including the transportation you arranged for us with Issa.We loved having a chance to visit and have a meal with a local family.
Thanks for providing us with an addtitional wonderful experience in Jordan!!"

Julie Leclercq

"We had a wonderful and funny day on our bikes!!!
The ending point with the Dead Sea Panorama in Mukawir is beautiful!"

Henning Soll

"Altogether we had a perfect time. The entire crew at Terhaal gave us a warm welcome. The trip was perfectly organised and we felt always at ease. Raslan (the bike guide) was always very thoughtful to establish enough space between us and the traffic and let us pause whenever we wanted to. Atef (the car driver) provided us with good and particular information and we had a lot of fun with both. It was a perfect balance of outdoor activity, fun, learning and responsible traveling. So all we can do is saying: Continue the way you are on. We will come back soon! Shukran! Henry and Melina"

Suzanne Aburagheb

"Would recommend Terhaal to any Jordanian or tourist alike!

Keep up the good work :-)"

Jack Sabella

"Beautifil views and a great workout on a biblical & historic journey with an amazing team of guides! Thanks!
We are in for anything, so keep us posted of what you have in the winter seasons."

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Welcome to Terhaal adventures... we hope that you enjoy exploring Jordan's hidden treasures as much as we do.

Itinerary Disclaimer
The itinerary attached is correct at the time of printing. However please note that occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers' comments and our own research. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Details a couple of days prior to your trip, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Meeting Point

Madaba at Terhaal operation base, drive west from Madaba towards Mount Nebo, the base is 5.5km from Madaba on the main road on the left side.

For a google earth map:
http://www.terhaal.com/images/TerhaalOperationsBaseMap.JPG

Meeting time: at 14:00PM

Finishing Point
Same as the meeting point above, between 20:00 PM and 20:30 PM.

Detailed Itinerary

RIDING: 56KM / 4 HOURS
MEALS INCLUDED: DINNER

We'll meet in the early afternoon at our bike store close to Madaba, where you'll be welcomed by your guide and pick up your bike and helmet. Followed by our support vehicles, we'll head out on a gentle ride south from Mount Nebo, on a minor road between isolated farms. At the village of Ma'in you'll join the Kings Highway - one of the most ancient trade routes in the world, now a little-used back road - before dropping off the asphalt and riding along a dirt road towards Libb. Here a narrow and hilly road takes us west towards King Herod's palace, where John the Baptist was imprisoned and eventually beheaded. There'll be time to take in the mosaics and the ruins, and the fine views west across the Dead Sea, before returning to the village of Mukawir where you'll be welcomed by a local family for dinner. After dinner you'll transfer back by road to Madaba.


Inclusions

Meals
We provide you with water along the way, and dinner with the local family. It is essential that you have a light dinner 1 to 2 hours before the trip. We also recommend you bring extra food of good and fast source of energy such as dried fruits and nuts.

Transport
Vehicle back to Madaba

Guides:
Cycling guide, Assistants Support vecile

All our guides are talented, caring & fun. They are well-experienced with guiding, and have a good knowledge of Jordan and the different terrains. We make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling, abseiling, etc. They all speak Arabic and English

Other Inclusions
Bikes, helemt
Support vehicle is available in case you got tired.

 

Arrival Complications
We don't expect any problems (and nor should you!) but if for any reason you are unable to begin your trip as scheduled, please contact us immediately at one of the following numbers:

+962 777 515 919
+962 79 7784433
+962 79 553 6351

Checklist
> Backpack to carry your personal needs during the day (the type with a lower-back pad support and waist strap are very much recommended)
> Cycling pants or shorts. we recommend light pants - especially for females- as the local culture in the villages we pass throught is conservative and respecting that is very important.
> Your personal hygiene kit
> Toilet paper
> Eye shades
> A suitable shoes for biking. > Light clothes; long sleeves and light colours are advisable in summer time
> A hat or head dress that also covers the neck
> Warm clothes for cooler nights
> Sun protection lotion
> Dates, fruits, or candy bars (to provide instant calories during outdoor activities)
> Water flasks
>For Photographers, U.V. filter, Bag to protect camera from dust and heat AND
Nylon bag to protect films from dust

Safety
You have to be aware that these adventures are considered risky. However, be sure that you will be accompanied by experts in the fields of canyoning and abseiling.

Health
It is recommended that all travelers be in good physical health prior to embarking on a Terhaal trip as all our trips are active/adventurous. We also advise all our guests to consult their doctor beforehand. Group leaders reserve the right to exclude any guest from a trip whom they believe may be of an unjustifiable risk to themselves or to the rest of the group without refund.

Local Dress
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Jordan. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot climate.

Emergency Contact
In case of an emergency Terhaal's Amman Office can be reached on

+962 6 581 3061
+962 79 7784433
+962 77 777 9488
+962 79 553 6351

Alternatively you can email emergency@terhaal.com

Your Fellow travelers
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travelers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travelers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.

Group Leader
All our tour leaders have good knowledge of the local communities and terrain of the areas you will be visiting. We also make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling, abseiling, etc.

Responsible Travel
We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Jordan is a small country with little natural resources. Water scarcity is a big issue in the region so make sure you adapt a conservative attitude towards water consumption. Along the trip your tour leader will highlight such issues.

Terhaal plans its operations in a way that maximizes benefits for local communities; whenever we can, we hire staff locally in the areas where we operate, our guests stay in locally owned hotels and we attempt to organize our holidays around volunteering activities such helping farmers to harvest their apples, olives etc, and the like. Terhaal also contributes towards efforts that strengthen environmental advocacy and environmental education for children.

A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make your destinations such special places. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession.

Consuming alcohol or being under its influence during our hiking activities will not be tolerated.

Participation form
All Terhaal travelers are required to sign a Participation Form on day 1 of the trip. Please note that signing the form is a prerequisite of travelling with Terhaal. To read the full document, please follow this linkhttp://www.terhaal.com/travel-jordan/adventure/participation-form.

Feedback
After your trip we hope you will send us your photos and any stories or feedback you may have. We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form, just follow this link: http://www.terhaal.com/travel-jordan/feedback-form. Your feedback will not only help us improve, but will also help other travelers make their decisions after reading your feedback/ testimonial.

Our blog
Our blog, Treks & Trails of Jordan (www.terhaal.com/blog), is a collection of stories posted by a variety of people that reflect the natural, environmental and cultural aspects of Jordan vis-à-vis first hand experiences.
It is also a great tool for documenting your feedback to communicate and share your Jordan experience with others. All you need to do is write one or two paragraphs about your trip with Terhaal, attach some photos if available and send it to us at blog@terhaal.com to have it published on our blog under your name.

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The information in this document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and Terhaal.