Ride from the lively town of Madaba to Mount Nebo, biking on scenic backroads. Stop along the way to explore a field of dolmens, mysterious 5000 year-old burial tombs. Enjoy the views across the Jordan Valley and down to the Dead Sea
Group size 6 to 16
In the late afternoon you'll meet your cycling guide in Madaba, where you will be given your bike and helmet as well as a safety briefing. You'll ride out on quiet, scenic backroads towards Mount Nebo, described in the book of Exodus as the place where Moses died within sight of the Holy Land. There are outstanding mosaics at this site, as well as wonderful views across the Jordan Valley and down to the Dead Sea. On a clear day you can even see Bethlehem and Jerusalem. From Mount Nebo you'll ride south into the Wadi Jadid, where you can get off to look around a field of early Bronze Age dolmens: 5000-year old burial chambers built from huge stones and found nowhere else in the Middle East. By the time you get back to Madaba, you'll have been riding for around two hours, including the stops, and will have covered 25 kilometers.
We provide you with water along the ride. It is essential that you have lunch at least 1 hour before the trip. If you wish you may bring a snack to have it at the viewpoint.
By Marianne Schuck
By Ehab Al-Sharief