4. Fuheis to Madaba

Stage 4 of 12

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 5 out of 5

DISTANCE: 60.1 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 5.5 – 7 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1770 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1735 m

PAVED: 36.2 km (67.1 %)

UNPAVED: 17.8 km (43.2 %)

MAX. GRADE: 21.4 %

AVG. GRADE: 1.3 %

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 5 out of 5

DISTANCE: 60.1 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 5.5 – 7 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1770 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1735 m

PAVED: 36.2 km (67.1 %)

UNPAVED: 17.8 km (43.2 %)

MAX. GRADE: 21.4 %

AVG. GRADE: 1.3 %

Description

Leave the forests of the North behind, as you head into more arid terrain, riding along the rim of the Jordan Valley. But be warned, even though you’ve left the forests, there’s still plenty of climbing as you cross several wadis that run east-west into the Jordan Valley below. The expansive views are well worth the effort, however!

Food & Water

BEGINNING:
Fuheis has a number of substantial stores and restaurants.

 

ON ROUTE:
Stores in Iraq Al-Amir are off-route on the main road above town. There are several small stores on the Dead Sea-Amman highway and in the small town (Addasiya) that you reach just above the highway.There are several stores on the main road approaching Madaba, with the most substantial closest to town before the official route leaves the main road.

 

END:
If you’re staying in Madaba, there are plenty of stores and restaurants in town

Accommodation Options

Iraq Al-Amir: Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative (00962 65481385)

 

Madaba: There are several hotels in Madaba. We recommend Mariam Hotel (00 962 5 325 1529) and Mosaic City Hotel (00962 5 325 1313).

Camping
A grove of evergreen trees before reaching the Amman-Dead Sea Highway could make a serviceable campsite.

Transportation

Notes & Tips
    • There’s a lot of climbing after Addasiya (on dirt roads, exposed to the sun) and there are no services until the main road leading to Madaba—be sure to carry enough water from Addasiya.
    • There are many dirt roads that weave in and out of one another as you follow the valley rim from Addasiya to Madaba – keep a close eye on the track.
    • You can find ATMs, pharmacies and a hospital in Madaba.
Sights
Local Contacts

Stage Photos

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