Start this section with an incline on city roads, curling around the castle, until reaching the top of the hill. At the top, the trail begins a beautiful section traversing the side of the mountain on dirt tracks, overlooking the mountains of Ras Al-Feid and Mount Safaha, and Gbour Wahdat with the Jordan valley in the distance.
The trail continues along tracks, crossing dry streams (due to seasonal changes caused by rain, some sections might require getting off the bike for short periods). The track then climbs to a nice higher elevation dirt track (currently marked by orange spray paint). Along this track there is a lookout over Petra, Wadi Musa, and the small town of Um Sayhoun, with Jacob’s Aaron’s Shrine barely visible in the distance on top of Jebel Haroun. Finish with a short, steep descent along city roads to the entrance of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Difficult – A mixture of long steep climbs and various track surfaces. Over 1,000m of ascent. Some uphill on rugged terrain requiring rider to push bike. Some more technical sections along moderately rocky dirt tracks.