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!
Fuheis has a number of substantial stores and restaurants.
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.
If you’re staying in Madaba, there are plenty of stores and restaurants in town
Iraq Al-Amir: Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative (00962 65481385)
A grove of evergreen trees before reaching the Amman-Dead Sea Highway could make a serviceable campsite.