7. Karak to Ais

Stage 7 of 12

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 4 out of 5

DISTANCE: 70 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 5 – 6.5 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1693 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1387 m

PAVED: 52 km (74 %)

UNPAVED: 18 km (26 %)

MAX. GRADE: 19 %

AVG. GRADE: 3 %

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 4 out of 5

DISTANCE: 70 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 5 – 6.5 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1693 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1387 m

PAVED: 52 km (74 %)

UNPAVED: 18 km (26 %)

MAX. GRADE: 19 %

AVG. GRADE: 3 %

Description

Start from Karak and enjoy the impressive views of the city’s castle on the way out of town. Continue along a number of kilometers of dirt road through small Jordanian villages and shepherds’ tents on your way to Wad Hasa, the last of the major wadis that you’ll cross on your journey. Have fun on the long descent to the wadi bottom and prepare yourself for a long ascent to the canyon’s far rim—don’t worry, though; it’s not nearly as hard some of the other climbs you’ve completed!

Food & Water

BEGINNING:
There are many restaurants and grocery stores in Karak

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ON ROUTE:
Stores off-route (1.3km) in Al-Mazar; Abu Bana has stores with basic supplies.

 

END:
Ais has restaurants and well-stocked stores.

Accommodation Options

Ais: Al-Fares Hotel (00962 7 9601 3000)

Transportation

Notes & Tips
  • Be sure to carry enough food and water from Karak; if you don’t go off-route to Al-Mazar, there are no resupply points between Karak and Abu Bana.
  • Ais has ATMs, pharmacies, and a medical center
Sights
Local Contacts

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