9. Shobak to Petra

Stage 9 of 12

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 3 out of 5

DISTANCE: 48.7 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 3.5 – 4.5 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1130 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1385 m

PAVED: 20 km (41 %)

UNPAVED: 29 km (60 %)

MAX. GRADE: 14 %

AVG. GRADE: 1 %

NEW FEATURE COMING SOON!

PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: 3 out of 5

DISTANCE: 48.7 km

APPROX. RIDING TIME: 3.5 – 4.5 h

ELEVATION GAIN: +1130 m

ELEVATION LOSS: -1385 m

PAVED: 20 km (41 %)

UNPAVED: 29 km (60 %)

MAX. GRADE: 14 %

AVG. GRADE: 1 %

Description

Make a brief climb from Shobak before winding your way to a dirt road that runs along the upper rim of the Araba Valley with some of the most stunning views of the entire route. Eventually, ascend to the King’s Highway; and, after one more short climb, reach the highest point of the trail, just under 1700m. From here, it’s mostly downhill to Little Petra and Petra, with wonderful views of the sites as you approach. It’s a short day, so you’ll have some time to explore Petra in the afternoon; best, though, to take an entire day to visit Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Food & Water

BEGINNING:
Shobak has grocery stores, a falafel shop, and a bakery.

 

ON ROUTE
NO resupply between Shobak and Petra! Make sure to carry enough food and water from Shobak.

 

END:
Petra/Wadi Musa has numerous stores and restaurants. It is the best resupply point before the end of the trail in Aqaba.

Accommodation Options

 

Camping

There are a couple of potential campsites on the dirt road between Shobak and the King’s Highway (see map).

Transportation

JETT bus from Petra to Amman (and vice versa) daily.

Notes & Tips

No resupply between Shobak and Petra, so be sure to carry enough food and water from Shobak.

Sights
Local Contacts

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