- Petra is the obvious highlight … there is just so much wonderful stuff to see. I had no idea it was so big. But Madaba's mosaics, floating in the Dead Sea, Crusader castles, Wadi Rum's stars and snorkelling in the Red Sea are all worthwhile sites in their own right … and then there's the joy of cycling between them (mainly downhill?) in such varied and spectacular scenery. The whole trip was really well organised and all held together on the ground by our guide Mohamed who had a wealth of local knowledge and a seemingly perpetual smile, whatever problems the group threw at him. He arranged and checked a lot of things day by day to ensure things ran smoothly, but it was all done in the background with no fuss, leaving us to just enjoy the ride.
Talking of that, I think the bikes had reached the end of their useful lives … a tad time expired, but any mechanical problems were instantly sorted by Habib and Ah'med our friendly riding guides, giving us a few extra minutes to admire the scenery.
As a vegetarian, some of the hotel food was a bit uninspiring but the street food we had was great. All in all a great trip, but don't forget clothing for those cold sunny mornings.
Published on: 08 April 2016