Hi cycling friends!
After a couple of bikepacking trips in Europe I'm planning on doing my first more extreme conditions trip.
I'm flying into Alexandria (Egypt) and will try bike from Cairo to Taba, cross the boarder with Jordan at Akaba, then go up all the way to Aman and cross the boarder to go to the west bank of Jordan and go through Jeruzalem and end in Tel Aviv.
Any people who rode through these countries? Is it doable? Especially the part through Egypt looks tough?
Any tips for riding through the desert? Which type of bike would you recommend? I've mostly done my bike trips with a gravel bike. Any gadgets that are necessary or can make my trip more comfortable?
My plan is to buy a bike in Cairo and sell it in Tel Aviv. Any Egyptian people here? Reliable bike shops in Cairo?
And of course people who want to join? Would be cool to ride together. I'll start half of September 2022 and I'll have one month.
Going to bikepack in Jordan and skip Egypt.
The jordan bicycle trail but from south to north.
Anyone who wants to join on the trip let me know!
Amazing adventure, Jordan is wonderful and you’ll love roads such as the King’s Highway. Just be extra careful in cities as biking is still rare. Unfortunately I can’t join you but if you get to Amman when I’m here we can host you, and if you have any problem you can contact me I’ll try to help.
Enjoy enjoy enjoy !
Thaanks for your invitation. So far Jordan has been wonderful, I'm now at the dead sea and will climb up to Amman. Plan to stay two nights would be really nice to catch up!