This race will take you on an epic journey back in time, through historic and religious sites, and through mountains and along seas that not many people have the opportunity to experience.
Jordan is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It's home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs. Then there is the lowest point on earth at 400m below sea level - the Dead Sea.
This race is very challenging, with epic climbs from the bottom of the earth to the heights of Mount Nebo. The course is designed to take you through an ancient story and to explore a wilderness not many people get the chance to experience. Mystical memories are what remain after this epic adventure.
6 amazing nights. 4 long days of racing. Over 300kms across single-track, jeep trails, across frontier mountain ranges and through old archaeological sites. Over 4,000m of climbing. This is a point-to-point course and you will stay in beautiful hotels along the way.
After the success of the first ever XCM Stage Race held in Jordan in February 2019, you can now register early for the next one. Early-bird discounts will be offered as follows:
1st March - 30th April 2019: 33% discount
1st May - 30th June 2019: 20% discount
1st July - 31st August: 10% discount
30th December: Registration closes!
All-inclusive Hotel Package - USD 2,000
6 nights in various top-class hotels, each with leisure facilities, amazing views, restaurants and bars and one in particular is right on the shore of the Dead Sea. This package includes airport pick-up & drop-off, bedroom, breakfast, lunch and dinner...and access to all the resort facilities.
All-inclusive Camping Package
Race-Only Package - USD 500
Riders can race and go home in the evening, but you will also be able to avail of the resorts facilities on race day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Before noon there will be a drive from your hotel to Wasfi Al Tal Forest for the Prologue - late afternoon drive back to Amman - transfer to the Hotel for dinner & overnight stay
Today after breakfast, drive to the west of Amman to Iraq al Amir. Iraq al-Amir ("Caves of The Prince"), is the name shared by a town and nearby caves, within the municipality of Amman in the Jordan Valley. It is marked by the partially restored palace (known colloquially as Qasr Al-Abd, (literally, "Palace of the Servant") perhaps an ironic reference to the name etched in the caves nearby, believed to be the name of the owner of said estate.
Racing starts from Iraq AL Ameer and ends at the Holiday Inn Resort at the Dead Sea , the lowest point on earth.
Bus transfer to Shobak. Today after breakfast, racing off-road from your hotel at the Dead Sea to the top of Mount Nebo and back to the Dead Sea.
Late evening transfer by Bus to Shobak - Check in Montreal Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
The final route takes you from Shoubak Castle to Little Petra!
Bus transfer to Petra from Shoubak Castle to little Petra - and from the Little Petra Bus transfer
to Petra - Check in Hotel - dinner & overnight stay....and of course - The Awards CEREMONY!!!
This is the "Queen Stage"...the big one!
The Final Stage
Cycling Jordan offers you the ideal way to immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience in Jordan - by bicycle! Believing that bikes are the best way to travel and actually enjoy a country, its culture and its people. Whether a day tour or an overnight exploration, Cycling Jordan expert cycling guides will take you on a journey you will never forget.
Ashtar Tours is a Jordanian Destination Management Company that provides excellence in logistics management based on in-depth knowledge of Jordan for Individuals and Tour groups.
Set on the shores of the Dead Sea, The Holiday Inn Resort is magical, with great swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness centres. Extremely comfortable rooms and beds. Top class buffet and breakfast. Just what's needed!