Cycling for National Deaf Children's Society

Cycling for National Deaf Children's Society

  • 23/Nov/2007

kwiboo pledged £1000 to the NDCS and the company's founders, Paul Marshall and Paul Hayman, raised over £4,000 for the charity by cycling from Amman to Aquaba in Jordan, between 15th and 22nd October 2007.

The itinerary

15th October - Flight out to Jordan

Pretty un eventful. Flight from London to Amman. Transfer to hotel.

16th October - Amman – Madaba - Mount Nebo – Dead Sea

Distance : 66Km

We begin by cycling west through small villages, first stop the town of Madaba, known for its ancient mosaic church floor depicting the map of Palestine and Lower Egypt. We continue to Mount Nebo, the traditional site of the death of Moses. After lunch we continue down into the valley on the Dead Sea shore.

17th October - Dead Sea – Kerak

Distance : 60Km... then 3 hour transfer from Kerak-Petra

Today we start off south along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. After lunch, an climb will bring us to the 12th century Crusader Castle of Kerak. After visiting the Castle we transfer to Petra.

18th October - Visit to the antiquities in Petra

A short ride will bring us to the area of Little Petra, just north of Petra. A 2 hour hike through stunning desert and mountain scenery will bring us to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, the rock carved city hidden in a valley behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains.

19th October - Petra – Dilagha – Roberts Rock

Distance : 70Km

We begin cycling from Petra to “Rajeff”. From here we will start a ride into the Arava valley. After lunch we downhill through desert scenery. At the end of the day we reach our bedouin camp at “Roberts Rock”.

20th October - Roberts Rock – Arava – Aqaba

Distance : 105Km

From “Roberts Rock” we cycle to Aqaba, Jordan’s southern most town, and on to the shores of the Red Sea. We cycle through the lowest part of the Great Rift Valley with the granite mountains of Edom on the left and the limestone hills of Israel to our right. In the early afternoon we cycle to the finish through the busy port of Aqaba.

21st October - Aqaba - Amman

Today we take a morning flight to Amman, where we visit a local deaf school. Tonight ends with a celebration meal.

22nd October - Amman - London

Return flight to London.