petra – wadi rum ultra-trail
From the 22th of october to the 1srt of november 2020
7 steps of Trail
for 160km of raid and show
“venture towards the Lost Arks
on the occasion of an unusual challenge.”
From Petra the ancient wonder of the world
to the desert sands of Wadi Rum
We have composed you a memorable UltraTrail adventure in 7 steps in Jordan, the “Switerzland” of the Middle East. Beyong the beaten track, travel over 160km of raid race through a striking landscape in the heart of mythical places: the ancient millenium Temples, the canyons of Petra, the negative altitudes of the Dead Sea, the heart and sand of the Wadi Rum desert.
A Trail race that will require endurance and resistance, with as many unforgettable moments as strong sensations.
Trip of 11 days
- in 7 steps
TrailRunning or Trekking :
- in 7 steps
Petra, the Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, it is an UltraTrail race in a prestigious setting waiting for you.
Enter in the heart of a striking and welcoming country in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. More than two thousand years are about to pass just in front of your eyes, revealing the Wonders of the World of antiquity to the roots of our civilization.
Petra, one of the 7 wonders in the world, ancient city of the 8th century BC and its imposing facades of temples carved in sandstone, the Khazneh (Treasure of the Pharaoh), one among many others, a mythical place that you find in the Last Crusade, when Indiana Jones discovers the Grail.
The Wadi-rum Desert, an unusual desert with its many mountains and sandstone cliffs, a setting that you will never be tired of. Sand for hundreds of kilometers, a path dotted with welcoming Bedouin camps.
The Dead Sea and its negative altitude, forty times saltier than the others, where you will float like a cork without the slightest effort.
Welcome to the UltraTrail in Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom, within a culture of another time and at the heart of Bedouin customs.
Welcome to Middle East Switzerland!
« We do not inherit the land of our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.»
(Native American maxim taken by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
You will remember:
- Your final arrival under the natural arch at the “Rock Bridge”.
- Your first night in a traditional Bedouin tent.
- Prestigious facades of Petra.
- Your swim in the mythical Dead Sea.
- Unforgettable sunsets in the desert.
The small advantages of this trip:
- A local partner team that will make you discover Jordan by Jordanians.
- Visit Petra with a professional francophone guide.
- The crossing of Jordan from North to South… of course running.
It is not just a race,
It is a journey designed with care and passion.
Our Eco-Friendly commitment
As trailers and sportsmen as well as world travellers, we pay special attention to preserving our planet as best we can.
In order to compensate for the carbon impact of our air travel, we propose carbon compensation for each flight through the GOODPLANET foundation.
We also attach particular importance to working fairly with our local partners, their staff and other stakeholders. Responsible tourism is one of our key values, and that is why we suggest that each participant read and sign the ATR organization traveller’s ethical charter.
Petra Wadi-Rum Ultra-Trail,
from ancient Petra to desert sands
After a day of acclimatization, this running by steps departure for the Petra Wadi-Rum Ultra-Trail, a crossing from North to South of Jordan. A start along the Dead Sea at an altitude below sea level, this Road of Kings will follow a historic route marked by numerous castles built by the Crusades. This crossing Trail of Jordan by this backbone takes place at an average altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level. The passage to Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World will be a highlight with a stop in Little Petra and a whole day of rest and tourism dedicated to his visit.
We will then take the path to the South to reach the Wadi-Rum desert with 2 steps and bivouacs in the desert, then the arrival under the majestic Arch “Rock Bridge”.
From Al Rashidiya to Nawatef Camp
From Nawatef Camp to Jayacamp Shoubak
From Shoubak to Petra
From Abassie to Rock Bridge
Choose your challenge!
TrailRuning from 5 km/h TrailRuning ou Trekking from 3,5 km/h
Departure allowed on the following days of a dropout
(unless a contraindication by the doctor).
Registration cost: 2 350 € – Deadline for registration: 31th of July 2020
Unforgettable encounters, strong moments and an engraved race
in your memories, this is the promise we make to you!
The story of Petra Wadi-Rum Ultra-Trail
NED organized this magnificent event in Jordan 4 times, with Serge MOREL as tracer and Race Director.