petra – wadi rum

 From the 22th of october to the 01st of november 2022 

“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 

Step into the heart of a gripping and welcoming country in the footsteps of Lawrence Of Arabia. More than two thousand years are about to unfold before your eyes, revealing the wonders of the world from antiquity to the roots of our civilization. Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the world, ancient city of the 8th century BC and its imposing facades of temples carved in sandstone, the Khazneh (Pharaoh’s treasure), one among many, a mythical place that you find in The Last Crusade, when Indiana Jones discovers the Grail.

The Wadi-rum desert, an extraordinary desert with its many mountains and sandstone cliffs, a scenery that you will never tire 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 Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom, in a culture of another time and at the heart of Bedouin customs.

WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE EASTERN SWITZERLAND !

Trip of 10 days

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TrailRunning : 

  • 160km
  • 3 230D+
  • 4 265D-
  • in 7 steps

TrailRunning or Trekking :

  • 100km
  • 2 435D+
  • 2 645D-
  • in 7 steps
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Your bib adventure in hand

Concept :

  • Realize an ultra trail with stages in 7 days, in an organized setting with an atmosphere of passionate athletes.
  • A sporting, cultural, and emotional adventure.
  • A Trail route designed by us for your greatest pleasure.
  • The crossing of a striking panorama to the rhythm of your strides.
  • A trip to be made either in TrailRunning version or in Trekking.

Our Goals – Your Success :

  • Guarantee you maximum pleasure, and timeless memories !

  • Accompany you in the success of this spectacular adventure, thanks to an organization Team of Nature Extreme Development.
  • Ensure you a solid logistics :
    • A marking of the steps is carried out and verified before your arrival, with rubalise that we take care to remove after your passage.
    • Hotels of good standing / comfortable bivouacs to allow you to recover properly, and take the most pleasures.
    • A refueling every 10 km including : mineral water, solid energy food, fresh fruit etc. (subject to availability)

This is the 22nd edition of the road of Kings.

And as every year the routes have been checked and adjusted on the ground

by both NED staff and by our Jordanian correspondents.

Choice of course : 

  • Trail Course : A 160km course in the form of an individual timed race with classification.

  • Trek Course : You also have the possibility to go on a more gentle formula (100km) with shorter stages, while preserving the most beautiful landscapes that ancient Jordan offers (from 3.5km/h).

It is not just a race,
It is a journey designed with care and passion.

Itinerary :

They are given as an indication. They can be modified according to the climatic conditions of the moment, the technical criteria or the physical condition of the participants. As a last resort, the supervisor remains the sole judge of the program that he can adapt or modify due to safety imperatives.

Petra Wadi-Rum Ultra Trail, from ancient Petra to desert sands


7 steps Program

Step 1
Dead Sea

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22km   12km

150D+   110D+

1290D-   650-

Step 2
From Al Rashidiya to Nawatef Camp

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15km   10km

310D+   310D+

360D-   360D-

Step 3
From Nawatef Camp to Jayacamp Shoubak

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24km   12,5km

595D+   525D+

815D-   565D-

Step 4
From Shoubak to Petra

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23,5km   15km

895D+   770D+

420D-   360D-

Step 5
Little Petra

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20km   12km

330D+   270D+

330D-   270D-

Petra
the magnificent

Day off

and

visited

Step 6
From Taybeh
to Togra

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34,5km   18km

800D+   220D+

900D-   310D-

Step 7
From Abassie to Rock Bridge

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21,5km   13,5km

150D+   130D+

150D-   130D-

Choose your challenge!

Silouhette de trailer  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).

Unforgettable encounters, strong moments and an engraved race
in your memories, this is the promise we make to you !

Budget 

Registration cost : €2,395

10 days and 10 nights stay

  • Limited to 50 participants in total
  • Start from 20 riders minimum

The price includes :

  • Return flights (Paris-Amman-Paris)
  • Technical supervision of Nature Extreme Development (NED), and Jordanian correspondents
  • Full board accommodation throughout the stay
  • All refueling during stages as well as all transfers
  • Entries in paid protected sites
  • Obtaining visas

The price does not includes :

  • Beverages other than those taken into account by NED agency and more generally alcoholic beverages.
  • Activities or visits other than those provided for in the program.
  • Cancellation-repatriation insurance.
  • The cost of overweight baggage at airports

Field Structure

Stage marking :

The stages are all checked the week before the race and the marking is done with red and white rubalise, which we take care to remove after your passage.

The refueling and control points are announced by signs 1km before and the finish every km on the last 5 km. Mandatory systematic scoring at each refueling station.

Refreshments points :

Every 8 km or so. The exact locations will be confirmed at the daily briefing the day before each stage. They include: mineral water (corked bottles), solid energy food (dried fruit, biscuits etc.), fresh fruit (bananas, oranges etc.) depending on availability.

The refueling and control points are announced by signs 1km before and the finish every km on the last 5 km. Mandatory systematic scoring at each refueling station.

Nature of the land :

As you would expect, the terrain is Sandy on most of the stages. However we will encounter hard dirt tracks, and Stony during the first stages. The difference in altitude is significant on the first 4 stages.

Assistance vehicles and safety :

One or two vehicles are on the route for possible interventions, ready to overcome any possible problem.

“We create your travels by putting passion and a taste of challenge,
you will come back full of adventures.”

Accommodation & Meals 

Accommodation :

  • The different hotels (Madaba hotel & Petra Palace) where you will stay are all of good standing (3*), the welcome is warm and the service of quality. Meals in hotels are served in the form of buffets.

  • The bivouacs are comfortable, with showers and toilets ! Foam mattresses provided during each night in camp. Don’t forget your down and a headlamp.

Meals :

  • Lunches, dinners and breakfasts : 

Lunches will be taken together at the end of the stages and dinner in hotels or bivouacs. The meals will be hearty and quality, composed mainly of chicken and rice and adapted to sports efforts, whether they are prepared in the hotels where we will stay or in the camps of our Bedouin correspondents.

  • Special diet :

Allergy, intolerance…: be sure to take with you the adapted dishes or foods, because the accommodations do not always have the possibility to offer a specific cuisine.

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.
Map monde avec rose des vents sur la Jordanie

« We do not inherit the land of our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.»
(Native American maxim taken by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)