King's Highway - Jordan
The King’s Highway, a grandiose translation of an old Hebrew term meaning-main road – is a long, meandering road running through some of Jordan’s loveliest countryside. Known to be the trade route between north and south this road has been the scene of ferocious battles since prehistoric times.
Today this often rutted and narrow, road following the contours of the rolling hills above the Dead Sea rift, is a delight to be held. Stop along the way, at the historical town of Madaba, marvel at the Crusader castles at Karak and Shobak, and the spectacular Dana Nature Reserve, set in an isolated valley with excellent facilities for both camping and hiking.
Ironically the King’s Highway runs through fields and small towns and links a series of springs and then follows the line of the maximum hilltop rainfall. Travelling along this road will give you an extraordinary glimpse of the reality of Jordanian rural life.