Think of the Middle East and images of spectacular desert landscapes which stretch further than the eye can see, traders travelling in long camel trains and men wearing flowing robes spring to mind. What better way to experience these delights than from the saddle of a bike? Outside the confines of a vehicle, you can pedal at your own pace, stop and take photos and exchange a few words with the locals.
In this part of the world, there is a long-held tradition of providing hospitality to strangers which still holds true today. So don’t be surprised if a quick stop for a chat turns into an invitation to share some coffee and snacks!