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With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us. Egypt is rich with temples, soaring lotus-bud columns; enormous stone portals laced with delicate carvings, elaborate underground tombs, windswept desert monasteries, and richly decorated mosques. But as extraordinary as these sights are, they will probably not be the things that linger in your memory after you return home. It is exploring them from the back of a motorcycle or a scooter - from the Mediterranean feel of Alexandria to the electric pace of Cairo to the timelessness of desert villages- that is unforgettable.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge adventure rally not only gives you the opportunity to explore this magnificent country on two wheels, but it also allows you to experience the Egyptian culture first hand and explore destinations and routes that normal tourists don't get to explore.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of endurance cross-country motorcycles and scooter rallies conducted through the toughest tracks and roads of Egypt. The series is aiming to promote Egyptian tourism and is running under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority.

 

The series started in 2011 and the first challenge was a 9 days adventure ride from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the North of Egypt to the temple of Abu Simbel, on the southern borders of Egypt with a total distance of over 1700 km. Each following season witnessed a different and more challenging route.

 

The 2021 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will mark its 10th anniversary and will run between October 7 and 16, 2021. The new season will witness the return of Cross Egypt Challenge to the Egyptian Western Desert with a new modified route totaling 2,440 km that spans over 8 stages and one rest day planned in Egypt's famous Luxor.

 

The new route will start from the Mediterranean's largest seaport city; Alexandria then heads south to the capital Cairo before heading towards the Western Desert to make stops at 3 of Egypt’s 5 oases, Bahairya, Dakhla and Kharga. This portion of the route through the Western Desert will include visits to the Black Desert, White Desert, the Ruins of Al Qasr and some of the ancient sites closer to Kharga Oasis.

From Kharga Oasis, the challenge will head east towards the Nile Valley to reach Luxor, the capital of ancient Egypt and the largest open-air museum in the world where the riders will enjoy a rest day for sightseeing in this magnificent destination.

From Luxor the challenge will then head further east to cross the Egyptian Eastern desert - one of the most challenging deserts on the face of the planet due to its rock formation and high mountain range – to reach the beautiful red sea resort, Soma Bay. From there, the riders will start their north ascend as they head back north along the Red Sea Riviera to make one final stop at El Galala, one of Egypt's newest cities. The final leg of the season will then take place between El Galala and Cairo to end the challenge under the most sacred place in Egypt, under the great pyramids of Giza.

 

The number of participants in the famous rally has increased over the years from 14 participants back in 2011 to a record breaking 75 participants from 14 different countries in 2015.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge has been officially recognized as an official FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) adventure touring rally. The FIM is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle sports worldwide and is the supreme and sole international authority empowered to control international motorcycling events organized under its jurisdiction throughout the world.

 

We invite you to check out this unique adventure and register to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

 

 
     
 
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