2011 MEDIA

The launch of the Cross Egypt Challenge campaign, a 1700 km ride on vespa-like scooters throughout Egypt to promote tourism.

July 1st, 2011 - Alexandria


The Cross Egypt Challenge is a 9 days endurance scooter 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. A journey of 1700 kilometer on scooters to promote tourism in Egypt.


The challenge is a non-profit initiative aiming to promote tourism, alternative sports, and alternative means of transportations in Egypt. It is scheduled to take place in October 2011.


The challenge begins at the site of the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the ancient city of Alexandria, passes by the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, and crosses the Nile River and the Suez Canal on the way to the eastern Egyptian border at Taba. The team will then head down to the cities of Neuwebaa and Dahab before reaching the world famous resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. They then ferry across the Gulf of Suez to Hurghada and to continue their journey to the legendary city of Luxor; the world largest open-air museum, where they ride down the avenue of the sphinxes to reach the magnificent temple of Karnak. The team continues to Aswan and further south to end the journey in front of the most famous temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, on the shores of Lake Nasser.


The Cross Egypt Challenge team is a group of cross-cultural and professional individuals who are both experienced scooter riders and adventure travelers.


Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge said: “It is quite challenging to do a 1700 km on scooters, especially if that involves deserts, mountains, rivers and seas. The Cross Egypt Challenge is meant to bring global media attention to Egypt and to confidently announce that Egypt is safe for tourism”



For more information, please contact:


Ahmad Elzoghby
Phone: +20 (100) 721-0000
Email: media@crossegyptchallenge.com
Website: www.CrossEgyptChallenge.com