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Cross Egypt Challenge returns in a bid to promote Egyptian tourism amid political change in the country.

September 1, 2012- Alexandria

 

In a bid to promote tourism and travel to Egypt, a team of daring Egyptian riders and the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan set out the Cross Egypt Challenge to promote tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of endurance scooter rallies conducted throughout the most challenging roads and tracks in Egypt, a breathtaking challenge that is equally fascinating for spectators and riders alike that combines the best of adventure traveling and extreme sport.

 

The challenge started in 2011 and the first season was a 9 days 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. 15 riders from 4 different countries were able to complete the challenge successfully.

 

The 2012 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will begin on October 12 for 8 days, and will witness a 2400km route starting from Egypt's capital and the home of the famous Tahrir Square, Cairo then heads toward the coastal city of Alexandria before going west to the city of Marsa Matrouh.

 

The challenge will then head down to explore the most fascinating oases of the Egyptian Sahara; Siwa, Bahareya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga before arriving to the final destination, Luxor, the world's largest open air museum.

 

The new season includes participants from 11 different countries including, Egypt, USA, Canada, Argentina, UK, Mexico, Singapore, Nigeria, Greece, Germany and Denmark who will arrive to Egypt early October to take place in this coming season.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge is a non-profit initiative aiming to promote tourism, alternative sports, and alternative means of transportations in Egypt.

 

Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge and a board member of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan said: “It is quite challenging to ride for a 2400 kilometer on scooters, especially if that involves such a difficult track as the one for this year. The Cross Egypt Challenge is meant to bring global media attention to Egypt and to confidently announce that Egypt is safe for tourism.”

 

To access the initiative website, please visit: www.crossegyptchallenge.com or our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/CrossEgyptChallenge

 

For press quality images of the Cross Egypt Challenge, visit:
Flickr: www.flickr.com/CrossEgyptChallenge

 

For more information, please contact:

 

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

 
     
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