The third season of Cross Egypt Challenge is announced in a
bid to promote that Egypt is safe for tourism amid political change in
March 15, 2013- Alexandria
In a bid to promote tourism and travel to Egypt, a team of
daring Egyptian riders set out the Cross Egypt Challenge to promote
tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe.
On March 15th, the announcement of the third season of Cross Egypt
Challenge was made. The 2013 season will start on November 8 and will
last for 9 days. The successful series will include a fascinating and
challenging route of 2400 km that route will start from the
Mediterranean city of Alexandria; pass by Egypt's capital, Cairo,
Bahareya Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Kharga Oasis, Luxor,
Hurghada, Sokhna before ending in Cairo under the great pyramids of Giza.
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
The series 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.
The 2012 season witnessed a 2400 km route starting from Egypt’s famous
capital and passing through the most exotic oases of the Egyptian
western desert before ending the season in the world’s largest open air
museum, the city of Luxor.
Last year participants from 11 different countries took part in Cross
Egypt Challenge. This year a larger number of international and Egyptian
participants are expected to sign up for the daring challenge.
Interested riders who are up to the challenge can find guidelines for
participation on Cross Egypt Challenge website:
Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge said: “It is
quite challenging to ride for a 2400 kilometer on scooters, especially
if that involves different terrains of cities, deserts, oasis, etc...
The Cross Egypt Challenge is meant to bring global media attention to
Egypt and to confidently announce that Egypt is safe for tourism.”
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