“Cross Egypt Challenge” returns this November for the fourth
year in a bid to promote Egyptian Tourism.
August 1, 2014- Alexandria.
In a bid to promote tourism and travel to Egypt, the famous
Cross Egypt Challenge motorcycle and scooter rally is set out to start
this November to promote tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe for
The fourth season of Cross Egypt Challenge will start on November 14,
2014 and will last for 9 days. The successful series will include a
different and challenging route this year. The 2014’s 3000km route will
start from the Mediterranean city of Alexandria; pass by Egypt's
capital, Cairo, make stops at Ain Sokhna, El Gouna, Marsa Alam before
crossing the Egyptian Eastern Desert towards Luxor and Aswan, then make
further stops at the Western Desert Oases of Kharga, Dakhla and Bahareya
before ending the journey in Cairo under the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Cross Egypt Challenge is an international series of endurance
motorcycles and scooter rallies conducted throughout the most
challenging roads and tracks of Egypt, a breathtaking experience that is
equally fascinating for spectators and riders alike.
Cross Egypt Challenge is the only organized cross-country rally of its
kind in the entire region and combines the best of adventure travel and
extreme sport. Each season of the endurance rally introduces a new route
throughout the most famous spots of Egypt; a track that nobody ever
thought could be done on motorcycles or scooters.
The series started in 2011 and the first season was a 9 days rally 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 1,700 km.
The 2012 season included a 2,400 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.
The 2013 season of Cross Egypt Challenge also witnessed a 2,400 km route
starting from Egypt’s famous coastal city Alexandria and passing through
the Egyptian Eastern and Western deserts before ending under the Great
Sphinx in Giza.
Last year participants from 15 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 the Cross Egypt Challenge website:
Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge said: “It is
quite challenging to ride few thousands kilometers on motorcycles and
scooters in a challenging cross-country rally, especially if that
involves different terrains; cities, deserts, mountains and oases. This
year we are adding to the challenge and increasing the length of the
route to 3000 km and including new and beautiful Egyptian destinations.
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 challenge website, please visit:
or our Facebook page:
information, please contact:
Hadeer El Masry
Phone: +20 (122) 294-2299