“Cross Egypt Challenge” celebrates its fifth season this
October in a continuous effort to promote Egyptian Tourism.
February 15, 2015 – Alexandria, Egypt.
The fifth season of the famous Cross Egypt Challenge motorcycle
and scooter rally is set to start this October in a continuous effort to
promote tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe for travels.
The 2015 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will start on October 23rd,
2015 and will last for 9 days. The 2,725 km route this year will begin
from the Mediterranean's largest coastal city, Alexandria then pass
through the Capital - Cairo - en route to the Red Sea's resort Sokhna
before going South to visit the amazing resort cities of Sahl Hashish
and Marsa Alam on the Red Sea shore. The challenge will then head west
to the Nile valley to visit the ancient city of Luxor, the world's
largest open-air museum city, and the capital of Ancient Egypt where the
participants will spend two days in celebration for the rally's 5th
From Luxor the riders will head North-west to explore some of the most
fascinating oasis of the Egyptian Sahara (desert). A total number of 3
oases will be explored en route before the final leg of the 2015 season
of Cross Egypt Challenge takes place between Bahareya Oasis and Cairo to
end the new season at the most sacred place in Egypt, 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 following three seasons witnessed longer and more
challenging routes ranging from 2,400km to 3,000 km and passing by some
of Egypt’s most spectacular sights and toughest terrains.
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 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 celebrating the fifth year of the rally therefore we expect
a very special season ahead. 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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