2016 EDITION
 
  2016 Season Log

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 - New

 

Friday, October 28th, 2016 - New

 

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - New

 

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - New

 

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - New

 

Monday, October 24th, 2016 - New

 

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 - New

 

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 - New

 

Friday, October 21st, 2016 - New

 

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - New

 

  2016 Route

 

The 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes 9 stages that compromise a total distance of 2,700 km, one of the longest routes in the history of the challenge.

 

The challenge will begin from the Mediterranean's largest seaport city, Alexandria then head south to the capital Cairo en route to ride the Nile Valley and the Egyptian Western desert to Minya on the shore of the River Nile then to Kharga Oasis on the edge of the great sand sea of the north African Sahara.

 

The challenge will then head East to the ancient city of Luxor, the world's largest open air museum city, and the capital of Ancient Egypt.

 

From Luxor the challenge will head further south to the fascinating city of Aswan the gate of Egypt's water reserve, then head further east to cross the Egyptian eastern desert, one of the most difficult deserts on the surface of the planet due to its rock formations and chain of mountains to reach the shores of the Red Sea and stop at the beautiful diving city of Marsa Alam.

 

From Marsa Alam, the challenge will head back north by the Red Sea Riviera to make two last stop in Hurghada and Ain Sokhna before the last stage of the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge takes place between Ain Sokhna and Cairo to end the new season season in the most sacred place in Egypt, under the Great Pyramids of Giza.

 

With a carefully planned route, the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will pass through many of Egypt's finest spots including modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian Western and Eastern deserts and Egypt's Nile Valley.


0 km DAY 1   / Orientation meetings & Official launch ceremony
215 km DAY 2   / Alexandria - Cairo
315 km DAY 3   / Cairo - Minya
390 km DAY 4   / Minya - Kharga Oasis
360 km DAY 5   / Kharga Oasis - Luxor
250 km DAY 6   / Luxor - Aswan
410 km DAY 7   / Aswan - Marsa Alam
295 km DAY 8   / Marsa Alam - Hurghada
285 km DAY 9   / Hurghada - Ain Sokhna
180 km DAY 10 / Ain sokhna - Cairo
2,700 km TOTAL DISTANCE
  2016 Press Releases

September 1, 2016: To promote Egyptian tourism, the sixth season of the famous “Cross Egypt Challenge” rally is set to start on October 20th with a route totaling 2,700 km throughout Egypt.  [ENGLISH]   [ARABIC]

 

October 1, 2016: To promote Egyptian tourism, the sixth season of the famous “Cross Egypt Challenge” rally is set to start on October 20th with a route totaling 2,700 km throughout Egypt. [ENGLISH]   [ARABIC]

  Thursday, September 1st, 2016 - World traveler Stefan Hauser to join CEC

The world traveler Stefan Hauser from Germany and his wife Annette Hauser will be joining the 2016 season of  Cross Egypt Challenge as part of their world tour that started back in 2014.

 

Stefan and Annette are touring the world in their Mercedes G class which will be the only allowed automobile in Cross Egypt Challenge. They have been on the road for 730 days, and Egypt will be the 39th destination in their adventure.

  Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 - Touratech Travel Event 2016

Cross Egypt Challenge will be present at the Touratech Travel Event between June 10 and 12 at the Touratech headquarter in Niedereschach, Germany.

 

The Touratech Travel Event turns into a gathering place for motorbike fans with over  15,000 visitors from all over the world who find their way to Niedereschach, Germany.

  Monday, January 18th, 2016 - 2016 registration is open

Happy new year everyone! We hope you have had a wonderful 2015 and are all ready to add some adventure to your 2016. Registration for the new 2016  season of Cross Egypt Challenge is now open.

 

This season will run over the course of 10 days and will cover a 2,700km route that is considered one of the longest routes in the history of the challenge and that will pass  through some of Egypt's best destinations.

 

Interested riders around the globe are invited to register for the new season via the REGISTRATION link on the top right navigation bar, or by clicking on the following link: www.crossegyptchallenge.com/registration.html

 

Motorcycle and scooter rental options are available for international participants.

  Saturday, January 3rd, 2016 - 2016 route is finalized

The new route for the 2016 season and the fifth season of Cross Egypt Challenge is finalized.

 

The 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes 9 stages that compromise a total distance of 3,080 km, the longest route to date in the history of the challenge.

 

The challenge will begin from the Mediterranean's largest seaport city, Alexandria then head west to the coastal city of Marsa Matrouh en route to head south then east to explore two of the Egyptian western desert oases: Siwa and Bahariya on the edge of the great sand sea of the north African Sahara . The challenge will then head to Minya on the shore of the River Nile where it will ride the Nile valley south to reach the ancient city of Luxor, the world's largest open air museum city, and  the capital of Ancient Egypt .

 

From Luxor the challenge will head further south to the fascinating city of Aswan the gate of Egypt's water reserve, then head further east to cross the Egyptian eastern desert, one of the most difficult deserts on the surface of the planet due to its rock formations and chain of mountains to reach the shores of the Red Sea and stop at the beautiful diving city of Marsa Alam.

 

From Marsa Alam, the challenge will head back north by the Red Sea Riviera to make one last stop in the upscale resort city of El Gouna before the last stage of the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge takes place between El Ggouna and Cairo  to end the new season under the Great Pyramids of Giza.

 

With a carefully planned route, the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge include the longest route in the history of the challenge and will pass through many of Egypt's finest spots including modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian Eastern desert and Egypt's Nile Valley.

  Monday, December 15th, 2015 - A call for volunteers

Do you want to be part of Cross Egypt Challenge organizing team?

We are looking for energetic, driven, passionate people to join our organizing team and be part of this great adventure rally series.

To volunteer, apply at the following link: http://www.crossegyptchallenge.com/volunteer

 
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