Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of endurance scooter rides
aiming to promote tourism, alternative sports, and alternative means of
transportations in Egypt.
The series started in 2011 and the first challenge 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.
The 2013 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will witness a more
challenging route and is planned to take place
between the dates of November 8 -16, 2013. The new season will include a rough route
of 2400 km throughout most of Egypt's finest spots.
The 2013 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will start
from the Mediterranean's largest coastal city, Alexandria
then heads toward Egypt's capital, Cairo before going South West to
explore some of the most fascinating
oasis of the Egyptian Sahara (desert). A total number of 4 oasis will be
explored on route before arriving to the world's largest open air museum
city, Luxor, the capital of Ancient Egypt.
From Luxor the riders will head east to the coastal cities of Hurghada
and Sokha, both lying on the shores of the Red Sea, then the final leg
of the 2013 season will take place between Sokhna and Cairo to end the
new season under the Great Pyramids of Giza,