We often receive questions from riders around the globe wondering
about what they should expect, what to pack, how the roads are like, and most important
what is the current political situation in Egypt.
We dedicate the following section to give detailed information about the
entire experience. If you do not find the
information you are looking for here, please shoot us an email at:
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With all what we hear in the news about
the unrest in Egypt, is it safe to participate in Cross Egypt Challenge?
Egypt is a nation of 100 million people, and while we had periods of
unrest in the past decade, the situation in Egypt today is very
calm and millions of tourists flock to the country yearly to enjoy this
magnificent tourist destination.
What are the roads like in Cross Egypt
A. The roads throughout Cross Egypt Challenge are
mostly paved, however they vary in condition. We ride on good roads, bad roads, and in very few
areas no roads at all. As we ride through remote areas, expect a lot of
new road constructions in certain parts of our route. From the feedback
we got from our riders in the past seasons, the worst the road
condition, the more fun it is to ride on.
Is Cross Egypt
challenge only for scooters or motorcycles can take part as well?
A. Both motorcycles and scooters are allowed to
participate in Cross Egypt Challenge. Cross Egypt Challenge may have started as a
scooter rally but now it includes both motorcycles and scooters.
Does this mean scooters have to keep up with motorcycles during the ride and risk their safety?
A. Not at all, motorcycles and scooters are split into two different formations that follow different schedules. They both meet at lunch stops, certain fuel stops and arrive to each destination together.
What are the riding speeds during Cross Egypt Challenge?
A. For scooters, the average riding speed is 80 km/hour, while the maximum speed is 95 km/hour.
For motorcycles, the average riding speed is 100 km/hour and the maximum speed is 120 km/hour.
Maximum speeds are achieved only based on viable road conditions and is up to the ride leaders to determine.
What should I pack?
A. You should plan to pack lightly. Each rider is
allowed one piece of luggage at the size of a carry on (22" x 14" x 9"
or 56cm x 35cm x 23cm) plus an
additional backpack to carry on his/her motorcycle or scooter so plan accordingly. A
swimsuit and sun glasses are a must for any visit to Egypt as you will
get plenty of chances to have a dip in the Mediterranean sea, the Red sea or at
the hotel swimming pool. Some warm clothing is advised as it tend to
cold at night in desert areas.
Will we have enough time at each destination
A. Depending on the number of kilometers that we have
to ride in any given day, we usually arrive to our destinations in the
late afternoon, allowing few hours for the riders to wander around
town before it gets dark. Our partner travel agents offer optional
guided tours in each destination that you may want to consider as
What safety gear should I be wearing?
A. A minimum of a full face helmet and safety gloves
are required for participation in Cross Egypt Challenge. Extra safety
gear such as protective pants or body armors are strongly recommended but not
required. If you desire to wear extra protective gear like body armor,
protective pants, or protective jackets, please do so under your
official vest (for motorcycles) or t-shirt (for scooters), as the vest or the tshirt must be the visible layer at all time
Are women allowed into Cross Egypt Challenge?
A. Absolutely. We have had wonderful women
participants in all the past seasons of Cross Egypt Challenge. Our organizing team
even include many amazing young women.
Do non-Muslim women have to cover their hair
during the challenge?
A. Nope, although Egypt is a Muslim country, but women
have the choice to cover their hair or not.