Cross Egypt Challenge - a cross-country rally throughout Egypt

Cross Egypt Challenge

Event - Cross Egypt Challenge - a cross-country rally throughout Egypt

November 14-22, 2014
Starts at Alexandria and ends at Cairo, Egypt
Egyptian Ministry of Tourism &
The Egyptian Tourism Authority.
Hadeer El Masry
Phone: +20 (122) 294-2299
“Cross Egypt Challenge”, the motorcycle and scooter rally returns in November, 2014 for the fourth year in a bid to promote Egyptian Tourism. 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
Cross Egypt Challenge is an international series of motorcycle and scooter rally conducted throughout the most challenging roads and tracks of Egypt, a breathtaking experience that is equally fascinating for spectators as well as riders. 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 traveled on motorcycle or scooter.

The event 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 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.

So far 15 different countries took part in Cross Egypt Challenge. Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge says, “It is quite challenging to ride few thousands kilometers on motorcycles and scooters, especially if that involves different terrains. This year we are 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 promote that Egypt is safe for tourism.”

Interested riders who are up to the challenge can find guidelines for participation on the Cross Egypt Challenge website -