In a bid to promote tourism and travel to Egypt, a team of daring Egyptian riders set out the Cross Egypt Challenge to promote tourism and to prove that Egypt is safe.
On March 15th, the announcement of the third season of Cross Egypt Challenge was made. The 2013 season will start on November 8 and will last for 9 days. The successful series will include a fascinating and challenging route of 2400 km that route will start from the Mediterranean city of Alexandria; pass by Egypt’s capital, Cairo, Bahareya Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, Kharga Oasis, Luxor, Hurghada, Sokhna before ending in Cairo under the great pyramids of Giza.
Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of endurance scooter rallies conducted throughout the most challenging roads and tracks in Egypt, a breathtaking challenge that is equally fascinating for spectators and riders alike that combines the best of adventure traveling and extreme sport.
The series started in 2011 and the first season 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.
Last year participants from 11 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: www.crossegyptchallenge.com
Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge said: “It is quite challenging to ride for a 2400 kilometer on scooters, especially if that involves different terrains of cities, deserts, oasis, etc… The Cross Egypt Challenge is meant to bring global media attention to Egypt and to confidently announce that Egypt is safe for tourism.”