The launch of the Cross Egypt Challenge campaign, a 1700 km
ride on vespa-like scooters throughout Egypt to promote tourism.
July 1st, 2011 - Alexandria
The Cross Egypt Challenge is a 9 days endurance scooter 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. A journey of 1700
kilometer on scooters to promote tourism in Egypt.
The challenge is a non-profit initiative aiming to promote tourism,
alternative sports, and alternative means of transportations in Egypt.
It is scheduled to take place in October 2011.
The challenge begins at the site of the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina
in the ancient city of Alexandria, passes by the Great Pyramids of Giza
in Cairo, and crosses the Nile River and the Suez Canal on the way to
the eastern Egyptian border at Taba. The team will then head down to the
cities of Neuwebaa and Dahab before reaching the world famous resort
city of Sharm El Sheikh. They then ferry across the Gulf of Suez to
Hurghada and to continue their journey to the legendary city of Luxor;
the world largest open-air museum, where they ride down the avenue of
the sphinxes to reach the magnificent temple of Karnak. The team
continues to Aswan and further south to end the journey in front of the
most famous temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, on the shores of Lake
The Cross Egypt Challenge team is a group of cross-cultural and
professional individuals who are both experienced scooter riders and
Ahmad Elzoghby, the official spokesperson of the challenge said: “It is
quite challenging to do a 1700 km on scooters, especially if that
involves deserts, mountains, rivers and seas. The Cross Egypt Challenge
is meant to bring global media attention to Egypt and to confidently
announce that Egypt is safe for tourism”
For more information, please contact:
Phone: +20 (100) 721-0000