Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 -
The pyramids, and the finish line
The ninth and final day of the challenge included the longest ride
in the season from Asuyt to Cairo. after 450 km of roads, their journey would come to an end
under the great pyramids of Giza, the last standing wonder of the 7
wonders of the old world.
A celebration was held at the Pyramids, and riders received their
certificates of completion announcing they have completed the longest
and most challenging season of Cross Egypt Challenge to date.
After 2950 km throughout Egypt, 9 days, and numerous hours on
motorcycles and scooters, the challenge
was over. Mission accomplished.
Friday, November 21st, 2014
- One more leg to go
With only one more day to go, the riders rode more kilometers by the
River Nile on their way to Assuyt, a first time destination in Cross
Egypt Challenge history, and the Egyptian trade capital of ancient
Nice and wide stretches of highway were making the
road between Luxor and Aswan and once the riders reached their
destination safe they were treated by staying in a floating hotel at the
That night the riders gathered together after
dinner for the farewell and feedback meeting of the season, and they
have given their feedback to the organizers who collected all the input
in order to create greater experience in the upcoming seasons.
Thursday, November 20th,
2014 - riding towards history
From the beautiful city of Aswan, to the great city of Luxor was the
route of the 7th day of the challenge.
Heading North and enjoying riding by the River Nile were the
highlights of this leg. But once Luxor is reached, a great celebration
was prepared for the adventurous riders in the arms of history in front
of the great temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt most amazing temples
that is engraved entirely inside a mountain.
the team had the chance enjoy a Sound and Light Show at Karnak temples.
And some riders went to the market to shop or buy souvenirs.
Wednesday, October 19th,
- Riding through the Nile Valley
The team set off from Abu Simbel back to Aswan again, and for the
next few days, they will ride the entire River Nile valley starting from
the very southern city of Egypt, Abu Simbel to Luxor, to Assuyt then to
Upon arrival to Aswan, everyone enjoyed an traditional Egyptian sailing
boat ride in the Nile where they enjoyed the most amazing sunset scenery
anyone can view anywhere in the world.
Tuesday, November 18th,
2014 - South and south we go
On day five, the team rode to the furthest southern city of Egypt,
where the magnificent Temple of Ramses II, The temple of Abu Simbel
stands there to defend the southern borders of Egypt against any attacks
from its neighbors or enemies.
The 285 km ride took only a portion of the day, but the extreme heat
at this part of upper Egypt made everybody tired and exhausted. As soon
the riders checked in their hotel overlooking Lake Nasser, everyone
jumped in the pool, and later that night they enjoyed a fascinating
sound and light show at the temple of Abu Simbel.
Monday, November 17th, 2014
- Crossing the Eastern desert
The team's next stop was the beautiful city of Aswan located by the
River Nile. But to get there, the team had to ride across the
rough Egyptian Eastern Desert.
It was a challenging ride, as the roads were not in good
shape due to the flood season, but after riding for 345 km, the team
made it to Aswan where they were greeted by the Governor of Aswan upon
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
- Down the coast
The riders started the day with the usual daily morning brief, then
rode again down the Red Sea Coast to the amazing city of Marsa Alam, a
great diving spot and one of Egypt's hidden treasures.
Thorough their route between El Gouna and Marsa Alam, the mayor of
koseir city prepared a welcome reception to the riders on the highway as
they passed his city, and it was a nice treat for the riders to enjoy a
cold drink in the middle of the day's heat.
reception was prepared for the riders as they entered their destination
hotel in Marsa Alam with traditional Egyptian belly and tanoura dancers.
It was quite a day for the riders and everyone enjoyed their afternoon
diving or laying by the beach.
Saturday, November 15th,
2014 - Red Sea Riviera
On the second day, the riders rode through the coast of the Red Sea
or what is called the Red Sea Riviera. This leg was only 275 km but a
good part of the road was twisty with mountains on one side and the Red
Sea cliffs on the other side.
Amid way around noon time, the riders enjoyed their first
lunch meal prepared by CEC "Desert Chefs", Cross Egypt Challenge’s
very own culinary team who for the next few days will prepare lunches
for the riders and the crew in the middle of no where. A variety of
meals are planned so the team enjoys different tastes and culture on the
In the early afternoon, the riders made it safe to El
Gouna, a luxury resort town located by the Red Sea where they enjoyed
their late afternoon around the pool and at the beach.
Friday, November 14th, 2014
- Three, Two, One, Go!
The first day of the 2014 season of Cross Egypt challenge started
very early in the morning with a morning brief where the riders were
given detailed information on the day’s route
and what to expect.
With one of the longest legs of the challenge and a 380km to
finish on the first day, the riders wasted no time to hit the road
between Alexandria and Cairo en route to Sokhna. The riders arrived to
Sokhna by sunset and called it an early night after dinner so they can
get rested for the following days.
Thursday, November 13th,
2014 - Everyone is here!
The last few days witnessed many international participants arriving
to both Cairo and Alexandria international airports to take place in the
2014 season of Cross Egypt Challenge.
The team’s first meeting took place in Alexandria’s historic
Cecil Hotel where Ahmad Elzoghby, the president of Cross Egypt Challenge welcomed
the 60 participants to the fourth season of Cross Egypt
Challenge. After a brief orientation session, Barb Piatkowski, a
returning rider from Canada and a professional motorcycle instructorgave a safety awareness seminar.
The official riding gear was distributed to the team
followed by a welcome lunch at Alexandria's high end Jungle restaurant.
After lunch, the riders headed to City Centre Alexandria to
celebrate the official launch of Cross Egypt Challenge 2014. A huge
celebration took place and was aired live on the Egyptian satellite
channel OnTV. The event was attended by several dignitaries including the
Governor of Alexandria, Miss Egypt 2014, and several other celebrities.
Late that night, the team headed
back to Cecil hotel to get their last good night sleep before hitting
the road around Egypt.