The new route for the 2016 season and the fifth season of Cross Egypt Challenge
The 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes 9
stages that compromise a total distance of 3,080 km, the longest route
to date in the history of the challenge.
The challenge will begin
from the Mediterranean's largest seaport city, Alexandria
then head west to the coastal city of Marsa Matrouh en
route to head south then east to explore two of the Egyptian western
desert oases: Siwa and Bahariya on the edge of the great sand sea of the
north African Sahara . The challenge will then head to Minya on the
shore of the River Nile where it will ride the Nile valley south to
reach the ancient city of Luxor, the world's largest open air museum
city, and the capital of Ancient Egypt .
From Luxor the challenge will head further south to the fascinating
city of Aswan the gate of Egypt's water reserve, then head further east
to cross the Egyptian eastern desert, one of the most difficult deserts
on the surface of the planet due to its rock formations and chain of
mountains to reach the shores of the Red Sea and stop at the beautiful
diving city of Marsa Alam.
From Marsa Alam, the challenge will head back north by the Red Sea
Riviera to make one last stop in the upscale resort city of El Gouna
before the last stage of the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge takes
place between El Ggouna and Cairo to end the
new season under the Great Pyramids of Giza.
With a carefully planned route, the 2016 season of Cross Egypt
Challenge include the longest route in the history of the challenge and will pass through many of Egypt's finest spots including
modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian Eastern desert and Egypt's Nile Valley.
For more details about the 2016 route, click