The 2018 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will run between October 11
and 20, 2018 and will include a 2,475 km route that will be completed over
7 stages with two rest days at some of Egypt's finest destinations.
The new route will start from Alexandria, heads east to reach the
city of Ismailia on the shores of the Red Sea then go south along the Red Sea
Riviera and make stops at El Gouna and and Marsa Alam. After camping by
the beach in Marsa Alam, the challenge will then head west to cross the Egyptian
Eastern desert - one of the most challenging deserts on the face of the
planet due to its rock formation and high mountain range - to reach the
Nile valley and the city of Aswan. From Aswan the challenge will head
back north again to reach the old city of Luxor, the capital of ancient
Egypt and the largest open air museum in the world then make one more
stop at Minya before the final leg of the season takes place between Minya and Cairo to end the
challenge under the great pyramids of Giza.
With a carefully planned route, the 2018 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes a fine and endurance track that passes through many of Egypt's finest spots including modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian Eastern desert and Egypt's Nile Valley.
||DAY 1 / Orientation meetings
& Official launch ceremony
||DAY 2 / Alexandria - Ismailia
||DAY 3 / Ismailia - El Gouna
||DAY 4 / El Gouna - Marsa Alam
||DAY 5 / Rest day in Marsa Alam
||DAY 6 / Marsa Alam - Aswan
||DAY 7 / Aswan - Luxor
||DAY 8 / Rest day in Luxor
||DAY 9 / Luxor - Minya
||DAY 10 / Minya - Cairo
NOTE: The route highlighted above is
subject to final approval from the Egyptian government and may change without prior notice.