2017 ROUTE

The 2017 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes 8 stages that comprise a total distance of 2,490 km.

The challenge will begin from the Egypt's second largest city, Alexandria then head east to the Mediterranean's city Port Said, one of Egypt's most busy port cities and the gate to Africa, from there the challenge will head south to explore the coast of the red sea Rivera visiting Ain Sokhna, Hurghada and the amazing diving city of Marsa Alam.


After completing the previoua coastal stages, the challenge will 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 Nile valley and the ancient city of Luxor, the world's largest open air museum city, and the capital of Ancient Egypt where the riders will spend an extra day there to rest before completing the last three stages of the challenge.


From Luxor, the riders will head west to explore Kharga Oasis at the edge of the great sand sea of the north African Sahara, then head back to the River Nile valley to make one last stop in Minya before the last stage of the 2016 season of Cross Egypt Challenge takes place between Minya and Cairo to end the new season under the Great Pyramids of Giza.

With a carefully planned route, the 2017 season of Cross Egypt Challenge includes a fine and endurance track that pass through many of Egypt's finest spots including modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian Eastern desert and Egypt's Nile Valley.

0 km DAY 1   / Orientation meetings & Official launch ceremony
270 km DAY 2   / Alexandria - Port Said
290 km DAY 3   / Port Said - Ain Sokhna
260 km DAY 4   / Ain Sokhna - Hurghada
255 km DAY 5   / Hurghada - Marsa Alam
350 km DAY 6   / Marsa Alam - Luxor
0 km DAY 7   / Rest day in Luxor
365 km DAY 8   / Luxor - Kharga Oasis
385 km DAY 9   / Kharga Oasis - Minya
315 km DAY 10 / Minya - Cairo

NOTE: The route highlighted above is subject to final approval from the Egyptian government and may be changed without prior notice.