Cross Egypt challenge

rules & regulations


The roads throughout Cross Egypt Challenge are mostly paved, however they vary in condition. We ride on good roads, bad roads, and in very few areas no roads at all. As we ride through remote areas, expect a lot of new road constructions in certain parts of our route. From the feedback we got from our riders in the past seasons, the worst the road condition, the more fun it is to ride on.

Both motorcycles and scooters are allowed to participate in Cross Egypt Challenge. Cross Egypt Challenge may have started as a scooter rally but in recent years, we have had more motorcycles than scooters.

Nope! motorcycles and scooters are split into two different groups and follow different schedules. They both meet at lunch stops, certain fuel stops and arrive to each destination together.

For motorcycles, the average riding speed is 100 km/hour and the maximum speed is 120 km/hour.

For scooters, the average riding speed is 80 km/hour, while the maximum speed is 95 km/hour.

Maximum speeds are achieved only based on viable road conditions and is up to the ride leaders to determine.

Yes, we have an amazing photography team that do their best to cover the event properly. Official photos are shared with the participants and are published to our social media platforms few weeks after the challenge concludes.

Yes, a rider must be 18 years of age or older and an accompanying person (non-riding participant in our chase vans) must be 15 years of age or older in order to participate in Cross Egypt Challenge.

You should plan to pack lightly. Each rider is allowed one piece of luggage at the size of a carry on (22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 56cm x 35cm x 23cm) plus an additional backpack to carry on their motorcycle or scooter so plan accordingly. A swimsuit and sun glasses are a must for any visit to Egypt as you will get plenty of chances to have a dip in the Mediterranean sea, the Red sea or at hotel swimming pools. Some warm clothing is advised as it tend to get cold at night in desert areas.

Depending on the number of kilometers that we have to ride in any given day, we usually arrive to our destinations in the early afternoon, allowing few hours for the riders to wander around town before it gets dark. Our travel partners offer optional guided tours in some destinations that you may want to consider as well.

A minimum of a full face helmet and safety gloves are required for participation in Cross Egypt Challenge. Extra safety gear such as riding jacket, protective pants or body armors are strongly recommended but are not required. If you are riding a scooter and desire to wear a body armor or a protective jackets, please do so under your t-shirt, as  your official t-shirt must be the visible layer at all time.

Absolutely. We have had wonderful female participants in all the past seasons of Cross Egypt Challenge. Our organizing team even include many amazing young women.

Rally riding experience is not necessary, however scooter or motorcycle riding experience is mandatory.

All riding participants must have a minimum experience of 6 months riding motorcycles / scooters.

Nope, although Egypt is a Muslim country, but women have the choice to cover their hair or not.

Cross Egypt Challenge is an international cross-country motorcycle and scooter rally aiming to promote Egyptian tourism. Cross Egypt Challenge is an FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) adventure touring rally and is running under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, Egyptian Ministry of Sports & the Egyptian Tourism Authority.

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