2023 season details
The 2023 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will run between October 5 and 14, 2023 and will include 2 new first time destinations, Fayed and Nuwebaa.
The new season of Cross Egypt Challenge will feature a fantastic route that spans over 8 stages and 2,900 km. The route will start from Alexandria, go through the Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley, Eastern and Western deserts, The Red Sea riviera, Sinai, before finishing the season in one of most ancient places in Egypt and the world, under the Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Sakkara area.
when IS THE 2023 EDITION
October 5-14, 2022
Luxor, Hurghada, Fayed,
Sharm El Sheikh, Nuwebaa,
Ras Sudr, Cairo
The new route will start from the Mediterranean’s largest seaport city; Alexandria then heads south by the edge of the Western Desert towards Minya. After spending the first night in Minya, the challenge will head further south to reach Luxor, the capital of ancient Egypt and the largest open-air museum in the world where the participants will enjoy a rest day for sightseeing in this magnificent destination.
From Luxor the participants will 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 – heading east to reach Hurghada, then north to Fayed to enjoy these two beach destinations by the Red Sea.
From Fayed, the challenge will make its way into Sinai to make its first stop at the city of peace, Sharm El Sheikh and from there, the challenge will head north to the beautiful camping destinations, Nuwebaa where the participants will enjoy the night camping under the stars before heading west again to reach Ras Sudr, a small beach destination at the shores of the Red Sea and the kite surfing capital of Egypt.
The final leg of the season will then take place between Ras Sudr and Cairo to end the season in one of most ancient places in Egypt and the world, under the Step Pyramid of Djoser in the Sakkara area.
CEC 2023 Route Map
|1 to 4 October||Arrivals of early-arriving participants, and optional tours in Cairo and Alexandria|
|DAY 1 / 5 October||Orientation meetings in Alexandria||0 KM|
|DAY 2 / 6 October||Alexandria||Minya||464 KM|
|DAY 3 / 7 October||Minya||Luxor||455 KM|
|DAY 4 / 8 October||Rest day in Luxor||0 KM|
|DAY 5 / 9 October||Luxor||Hurghada||290 KM|
|DAY 6 / 10 October||Hurghada||Fayed||480 KM|
|DAY 7 / 11 October||Fayed||Sharm El Sheikh||413 KM|
|DAY 8 / 12 October||Sharm El Sheikh||Nuwebaa (camping night)||175 KM|
|DAY 9 / 13 October||Nuwebaa||Ras Sudr||333 KM|
|DAY 10 / 14 October||Ras Sudr||Cairo||290 KM|
Cross Egypt Challenge is an intensive rally that requires a lot of preparations and support services, our registration fees cover part of the actual cost of participating in such a unique event while any additional costs are covered by our loyal sponsors and partners.
For a detailed list of registration fees, please click here.