2022 season details
The 2022 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will run between October 6 and 15, 2022 and will witness the return of Cross Egypt Challenge to the Sinai peninsula for the first time since 2011.
The new season of Cross Egypt Challenge will feature a fantastic route that spans over 8 stages and 2,750 km. The route will start from Alexandria, go through the Mediterranean coast, the Nile Valley, Western and Eastern deserts, The Red Sea riviera, Sinai, before finishing the season in the most sacred place in Egypt, under the Great Pyramids of Giza.
WHEN IS THE 2022 EDITION
October 6-15, 2022
Alexandria, Ras Sedr,
Dahab, Sharm Elsheikh,
Ain Sokhna, Hurghada,
Luxor, Minya, Cairo
The new route will start from the Mediterranean’s largest seaport city; Alexandria then heads east towards Sinai, to make its first stop at Ras Sedr, a small beach destination at the shores of the Red Sea and the kite surfing capital of Egypt. After spending the night in Ras Sedr, the challenge will go through the scenic and famous Sinai mountains, to make stops at Dahab and the city of peace, Sharm Elsheikh.
From Sharm Elsheikh the challenge will cross the Suez canal back to mainland Egypt then heads south to Ain Sokhna, then further south to Hurghada to enjoy these two beach destinations by the Red Sea. From Hurghada 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 west 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 challenge will then head north by the edge of the Egyptian western desert to reach Minya. The final leg of the season will then take place between Minya and Cairo to end the challenge under the most sacred place in Egypt, under the great pyramids of Giza.
CEC 2022 Route Map
|1 to 5 October||Arrivals of early-arriving participants, and optional tours in Cairo and Alexandria|
|DAY 1 / 6 October||Orientation meetings in Alexandria||0 KM|
|DAY 2 / 7 October||Alexandria||Ras Sidr||440 KM|
|DAY 3 / 8 October||Ras Side||Dahab||365 KM|
|DAY 4 / 9 October||Dahab||Sharm Elsheikh||90 KM|
|DAY 5 / 10 October||Sharm Elsheikh||Ain Sokhna||440 KM|
|DAY 6 / 11 October||Ain Sokhna||Hurghada||370 KM|
|DAY 7 / 12 October||Hurghada||Luxor||310 KM|
|DAY 8 / 13 October||Rest day in Luxor||0 KM|
|DAY 9 / 14 October||Luxor||Minya||455 KM|
|DAY 10 / 15 October||Minya||Cairo||280 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.
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