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10 Day Cross-Country Adventure Guided Motorcycle Tour in Egypt

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Extraordinary Motorcycle Tour Egypt

With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of you. Egypt is rich with temples, soaring lotus-bud columns, enormous stone portals laced with delicate carvings, elaborate underground tombs, windswept desert monasteries, and richly decorated mosques. But as extraordinary as these sights are, they will probably not be the things that linger in your memory after you return home. It is exploring them from the back of a motorcycle or a scooter, from the Mediterranean feel of Alexandria to the electric pace of Cairo to the timelessness of desert villages that is unforgettable.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 2,475 kilometers / 1,538 miles
  • Daily rides: 240 - 450 kilometers / 150 - 280 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Meet the guides

Omar
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Highlights

  • Explore the Egyptian Sahara
  • Drive along the Red Sea Riviera
  • Ride to the great pyramids of Giza
  • Starts in Alexandria and ends in Cairo
  • Explore the Mediterranean feel of Alexandria
  • Visit the timelessness desert villages
  • Visit the Karnak Temple Complex
  • Explore a great civilization
  • 9 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic
Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Alexandria International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

Accommodation during this tour will be in 3-5 star hotels (depending on the availability at each destination) with two nights of camping in a luxury camp by the sea. Accommodation is based on triple room occupancy with options for single or double room upgrades.

Program

Cross Egypt Challenge adventure motorcycle tour not only gives you the opportunity to explore this magnificent country on two wheels, but it also allows you to experience the Egyptian culture first hand and explore destinations and routes that normal tourists don't get to explore.

You will start from Alexandria, head east to reach the beautiful and green 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 Marsa Alam. After camping by the beach in Marsa Alam, you 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, you will head North 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 your takes place between Minya and Cairo to end the challenge under the great Pyramids of Giza.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and orientation meeting

It is recommended to arrive a day or two earlier to relax and enjoy some sightseeing around Cairo or Alexandria. Cross World Challenges will pick you up from Cairo International Airport (CAI) or Borg El Arab Airport (HBE) airport and transfer you to the hotel. Arrive to Cairo or Alexandria.

At noon you will get to meet your fellow riders as you attend the orientation meetings, and know everything you need to know about this tour. You will receive your welcome package, t-shirts and tour guidebook during the meetings.

Day 2: Alexandria to Ismailia (340 kilometers / 212 miles)

You will start early in the morning from Alexandria and head towards the green city of Ismailia. The first day of you are usually escorted by different motorcycle and scooter clubs from Alexandria where they share the road to the first destination. Lunch will be served on the road as well as refreshments and water.

Day 3: Ismailia to El Gouna (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

You will start from Ismailia and make your way south down the Red Sea Riviera to the upscale resort city of El Gouna. Spend your afternoon wandering around the city, laying on the beach, swimming in the pool or practicing kitesurfing.

Day 4: El Gouna to Marsa Alam (290 kilometers / 181 miles)

Ride further south to reach the small city of Marsa Alam, one of the best-rated diving spots in he world, with its beautiful reefs and rich sea life. You will camp in an upscale camp by the sea where you can enjoy a lazy day on the beach or rent some diving equipment and explore the underwater life.

Day 5: Rest day in Marsa Alam

A lazy day at this beautiful destination will allow you to take a diving course, enjoy the beach or just go on one of the many optional tours we offer.

Day 6: Marsa Alam to Aswan (390 kilometers / 243 miles)

Interesting day is ahead of you as depart the Red Sea to head east and cross the Egyptian Eastern desert, one of the toughest deserts on the surface of the planet during to its rock formations, and mountain range. You will be lucky to witness wandering camels and other wildlife as you cross the desert.

As you reach the other edge you will be welcomed by the green Nile Valley and laid back city of Aswan. Spend the evening taking a stroll around town or enjoy a felluca (sailing boat) down the Nile

Day 7: Aswan to Luxor (240 kilometers / 150 miles)

As you will ride up north to reach the city of Luxor, the capital of ancient Egypt and the largest open-air museum in the world you will witness a great change of scenery from green to yellow to green again. Luxor is known for its wealth of monuments, and its lush green farms.

Day 8: Rest day in Luxor

A rest day in this great destination is a highlight where you can visit the Temples of Karnak, Temple of Luxor, the valley of the kings or take a hot air balloon ride over the city.

Day 9: Luxor to Minya (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

Heading back from Luxor to Cairo you will make one last stop in the city of Minya where you can experience suburban Egyptian life as you sit in a coffee shop in the middle of town to watch life goes by.

Day 10: Minya to Cairo (315 kilometers / 196 miles)

The last leg of the tour takes place between Minya and Cairo where this tours ends in the most sacred place in Egypt, under the great pyramids of Giza.

Skill level required for this tour: Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Participation requirements

Cross Egypt Challenge registration team reviews each participant application carefully to select those who meet its selection criteria. The registration team reserves the right to reject/refuse any participant's entry in accordance with its own selection criteria.

  • At the time of registration, the participant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The participant must hold a valid motorcycle riding license or an international riding license.
  • The participants must have a minimum experience of 1-year riding motorcycles/scooters.
  • The participant must have the physical ability to join Cross Egypt Challenge.

Pillion passengers

Pillions are not allowed in Cross Egypt Challenge. The route of Cross Egypt Challenge can get very rough in certain areas, and this requires complete control of your vehicle. Having a pillion passenger will not give you the control required in such tricky and difficult parts. There are a few spots for accompanying persons in the chase cars. Accompanying persons must be 16 years of age or older.

Required documents for riders

A valid Egyptian motorcycle riding license is mandatory for all Egyptian participants and a valid international riding license with motorcycle endorsement is mandatory for all international participants.

  • Egyptian riders: National ID + Riding license + Motorcycle or scooter registration
  • International riders: Passport + International riding license (with motorcycle endorsement)

Required documents for accompanying persons

  • Egyptian accompanying person: National ID
  • International accompanying person: Passport

Clothing

Cross Egypt Challenge will hand each participant 3 long sleeve t-shirts to wear during the challenge, as well as 1 polo shirts to wear during night events or ceremonies. Wearing the official clothes is a must during the rides and official ceremonies. Be prepared that you might encounter cold weather during early starts and at nights, so prepare yourself with a light jacket or a sweater.

Riding gear

The minimum safety gear required for Cross Egypt Challenge is:

  • For motorcycles riders: full face helmet, motorcycle safety jacket, and protective gloves. If you desire to wear extra protective gear like body armor or protective pants, please do so under your official vest, as the vest must be the visible layer at all times.
  • For scooters riders: full face helmet, and protective gloves. If you desire to wear extra protective gear like body armor, protective pants, or protective jackets, please do so under your official t-shirt, as the t-shirt must be the visible layer at all times.

Helmets

Please note there is a helmet rental option available for both local and international participants. For your helmet to be approved for participation in Cross Egypt Challenge, it must meet certain guidelines. all helmets will be inspected the prior night of the challenge and only helmets that meet the following guidelines will be approved:

  • Be a full face street helmet (off-road and modular flip-up helmets are not allowed).
  • Be a solid black color (mixed colored or colored helmets are not allowed).
  • Be free of any branding (except the original manufacturer stickers).

Luggage

Each participant is allowed a maximum of two pieces of luggage during the challenge: one small carry on (that will be stored in the chase cars with maximum dimensions of 22" x 14" x 9" or 56cm x 35cm x 23cm) plus 1 backpack that can be carried on your motorcycle or scooter.

Guides

Omar Sallam

Location

This tour starts in Alexandria and ends in Cairo, Egypt. You will travel through Alexandria, Ismailia, El Gouna, Marsa Alam, Aswan, Luxor, Minya, and Giza.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Motorcycle rental
  • Qualified tour guide and support staff
  • Fueling during the entire tour
  • Oil changes during the tour
  • Motorcycle maintenance during the tour
  • All tour support services (mechanical, medical, support trucks, photography, etc.)
  • Cost of army / military and special permits
  • Road tolls (where applicable)
  • Airport pickup from Cairo International Airport (CAI) or Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE)
  • Transport in air-conditioned vans throughout the challenge for accompanying persons
  • Transportation of the rented motorcycle to the start point and pick up at the finish line
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 3 branded long sleeve t-shirts
  • 1 branded polo shirt

What's not included

  • Flights to / from Egypt (for international participants)
  • Visa to Egypt
  • Extra accommodation before or after the tour
  • Airport transfer at the end of the tour
  • Cost of any damage repairs to your rented motorcycle

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane:

Please book your flight to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI) or Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE).

Airport: Cairo International Airport Airport transfer included: Cairo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Alexandria International Airport Airport transfer included: Alexandria International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 22% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
10 days / 9 nights
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Availability

Start: Thursday October 7, 2021
End: Saturday October 16, 2021

Pricing information

Please note that the additional packages are available:

  • A passenger in an air-conditioned chase van - 2,100 USD;

 

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