Cross Arabia Challenge is a unique cross country motorcycle and
scooter rally. It is the
ultimate challenge for those who love adventure travel and extreme
The 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge encompasses a very rough and
long track throughout few of the best sightseeing spots of Egypt
Please find below all details needed for participation to the 2014
season of Cross Arabia Challenge.
The 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge is open for a very limited
number of riders from around the world. Participants can register online by visiting the
As the 2014 season of Cross Arabia Challenge is open for a limited
number of riders, the organizing committee reviews each participant
application very carefully to select those who meet its selection
criteria. The organizing committee reserves its right to reject/refuse
any participant's entry in accordance with its own selection criteria.
- At the time of registration any participant must be 18 years of age
- The participant must hold a valid motorcycle riding license or an
international riding license.
- The participant must have a minimum experience of 6 months riding
motorcycles or scooters.
- The participant's motorcycle or scooter must be legally registered
to the registrant.
- The participant must have the physical ability to join Cross Arabia
A clear scanned copied of the following documents must be submitted by
email at the time of registration to:
email@example.com: Passport +
Riding License or International riding license + Personal photo +
- Your passport expiry date must be at least six
months from the date of Cross Arabia Challenge
- Most European citizens do
not need entry entry visa to Egypt, replaced by a stamp you can buy directly at the
airport upon arrival. It is advised to double check with the Egyptian
and Jordanian Embassies / Consulates of your country about entry
procedures to Egypt and Jordan.
A valid Egyptian motorcycle riding license is mandatory for all
Egyptian participant and a valid international riding license with
motorcycle classification is mandatory for all international
In order to participate in Cross Arabia Challenge, participants are
responsible to ensure that their vehicles are in good shape and prepared
for the challenge. All required service and inspection must be done
We will inspect all vehicles the night of the event, and we have the
right to refuse any motorcycle or scooter that doesn't qualify mechanically to the
In order for your vehicle to pass the technical inspection of Cross
Arabia Challenge it must:
- Be a 2 or 3 wheeler motorcycle or a scooter (quad bikes are not
- If a motorcycle, be 400 cc or above (motorcycles with engines less
than 400 cc are not allowed).
- If a scooter, be 300 cc or above (scooters with engines less than 300
cc are not allowed).
- Be registered and holds valid and current license plates.
- Be registered to the same registering rider (a vehicle registered to
any person other than the registered rider is not accepted and will not
be able to cross the Egyptian borders).
- Be clean of any branding stickers, any branding stickers will be
removed at the technical inspection.
- Be in good condition, both mechanically and physically, scratched and
broken motorcycles and scooters may not pass the technical inspection.
Pillion passengers are allowed in Cross Arabia Challenge but must
fill a separate online application.
All pillion passengers must commit to the same safety regulations and
physical ability guidelines as registrant riders and must wear the
minimum requested protective gear when riding.
The minimum safety gear required for Cross Arabia Challenge is a full
face helmet, motorcycle jacket 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 vest, as the vest must be the visible layer at all times.
For your helmet to be approved for participation in Cross Arabia
Challenge, it must meet certain guidelines. all helmets will be
inspected the night of the challenge and only helmets that meet
the following guidelines will be approved:
- Be a full face street helmet (off-road helmets are not
- Be a solid black color (mixed colored or colored helmets will not
- Be free of any branding except the original manufacturer stickers).
Please be prepared with the the most basic and necessary spare parts for
your trip. Each participant is responsible for his/her own spare parts
supply. We will carry your spare parts in the chase van depending on
Fuel in Egypt is: LE1.95 per liter for unleaded 92 octane and LE 5.5 per
liter for unleaded 95 octane.
Fuel in Jordan is: JD0.8 per liter for unleaded 90 octane and JD0.99 per
liter for unleaded 95 octane.
There are plenty of food choices available in the places we will ride
through. Food prices vary depends on personal preferences.
Cross Arabia Challenge organizing team will hand each participant 2 long
sleeve t-shirts to wear during the challenge, as well as 1 durable event
vest to wear on top of your motorcycle jacket. 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.
Do not forget your swimsuit, good sunglasses, a cap and one pair of
comfortable shoes. As Egypt and Jordan are both Muslim countries we recommend
conservative clothing choices for our trip across these remote regions.
Each participant is allowed a maximum of two pieces of luggage during
the rally: one small carry on (that will be stored in the chase cars) + 1
backpack that can be carried on the vehicle.
You will receive your 2 t-shirts in your welcome kit, so
plan for enough space to store them in your luggage.
No vaccination is required. It is suggested that participants bring not
only medications for likely gastrointestinal problems but also other
prescription for personal use as local availability in remote areas is
The official language of Cross Arabia Challenge is English and all
communication will be in English.
The official language of Egypt
and Jordan is Arabic, but English is spoken and understood
Local currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. Exchange rates are around 0.15 USD and 0.11 Euro.
in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. Exchange rates are around 1.42 USD and
There is no limitation to import foreign currency
and it is
easy to change in all banks.
During May and June, the climate is Mediterranean on the coast, desert like
inland and cold at night. So expect hot days and chili nights.