Dear fellow Rotarians,

The members and the board of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan - District 2451 wish you a joyful new Rotary year 2021-2022. 

After last year's cancelation of our flagship project "Cross Egypt Challenge" due to COVID-19 concerns and as more vaccine roll out, and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, travel restrictions have started to ease out and we could not be happier to announce that "Cross Egypt Challenge" will be held again this year between October 7 and 16, 2021.

Cross Egypt Challenge is an international cross-country motorcycle and scooter adventure tour conducted throughout the majestic and fascinating Egypt. This amazing Rotary project started in 2011 for the purpose of promoting tourism to Egypt, and for the past 10 years, Rotarians and riders from over 50 countries took part in the adventurous challenge. This year we celebrate 10 years of CEC and the new seaosn will start on October 7, last for 10 days and will pass by Egypt's top attractions and off the beaten track destinations.

Participation is open for Rotarians and non-rotarians alike and their accompanying spouses or friends from around the globe. People who do not ride motorcycles or scooters can also join this amazing adventure and be hosted in air-conditioned chase vans.

A normal practice we are used to conduct during Cross Egypt Challenge is an annual "Sahara Rotary Meeting" where particpating Rotarians along with Rotaracts from our organizing team conduct an official Rotary meeting in the Egyptian Desert – please view the attached image -, a practice that we happily repeat at each new season.

We are happy to invite you, and the members of your club to support our initiative by:

  1. Join the tour this October, be it on a scooter, on a motorcycle or in our chase vans and enjoy a once in a life-time experience (a motorcycle and scooter rental option is available for international participants). Direct link to the registration application which can be completed in 5 minutes is:

  2. Share the news about Cross Egypt Challenge with other fellow Rotarians and friends and invite thsoe interested to ride in this season’s tour.

Cross Egypt Challenge provides a very rewarding and challenging experience for participants from around the globe as it combines the best of adventure travels and extreme sports. 

For more information or to register, please visit our website: or our Facebook page:

We look forward to hearing back from you, welcoming you as a rider in Cross Egypt Challenge 2021 and host you in our annual Sahara Rotary meeting.

If your club is interested to learn more, we could join one of your club meetings via ZOOM for a presentation. For any further details, please do not hesitate to contact us or me personally. 

NOTE: The Rotary Club of AlexCosmo is implementing a strict COVID-19 policy during Cross Egypt Challenge 2021 to ensure a much safer and pleasent experience for all particpants. To learn more, click here

Best Regards,

Ahmad Elzoghby, PHF
Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan
Rotary International – District 2451
Alexandria, Egypt