The Pharaons International Cross Country Rally is a thrilling three-week-long endurance race across the Sahara Desert, which attracts competitors from all four corners of the globe. The Pharaohs Rally is a 1,864 mile (3,000km) circuit beginning under the Sphinx in Giza, and crossing the finish line in Cairo. It is a race that is infamous for the challenge of its tricky terrain and the difficulty of navigating and negotiating the desert sand and dunes. Cars, trucks and motorcycles all compete. It is one of the main preparation events for the famous Dakar Rally and attracts some of the most formidable competitors in the world. Prices range from €3700 to participate and it is free to watch. The Pharaons Rally is an important event on Egypt's calendar and is a favorite with many travellers.
Date: 1 - 6 October 2012