The Nile-Trial
The Endurance Rally Association is organising a 15-day rally through Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, Leaving Carthage on January 26th, 2009, and arriving at El Gouna on the Red Sea on February 9th.
When25 January - 10 February 2009 (17 days) 
Deadline 
WhereEGYPT 
CategoriesRally 
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The Endurance Rally Association is organising a 15-day rally through Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, Leaving Carthage on January 26th, 2009, and arriving at El Gouna on the Red Sea on February 9th.

 

The route will be similar in style the Peking to Paris with optional Time-Trials for those seeking a more testing option. For those with a more relaxed approach almost the entire route can be completed on good tarmac roads. The course crosses the Mediterranean to Tunisia, drives through some of the stunning Tunisia countryside via the extensive Roman ruins of Carthage, to the northern border of Libya, and drives the coast-road to Tobruk, Benghazi, and on to Egypt and El Alamein. The route then drives from the Pyramids in Cairo to the Red Sea coast before heading inland to the Nile and Luxor before returning to the exclusive Red Sea resort, El Gouna, for the finish.

 

It’s a route that will take in many evocative sights brimming with history – remote roads that provide us with a chance to enjoy the company of vintage and classic car enthusiasts with some winter sunshine. Get your time-card stamped in the shadow of the pyramids!

 

There will be categories for pre-1920 model-types, pre-1941 model-types, and pre-1968 model types, (similar to the Peking to Paris) with medals to be won on optional Time Trials. This is largely touring in nature with competition that is optional – decide on the day if you want to have a bash and win individual medals. The timing and the course is being designed to be practical and feasible for a pre-war car, with rest-stops that place an emphasis on the social side of historic-rallying.

 

 

Day and Date Route Country Kms

 

24th Jan Sat Ferry: Marseille to Tunis

25th Jan

Sun Tunis: Sightseeing and preparation

Day 1 26th Jan Mon Carthage to Kairouan Tunisia 322

Day 2 27th Jan Tue Kairouan to Tataouine Tunisia 483

Day 3 28th Jan Wed Tataouine to Sabratha Tunisia / Libya 219

Day 4 29th Jan Thu Sabratha to Misratha Libya 304

Day 5 30th Jan Fri Misratha to Sirt Libya 272

Day 6 31st Jan Sat Sirt to Benghazi Libya 573

Day 7 1st Feb Sun Benghazi to Apollonia Libya 271

Day 8 2nd Feb Mon Apollonia to Tobruk Libya 242

Day 9 3rd Feb Tue Tobruk to Marsa Matruh Libya / Egypt 364

Day 10 4th Feb Wed Marsa Matruh to Cairo Egypt 474

Day 11 5th Feb Thu Cairo - Rest Day and sightseeing

Day 12 6th Feb Fri Cairo to Soma Bay Egypt 507

Day 13 7th Feb Sat Soma Bay to Luxor Egypt 303

Day 14 8th Feb Sun Luxor - Rest Day and sightseeing

Day 15 9th Feb Mon Luxor to El Gouna Egypt 401

10th Feb Tue El Gouna: Prizegiving and homeward preparation

Total = 4735 kms