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Cycling Egypt - discover an ancient civilisation by bicycle

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Despite the enormous size of the country, there are not that many options when it comes to cycle routes in Egypt. And why that is? Well, one of the first reasons would be of the monotony of the landscape. Egypt is 80% desert and there is not that much to do in the desert... and neither is there much water, much accommodation nor many cyclable roads.

But that doesn't mean you can't cycle through the desert at all ! One of the greatest cycle trips in Egypt is the one through the western (or Libyan) desert. Here you will find a string of oases settled besides various shades of desert, all located at a convenient cycling distance from one another. There are plenty of stops along the way, be it an ambulance station or a military check point; so you can always stock up on water.

Or what about a round trip through the Sinai? Or a leisurely ride along the banks of the Nile in Upper Egypt? Let us take you there ! Check out our recommended routes and see what is on offer for cycle tourers in beautiful Egypt.

Egyptian culture has six thousand years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations and for millennia, the country maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and other African countries. After the Pharaonic era, Egypt itself came under the influence of Hellenism, Christianity, and Islamic culture. Today, many aspects of Egypt's ancient culture exist in interaction with newer elements, including the influence of modern Western culture, itself with roots in ancient Egypt.

Egypt's capital city, Cairo, is Africa's largest city and has been renowned for centuries as a center of learning, culture and commerce. Egypt has the highest number of Nobel Laureates in Africa and the Arab World. Some Egyptian born politicians were or are at the helm of major international organizations like Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the United Nations and Mohamed ElBaradei of the IAEA.

Egypt is a recognized cultural trend-setter of the Arabic-speaking world, and contemporary Arab culture is heavily influenced by Egyptian literature, music, film and television. Egypt gained a regional leadership role during the 1950s and 1960s, which gave a further enduring boost to the standing of Egyptian culture in the Arab world.

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