Driving the International Coastal Road with panoramic views of the Mediterranean
International Coastal Road is a very scenic drive with stunning views along the Mediterranean Sea coast of Egypt.
How long is the International Coastal Road?
The road, also known as Route 40M, is totally paved. It’s 758 km (470 miles) long running east-west from Port Said (a city at the northern end of the Suez Canal, on the Mediterranean Sea) to Sallum, a harbourside village along the Egypt/Libyan border.
How long does it take to drive the International Coastal Road?
The winding coastal road can be busy in summer time and holidays. Plan about 10-11 hours to complete the drive. The road was officially opened in 2002 by President Husni Mubarak. Along the road, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Pic: mohamed Ahmed