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Desafío Ruta 40

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Argentina will be again the scenery for Desafío Ruta 40 (Road 40 Challenge), an international sport competition that has been propelled for 5 years from the National Ministry of Tourism. This race, which links the Patagonia and Cuyo, and it goes through a mythical itinerary in unique destinations with unique and beautiful landscapes, identity and culture.

Unlike the last two editions, the competition will go through the Road 40 from South to North and from San Carlos de Bariloche, then Zapala and Malargüe, and finally in San Juan.

Competitors will find new paths in complex and challenging roads in the most impressive landscapes of our country.

In this edition, driver will visit the provinces of Río Negro, Neuquén, Mendoza and San Juan.

Under the Dakar format, the Challenge gathers together the world’s top competitors of Cross Country Rally that will race 3508 kilometers in six days.

As it was the case in other sport events that we have supported, Desafío Ruta 40 – Dakar Series has turned into an efficient tool to get to know our tourists offers, which are incomparable in terms of quality services and friendliness of our staff.

The city of San Carlos de Bariloche with its traditions and snowed hills will be the chosen one to open this new edition of the Dakar Series in our country. After that, the competition will go to Zapala where the Laguna Blanca National Park is located and then it will visit the city of Malargüe. This city has the so-called culinary roads where the trout and the chivito (baby goat). After that stage, it will finish in San Juan, the land of the sun and the wine.

We are glad to host, once more, competitors, travelers, and organizers with the commitment of providing them an excellent stay and the certainty that they will come back to get to know our country better.

Carlos Enrique Meyer
National Ministry of Tourism
Republic Argentina

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