Route 2010 (c) www.dakar.com
Traditionally the Paris/Dakar Rallye, the Rally has not
started in Paris for some years. Until 2008, however, the
Rally did finish in Senegal at Dakar and the famous Lac
Rose. Following terrorist threats in 2008 - primarily in
Mauitania - the race was cancelled.
The Dakar organisers did an amazing job and relocated
entirely new routes to South America in 2009 and 2010 sees
these routes extended and refined.
Starting in Buenos Aires on the first of January the route
heads north over the mountains to the Atacama desert in
Chile then south to Santiago, Mendoza and back to BA. Over
9000 competitive kilometres.
full route has now been published on the Dakar
website showing the daily stages.