Since its beginnings, this race has traveled through the south and north of Argentina, visiting different provinces. With breathtaking natural landscapes and challenging stages thanks to the versatility of terrain offered by the country, the DR40 has become a more than attractive adventure for riders of this discipline from all over the world.
This route is characterized by having all the landscapes. Many of these sceneries have been crossed by the most experienced riders in the different editions of the Dakar Rally; distances that explorers also follow behind the start of Ernesto «Che» Guevara’s journey. Undoubtedly, an irresistible experience for lovers of adventures on wheels.
The National Route 40
National Route 40 (RN40) is a unique route that covers 5,194 kilometers across Argentina from south to north, along the Cordillera de los Andes.
Route 40 starts in the extreme south of the country, in Cabo Vírgenes, in the province of Santa Cruz, and goes north to La Quiaca, in the province of Jujuy. It traverses 236 bridges and provides access to 20 provincial reserves and a large number of national parks. It also connects 27 mountain crossings, going through more than 60 towns and cities, and passes through 5 World Heritage Sites: Los Glaciares National Park and the Cueva de las Manos (in Santa Cruz); Ischigualasto Natural Provincial Park, popularly known as the “Valle de la Luna” (”Valley of the Moon» in San Juan); Talampaya National Park (in La Rioja); and the Quebrada de Humahuaca (in Jujuy).
On the way, Route 40 discovers the Patagonian steppes that stretch as far as the eye can see, intense blue lakes, stunning glaciers, lenga forests, charming roads, rural landscapes, peaks -the most challenging and highest in America- always snowy, vineyards, slopes in different shades of green and red, turquoise lagoons where the most beautiful pink flamingos live, salt deserts, dunes, valleys with history, dream villages and the mythical Puna.
La Rioja is a province of warm, hospitable people, good weather all year round, culture and tradition, a combination that is present in every corner and invites you to discover it by visiting the 18 departments that form it, to enjoy its landscapes, its attractions, its activities, its full nature, its quality services. With a simple, delicious gastronomy based on local products, this is the land of the Torrontés Riojano.
The landscapes of La Rioja are a perfect environment to develop activities and live incredible experiences around adventure, culture, roads with history, nature trails, it is a different destination to visit places of red soil and majestic landscapes, colors that impact and remain in the memory of every visitor.
To learn more about the province of La Rioja, visit the official tourism website:
WhatsApp: +54 9 3804 505808
Phone calls: +54 9 3804 426345
If you are planning your next trip and are looking for a place to relax and disconnect, an exciting adventure in nature, or a unique cultural experience, Catamarca surely has something for you.
In our capital, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (SFVC) you will find a unique combination of history, culture, gastronomy and nightlife that will leave you wanting to come back again and again. If you happen to be in full moon, you can make a small climb of 200 meters through a rocky road to Pueblo Perdido de la Quebrada where you will enjoy a magical ritual.
A few kilometers away from our capital you will find the central valley, where you can relax in the summer villages, enjoy horseback riding in Las Juntas, water sports in Las Pirquitas dam, cycling along the royal road in FME, trekking in La Merced Tunnels, contemplate our night skies doing astro-tourism in La Puerta, among other activities to share with family or friends.
Going on with a green Catamarca, in the east of our province, you will find a great cultural richness, such as La Tunita in Ancasti or the Oyola Caves in El Alto where you will see cave paintings of our pre-Columbian art.
Following the tour through the west of Catamarca, you will enjoy a diversity of landscapes that combine mountains, volcanoes over six thousand meters high, dunes, thermal water, unique rock formations, which you can combine with the best wines of altitude, living a special moment surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and routes with stories. Such as the Taton Dunes and the Fiambalá Hot Springs, the Adobe Route in Tinogasta, the Villas Vil Castles and the Shincal de Quimivil in Belén, the Cerro de Colores and Fuerte Quemado in Santa Maria, Pucará de Aconquija and Minas Capillitas in Andalgalá, Cerro Calvario and Mutquin with its Carnivals in Pomán.
Finally, the immensity of our Puna where you can experience our culture, enjoy our native gastronomy and fall in love with places like the Galán Volcano, Salar de Antofalla or the Pumice Stone Field, absolutely desirable places.
Remember, Catamarca is much more than a destination.
For further tourist information about the province of Catamarca, please visit its official website:
In the case of the province of Salta, the official tourism website is:
WhatsApp:+54 9 3875 92-1005