Liaison > 205 km - Special > 280 km
Summary

Ten Brinke tames the Lions

Focus

This was the third year running that the rally featured a mixed start, meaning that cars, motorbikes and quads took turns to start based on their times in the previous stage. La Rioja province, the only region that has featured in every Dakar since the rally came to South America, is also the scene of the second...

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Belén - Fiambalá / Chilecito

Belén, a unique place in the heart of Catamarca

Belén is a beautiful city in the centre of the West Region of Catamarca province, located among majestic mountains. 
Surrounded by indescribable and varied landscapes, the skills of Belén’s textile artisans are on show everywhere, hence its recognition as the "National Home of the Poncho”. Their original styles recreate the colours of the landscape, while the artisanal industry born among the former inhabitants of the valley has remained intact. It is just as authentic now as thousands of years ago, and anyone who wishes can visit the shops and homes of the artisans to admire, touch and be amazed by their original creations. 
La Ruta del Telar (Cloth Route) allows you to experience a practice that reveals history and identity. Fairs such as Feria Pasear, Expo Cerros y Puna, Feria Andina, Feria Belén Cuna del Poncho and the traditional and authentic “March...

Chilecito = Dakar

The 40th edition of the Dakar, which will take place in Argentina from 6-20 January 2018, will stop off at Chilecito, with the province of La Rioja being the only one present in each of the rally’s editions.

Chilecito is getting ready to receive the most important off-road motor event in the world, offering visitors its landscapes, culture, tradition and cuisine, in a department (county) that is proud to host this event once again.

With its Christ of Portezuelo, Vuelta al Pique (a circuit for trekking and mountain biking) and a historic Cable Car, Chilecito offers the Dakar singular landscapes and other attractions, including La Mejicana, a mine in the heart of the Famatina mountain range, reached by the cable car.

On a site with full amenities, the bivouac that will house the teams will once again be located in the Judiciales campsite, where the rally will sleep over the night of January 17th. The next day, the rally will...

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