The organizers of the 2016 Dakar rally have revealed a map of the route for next year’s event. The 2016 Dakar route is somewhat different from many previous years as the rally will not start in Argentina, however it will end in Argentina. The 2016 Dakar route is shown below.
2016 Dakar Rally Route
In 2016 the Dakar rally will start in Lima, Peru on January 3, 2016 and end 14 days later on January 16, 2016 in Rosario, Argentina. There will be one Rest Day in Salta, Argentina on January 10. Last year the Dakar rally just took a quick trip into Bolivia, but this year Bolivia will host a significant portion of the Dakar.
The Dakar Rally is always a great event and I think that the 2016 route will be interesting. It appears that the competitors will be dealing with lots of elevation change as the Andes Mountains will play a significant role in the 2016 route.