Just a few weeks ago the government of Peru announced that it would no longer be part of the 2016 Dakar. As a result of Peru’s withdrawal, the Dakar organizers had to quickly come up with a new route that did not include Peru. The event starts just after the new year on January 3, 2016.
The organizers have now come up with a revised route for 2016. This new route, completely within the countries of Argentina and Bolivia is shown below.
Revised 2016 Dakar Route
The organizers are to be congratulated for coming up with a new route so quickly. Given the characteristics of land used for the Dakar I am confident that the revised 2016 Dakar will be as challenging as all of the previous Dakar events.
For more information on the 2016 Dakar check out the event’s website: www.dakar.com