The route of the next Dakar Rally has finally been announced – and it looks like we’re in for an awesome ride when the action kicks off on January 6th.

Off-road adventurers have until January 6 to study the official Dakar Rally maps before setting off on a 9,000km adventure through South America, across some of the most hostile terrain on the planet.

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The Dakar Rally returns to Peru’s extensive desert plains for the opening six stages, before heading to Bolivia to tackle three stages at extreme altitudes – and the final hurdle for the 2018 Dakar is the unforgiving heat and perilous terrain of Argentina, as riders race to the finish line in Cordoba.

The 40th edition of the Dakar Rally takes place over 15 days in January 2018, kicking off on the 6th. For more information on the Dakar Rally, click HERE

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