Dakar Rally

Dates

Jan

Country

Peru

Price Range

$$$$$

Why the Dakar Rally in Peru? 

For motorheads, extreme sports fans and adrenaline junkies the world over, ‘The Dakar’ is the ultimate proving ground when it comes to endurance rallies.

As the rally roams the unforgiving South American desert like a snarling juggernaut unleashed from Earth’s core, drivers of supercharged motorbikes, quads, trucks and cars must show exceptional navigational skills and endurance as they face very real dangers and towering mental walls.

The 2019 edition will see men and women from more than 50 nations tackle a brutal route and 10 years after the first edition to be held on the South American continent, the this year's Dakar will be run on a new loop rally-route, with the start and finish in Lima. The Peruvian sand will play a decisive role in the quest for top honours.

A diesel fuelled cultural showcase.

The incredible course and endless possibilities for new race routes are only part of the overall story. The legendary rally also showcases the richness of the landscape it covers and the native cultures whose roots run back to the world’s oldest civilisations.

At the finish line, glory is more than the number one podium spot; it’s the collective courage and skill that drives a fervent desire to finish, also known as “The Dakar Spirit”.

In Short:

  • Witness a desert rally of Mad Max proportions.
  • Celebrate the rich history of South America.
  • Perfect inspiration for mid-life crisis vehicle purchases!
Beth Barrett
Beth Barrett Author & Events Manager