The Vines of Mendoza

Dakar 2009 in Mendoza


The Dakar is in Mendoza!
Three phases of rally-raid are taking place in Mendoza. After high doses of adrenaline come to The Vines of Mendoza to relax in our patio and taste Mendoza's most exclusive wines.



A complete range

The extent of Argentina with over 3,500 kilometers from north to south gives the country the status of “other giant” of the continent. On a territory marked by the natural and cultural contrasts, the distances are always long: we are in the register of immensity. For the travelers, the amateurs of maps and more specifically those in love with off-road rallies, the study of the place sees new ideas spring up all the time. In Argentina, the competitors of the 2009 Dakar have the insurance of taking on an extreme endurance event.


While it isn’t completely a “Tour of Argentina”, the course imagined, taking off and heading back to Buenos Aires gives the bikers and drivers the opportunity to express themselves on all types of terrain. First of all heading south, those loyal to the rally will witness fast tracks with a lot of kilometers to cover as of the first days of racing. After having tasted the “hard” part, the competitors will then discover the “soft”. On the way back, several sandy stages will allow dune crossing experts to play their part. The crews that will make it to the finish will have visited a total of ten of the twenty-three provinces of the country: enough for the tastes of all.


The Route in detail

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