For its 35th edition, the 6th to be organised in South America, the Dakar will set off on 5th January from Rosario in Argentina and finish in Valparaiso in Chile on 18th January, after a brief visit to Bolivia, which will become the rally's 28th host country. 

The 2014 route, with several marathon stages on the agenda, will test the competitors' race tactics as much as their endurance.