San Rafael is one of the stages of the competition.
From 10 to 22 April competition and modality Cross Country Challenge Regularity known as Route 40. The test will tour Argentina from Virgin Cape to La Quiaca will consist of 10 stages and one of them will go through our tourist attractions will be held.
National Route No. 40 crosses the country from north to south through more than 5,000 kilometers glued to the Andes. During his extensive tour climbs above the sea, almost touching the 5000 meters, crosses 236 bridges, crosses 18 major rivers, borders 13 large lakes and salt flats, leading to 20 reserves and national parks, connects with 27 mountain passes and crosses five places declared “World Heritage”. The province will hold 638 km. travel through the petrified forest Llano Blanco, the Cave of the Witches, Malargue and Las Lenas Ski Resort. Then they will go through our department near the Canyon Atuel on 16 April. Tunuyán, Luján de Cuyo and Mendoza will be the last tours in our province. Stage 6 will go through the old KM “0” of this route will end in San Juan where competitors will rest a whole day. This competition began in 1935 and, over the years underwent several changes in its route. The ceremony awards will be held in the territory of Jujuy La Quiaca. The Argentine Rally Championship Cross-Country already had its launch in France in a government headed by the Executive Secretary of INPROTUR, Leonardo Boto, the Delegate of Tourism of Argentina in France, Charles Feeney and Race Director, David Eli event. Boto stressed that the event will be part of the calendar of the national Bicentennial celebrations and emphasized the unique variety of landscapes that will be discovered throughout this competition that crossed three regions of Argentina: Patagonia, Cuyo and North. The challenge is designed for professionals and amateurs aboard trucks, motorcycles and quaddies adventure, which will also compete some of the runners who participated in the Dakar Rally Argentina – Chile 2010.