This week it is in Argentina, on the road Rn40 that we make you dream. This mythical road is one of the longest roads in the world, crossing over 5000 km over 20 national parks, 18 rivers and 27 Andean passes, including its highest point, the Col Abra del Acay in the province of Salta rising to 4895 metres.
A mythical road through Argentina
The national 40, named Ruta 40, is what Road 66 is in the United States: a mythical road, symbol and emblem of the country. It is one of the most important roads in Argentina, crossing the country from the north to the south from the Bolivian border to Cape Virgenes in the southernmost part of Patagonia. This road has greatly facilitated the échangeà across the country.
La Ruta 40: The Soul of Argentina
It is the soul of Argentina that you discover on this road, between still bubbling volcanoes, snowy peaks, turquoise blue lakes, stone deserts or green valleys. A road that makes you discover all the beauty and authenticity of Argentina.
More than 5 Unesco heritage sites
The road is the backbone of Argentina and crosses the most beautiful sites of the country, including 5 enrolled in the World Heritage of UNESCO. The road runs along the Andes Cordillera and begins at sea level. The road by El Calafate, the Glacier Pertio Moreno, Lake Puelo, El Bolsón, Carlos de Bariloche, Villa La Angostura. So many landscapes that make up a unique journey. The road also runs through a part of the wine route in the Mendoza area.
On this beautiful road You can also travel the area of San Juan, the Calchaquie valleys, the Quebrada de Humahuaca until the Puna. You will discover Los Cardones Park with an altitude of 2700 and 5000 metres, where large cacti stand in the middle of the shimmering desert.
RN40: Cultural discoveries in the footsteps of the Incas
From the Strait of Magellan to the Tropic of Capricorn, the road takes the ancient path of the Incas. On your way it is therefore a myriad of small authentic villages that you visit specialized in the breeding or production of carpet.
Live the road as if you were there, Jonathan Salamon the itinerant poker player and biker, author of the blog Worldpokertrip has crossed Argentina on Moto. You are presented with his video, tracing part of the RN40.
Philippe, our specialist partner in the USA and in Patagonia takes you to discover this road, to the end of the world!