Ruta 40 stretches almost 5000km from the Bolivian border to Tierra del Fuego. It’s long, sparesly populated, and traverses some beautiful scenery; Argentina’s version of Route 66. In our last leg we followed Ruta 40 for 1200km from Cafayate to Mendoza.
To break up the desert scenery there are a number of shrines along the roadside. They are spaced at regular intervals have tables and flat spaces … perfect campspots!
The shrines are dedicated to local Argentine heroes. Pictures from our journey are broken up by two of our favourite stories.