Sun-O | Alicante & Murcia
2221
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Welcome to the camp Alicante/Murcia, based in the legendary Guardamar!

ALICANTE & MURCIA 2024

OVERVIEW

At this camp, we include all the possible training options in the South East of Spain, with two headquarters: Guardamar (Alicante area) and Bullas (Murcia area). During your camp, you can just stay in one of the areas for a short time driving, drive a bit more to get some good maps from the neighboring area, or split the accommodation into two periods to get the best out of each area. You decide!

About the Alicante terrain, Guardamar offers sweet sand-dune terrains next to the Mediterranean. Alicante is classical. This camp is quite unique as it is ‘step out the door’ of the bungalows and start orienteering. The camping we recommend has well-equipped bungalows, a fitness area, and a spa, all on the map! Sun-O owns the last versions (together with the local O-club) of the sand dunes in Guardamar, which are yearly updated.

In Murcia, you can enjoy a demanding terrain with many details and moderate climbing. Among the most popular places, you have the opportunity to run in Coto Maravillas (World Cup 2014 terrain) and some cool sprint maps such as Cehegín.

MAIN EVENTS!

 

Costa Cálida WRE2nd to 3rd March 2024
Official SportIdent trainings –
26th-29th February 2024

Premio Comunidad Valenciana WRE – 9th to 10th March 2024
Official SportIdent trainings – 4th-7th March 2024

AVAILABILITY

This camp is available all year long. From 2023 we included a system of “virtual controls”: O-Range (for Garmin watches). This way, you can run the courses at any moment, and get a signal from your watch when you reach the control!

From 2024, all our trainings will be also available in Livelox for route-comparison and virtual result lists.

In addition,

  • Colored control tapes (at some of the trainings) will be in the forest and regularly checked by our staff  between 15Jan2024 and 15Mar2024
  • Rest of year: tapes might still be there but this is not at all guaranteed. Virtual-controls systems will be available.

Terrains

Terrains in Alicante are next to La Marina, mostly coastal sand dunes, pine forest, very fast and detailed.

Terrains in Murcia have been used for Wold Cup 2014; are rough, with pine forest and semi-open, detailed, plenty of valleys, spurs, gullies and gentle climbs.

[NEW] Book your maps directly via our partner omaps.io and get your package at the picking-up point. We recommend you book your maps at least 10 days prior to your arrival.

There are several permanent and organized (sportident) trainings for you to do the days before the two main events of the area: Costa Cálida and Premio Comunidad Valenciana.

SportIdent trainings

Date Code Type Map Notes
26-feb SI24-01 Middle Coto Maravillas
27-feb SI24-02 One runner relay Sierra del Molino NEW map 2024
28-feb SI24-03 Middle La Copa
29-feb SI24-04 One runner relay Cuesta de Lorca NEW map 2024
4-mar SI24-05 One runner relay Guardamar North
5-mar SI24-06 Middle El Molar East NEW map 2024
6-mar SI24-07 One runner relay Guardamar North
7-mar SI24-08 One runner relay Guardamar North

Starts from 10.00 to 11.30 (picking controls at 13.00).

PERMANENT TRAININGS

Alicante area

 

Block: Sandy dunes

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
AL24-01 Full course Middle Guardamar North 6.0k 38.128125, -0.647737 Yes Yes
AL24-02 Full course Middle Guardamar South 6.8k 38.104283, -0.654738 Yes Yes
AL24-03 Full course Middle La Mata 5.7K 38.048093, -0.657170 Yes Yes
AL24-04 Full course Shortened long Guardamar North 10.0k 38.128125, -0.647737 No Yes
AL24-05 Mass start One runner relay Guardamar North 6.7k 38.112049, -0.652052 Yes Yes
AL24-06 Mass start One runner relay Guardamar South 6.3k 38.104283, -0.654738 Yes Yes
AL24-07 Mass start One runner relay La Mata 6.5k 38.048093, -0.657170 Yes Yes
AL24-08 Mass start First leg relay Guardamar North 6.2k 38.139556, -0.636789 No Yes
AL24-09 Mass start First leg relay La Mata 7.5k 38.061851, -0.655728 No Yes
AL24-10 Interval (unforked) 6*1k Guardamar North 6.0k 38.128125, -0.647737 No Yes
AL24-11 Interval (forked) 3*2k Guardamar North 6.6k 38.128125, -0.647737 No Yes
AL24-12 Interval (unforked) 6*1k Guardamar South 6.2k 38.104283, -0.654738 No Yes
AL24-13 Interval (unforked) 10*500m La Mata 5.2k 38.048093, -0.657170 No Yes
AL24-14 Control picking 90 controls Guardamar North 13.6k 38.128125, -0.647737 No Yes
AL24-15 Control picking 90 controls Guardamar South 14.2k 38.104283, -0.654738 No Yes
AL24-16 Control picking 65 controls La Mata 11.1k 38.048093, -0.657170 No Yes

 

Block: Sprint

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
AL24-17 Full course Sprint Monte Tossal 3.0k 38.354614, -0.491195 No Yes
AL24-18 Full course Sprint Santa Cruz (Alicante center) NEW 3.0k 38.345292, -0.478406 No Yes
AL24-19 Full course Sprint La Torreta 3.7k 37.992440, -0.694097 No Yes
AL24-20 Intervals (unforked) 3*1200m Urb. La Marina 3.6k 38.138417, -0.677550 No Yes
AL24-21 Intervals (unforked) 3*1200m Urb. La Marina 3.6k 38.138417, -0.677550 No Yes
AL24-22 Intervals (unforked) 3*1500m Cabo Cervera 4.5k 37.999377, -0.652164 No Yes

 

Block: Additional

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
AL24-23 Full course Middle El Molar East NEW 5.8k 38.130367, -0.649903 Yes Yes
AL24-24 Mass start First leg relay El Molar West 8.8k 38.144424, -0.659544 Yes Yes
AL24-25 Mass start One runner relay Arenales 5.2k 38.258339, -0.521076 No Yes

 

PERMANENT TRAININGS

Murcia area

 

Block: Murcia Inland

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
MU24-01 Full course Middle Coto Maravillas 4.8k 38.130175, -1.697134 Yes Yes
MU24-02 Full course Middle Fuente El Álamo 5.0k 38.594778, -1.152417 Yes Yes
MU24-03 Full course Shortened long Cuesta de Lorca NEW 7.9k 37.961261, -1.923914 Yes Yes
MU24-04 Full course Long Coto Maravillas 12.5k 38.135253, -1.731480 Yes Yes
MU24-05 2x courses Prologue + final La Muela 2.5k + 4.1k 37.871734, -1.444386 Yes Yes
MU24-06 2x courses Prologue + final Coto Maravillas 2.3k + 3.8k 38.135253, -1.731480 Yes Yes
MU24-07 Interval (unforked) 6*1k Coto Maravillas 6.0k 38.141405, -1.721801 Yes Yes
MU24-08 Interval (unforked) 6*1.2k Fuente Atocha 7.5k 37.870890, -1.923667 Yes Yes
MU24-09 Interval (forked) 3*2k La Muela 6.0k 37.871734, -1.444386 Yes Yes
MU24-10 Interval (forked) 6*1k Sierra del Molino NEW 6.0k 38.204821, -1.660537 Yes Yes
MU24-11 Mass start First leg relay Coto Maravillas 7.3k 38.135253, -1.731480 Yes Yes
MU24-12 Mass start One runner relay La Copa 6.3k 38.093726, -1.661763 Yes Yes
MU24-13 Full course Middle Los Rincones N 5.5k 37.983377, -1.941631 Yes Yes
MU24-14 Full course One runner relay El Oasis 5.7k 37.709821, -1.677457 Yes Yes
MU24-15 Multitechnique Contours, Windows & Corridor Coto Maravillas 8.7k 38.135253, -1.731480 Yes Yes
MU24-16 Multitechnique Corridor, CPicking & Contours Sierra del Oro 7.6k 38.182241, -1.506030 No Yes

 

Block: Sprint

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
MU24-17 Full course Sprint Cehegín 3.7k 38.096390, -1.796480 No Yes
MU24-18 Full course Sprint Lorca La Peña 3.5k 37.679971, -1.696793
No Yes
MU24-19 Full course Sprint Coy 2.7k 37.945501, -1.812796 No Yes
MU24-20 Full course Sprint Calasparra 3.6k 38.230164, -1.697067 No Yes
MU24-21 Full course Sprint Moratalla NEW 3.0k 38.190119, -1.891003 No Yes
MU24-22 Intervals (forked) 5*600m Lorca Ciudad del Sol 3.0k 37.679971, -1.696793
No Yes
MU24-23 Intervals (forked) 3*1500m Bullas 4.8k 38.041778, -1.669618 No Yes
MU24-24 Intervals (forked) 4*1200m Yecla 5.0k 38.608342,-1.115197 No Yes

 

Block: Murcia Coast

Code Mode Type Map Length Parking Tapes? Virtual?
MU21-15 Full course Sprint Aguilas 3.8k 37.404946, -1.578534 No Yes
MU21-17 Full course Middle Las Minas Mazarrón 4.4k 37.595610, -1.326672 No Yes
MU21-18 Full course Shortened long Sierra las Moreras 5.0k 37.563349, -1.320131 No Yes
MU21-19 Full course Middle Cala Blanca 3.6k 37.482757, -1.464295 No Yes
MU21-20 Full course Middle Playa del Arroz 5.1k 37.431427, -1.520315 No Yes
MU21-25 Full course Sprint Bolnuevo 3.8k 37.564032, -1.313632 No Yes

ACCOMMODATION

We partner with camping La MARINA, (see booking info below), 5 stars, among best rated in Europe (ADAC), with probably one of the nicest sports facilities in the area. Situated in La Marina/Guardamar (30 km south of Alicante), right next to some of the training maps. The 4-person 35sqm luxe bungalows consist of 2 bedrooms (1 double bed + 2/3 single beds), 1 living room, and a full equipped kitchen, bathroom incl WC-lavabo-shower, television. Services include water, gas, electricity + regular room cleaning with fresh sheets and towels. The complex has a restaurant (good price/quality), mini golf, bar, meeting room facilities, and free WIFI. The camping is the perfect starting point for hours of orienteering in the wonderful pine-forest dunes surrounding the area, next to the ocean. Before and after the orienteering, you can relax or cross-train in the gymnasium (fitness) area which is of free access to customers.  The wonderful SPA (dynamic pool with water volcanoes, bubble beds, underwater jets and jacuzzi, sauna, etc) has an entry fee! The complex has a restaurant with quite  For bigger groups, we recommend pre-order this (please tell us).

TO GET THE BEST DEAL: Booking through this link. with the following promo/coupon code, you receive a 5% discount: SUNO2024. Booking with this code, you get the gym for free, and SPA at a reduced price!!

Please note that the promo code only applies to the ‘only lodgement/accommodation rates – you will be able to add your breakfast, half board, or full board as an additional option at the end of your reservation or in the remarks field, and please note that food rates are the same online as in-situ.

Step by step: input the date of arrival and departure, and select: bungalow. select: free search. select the bungalow of your choice, and click book on the formula ‘only lodgement’. select nb of persons. input SUNO2024 in the coupon code. you will notice that a 5% discount is applied. select additional food options here or include your food need in the remarks section(rates range from 9.5 Eur for breakfast to 29.5 Eur Full Board). If you want to book several bungalows, click on back to select other bungalows in your cart. if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us

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