Sun-O | Barbate DIY Camp
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Welcome to the South, Welcome to Andalucia!



This is our signature camp and the most visited one, far South in Andalusia, with more than 400 permanent controls and ca. 32 sq kms of varied and gentle sand dune terrain, most of it very recently made or reviewed by our cartographers. This camp is quite unique as it is ‘step out the door’ of the apartment and start orienteering. The weather conditions are mostly mild, prices very competitive. Apart from forest terrains, this part of Andalusia has multiple white villages, superb for Sprint orienteering!


This DIY camp is available all year long. However, to note that:

  • We currently do not have colored control tapes/stripes in the forest nor plan to have so for 2020, currently. If you need any service dedicated to your group, please contact us. 


Terrains are generally fast to very fast, with lots of details, flat and hilly, sand dunes and pines, mixed with some low bushes, especially near the coast.

The sprint maps are in fantastic Andalusian white villages, often challenging with narrow streets and corners, low in traffic.


We had cartographers reviewing many kms of the Barbate forests in Nov 2019 and 2018. All sprint maps have also been fine-tuned this year.

We offer training packages of different sizes (MINI, MAXI, MEGA), depending the duration of your stay and the amount of O-Trainings you want.

Package Code Training Type Distance (km) GPS Map Name Scale Driving Time* Tapes
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA Regal Forest Sprint 2.5km 36.188761, -6.011698 canos sprint 1/5000 from Hotel yes
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-01 Prolog+Final 2.2+2.9km 36.193785, -5.994206 La Brena 1/10000 2min Yes, + night
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-02 City Sprint 2,8km 36.255411, -5.968085 Vejer 1/4000 20min no
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-03 Mass start 6.8km 36.193785, -5.994206 La Brena 1/10000 2min yes
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-04 Mass start 5.1km 36.196884, -5.982118 La Brena 1/10000 5min yes
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-05 Middle 7km (5km) 36.196884, -5.982118 La Brena 1/10000 5min Yes, + night
MINI-MAXI-MEGA BA20-06 Longer Middle 7.5km (5,5km) 36.190434, -5.943505 La Brena 1/15000 10min yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-07 Long 13.6km(11.5km) 36.196884, -5.982118 La Brena 1/15000 5min yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-08 Mass start 5.4km 36.080403, -5.759607 Lentiscal 1/10000 55min yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-09 Prolog+Final 6km 36.188761, -6.011698 La Brena 1/7500 2min Yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-10 Long 8.5km(6.5km) 36.200451, -5.952029 La Brena 1/10000 15min yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-11 Multitechnicals 7km (4,5km) 36.196884, -5.982118 La Brena 1/7500 5min Yes
MAXI-MEGA BA20-12 City Sprint 3.3km 36.276556, -6.093267 Conil 1/4000 20min no
MEGA BA20-13 City Sprint 4.5km 36.454214, -5.928653 Medina Sidonia 1/4000 40min no
MEGA BA20-14 Middle 4.8km 36.065107, -5.723844 Lentiscal 1/10000 55min yes
MEGA BA20-15 Middle 4.8km (3.2km) 36.190434, -5.943505 La Brena 1/10000 10min yes
MEGA BA20-16 City Sprint 3.2km 36.186608, -5.925262 Barbate 1/4000 15min no
MEGA BA20-17 Shortened Long 9.5 (6.5km) 36.187602, -6.009098 La Brena 1/10000 from Hotel yes


Located on our training maps,  we recommend Apartamentos CanosDeMeca, a 3 star complex with full equipped apartments (2/4/5p) in the village of Canos De Meca, at 50ms from the beach Atlantic Ocean. Canos de Meca is really quiet during low season, bars and restaurants are limited. Amenities:

  • Outside swimming pool (not heated)
  • Possibility to book half board or full board accommodation (for groups only, ask us for more info)
  • Free WIFI
  • Physio service and projector for team meetings  can be provided upon request


Alternatively, we recommend Apartamentos Playa Barbate , a (newer) 3 star complex with fully equipped apartments (2/4p) located on the beachfront of Barbate.The forest and o-maps are 850m away. There are numerous bars and restaurants within a short walk . Amenities:

  • Outdoor  infinity pool, Wi-Fi
  • A private terrace with partial sea views.
  • Air-conditioned apartments with flat-screen satellite TV and a sofa.
  • The kitchen includes a hob, and microwave, as well as a coffee maker.


Additional info:

  • Inside swimming pools, for recovery or alternative trainings, are available in Barbate and Conil
  • We can also put you in touch with mountain or road bikes rental services, based in Conil, who can deliver bikes to the apartments (Conil Bikes) or (Cameleon Sports) or (Bike Rental Vejer de la Frontera)
  • Barbate has a few fitness/gyms which will receive you with open arms. Just ask the apartments reception or manager. 
  • Athletics Tracks are available in Chiclana de la Frontera (35km) and Medina Sidonia (44km)

Where and how to arrive

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Aditional Info

  • Contact us for any question or inquiry
  • Discount of 5% for groups (12p or more)
  • Travel insurance is not included
  • NOT included: Rentacar, flights , Entries to competitions