We held 3 very successful Andalucia-O-Meetings in this area and have, over the years, built a solid network of 45sq kms (most of them new or renewed in the last 18 months) of maps around this holiday resort of Punta Umbria. This camp is one of unique ones as it allows you to ‘step out the door’ and start for endless hours and kms of orienteering in varied terrains and challenging trainings, most of them smooth surface, gentle for the ligaments. The weather conditions are mostly mild, prices very competitive.
This DIY camp is available all year long. However, to note that:
Colored control tapes will be in the forest and regularly checked by our staff between 26Jan2020 and 15Mar2020.
Rest of year: tapes might still be there but this is not at all guaranteed.
Terrains are generally fast to very fast, with lots of details, flat and hilly, sand dunes and pines trees, mixed with some low bushes, especially near the coast. Abundant network of paths.
The sprint maps are in Andalusian white villages, some with very narrow streets and direction changes, others more generic ones.
This camp has >45 sq kms of maps, of which >35sq kms is new or has been reviewed the last 18months. From the hotel area in Punta Umbria, you can run for ca. 15km straight line on a map (>30km back and forth). Find our training offer here. We offer training packages of different sizes (MINI, MAXI, MEGA), depending the duration of your stay and the amount of O-Trainings you want.
As an optional package, we offer 3 original trainings (Sprint, Middle, Long) in the Minas de RioTinto (Sierra de Aracena), on which a event for Andalucian League was held in Nov 2018. Maps are brand new, terrains very original and the area is perfect for a day trip of orienteering and culture, 1h10min drive from Punta Umbria.
|Package||Code||Training Type||Distance||GPS||Map Name||Scale||Driving Time*||Tapes|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||Longer Middle||8,5 km||37.294333, -7.051713||Aljaraque Norte||1/10000||14min||Yes|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||Shortened Long||10 km||37.277839, -7.078821||Aljaraque Norte||1/10000||25min||Yes|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||Longer Middle||7,3 km||37.204883, -7.027242||Pinares de Punta Umbria (La Bota)||1/10000||5min||Yes, + night|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||Mass start with forking||5,8 km||37.257015, -7.108744||Cartaya||1/10000||15min||Yes, + night|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||Long||13 km||37.244756, -7.082562||El Rincon-gato||1/15000||13min||Yes|
|MINI-MAXI-MEGA||picking control||6,3 km||37.190510, -6.987483||Pinares de Punta Umbria||1/7500||1min||Yes|
|MAXI-MEGA||Countours only||4,9 km||37.210201, -7.042724||El Portil Sur||1/7500||7min||Yes, + night|
|MAXI-MEGA||Middle||5,7 km||37.274255, -7.089299||Cartaya||1/10000||21min||Yes|
|MAXI-MEGA||Multitechnicals||10,3 km||37.193634, -6.983853||Pinares de Punta Umbria||1/10000||2min||Yes|
|MAXI-MEGA||Intervals||9,4 km||37.222904, -7.036136||El Portil||1/10000||8min||Yes|
|MAXI-MEGA||Long||23,7 km||37.257015, -7.108744||Cartaya-Aljaraque-El rincon||1/20000||15min||Yes|
|MAXI-MEGA||Sprint Relay||3,4-3,7 km||37.268044, -7.016305||Aljaraque City||1/5000||11min||No|
|MEGA||Forest Sprint||3,2 km||37.216853, -7.093698||Punta Umbria-Barcelo||1/5000||1min||Yes, + night|
|MEGA||Middle||5,6 km||37.154643, -6.873657||Mazagón||1/7500||30min||Yes|
|MEGA||Middle||3,9 km||37.010899, -6.564825||Matalascañas||1/7500||50min||Yes|
|MEGA||Sprint||4,3 km||37.181674, -6.968904||Punta Umbria||1/5000||5min||No|
* from hotel area in Punta Umbria (Barcelo, Leo, Leo Deluxe)
We recommend Apartments Leo and Leo Deluxe , located next to Punta Umbria forest just a few steps away from the beach. Their apartments are fully equipped with cooking utensils, microwave, airco, refrigerator, satellite TV, sheets and towels (changed every 4 days). The complexes have an outside swimming pool, one inside spa. 3 types of apartments are offered:
—- CLOSED in January and February 2020 —- Located on our training maps, Hotel Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar **** is located next to Punta Umbria forest just a few steps away from the beach, thanks a the walkway that unites the hotel with the beach. The rooms are large, bright and spacious, equipped with LTV, air conditioning, a safe, mini-bar and sofa, perfect for families to enjoy. It has a great buffet restaurant which offers typical Andalusian cuisine (tailored to sportive groups) and the snack service. And for those who love to relax, the hotel also features a health and wellness center with a complete massage programme, a heated swimming pool with swan neck showers and a waterfall, a mini pool with hydromassage, a sauna and a Turkish bath.