We held 3 very successful Andalucia-O-Meetings in this area and have, over the years, built a solid network of 45sq kms of maps (most of them new or renewed in the last 18 months) around Punta Umbria holiday resorts. This camp is unique ‘step out the hotel door’ and start for endless hours and kms of orienteering in varied and challenging terrains, most of them with smooth sandy surface, gentle for the bones and ligaments. The weather conditions are mostly mild, and prices very competitive.
This camp is available all year long. From 2023 we will include 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!
There are several permanent and organized (sportident) trainings for you to do. You can book complete packages including accommodation but also maps only!
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.
[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.
Block: Sandy dunes
|HU23-01||Full course||Middle||Cartaya Oeste||8.1k||37.257097, -7.109167||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-02||Full course||Middle||El Portil||6.3k||37.210182, -7.042765||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-03||Full course||Long||Cartaya O-Gato NO||13k||37.257097, -7.109167||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-04||Intervals (forked)||6x1k||Cartaya||6.6k||37.269461, -7.099167||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-05||Full course||Enlarged Middle||Enebrales-La Bota||7.9k||37.204893, -7.027253||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-06||Intervals (unforked)||12*500m||P.Pta Umbría||7.5k||37.190869, -6.986920||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-07||Control picking||50 controls||Enebrales-La Bota||7.6k||37.190869, -6.986920||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-08||Mass start||One runner relay||El Portil-La Bota||8.2k||37.204893, -7.027253||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-09||Mass start||One runner relay||Aljaraque Norte||10.6k||37.294363, -7.051762||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-10||Multitechnique||Cocktail||P.Pta Umbría||8.4k||37.190869, -6.986920||Yes||Yes|
|HU23-11||Full course||Sprint||Huelva city||4.7k||37.25824, -6.94829||No||Yes|
|HU23-12||Full course||Sprint||Punta Umbria||4.0k||37.18177, -6.96887||No||Yes|
|HU23-13||Interval (unforked)||4*1k||Aljaraque||4.5k||37.26641, -7.01757||No||Yes|
|HU23-14||Interval (forked)||4*1k||Punta Umbria||6.1k||37.18177, -6.96887||No||Yes|
|HU23-15||Full course||Sprint||El Rompido||3.2k||37.218932,-7.126703||No||Yes|
—- 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 complex has an outside swimming pool, one inside spa. 3 types of apartments are offered:
—- Do you look for hidden accommodation in the middle of the forest and O-Maps, with your family or your group, you should consider Albergue Rural Territorio del Gato. Contact us if you need some help with booking.
—- OFTEN CLOSED in January and February but outside this period, a great resort, also right on one of our training maps, is Hotel Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar ****, 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 that offers typical Andalusian cuisine (tailored to sportive groups) and a snack service. And for those who love to relax, the hotel also features a health and wellness center with a complete massage program, a heated swimming pool with swan neck showers and a waterfall, a mini pool with hydromassage, a sauna, and a Turkish bath.