Orienteering near Barcelona
An event filled with adventure as teams explore the great outdoors using ingenuity and team work.
Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods. Recreational and competitive events may be done on/in: The courses may be as long as 10 km.
Events can be designed where the participants prove their arrival by doing a special activity, solving a problem, answering a question or retrieving an object. Events can be designed for all ages. The possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.
The benefits of Orienteering are many:
- Builds self confidence
- Enhances team building
- Improves map reading
- Provides mental challenges
- Provide physical challenges
- This activity is a great way to discover the Catalan countryside as the courses are usually set in a nature reserve just outside Barcelona city.
Most orienteering events use staggered starts to ensure that each orienteer has a chance to do his or her own navigating, but there are several other popular formats, including relays and events in which the orienteer must find as many controls as possible within a specified time.