ORIENTEERING circuits in URKIOLA and GORBEA

Circuito de Orientación en Urkiola. Parque Natural de Urkiola. Guías de Montaña Euskadi, Pais Vasco. Orientazioa Urkiolan. Urkiolako Parke Naturala. Mendi Giariak. Mendi Gidak. Euskal Herria. Bizkaia. Orienteering in Urkiola. Natural Park of Urkiola. Mountain Guides, Basque Country. Turismo Activo.

Discover, learn and have fun orienting yourself in a unique natural setting

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This region is home to a large number of natural and cultural treasures. Its mountains are permeated by the footprints left by the first shepherds thousands of years ago, as well as by the close relationship between its inhabitants and this natural place for centuries. But if something makes this natural environment special and unique, it is the magical atmosphere that flows from its most prominent peak, Anboto, home of the ancient goddess Mari, one of the main myths of Basque culture and identity.

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DESCRIPTION

Orienteering experience that combines fun, learning and contact with the environment. At the beginning, a small workshop is carried out to understand the main aspects that must be taken into account to orient oneself in mountain terrain; after which orienteering circuit is carried out by groups.

The route is designed to allow recognizing and interpreting some of the most significant natural and cultural elements of Urkiola and Gorbea. While the dynamics of the activity and the different tests of the circuit, seek to promote teamwork and collaboration.

LOCATION: Urkiola (Bizkaia)

SEASON: All year round.

DIFFICULTY: Variable, you can choose between circuits with different difficulties.

 

LEVEL 1 Easy orienteering circuit, to enjoy with the family (from 9 years) or for those who want to enjoy an experience without great difficulties.

Type of terrain: well defined tracks and trails, grassy meadows and open woods.

Activity length: 2-3 hours. It does not require a high pace of walking, and contemplates the times necessary for both making stops and enjoying the surroundings.

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LEVEL 2 Medium difficulty orienteering circuit, for those seeking to live a more intense and demanding experience.

Type of terrain: well defined trails and grassy meadows, although there are also sections that run through rough terrain (karst).

Activity duration: 3-4 hours. It does not require a high pace of walking, and contemplates the times necessary for both making stops and enjoying the surroundings.

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LEVEL 3 Difficult orienteering-navigation circuit, for people with some experience in this kind of activities who want to enter a complex and labyrinthine landscape, testing not only their abilities to orient themselves but also their capacity and physical resistance.

Type of terrain: much of the route (around 80%) runs along poorly defined trails, very steep terrain, and areas with fairly closed vegetation that make it difficult to see landmarks.

Activity duration: 5 -6 hours. It does not require a high pace of walking, and contemplates the times necessary for both making stops and enjoying the surroundings.

 

There are the specific objective risks associate to any practice in a natural environment (weather, stone falls, fauna…).


REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

  • To have a certain habit walking through mountain terrain.

  • To communicate to the guide before startig the activity any health problem, physical / psychological condition, or personal characteristic that may affect individual or collective safety during the activity.


PRICE

LEVEL 1 

8 – 16 participants: 30€/pax

4 – 8 participants: 40€/pax

3 participants: 50€/pax

2 participants: 65€/pax

1 participant: 120€/pax

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NIVELES 2 y 3 

4 – 8 participants: 50€/pax

3 participants: 65€/pax

2 participants: 85€/pax

1 participant: 160€/pax

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Price INCLUDES

  • V.A.T. (21%).

  • Professiona Mountain Leader (Técnico Deportivo en Media Montaña) with UIMLA accreditation.

    Maximum ratio: 1 guide per 12 participants.

  • Map, compass, orientation card, and walkie talkie for each team.

  • Orienteering circuit with beacon / Guided orienteering-navigation route.

  • Safety and emergency kit.

  • Accident insurance.

  • Civil liability insurance.

  • Organization and logistics.

Price DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Anything that does not appear in INCLUDES part.


SAFETY AND HYGIENIC-SANITARY MEASURES FOR THE PREVENTION OF INFECTION BY THE SARSCoV-2 CORONAVIRUS IN MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITIES

Before the start of the activity, all participants must sign that they have read and accept the following measures:

General measures

  • If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are or have been in contact in the last 14 days with someone with COVID-19, please refrain from participating in the activity. Be responsible.

  • Please arrive punctual at the specified time to make it easier to manage the activity and avoid possible crowds.

  • Wash or disinfect your hands at the beginning and end of the activity and whenever possible during the activity, with soap and water or biodegradable disinfectant gel/spray. In particular, hands should be washed or disinfected after each close contact, before eating and drinking, before and after bathing.

  • Don’t try to communicate while sneezing or coughing. If you have to sneeze or cough, do so with a tissue or on the inside of your elbow.

  • If possible, it is recommended to leave everything you do not need in your accommodation.

  • Besides the specific materials for the activity, each participant must bring:

  • Two hygienic or surgical masks (preferably fabric or neoprene) to use in the moments indicated by the guide.

  • Plastic bags to store the mask when you can or should do without it.

  • Small bottle with biodegradable disinfectant gel/spray.

  • Small backpack or clothing with pockets to carry protection and disinfection items during the activity.

  • It is recommended to wear a cap.

Groups/Reservations

  • It can only be reserved for natural groups.

  • A natural group is considered to be the set of people who maintain a close relationship in their daily life and share living spaces (family unit, people with whom share a home, couples …).

  • Different natural groups cannot be mixed in the same activity/reservation.

  • If the payment of the activity has been made in advance and you must cancel it for reasons related to Covid-19 (symptoms, development of the disease, quarantine …), you can choose between an alternative date or a full refund of the amount paid.

  • Likewise, if the company is forced to cancel the activity for safety reasons (bad weather, environmental conditions, big flows …) or due to symptoms compatible with Covid-19 by the guide.

During the activity

  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with hands.

  • Avoid holding the material with mouth.

  • Follow the mountain guide’s instructions at all times.



Do not hesitate to contact for more information, make a reservation, or ask for a proposal. 

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