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Swiss O Week 2011 Flims-Laax

Competition nameSwiss O Week 2011 Flims-Laax
Start date20110730
End date20110806
CountrySwitzerland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityTourism Destination: FlimsLaaxFalera / Cities: Chur, Zurich
Club/organizerSwiss O Week 2011 Flims-Laax
Region of countryGrisons, alpine region in south-east of Switzerland
Number of competition days6
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+41 (0)41 855 61 65
Contact postal addressSwiss O Week 2011 Flims-Laax, Carmen Blank, Dammweg 1b, CH-6414 Oberarth
Max distance from eventcentre to competitionsThe prologue, day 1 and day 6 are right next to Flims and Laax. For the other races, the runners will be directly transported to the races areas.
Event descriptionThe Swiss Orienteering Week is an international multi-day orienteering event that combines holiday, sport and a hint of adventure. Founded in 1996, the Swiss O Week stands for top quality orienteering coupled with a wide range of tourist attractions, interesting culture and atmospheric social events. The Swiss Orienteering Week 2011 is taking place in the alpine tourism destination FlimsLaaxFalera – it will be once again an unforgettable orienteering and holiday experience!
Terrain descriptionSeven areas, five of them mapped for the first time, are your guarantee for exciting competitions: a sprint as prologue, an alpine long distance race, four demanding races in pre-alpine terrain and, as the finale, a middle distance race in the Flims rock fall area. The Swiss O Week 2011 is aimed at orienteers that appreciate varied terrain in an impressive natural environment and are looking for a special challenge.
Training possibilitiesTraining with fixed controls will be possible on the areas Lag digl Oberst, Ravanasc, Trin (where the middle distance race of the World Championships 2003 took place), Ils Aults, Bonaduzerwald, Dreibündenstein, Lenzerheide and Fürstenwald in the week before the Swiss O Week. Orienteers can spend an extra week’s holiday before the Swiss O Week with their families and clubs – make two weeks holiday out of one Swiss O Week!
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The holiday destination of Flims, with the villages Flims, Laax and Falera, is a modern summer and winter resort. There are holiday flats and hotels of all standards and an extensive range of leisure activities: Swimming in the Caumasee, Crestasee or Laaxersee, 15 playgrounds for children, 250km of marked walking paths (e.g to the Martinsloch, the Rhine gorge, Flimserwald) with playgrounds and grilling places, 330km of signposted mountain bike routes, 20 mountain restaurants with terraces, natural wonders like the Rhine gorge (Swiss Grand Canyon) and the tectonic arena Sardona (UNESCO world heritage site), mountain climbing, family rock climbing, river rafting and canoeing through the Rhine gorge, paragliding, indoor and outdoor tennis, 6 wellness facilities, 4 fitness centres, 18 hole golf course, public sport centres, astronomical observatory Mirasteilas, 5 museums and art galleries, shopping, gourmet restaurants, open air cinema on summer nights, summer series of classical concerts in Falera, night life (bars, clubs)… and every evening a Swiss O Week celebration in the SOW Centre with SOW video, live music, disco and events!
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