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Andalucia-O-Meeting 2014

Competition nameAndalucia-O-Meeting 2014
Start date20140214
End date20140216
CountrySpain
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityPunta Umbria (Huelva)
Club/organizerSun-O Andalucia
Region of countryAndalucia
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners1000
WRE event?Yes
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Latest entry date06-Feb-2014
Entry fee (Euro)35
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)35
Event descriptionAfter 4 very nice years in Canos De Meca (Barbate), we have decided to offer you something new for the fifth edition:AOM 2014 moves to Punta Umbria, Huelva province, West Andalucia! This province holds Spains' most dense forests and most desolate beaches; from here, Christopher Columbus sailed out on his first trip to the Americas in 1492. More than 13sq kms of forest, dunes and city have been mapped over summer. We also made some good deals with the best accomodations in Punta Umbria, right next to the competition maps. And last but not least, before and after AOM, you can train on surrounding maps, enough for more than a week of orienteering and fun. Anything else we can do for you?
Terrain descriptionCoastal pinewoods, fast to veryyyy fast, sandy soil and abundant microrelief in the majority of the map, areas with large sand-dunes and moderate slopes. Some zones have shrubby vegetation.
Training possibilitiesAnd last but not least, before and after AOM, you can train on surrounding maps, enough for more than a week of orienteering and fun.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.From the westernmost foothills of Sierra Morena to the Atlantic coast, travellers exploring the province of Huelva will enjoy bountiful and delicate natural landscapes beneath bright blue skies. The mountain climate is warm and mild, and tempers the high summer temperatures and the rigours of winter. The centre –warmer and drier– is cooled in the evening by sea breezes. The temperate climate on the coast is perfect for enjoying the sun and the sea all year round, in a landscape dotted with inviting white villages, equipped with all modern amenities. At the end of the Middle Ages, the Atlantic ports in Huelva experienced a period of great splendour. Christopher Columbus’ first expedition set sail for the New World from the dock of Palos de la Frontera in 1492. Columbus’ heroic deed marked a watershed in Huelva’s history. Products from the sea such as mackerel, sea bass, grouper, tuna, white prawns, langoustines and cockles enable the traveller to sample such delicious dishes as squid prepared in a whole range of styles, skate with red pepper, swordfish with vinaigrette or tuna belly and a wide variety of canned and potted seafood. Inland, pork-based produce and delicious wild mushrooms from the mountains make this excellent cuisine justly famous.
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