Exploring the Western and Eastern coast
Week 40, week 41 and week 44 will take place in the extraordinary region of Sardinia.
The island of Sardinia lies west of the Italian mainland, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia’s population of 1,700,000 lives in an area of 24.000 km sq, divided into 8 provinces; the main are: Cagliari (island’s capital city), Oristano, Nuoro, Olbia and Sassari.
The waters around Sardinia are considered to be the cleanest in Italy and reach of flora and fauna.
Nuraghe is a special building, symbol of Sardinia, consisting in a truncated cone, dating back to 1800 years B.C. In Sardinia there are over 7.000 nuraghi, often displayed in several Archaeological museums.
For you, we planned 3 extraordinary 5 days, with stages in historical centres/in the beautiful forests, where you can explore the heart of Sardinia, and both east and west coast. In the middle, near us, there is the “Gennargentu National Park”, the most mountainous landscape of Sardinia, which includes the Island’s highest peak, Punta la Marmora 1,834 m. Gennargentu means “door of silver”.
The orienteering event centre will be located in Arborea, next to Oristano, 85 km driving from Cagliari airport, at the 4 stars resort Horse Country, with free use of a big swimming pool, private beach, tennis and soccer fields. We chose a bed & breakfast formula in order to leave more freedom of choice for lunches and dinners. Many opportunities of different dishes in restaurants and bars inside resort Horse Country!
Week 40: from Saturday 28/09 to Saturday 05/10
Week 41: from Saturday 05/10 to Saturday 12/10
Week 44: from Saturday 26/10 to Saturday 02/11
Preliminary program Five days week 40, week 41 and week 44
Sat 28 Sept: Arrival
Sun 29 Sept: FUN-O race in Horse country resort (in the afternoon). Opening cerimony /official welcome
Mon 30 Sept: IS ARENAS: forest, stage 1, first start 15.30
Tue 1 Oct: Cuglieri historical center –stage 2. First start 16.30
Wed 2 Oct: Bidderosa/Orosei stages 3^ e 4^, one stage in forest and one stage in historical centre
Thu 3 Oct: Rest day: trip options, historical and cultural plus wine/food tasting
Fri 4 Oct: Oristano historical center – stage 5 and special ending with wine/food tasting and local dancer. Overall Prize giving cerimony 12.00
Sat 5 Oct: Departures
Sun 6 Oct: FUN-O race in Horse country resort (in the afternoon). Opening cerimony /official welcome
Mon 7 Oct: Marina di Arborea forest –stage 1. First start 15.30
Tue 8 Oct: Oristano/Torre grande historical center – stage 2, first start 16.30
Wed 9 Oct: Bidderosa/Galtellì stages 3^ e 4^, one stage in forest and one stage in historical centre
Thu 10 Oct: Rest day: trip options, historical and cultural plus wine/food tasting
Fri 11 Oct: Santu Lussurgiu – historical center – stage 5 and special ending with wine/food tasting and local dancer. Overall Prize giving cerimony 12.00
Sat 12 Oct: Departures
Sun 27 Oct: FUN-O race in Marina di Arborea (in the afternoon). Opening cerimony /official welcome
Mon 28 Oct: Horse country resort forest –stage 1. First start 15.30
Tue 29 Oct: Oristano/Torre Grande historical center – stage 2, first start 16.30
Wed 30 Oct: Is Arenas /Santu Lussurgiu stages 3^ e 4^, one stage in forest and one stage in historical centre
Thu 31 Oct: Rest day: trip options, historical and cultural plus wine/food tasting
Fri 1 Nov: Oristano historical center – stage 5 and special ending with wine/food tasting and local dancer. Overall Prize giving cerimony 12.00
Sat 2 Nov: Departures
.Event centre: Horse country in Arborea-Oristano (www.horsecountry.it)
Entry fee for the races:
You can enter the races only if you book accommodation through us!
For special request of accommodation contact us
Within 10st January 2019: 90 €
Within 10st April 2019: 110€
Within 10th August 2019: 130€
Within 10th September 2019: 150€
From 11th September 2019 180€
Under 21 years old: -50%
Under 13 years old: 30€
Tourist fee (non runners) 30€
Direct course*: 25€/race for +21 years old
15€/race for 13-20 years old
7€/race for those under 13 years old
*Direct course: entry on the day and not included in total 5-days result
Link for registration to races: https://www.orienteering.it/en/iscrizioni/?evid=1581
In case of 2 weeks participation, the second week entry fee will be discounted -50%
The 5-days entry fee includes: 1 street music-party per week, 1 wine/food tasting per week, 1 official gadget, 5 orienteering races.
The official gadget of the event will be given only to those entering before 15th Sept.
Kids course, MW10, MW12, MW14, MW16, MW18, MW20, MW21, MW35, MW40, MW45, MW50, MW55, MW60, MW65, MW70, MW75, MW80, Open short (good for beginners, men and women in the same category), Open Middle (as W50/M60, men and women in the same category), Open long (as MW40, men and women in the same category).
Daily direct courses: short, middle, long. Entries at race site.
If very few entries, organizers will merge the classes.
Rental Sport-ident card: 20 euro /week or 5 euro / day for +21y.o. + deposit of 30 euro.
10 euro /week or 3 euro / day for up to 20y.o. + deposit of 40 euro.
Changes of Si-card or category/class during event: 5 euro.
Prizes to winners of each stage and for the best 3 in each category overall.
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