The key to finding your way through nature
A land of contrasts and captivating countryside, the Algarve is the ideal place to practise orienteering, a sport which involves close contact with the natural environment and requires good place-finding skills.
A map, or military chart, a compass, some comfortable and appropriate clothing and a good temperament are all you need to go orienteering.
The activity consists in travelling a pre-determined distance, passing through specific points marked on the map in advance of setting off.
It is important in the sport to know how to read contour maps to find sites and to have an idea of the distances involved and the time needed for the journey so you can get there and back.
With your family, or a group of friends, on foot or by bike, orienteering is guaranteed fun in complete harmony with nature. Since you can adapt the course to suit the physical capabilities of those taking part, the advantage of orienteering is that anyone can do it.
The land and climate of the Algarve make it a paradise for followers of the sport. There are a variety of orienteering routes to suit individual tastes. You can ask for assistance from companies in the region specialising in the sport.