We have organized training camps in Spain, Portugal and France since 2001. The founder, Per Emion, has lived in Spain, and worked with orienteering in various projects since 1997. He also worked as a teacher of physical education for 9 years, and as a trainer and with training camps in different sports, mainly orienteering. He has organized cultural and educational trips to Spain. Per Emion was the main coach for the Spanish National teams between 2004 and 2008.
Our hope and conviction is to offer every level of o-runner the best possible camp, including challenging and beautiful terrains. We call them orientabonito trainings, after the orienteering club orientabonito in Guardamar del Segura.
Our training philosophy is based on short technical courses that will keep you fit for high speed orienteering throughout the entire stay.
O-travel has all the right contacts for maps, accommodation, and car rental. We are collaborating with regional federations and local clubs all over Spain, and in the famous Marinha Grande Area in Portugal, and the equally famous areas of Clermont Ferrand and Millau/Le Caylar in France. We will organize the best possible trip for you.
We also organize training camps in Sweden. Our main area in Sweden is Tiveden, the wildest forest of southern Sweden.
Sharing some comments from Thierry Gueorgiou:
“I have been in Spain almost every winter since 1998 and thanks to o-travel I have visited most of the best places in Spain and Portugal. I have always considered these training camps as the starting point of my seasons. After long and basics trainings, I was really looking forward to the fast and technical terrains of the Iberian peninsula under the famous Spanish sun. I still consider that there is no better place to break the winter routine and enjoy some high speed trainings on good maps. Alicante, Madrid, Barbate, and Malaga are places that I remember as my best training camps that lay the groundwork to my last years' performances. To be honest, a part of my medals at the World championships belongs to Per and his always perfect training camps.” Thierry Gueorgiou