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Orienteering Experience at Lake Garda

Orienteering Experience at Lake Garda

Duration
4 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Very flexible

Participants
From 1 to 20

Highlights

  • Test your skills as an adventurer with a 4-hour orienteering experience
  • Learn basic cartography techniques and the use of GPS and coordinatometer
  • Explore the hills of Lake Garda in Brescia with a certified guide
Activity available in
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Full description

If you were handed a map and compass in the middle of a forest or clearing, could you tell exactly where you were?

With our 4-hour orienteering experience the answer could change from "Boh" to "Yes, I know!".

In the vicinity of Lake Garda, test yourself with progressively more challenging exercises, learning from an expert how to use a topographic map and compass. Lots of practice and lots of nature for auseful and unforgettable experience!

What we will do

We will meet our guide about 15 minutes before the start of the course near Polpenazze on the Brescia side of Lake Garda.

We will start with 30 minutes of theory to learn the basics of cartography and compass operation, with a hint on GPS, travel diary and coordinatometer. We will then move on to the practical part of more than 3 hours in the woods doing simple exercises and then progress to more challenging ones.

We will make our own techniques for finding, reaching or setting an arrival at a predetermined point, both in coordinates and visually on a topographical map. We will then learn the importance of reading a map when walking in nature and we will delve into thegps interface, triangulations, azimuths and distances.

The route will be simple and without great differences in altitude to test us without tiring us too much and will take place in a designated area in the Garda hills. During the activity we will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Lake Garda.

At the end of the activity we will return to the starting point in Polpenazze, after about 4 hours of experience in total.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable for everyone over the age of 14. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult .

Other information

Pleasenote: arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the activity.

The activity takes place all year round on Sundays.

Recommended clothing

  • Technical-sporting
  • Hiking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • Backpack
  • Water
  • Sun cream

What is included

  • Instructor
  • Equipment (compass, map, coordinatometer)

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Polpenazze, Brescia

Polpenazze
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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