Orientation course: introduction (Savoie, Maurienne)

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : good shape

from 240 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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I propose a training weekend to learn orientation, to understand the symbols of a map, its reading, to use a compass, move on the ground while orienting, to search for tags on easy routes, etc.

This course takes place in Savoie, in the Maurienne valley, and it is aimed at future candidates for the probationary examination of the mountain leaders, hiking club leaders, environmental professionals, hikers...

Pedagogical tools used:

  • Visual tools (Geoportal, PPT,etc.), introductory work in the classroom,
  • Fieldwork with the use of orientation and navigation techniques,
  • Permanent orientation routes.

This course is offered by the training center CIMMES, declared to the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region under number 82 73 01239 73. It is a trademark of the Bureau Montagne des Arves.

If you are interested in this theme, I also offer an  orientation discovery day, and, to progress, an advanced course in orientation.


Saturday: theoretical contributions.

  • Map: some basic principles about maps, symbols and their meaning, relief (shading, altitudes, contour lines), their use.
  • Compass: operation principles, uses.
  • Practical exercises: orientate your map, use a compass, aim, move.

Sunday: easy orienteering challenge.

  • Orientation tags searching: research and approach techniques.
  • Correction work to understand the errors.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Educational costs.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Tourist taxes.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the internship place.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Lodge.
Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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